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Night Versus Daylight Trucking. What Should be Your Strategy?

The decision to drive at nights or during the day depends on various factors, including truckers’ preferences as well as their pick-up and delivery agenda. The other very important factor is finding a parking. Let’s discuss all the factors more thoroughly and figure out what your tactic should be to daylight and nightlight driving.   […]

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Self -Driving Trucks are too Close to the Roads!

Some people advertise self-driving trucks to be an answer to the truck driver shortage. However, the reality is that the technology is not enough ready for prime time. However, in many places testing of self-driving trucks is proceeding. Self- driving trucks may be on the road prior the end of this decade.   Who are […]

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New Autonomous Garbage Trucks Coming To The Market…. Thanks Volvo!

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, Volvo has kept busy. Starting from a project which allowed 100 motorists to test out a self-driving XC90 SUV in Gothenburg and ending with a self-driving garbage truck.   Renova, a waste management company, worked with Volvo in designing this truck. So, what is their goal? Well, there goal […]

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Self-Driving Trucks: Will Truck Drivers Be Out of a Job?

You can think a self-driving truck can only be seen in the Hollywood films, but it is getting really close to be a reality. Automation, more than out-sourcing, has been replacing human labor for quite some time. Robots have taken over much of the manufacturing industries, and computers are increasingly being used to replace humans […]

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With Marijuana Being Legal In Some States, How Are Truckers Impacted?

With the recent allowance of recreational Marijuana use, how does this effect truckers and the Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug and Alcohol tests. Some states now allow the use of recreational marijuana, does this mean that truckers can smoke while on the job in the borders of that state?   The Department of Transportation released […]

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Top Fuel Saving Ways For Trucks

Being a trucker means always being on the road, which also means having to make several stops to fill up the diesel tank. Being economical about fuel will help save money, reduce oil dependence costs and increase energy sustainability. Here are the things you can do to save fuel.   1.Keep Your Vehicle Clean  With dirty […]

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How To Make Money In Trucking

A big reason many people find truck driving attractive is an opportunity to earn great money. Here are several ways that truck driver can earn even more money once they’ve entered the trucking industry.   CDL Endorsements – With endorsements truck drivers can drive specialized trucks or move cargo that might need special care.  It can also […]

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Truck Renting and Leasing Association is Looking To Exempt ELD Requirements.

The Truck Renting and Leasing Association, which is made up of Ryder, Penske and other commercial vehicle renting and leasing companies, is looking for an exemption from the electronic logging device mandate for trucks rented for 30 days or less. TRALA says the ELD mandate, which has a compliance date of Dec. 18, will “unfairly […]

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FMCSA Grants Exemption From 30 Minute Break To Certain Concrete Pump Truckers

Concrete pumper trucks that drive across state lines have been given amnesty from the mandatory federal 30 minute break. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted an exemption to the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) to allow all concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies and drivers who operate concrete pumps in interstate commerce to count […]

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This Agency Is Responsible For Trucking Nuclear Bombs Across America Everyday… Why Are They In Trouble?

Three million miles a year, that is how many miles is driven by these unmarked 18-wheeler who carry the most lethal cargo out there. These 18 wheelers carry nuclear weapons to labs all across the nation. From missile silos, bomber bases, and submarine docks, they carry it all. These operations are controlled by the Office […]

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A 10,600 Payroll Boost For The Trucking Industry!

In February, for-hire trucking added 10,600 jobs, while overall payrolls increased by 235,000 according to reports on March 10. This was the largest gain in five years. Transportation and warehousing, which includes trucking, added 8,800 positions. The warehousing and storage section had a decrease in about 1,500 positions. The increase in February payrolls was followed by […]

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New Technology That Can Revolutionize The Trucking Industry

Truck Platooning is what it is called. The new high tech system that allows trucks to travel on automation and closely together. The benefits of this new technology goes beyond the road. This feature makes the road safer for truckers and drivers because fatigue decreases in drivers. They are driving and maintaining the vehicle but […]

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France Is Training Eagles…. To Take Down Terrorist Drones

