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  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 […]

  One of the biggest challenges of being a commercial drivers is the time spent away from home. Many people, especially when they are first getting started, find homesickness to be overwhelming. When you’re on the road you are away from family, friends and your familiar life. Many would-be drivers end their careers before it […]

There has been quite a bit of focus lately in the news about natural gas and electric powered commercial vehicles. The natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are growing. Fleets need to examine the various options and then determine which fuel source is right for them. More and more companies are turning to […]

  Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are being hailed as the next generation of truck safety advancement. Truck manufacturers, regulators and technology firms believe that widespread use of emerging technologies will help reduce the high rate of traffic accidents, injuries and deaths. Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of preventable deaths in the country. An […]

  One way commercial drivers can maximize their income is by adding endorsements to their Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). And one of the important endorsements truck drivers can consider is the HazMat endorsement, which can provide more load options and additional income. What Types of HazMat Materials Can A Driver Haul? There are […]

  It’s a challenge for truckers to eat healthy while out on the road. We suggest taking as many nutritious snacks as possible on every road trip. It’s less expensive, you know exactly what ingredients are in your food, it’s less hassle to grab a bite whenever you feel the urge, and you can keep […]

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