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What Should You Keep in Your Truck in the Winter to Stay Warm?

What Should You Keep in Your Truck in the Winter to Stay Warm?

Truck drivers may experience difficulties during the winter. Even the most seasoned trucker may shudder due to the chilly winds, snow-covered roads, and freezing temperatures. But don't worry! On the ...

Oct 1, 20233 min read
What apps do truck drivers need on their smartphones?

What apps do truck drivers need on their smartphones?

The broad road spreads out in front of you, a world of limitless opportunities and locations just waiting to be discovered. Your smartphone serves as more than just a means of communication for truck ...

Sep 30, 20233 min read
What do truck drivers use most often to navigate?

What do truck drivers use most often to navigate?

The open road beckons in the technological age with the promise of exploration, independence, and adventure. It's now simpler and more interesting than ever to get from point A to point B, whether you...

Sep 30, 20234 min read
How to cope with stress if you are a truck driver

How to cope with stress if you are a truck driver

Even though it's frequently considered a routine task, driving may be a tough and stressful profession. Long hours, heavy traffic, erratic weather, and interacting with different road users can all be...

Sep 30, 20234 min read
Autonomous trucks in the industry

Autonomous trucks in the industry

As the proprietor of a successful logistics business, I've always thought that innovation is the force behind the advancement of our sector. And today, no breakthrough is more revolutionary and signif...

Sep 29, 20233 min read
How Often Are Truck Drivers Stopped for Inspections?

How Often Are Truck Drivers Stopped for Inspections?

Particularly for our truck drivers, life on the open road is a unique experience. They frequently find themselves under the careful eye of inspectors as they go across highways and backroads. But how ...

Sep 29, 20233 min read
The benefits of dry bulk hauling — steady work, simple freight

The benefits of dry bulk hauling — steady work, simple freight

You may be familiar with the proverb, "Not all trucking jobs are created equal." This couldn't be more true when it comes to transporting dry bulk. It's somewhat of the unsung hero of the trucking ind...

Sep 29, 20233 min read
Brake and Hours-of-Service Factors Leading to Roadcheck Out-of-Service Violations

Brake and Hours-of-Service Factors Leading to Roadcheck Out-of-Service Violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts its roadside inspection blitz every year, and without fail, it unearths a number of violations that put truckers out of commission. Brake problem...

Sep 28, 20233 min read
Revving Up Your Heavy-Duty Truck: The Ins and Outs of Battery Charging Facilities

Revving Up Your Heavy-Duty Truck: The Ins and Outs of Battery Charging Facilities

Come on, truckers, gather around. The subject of battery charging stations for heavy-duty trucks is one that is as important as having a full tank of diesel. Even though it may not be the most excitin...

Sep 28, 20233 min read
Understanding the Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations

Understanding the Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations

The trucking business is the backbone of the modern economy because it makes sure that goods get where they need to go quickly and safely. But there are strict rules in place to keep drivers from gett...

Sep 27, 20234 min read
What are ELDs? How to Understand Electronic Logging Devices

What are ELDs? How to Understand Electronic Logging Devices

When it comes to transportation and logistics, speed and safety are the most important things. For decades, paper logbooks have been used in the trucking business to keep track of drivers' hours of se...

Sep 27, 20237 min read
United States Truckers Speak Out: Navigating the Current Freight Market

United States Truckers Speak Out: Navigating the Current Freight Market

The American trucking industry is the nation's lifeblood, transporting goods from across the country and ensuring that store shelves remain supplied, factories remain operational, and consumers have a...

Sep 27, 20236 min read