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Ways for Trucking Companies to Reduce Operating Costs

One of the most significant challenges for small trucking companies is keeping up with constant operating expenses. From truck repairs and maintenance to fuel costs, being an owner-operator is no easy task. Business owners have to be organized and take budgeting seriously when planning for their financial future. Overspending can be detrimental to trucking companies … Read More

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Most Expensive Toll Roads in the United States

It’s another day at work and you’re hauling a load down the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Traffic is moving at a steady pace, you’re listening to your favorite trucking podcast and basking in the warm sunlight that’s hitting your windshield. Suddenly, there’s flashing sign, “35 mph. Slow down. TOLL PLAZA AHEAD.” A maze of brake lights flickers … Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Dump Truck Driving

Dump truck driving can be extremely rewarding, but it’s not a job for everyone. If you’re looking into starting a career as a driver or owner operator, make sure you carefully consider the pros and cons of dump truck driving before making a decision. You can check out this guide here to find out more … Read More

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National Disaster Relief: Hours of Service Regulations for Truckers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the hours of service regulations for truckers in 26 states until the emergency situation in Texas and Louisiana has been declared over or until September 24, whichever comes first. The hours of service rule for truck drivers was first published in 2011 to ensure drivers of commercial … Read More

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A Guide to Purchasing a Pre-Owned Freight Truck

Purchasing a used truck can be a much trickier process than simply buying a new one; because a pre-owned big rig already has a history on the road, it is much more important to know the value and specifics of what you are buying before your money changes hands. With this in mind, a wise … Read More

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10 Ways for Truck Drivers to Stay Healthy While on the Road

In addition to their safety, truck drivers should be concerned about health and fitness. While taking weeks or even months-long trips, there are lifestyle changes that truckers need to follow and make to stay fit. It’s important for truck drivers to ask themselves “How do I stay healthy on the road?” For some, maintaining a … Read More

TCA Urges Congress to Keep 80,000 Pound Weight Limit

The Battle over Trucking Weight Limits In September of 2015, U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) sparked controversy within the trucking industry as he proposed an increased weight limit for six axle trucks on American federal interstate highways, suggesting that the current 80,000 lbs. limit be raised to 91,000 lbs. The proposal was introduced in a … Read More

The 5 Snowiest Highways in America

The Eastern United States has just been slammed by the record-setting winter storm, Stella. Large swaths of the country have been issued blizzard warnings, hundreds of flights were canceled and the mayor of New York had warned his constituents against spending too much time outside in the cold. In honor of the blizzard, we have … Read More

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A Trucker’s Guide to the Risks of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become one of the greatest dangers to motorists on American highways. As handheld technology continues to develop and become more sophisticated at a breakneck pace, the average driver is progressively more tempted to avert their eyes from the road and play with their phones, radios, etc. Commercial Truckers and Distracted Driving As … Read More

Winter Trucking Tips

10 Winter Trucking Safety Tips

Driving an 18-wheeler across the country can be exceptionally difficult during the winter months. Major snow and ice storms can be very dangerous for truck drivers to venture into to deliver their loads from place to place. It’s important for truckers to alter their driving to be extra cautious during dangerous conditions. Good maneuverability skills … Read More

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