24 02, 2017

Truck Parking Isn’t Getting Any Better

By | 2017-02-24T14:48:46+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

More than three years ago we talked about this concern on our blog, Trucking Carriers: Can Your Drivers Find Parking?  It hasn’t improved much since then. Truck parking is a huge problem. On June 15th of 2015, while driving to make a delivery at a factory in Detroit, expectant father and truck driver, Mike Boeglin, [...]

20 01, 2017

Trucking: Are Speed Limiters a Good Thing?

By | 2017-01-20T09:39:59+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

Are speed limiters a good thing? According to FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), “Trucks equipped with speed governors have a 50% lower crash rate than trucks not equipped with speed governors.” -- Fleet Owner “Required speed limiters could also save an estimated 1.1 billion in fuel costs and millions of gallons of fuel annually.” [...]

6 01, 2017

Experienced Military Truck Drivers Get a Break

By | 2017-01-23T09:48:22+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) issued a final ruling on CDL laws for military. The ruling makes it easier for military personnel with truck driving experience to transition from service to civilian work. Soon, experienced military truck drivers retired from the service could be joining civilian ranks. How It Works The new amendment expands the [...]

10 11, 2016

3 Ways to Reduce Driver Turnover

By | 2016-11-10T09:07:10+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

How critical is it for the trucking industry to reduce driver turnover? “The turnover rate at large carriers rose two percentage points to 102 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations’ quarterly Trucking Activity Report.” -- Trucks.com Finding ways to decrease turnover is critical because the increasing demands on trucking, [...]

16 09, 2016

Ten Types of Big Rigs

By | 2016-09-16T08:38:51+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

Big rigs surround us everyday on our highways and byways. We take them for granted, and forget they’re there. We tend to classify all semi-tractor trailers and big rigs as the same. They’re not. There are many different types of truck haulers and carriers each designed for specific purposes and products. Here are ten types [...]

5 08, 2016

Reactive or Proactive Driver and Highway Safety?

By | 2016-08-05T09:58:51+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

Driver accountability and highway safety are a concern for everyone. Every business in America is affected at some level. Whether it’s lost employee hours, damaged equipment, lawsuits, or loss of life—safety impacts us all. Consider these facts, “The Nation lost 32,675 people in crashes on roadways during 2014, down from 32,894 in 2013. The estimated [...]

1 07, 2016

Are Trucking Companies Offering What Drivers Want?

By | 2016-07-01T09:35:23+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

As we’ve shared time and again—trucking is the backbone of America. Without trucking, our food, medicine, and heating fuel aren’t delivered. There would be no clothing at our local Walmart, and our trash would pile up at the curb. Life in America without trucking. Yet many, maybe most, take the industry for granted. And worse [...]