Monthly Archives: November 2017

4 Stresses of Holiday Season Trucking

In the United States, November and December are the year’s busiest months of the year. While your average person can be heard complaining about holiday travel, driving around from store to store, and the packed highways and streets, the stress for truckers is far more. […]

By |November 28th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Best Truck Stops USA: Colorado

When driving to, from, or through Colorado, there isn’t too much in the way of truck stops unless you are sticking the populous center of the state. If you’ve ever driven through, though, you will know that once you get into the mountains truck stops are few and far between. Below is a list of the top-rated truck stops you can hit when a rest stop just won’t cut it, so grab a snack, a shower, and some fuel. […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Truck driving, Truck Stop|0 Comments

3 Important Insights on Team Trucking

Have you ever wondered what it would like to be a team driver? Many times husbands and wives or friends in the trucking industry will team up for their route journeys. Many drivers hauling loads for larger carriers also prefer this arrangement. Team driving has plenty of advantages, even if you hit the road with someone who isn’t your spouse or friend. The arrangement involves quite a lot of time spent together in a small space. It’s important to take into consideration the advantages and disadvantages before committing to working with another person. […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1960s-1970s Trucking

Weight Limits For Semis
The Federal-Aid Highway Amendments of 1974 established a federal maximum gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds. It also introduced a sliding scale of truck weight-to-length ratios based on the bridge formula. However, no federal minimum weight limit was established during this time and consequently, six states in the Mississippi Valley refused to increase their Interstate weight limits to 80,000 pounds, and the trucking industry faced a barrier to efficient cross-country interstate commerce for a time. […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments