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You can’t afford not to take a vacation

Truckers Need Vacations Too! With the passing of Memorial Day, the official summer vacation season has begun. If you think skipping a vacation in order to get more work done is a good idea, think again! Passing on taking time off work can be hazardous to your health. Everyone needs vacation time to recharge the… Read more »

Truck and Automobile industries are opposed to the tariffs

Mexican Import Tariffs – What’s Their Potential Impact on Trucking? It’s happened before…the threat (or enactment) by the Trump administration of tariffs on countries where the U.S. does massive amounts of trade. Whether it is tariffs on Chinese imports or the administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs on NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico pursuant to wrangling… Read more »

Autonomous Trucking – How it Might Affect Truck Jobs In the Future.

If you work in trucking, you certainly don’t need a crystal ball to see that industry-related changes are on the horizon. Over the next decade, experts see new technologies as bringing the most radical changes experienced in trucking in the last hundred years. Key among the changes is the concept of autonomy or self-driving trucks.… Read more »

THE PLAYBOOK FOR SAFE DRIVING – a Winning Strategy Based On a Good Defense.

“The best offense is a good defense” is an adage that is often applied to football and basketball. The expression is used to note that success can hinge on an effective defense that keeps the ball on the other team’s side of the field, thus not only creating scoring opportunities but preventing the opposing team from scoring. Likewise, for… Read more »

Active Steering – adding a new level of Safety for Drivers

The last time truck steering systems saw a big change was back in the 1980s as hydraulic power steering replaced manual steering systems. Now, after several decades, truck steering is seeing another big change. The change is called active steering. It has moved beyond the prototype stage and is expected to become available in commercial… Read more »

HIGHWAY FUNDING – new proposals aimed at smoothing the bumpy road for drivers

In the politically divisive atmosphere of Washington, it is hard to name a single “problem” in which both parties are more united to solve than the issue of our crumbling highways and bridges and how to adequately fund their repair. Much of the system is overdue for a much-needed upgrade. Anyone who has been driving… Read more »

The ELD Mandate – helping to solve the driver shortage?

Here’s a grim prognostication… The driver shortage that has plagued the trucking industry may continue for the next five years! That was the consensus of a panel of industry experts gathered at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s 2018 Edge Conference. Most blame a strong economy that is stoking demand for more drivers. According… Read more »

Five Technologies and Innovation trends coming to Trucking

We all are experiencing the inevitable advance of technology and how it is changing the way we live. Our lives are forever being altered by these innovations. Consider, for a moment, how hard it would be to give up our smartphones! Smart solutions, the integration of connected products and systems, advanced analytics, and direct services… Read more »

DriverSource Short-term staffing – covering your truck drivers’ vacation schedules

If you’re in the trucking business, you want to provide great benefits for your truck drivers. This includes much needed (and deserved) vacation time. Getting off the road for a week or longer gives drivers much-needed downtime to spend with family and friends. Driver vacation schedules – coverage can be a challenge! While providing time… Read more »

The trucker’s dilemma – How to Get a good night’s sleep!

Lack of a good night’s sleep is an almost epidemic problem in America! While many of us experience the occasional effects of too little sleep, it’s a much larger problem than many realize. Health officials state that 70 million people in the United States suffer from persistent sleep problems. Of those, 60 percent suffer from… Read more »