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20 Best American Roadside Attractions

Need a break from driving your truck? Spice up the long haul with a quick stop at some of these fun roadside attractions. Spending hour after hour looking at an identical stretch of pavement can get monotonous and mentally exhausting. Luckily, America is full of all types of interesting destinations that provide a much needed … Read More

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Truck Driver Shortage Continues Despite Improving Economy

As the economy continues to improve, the trucking industry is struggling to meet the increasing driver demands. There simply are not enough American who are properly trained and willing to fill these open truck driver positions. With such a shortage of drivers, trucking companies are forced to turn down loads and certain businesses are suffering … Read More

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Truck Drivers Prepare for ELD Mandate

The initial electronic logging device rule proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been finalized and is expected to take effect later this year. The FMCSA mandate will primarily effect trucking companies that still use paper logs to record duty status. It will require all drivers currently keeping paper records of duty status … Read More

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United States Infrastructure Needs Improvement

With the Highway Trust Fund expected to run out this September, Congress has stepped up its efforts to pass laws establishing a new national infrastructure funding program. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is currently traveling the country on a campaign to promote awareness about the dire need of a new federal infrastructure funding program. If … Read More

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Future Trucking Technology Could Change Industry

New trucking technology is sweeping through the industry and it is time for trucking businesses and owner-operators to get prepared. Daimler, the global truck manufacturing company, unveiled its new “driverless” truck last week. The autonomous vehicle is making headway, passing a variety of driving safety tests with better results than real drivers. Though a great … Read More

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Trucking Industry Continues to Grow

The trucking industry gained 3,300 jobs in the month of June while other related industries also showed significant growth, according to the monthly employment report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. For-hire trucking now has over 1.4 million payroll jobs, up 180,000 from March 2010, the low point in the recent … Read More

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Cash Flow Management Tips for Truckers

Cash flow is lifeblood of any business and needs to be properly managed and taken care of in order to achieve long-term financial success. Unfortunately, many small business owners fail to understand this reality and poorly manage their cash flow when first starting out. According to American Express, 90% of small-business failures are by poor … Read More

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5 Secrets of Successful Trucking Owner-Operators

Becoming the owner-operator of a trucking business often seems like an easy solution to the struggles of company truck drivers. While owning a trucking business has its benefits over driving under a company dispatcher, there are a lot of factors that prospective trucking owner-operators frequently fail to consider. For a start, some ignore the mandate … Read More

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