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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 »

Legal immigrants – Could they help solve the Truck Driver shortage?

The word “paradox” comes to my mind when I think about the ongoing driver shortage facing the trucking industry. The word means a statement or proposition that, despite sound reasoning, leads to a conclusion that seems self-contradictory. Comedian George Carlin had his own amusing definition of paradox…”If you try to fail and succeed, which have… Read more »

Digital Dashboard Cameras – The Added Benefits leading to their Acceptance

Digital technology is steadily becoming an ever-larger part of our daily lives. The ability to capture images digitally and then wireless transmit those images to friends and family has made companies like Apple and Facebook darlings of Wall Street and profitable beyond imagination. We can now remotely control home appliances and utilities from digital devices.… Read more »

Women in Trucking Careers – Strategies for more effective promotion.

It’s the heartburn shared by nearly every trucking company owner – not enough drivers. And that heartburn is real! According to the American Trucking Association, trucking is currently about 50,000 drivers short and that shortage is expected to triple by 2026. While the economy is fueling more demand for additional truckers, the existing pool of… Read more »

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 »