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The Challenge of Making Trucking Greener

In the modern world, fossil fuel combustion is the biggest contributor to air pollution. Factories and power plants contribute to some extent, but the biggest culprit today is traffic. While cars far outnumber trucks on the road, the freight industry is regrettably a major source of this pollution. Let’s face it…. When it Comes To Air… Read more »

Eliminating Deadhead Miles in Trucking

Freight efficiency has always been a focus of trucking. While the fuel economy of the average heavy-duty truck has improved almost 20% since the early 1980s, the percentage of miles that carriers drive empty hasn’t changed much in the last twenty years. Referred to as “deadhead” miles, the industry average has long hovered at around… Read more »

Banishing Three Commonly-Held Beliefs By Truckers That Are Not True

Most of us are guilty, at one time or another, of stereotyping. Perhaps it is just a human condition that makes it easy to apply misconceptions or judgments to a group of people or things that are different from us. Certainly, misconception about truck drivers exists. The industry must constantly work to brand itself in… Read more »

Toll-Financing- A Sensible Way of Financing Upgrades Our Nation’s Highways

I doubt if I would get an argument from anyone if I say…”the condition of our highways and bridges is a mess!” The truth is, they are aging and inadequate for 21st-century trucking. What should we expect from a highway system authorized by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956? These highways, largely built over fifty years… Read more »

Driver of the Month is Vernon Robinson

 .  Vernon has been with DriverSource since November 2017 and has done a fantastic job in a casual and full time capacity.  He’s worked non-CDL jobs along with CDL jobs and we always get great feedback on his work ethic and positive attitude.  He has been an excellent representative of DriverSource and always stands out… Read more »

Repackaging the Image of Trucking To Attract a New Generation

O.K… it’s time for some straight talk about trucking’s image among the younger generation. When high school seniors consider their professional future, I doubt if many say  “I want to be a truck driver.” Let’s face it, you won’t find many guidance counselors recommending it. That’s because truck driving has a perception problem. While 80%… Read more »

Video Event Recorders – It is the Next Technology Coming to Trucking

Without a doubt, the future of trucking is going to be influenced by more use of electronic safety technology. Certainly, the recent implementation of rules requiring electronic logging devices (ELD) on trucks to monitor compliance with hours of service rules was a game-changer. At DriverSource, we support any advancing technology geared to make driving safer… Read more »

DriverSource Commends Mr. Johnathan Robinson

  DriverSource, Inc would like to recognize and commend Mr. Johnathan Robinson on his selection to the prestigious ELiTE (Enhanced Logistics & Transportation Excellence). We sincerely thank you Mr. Robinson for your diligence and dedication to Safety and Customer Service. Your recognition is well deserved.

Hours of Service Rules – Its History and the Latest Proposed Changes

Any CDL truck driver is regulated in the number of hours they may drive per day as well as the total number of hours he or she may work per week.  Known in the industry as the HOS rules, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and specifically an administrative arm of the department called the… Read more »

The Technology-Driven Transformation of the Logistics Industry

Like other industries, technology is rapidly changing how the logistics industry does business. In the trucking segment, digitization has led to a fast-growing number of automated load-matching companies that connect carriers, shippers, and freight brokers efficiently in ways that were unimaginable just ten years ago. At DriverSource, we’ve seen many changes just over the last… Read more »