A lot has changed in the last five years. Drone went from being an expensive toy to a tool being used for many purposes such as delivery and terrorist attacks. Having these drones land in the wrong hands is not beneficial to anyone. On the daily, the fear of using these tiny flying machines as […]

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The Worlds First All Electric Truck by Mercedes Benz …. 20 Customers Will Test Drive The Semi Truck

The concept of all electric trucks is becoming a reality, the Urban eTruck is coming to life and the first 20 customers will be receiving their trucks this year, for a year. Mercedes Benz is developing the first all electric heavy duty truck in the world. The initial manufacturing of the Urban eTruck will be […]

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The Top 5 Most and Bottom 5 Least Efficient Automakers

 The Best: Mazda Average 29.2 Miles Per Gallon Mazda makes full use of its fuel saving technologies Honda and Acura Average 28.9 Miles Per Gallon Had the largest overall improvement in fuel economy with an increase of 1.6 mpg. Subaru Average 28.3 Miles Per Gallon Subaru models mostly come in all wheel drive, which adds […]

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What Will Get Your Commercial Drivers License Disqualified? What Happens After Disqualification?

In order to drive a truck, one needs to be in possession of a CDL or a Commercial Driver License. A CDL is proof of your certification and competence in regards to being a professional truck driver who operates specific commercial motor vehicle which requires special skills and knowledge. Following the law in order to […]

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A Very Global Christmas Toy Drive

Thank you for your interest in our event! Here is a detailed description of the event in whole: We will be collecting donations at 2009 W Burbank Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91506 From December 20, 2016 – December 23, 2016 (12pm latest)         Here are the guidelines: Items CHLA Need the Most […]

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Shipping A Gift Out This Holiday Season? Here Are Some Tips To Help You Avoid The Hassle!

Be sure your gift arrives to its rightful owner safely this holiday season. Here are 10 tips that will help you avoid the craze of Holiday shipping. Picking the right gift is important. You should make sure the gift you pick is not only something the recipient will like but something that can be easily […]

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Tesla Dominating The Market By Releasing New Over the Air Software Update That Will Make Its Cars Faster

Do you own a Tesla Model S P100D? Well if you do, Tesla is going to release an update next month called “Easter Egg”. The Tesla Model S P100D is one of the fastest cars in production today. The 0 to 60 on this car is 2.5 seconds, which is a range common in supercars […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Car? Let’s Find Out!

There are many factors to consider when determining the cost to ship a car. Distance and location for starters is taken greatly into consideration, vehicle type, vehicle condition, choice of transport method, transport season, and fuel prices are also considered. All these factors add up and a final price is presented to you by an […]

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Is Black Friday Ruining the Meaning of Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is slowly losing its meaning to Black Friday. At this rate, Black Friday has become a holiday of its own. Black Friday occurs the day after Thanksgiving. It is defined as the first day of Christmas shopping where retailers offer special deals. Some retailers have decided to remain closed during Thanksgiving Day. About 275 […]

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History Behind Veterans Day

Veteran’s Day is one of the most patriotic days of the country.  It is a day of giving thanks to people who risked or gave their lives for us to live in America comfortably. On the 11th day of the 11th month during the 11th hour an armistice or cease fire was declared between Germany […]

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New Transportation Regulations Regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosions

Due to the recent events concerning the safety recall on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued out a safety advisory notice regarding commercial motor vehicle transportation of the device and affiliate products which include damaged, defective or recalled lithium […]

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Self-Driving Trucks To Change The Industry

According to transportation experts, trucking industry will change drastically within the next two decades. It is important for carriers to be prepared for these changes in order to survive them.   The last big change in trucking was deregulation and it put many carriers out of the business. It was a major change, but the […]

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How To Stay Safe In Roadside Emergency

Sometimes it can happen that you are forced to stop driving – whether because of a flat tire, empty fuel tank or your car has broken down. The main thing in case of roadside emergency is to take care of your safety, and Global Auto Transportation has some tips for you.   First of all, you […]

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Lower speed limits to be forced on trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are looking to impose forcible speed limits on how fast large vehicles such as big rigs and buses can travel on the highways nationwide.   A new proposal made on Friday suggests that devices electronically capping speeds would be installed on new models […]

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How to become a female truck driver?

