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  Elon Musk has announced that Tesla is working on a semi truck. It is expected that Tesla will introduce the truck as early as September 2017. The Tesla Semi is part of a master plan by Musk to reinvent the entire trucking industry. It is expected that the Tesla Semi will run off of […]

  Truck drivers in the U.S. are required to have certain licenses and endorsements in order to drive a commercial vehicle. USDOT Number In the U.S., you need to be registered with the FMCSA and are required to acquire a Department of Transportation (USDOT) number if you operate a commercial vehicle that transports passengers or […]

  As the truck driver shortage in America continues to grow, as is evident by the 174,841 truck driver job posts in a recent Indeed search, the incentives for becoming an independent owner-operator continue to make driving long haul an attractive long-term career choice. If you are thinking about becoming a truck driver, here are […]

  Launching your business as an independent owner-operator or small fleet owner can be a very exciting journey. But there is so much to learn in such a short time that it can be overwhelming and stressful. One of the best ways to enhance the knowledge you already have is to take advantage of the exceptional […]

  There were 669 fatalities that occurred in roadway work zones in the U.S. in 2014. Of those crashes, the following factors were involved: ·       Lack of seat belt use ·       Speeding ·       Alcohol ·       Time of day (65% were during the day, 35% were at night) ·       Day of week (most crashes occurred on […]

Did someone say there are not enough jobs available in the America? Well there appears to be plenty of job openings when it comes to truck drivers. The driver shortage is acute with some industry experts estimating that we’ll need to add 100,000 truckers per year for the next decade, just to keep pace with […]

  The future holds many changes in the world of trucking. The scope of issues that the trucking industry will face – beyond the usual ups and downs of day-to-day business – is mind-boggling, to say the least. Here are some of the developments in the industry that are already taking shape. ·  In the next […]

  Many truck drivers and fleet operators are not clear about how their commercial vehicle insurer calculates the premiums it assesses. Most U.S. insurers follow the commercial vehicle rating procedures established by the Insurance Services Office (ISO.) Here is a summary of these ratings and how they apply to a commercial vehicle. 1.    Rating Territory […]

  Owner-operators and small fleets are experiencing more benefits from fuel cards than just saving money on diesel purchases. As card technology increases, companies are using them to connect new services to their cards, better control spending, gather operational data and even book hotel rooms. In today’s mobile phone environment, fuel card services are becoming […]

  Here are some toll tips every owner-operator should know about managing their toll expenses.   Non-Taxable Toll Miles Most toll miles are calculated as taxable miles but some areas allow for non-taxable travel on a toll-highway. This means that the use of the highway based on the distance travelled on public highways but exclude […]

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