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  The shortage of qualified truck drivers is the number one concern for motor carriers, according to a report issued October 24, 2017 by the American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI.) This concern displaces the number one concern of 2016 – electronic logging devices (ELD). Every year, ATRI conducts a survey and distributes a report that […]

It’s Friday afternoon and you’re on a tight schedule to make a delivery in 20 minutes. Traffic is heavy. All of a sudden your rig just shuts down. You’re sitting dead in the center lane of an expressway, blocking traffic. There was no warning, no red or yellow lights. Your truck just quit. You’re wondering […]

  Many people do not realize how essential stretching is for overall health. As a truck driver, you should consider add stretching to your daily routine, even if you’re not planning to exercise. There are multiple benefits to taking the time to stretch your body, especially after a day spent in the cab.   Stretching […]

  Everyone can agree that the trucking industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the U.S., apparently even including the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA.) The FHWA is currently seeking public comments on a regulatory revision that would redefine what constitutes an “automobile transporter” in order to reduce the burden […]

  We all have guilty pleasure foods we just love. From popcorn, to chocolate and ice cream, these guilty pleasure foods are comforting and delicious. But what do you do if you’re trying to lose weight and get healthy?   Whether you’re on the road or on a break at home, here are 10 guilty […]

  On Friday, September 15th, the U.S. Senate passed two bills that focus on the involvement of the commercial trucking industry in human trafficking for labor or sex. Both of the bills received bipartisan support and were passed unanimously. Under the new legislation, a driver that commits a felony related to human trafficking would be […]

  There is a trend to use gamification as an educational tool for truck driver learning experiences. Trucking companies, such as C.R. England, Inc., are designing point-based learning systems modeled after successful training programs used in other industries. What is gamification? Gamification uses video games for educational, learning or product promotion scenarios. The term “gamification” […]

  An amendment that would have stalled funding to implement, administer or enforce the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate until September 30, 2018, was defeated 246-173 in the U.S. House of Representatives September 6. The amendment was spearheaded by Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas). The amendment was defeated in a floor vote late Wednesday night. The […]

  Are you a Texas truck driver who has lost your job due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey or do you know a driver who has suffered loss due to the storm? Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread, catastrophic damage in Texas and along the Gulf Coast and a Utah-based trucking company wants to help. […]

  Driving is a tough job that can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. That’s why AAOO is dedicated to helping independent owner-operators and small fleet owners achieve their trucker wellness goals while on the road. The very nature of commercial truck driving is sedentary. Many drivers tend to rely on caffeine and junk food to […]

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