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The Four Forces Driving Change in Transportation Services

  Today’s consumers have much more demanding expectations regarding their shopping experience than those of previous generations. While our grandparents were willing to wait weeks to receive something (by mail) that they ordered through the Sears catalog, buyers today expect a seamless, fast and free shopping experience. More often than not, today’s packages arrive on… Read more »

Road Trip Planning Tips For the Professional Trucker

Most truck drivers will admit that they have a stressful job. For many, there are the long hours and days on-the-road away from family and friends, constantly fighting the bad weather, and watching out for distracted drivers. If that isn’t enough, there’s the dealing with difficult shipping and receiving personnel as well as unrealistic deadlines.… Read more »

Ways to Handle Jackknife Slides

If you were to ask any truck driver what is the scariest scenario they could ever imagine experiencing, most of them would say losing control of their rig as it slides into a jackknife position. Drivers who have years of experience follow these proven tips to bring their rig out of a slide that might… Read more »

Safety Rules For Mountain Driving

At DriverSource, we know that driving in mountainous terrain can be intimidating for even the most seasoned driver. The steep grades, alone, require downgrading gears and adjusting speeds. Throw in the hazards associated with the high elevation, such as ice and snow, and you have the makings of a true ‘white-knuckling’ experience! We hire experienced… Read more »

Rules All “Professional “Truck Drivers Follow

At DriverSource, we’ve hired thousands of CDL drivers in our nearly twenty years of being in business. While many of them initially learned their trade through driving schools, we know it takes actual driving experience to become true “professionals”. https://www.driversource.net/ Years of on-the-road experiences provide any “seasoned” truck driver invaluable lessons that teach them how… Read more »

Minimizing Mental Health Problems – Important Steps for Truckers to Follow

Mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. For trucking, factors common to long-haul trucking can be the source of mental health-related issues for some drivers. These include such things as financial worries, a lack of social… Read more »

Technology Advances in Truck Tires

While truck manufacturers are steadily introducing technical advances in cabs and trailers, tire makers are using new technologies to improve truck tires. These improvements are bringing increased efficiencies and safety to the trucking industry: Lower Rolling Resistance Means Better Fuel-Efficiency In trucking, especially in the long haul segment, fuel efficiency is more important than ever.… Read more »

Asset Management – The Growth of Trailer Tracking

As technology applications grow in the industry, trucking companies are reaping new benefits related to the asset management data they can capture. While the driver and the cab have long been the focus of asset management, fleet operators are starting to realize the value of more detailed tracking options regarding trailers and their cargo.  Internet-connected… Read more »

The UBERization of the Trucking Industry

In the nearly two decades we’ve been in business, DriverSource has seen many positive changes in the trucking industry. Technological innovations have made trucking cheaper, more productive and faster. Improvements in multimodal transportation, using a combination of air, rail, and road transport, have also had a positive effect on trucking practices. But, none of these… Read more »

Trucking’s Transformation – Are We Entering Its Golden Age?

Over the last fifty years, trucking has seen vast improvements in technology. These improvements reflected the truck manufacturers’ focus on new technologies that brought increasingly superior products to fleets and owners. At DriverSource, we have seen new features introduced that brought advanced powertrains, improved safety systems, and more comfort and convenience in truck cabs. These… Read more »