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COURTING THE MILLENNIALS – is it the solution to the truck driver shortage?

When thinking about the current driver shortage plaguing the industry, I sometimes reflect on those Economic 101 classes I attended in college. Certainly, the principles of supply and demand are playing out. There is a shortage of supply (drivers) available to meet the demand (of commerce). This is resulting in rising freight costs and retail… Read more »

THE ELD MANDATE – is it having unanticipated effects?

December 18th, 2017 was a controversial day for the trucking industry. That was the day the U.S. Department of Transportation implemented a mandate requiring the vast majority of truck drivers to record their working hours using electronic logging devices (ELDs). The devices would make it more difficult for truckers to manipulate hours of service (HOS)… Read more »

Improving Driver Safety – could it be as simple as hiring more female drivers?

Driving a truck is a serious affair. And safety must always be the top priority in trucking – period. The very fact that larger vehicles, such as semi-trucks, are often involved means a higher probability of fatalities should an accident occur. The Trucking industry is focused on SAFETY. Minimizing accidents through proper training is more… Read more »

To Toke or Not to Toke? – how Marijuana legislation impacts the Trucking Industry

When it comes to marijuana and its legalization, that immortal sage of pop culture from the ‘60s said it best… “The times they are a-changin” Bob Dylan, 1963 Certainly, public opinion about cannabis has changed dramatically over the last thirty years. After decades in which marijuana was generally perceived as an evil scourge, surveys now… Read more »

Hurricane Safety Tips For Truck Drivers:

1. Prepare for high winds Before the hurricane even hits and the rain starts, there’s most likely going to be lots of strong winds in the area. Strong wind is dangerous for truck drivers because it can pull and sometimes even flip a tractor trailer. Trucks pulling dry vans or reefers are most at risk… Read more »

Emergency Declaration and Transportation Waiver Signed Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence Advisory State Of Emergency Declared In North Carolina and Emergency Declarations Offer Temporary Suspension Of Motor Vehicle Regulations To Ensure Restoration of Utility Services And Transporting Essentials In Our State. Governor Roy Cooper has issued State of Emergency for North Carolina and issued a Transportation Waiver, waiving HOS and Size & Weight requirements… Read more »

Rhode Island Truck-Only Toll Update: Trucking Files Suit

A few weeks ago we updated you on the implementation of Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling program. As stated in that article, American Trucking Association (“ATA”) President and CEO Chris Spear believed the Rhode Island scheme to be unconstitutional and was willing to use whatever means necessary to fight the tolling program. The ATA has begun… Read more »

U.S., CANADA SET TO SIGN HISTORIC DEAL TODAY

Officials have reached an agreement to build a new Canadian-financed bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. More than a quarter of the annual trade between Canada and the U.S. – $130 billion – is trucked over the Windsor-Detroit border. It handles more traffic than any other international crossing in North America. Reports indicate the 4… Read more »

Professional Truck Drivers Remind Motorists to Be Safe During Memorial Day Weekend – MarketWatch

Professional Truck Drivers Remind Motorists to Be Safe During Memorial Day Weekend – MarketWatch.

“Move Over, America”

As a Professional Driver, you may be aware of this law, but are your family and friends? Do a quick poll and see just how many are unaware or have not even heard of “Move Over” laws. Officers will pull over drivers who do not change lanes or lower their speed when they pass them doing their… Read more »