For a long time truck driving was seen as a purely man’s job. Today getting a Commercial Driver’s License can be a beginning of a successful career for anyone, women or men – especially now when the industry experiences a growing shortage of drivers. The stereotypes are becoming the thing of the past, and more […]

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Rose Rocket To Modernize Trucking Industry With Their App

According to ATA statistics, trucks move 70% of the freight in the United States. It is hard to underestimate the role of trucking in the shipping industry. Trucking is also a valuable market bringing $603 billion in revenue. To maximize the profits and modernize the tools used by the industry, a company called Rose Rocket, […]

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New Bentley For… Fishing Lovers

The Bentley Bentayga has been quite popular with customers, and the new model has already been announced. The special edition of the Bentley Bentayga has been named ‘Fly Fishing by Mulliner’, and yes, it is designed for fishing trips.   For the most part, it is the same as Bentayga. It has the same Continental […]

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Driving Is Dangerous On Independence Day

With so many people planning to hit the road on the July 4th weekend, you can expect Independence Day driving to be nightmarish.   According to AAA, travel by car is expected to increase 1.2% compared with last year’s Independence Day. In comparison with Memorial Day, 5 million more Americans will be driving on the […]

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What Is It Like To Be In Truck Driver Training Program?

If you have ever wondered what it is like to learn how to drive a truck, the video from Cape Fear Community College that greatly demonstrates what being a student in a truck driver training program is like.   In the video you can see CFCC students and their learning process. If you have always […]

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How To Lose Weight If You’re A Truck Driver?

It is easy to gain weight when you are a truck driver. To be fair, it is next to impossible not to gain weight with this kind of work if you don’t pay attention to your eating habits. You spend most of the time sitting and you probably eat a lot of fast food. No […]

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Mobile Phone Usage Rules For Truck Drivers

Using of all kinds of hand-held mobile devices by commercial vehicle drivers is now restricted by FMSCA. The rule doesn’t allow a commercial vehicle driver to hold a cellphone to make a call or to press more than one button to dial. Only hand-free mobile devices are allowed to be used while located in close […]

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Tandem VS Spread Axle Trailers: What Should You Choose?

Whether you’re new to truck driving or have been doing it for a while, you might have noticed that some trucks haul trailers with spread axles that are less common than tandem axles most trailers have. So what is the difference and what axles are better? The only actual difference is obviously the distance between […]

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Are Regulations On Truck Drivers Sleep Needed?

Lawmakers always try to make things safer for the trucking industry and everyone involved, especially drivers and those who share the road with them. But there is always a fine line to these regulations, because even though they are supposed to make the roads safer, there are still many factors to consider. The new rules […]

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Auto Transport

9 Things You Need To Know About Auto Transport

The auto transport industry has grown a lot, thanks to the exposure the internet brings. Nowadays you can buy a car from anywhere in the world, and it will be shipped to you. Many car dealerships, big and small, sell cars online, as it has proven to raise profits significantly.   1. What is Car […]

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Allowed Violations For Truck Drivers

Truck drivers spend most of their on the road, so it is no surprise that at some point most of them are going to have a violation at least once. Sometimes it can lead to losing a commercial driver’s license or it also can be suspended for a period of time. Different trucking companies have […]

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How to Adjust to Time Change: Tips for Truckers

It can be a real challenge for a truck driver to figure out the local time. When you can pass a couple or more time zones per trip, your hours of service are something to figure out. Add the time change that happens twice a year and you can get totally confused. If you are […]

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New Training Standards For Commercial Drivers

Last week the FMCSA proposed national training standards for new commercial drivers seeking Class A and Class B CLD (commercial driver’s license). It is a great step towards better road safety, as a trained driver is a safer driver. Anthony Fox, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, says that the proposal plays a big role in making […]

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Higher Pay As Way To Reduce Shortage in Trucking Industry

The shortage of drivers remains a great problem for the trucking industry. This leads to drivers’ salaries getting higher. Over the past year the average gained up about 12%. According to the statistics, in 2015 the average pay for truckers got to its record at $57,000 a year with a 17% jump since 2013.   […]

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What Is Freedom For Truck Drivers Today?

