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Share [info from ttnews.com] Despite growing concerns in the trucking industry over a rise in the legal use of marijuana, there is a general lack of research on the relationship between use of the drug and crashes, as well as a need for better law-enforcement tools and training to detect impaired-driver use of the drug, […]

Share [info from detroitnews.com] New Castle, Pa. – For 25 days, Ashanti eluded her rescuers. Over a 10-mile stretch, up and down Interstate 376 and into Union and Neshannock townships, a group of 15 determined animal lovers tracked the lost dog from Michigan. Each time they got close, her survival instincts kicked in and she […]

Share  [info from Fleetowner.com] 1) Driver shortage: This will continue unabated. Some fleets are starting to put other kinds of incentives beyond signing bonuses in place. The truth is that signing bonuses have proven to be only moderately successful. We will see more things like mileage bonuses, longevity bonuses, safety bonuses and other performance-based incentives rewarding […]

Share  [info from DynamicTransit] Truck drivers and chronic back pain go hand in hand due to long hours in the seat and near-constant vibrations from the road. There are easy stretches and adjustments drivers can make throughout the day to make truck driving friendlier to your back. Before you get out of bed There are some […]

[info from hotcars.com] Share 1) I-80 IN NEBRASKA 3) COLORADO’S MILLION DOLLAR HIGHWAY While absolutely stunning, and perhaps one of the more scenic roads out there, Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway is a treacherous road that has steep grades, tight turns, and a worrying lack of guard rails in many places. There’s a reason many truckers don’t […]

Share We know it’s tough to be on the road for so long and to also try and stay fit. That’s why we have been trying to figure out the best way to help you. Peter choked back tears of frustration when the doctor scolded him — AGAIN — about how much danger his weight […]

Share [From OverdriveOnline.com] Every year I get calls from drivers who encounter bad weather on the road, refuse to drive until conditions improve and are fired as a result. Here are common questions I get. Do I have the right to refuse to drive in dangerous road conditions? Under the employee protection provision of the […]

With a little training and practice, probably most people can manage to drive a tractor-trailer. However professional truck driving is more than just getting a vehicle from Point A to Point B. Great truck drivers are much more than mere steering-wheel holders. In the Eagle Ford Shale play, driving a heavy vehicle with its cargo of costly supplies and […]

[info from businessinsider] An unpopular law, a lack of parking, too much waiting at warehouses, and a litany of other frustrations are driving truckers to plan a strike on April 12. First reported by CDL Life, truck drivers are organizing the strike in a Facebook group called “Black Smoke Matters.” It has more than 9,000 members. Last year was […]

[info from DAT] Share Four months before the ELD mandate took effect on Dec. 18, 2017, DAT surveyed TruckersEdge users to learn how they planned to deal with the new regulation. Most of the respondents were owner-operators and small carriers, and 30% of them said that they would leave the industry rather than use an ELD.  That […]

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