What is it like to be a trucker nowadays? A truck driver used to be a close to middle class job and a promise of freedom, but what has it become?   Imagine you are an owner operator. You have worked hard to save money and buy your own truck. You know it means sacrificing […]

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Real Truckers Blogs

To some people, trucking has somewhat of a road romantic aura. Truck drivers are people who are far from home all the time, traveling faraway roads and seeing places most of us have never seen. Although, for truckers themselves it is not so romantic, it is still a fact that they have their own lifestyle […]

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Trucking Blog: Why Electronic Logs Are Good For Safety

According to the sad statistics by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 3,600 people became victims of large-truck deadly crashes in 2013. The majority of people who died in those fatal accidents were not truck drivers. Those people were drivers and passengers of other cars, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists.   The measures to change […]

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New “Beyond Compliance” Bill To Credit Carriers

The FAST Act highway bill that was signed on Dec 4th includes a potential addition named “Beyond Compliance”. Additional details can be found in this section such as requirements by Congress for FMSCA to build a stimulatory system to credit carriers who invest into the safety of their operations. Congress gave FMSCA 18 months to […]

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New Truck VS Used Truck: The Good And The Bad

The majority of construction company owners know what it is like when the time comes to buy some new trucks and enlarge their fleet. Several years ago there was economic crisis that has affected people’s psychology. It has convinced people that they have to try and save money on everything they can. No wonder, people […]

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One Of the Most Useful Trucking Blogs

Commercial trucking industry is booming. As the economy is getting better and the demand for goods is getting higher, trucking industry needs more and more drivers to keep it running. Truck drivers are an important element of the whole shipping system. Almost 70% of all the goods in the US are hauled by trucks. In […]

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4 Great Truck Stops Tips

When you are over-the-road, with time you get to form some habits and have some favorite truck stops. In this article we would like to share some general truck stops tips that might be helpful for any truck driver – especially a new one.   Parking at the truck stop It is better to park […]

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4 Stretches That Will Make Truck Drivers Neck Pain Go Away

Neck pain is a common problem for truck drivers. Driving for long hours can affect driver’s shoulders, back and neck in a bad way. Pain in the neck is a kind of pain that will not just leave you alone. When you have neck pains, it means your muscles have tightened. It can affect how […]

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Why Do Drivers Have To Annoy Truckers?

One of challenges a truck driver has to deal with on a daily basis is auto drivers who purposefully try to annoy truckers when they see them on the road. Without a doubt, having to face this kind of attitude every day is stressful and can make a truck driver feel like he or she […]

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Exercises To Keep Truckers Fit

It is important for a truck driver to exercise and stay in shape. Some of us may mistakenly consider that if you are a trucker, there’s no way for you to stay in shape with this kind of job. But actually it is, and it’s really important that you do it in order to avoid […]

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Truck Fuel Usage Data Is Not Always Accurate

Truck Fuel Usage Data Is Not Always Accurate

It is common to think that technologies are reliable enough to trust them with accuracy. The same goes to a truck’s engine computer that we get the data from to analyze fuel economy. But as it turns out, this technology might be not the most accurate tool for this purpose. It has been demonstrated in […]

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Truckers Are Sent To Get Pricey Medical Tests Because Of Big Necks

Sleep apnea is a condition when during a sleep a patient’s tongue falls back against his soft palate making it impossible to breathe. People with sleep apnea experience breathing stops many times during the night. The number of times can get up to a hundred and the stops can last a minute or even longer. […]

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Good Times For Trucking, Not That Good For Smaller Companies

Good Times For Trucking, Not That Good For Smaller Companies

The trucking industry is experiencing the record demand as the US economy is recovering. But at the same time many smaller companies, who are the majority in this business, are going through hard times.   This year the amount of freight transported by trucks has hit its peak. It has happened due to improving retail […]

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Trump about truckers

Today we find that most of the time being a trucker means not getting much of respect. Often we can hear things like “talks like a trucker” or “curses like a trucker”. Many people have this image of a lazy, uneducated truck driver. Some also find it irritating that trucks take so much space on […]

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How to Prepare Your Vehicle For Auto Transport?

If you are preparing to get your car shipped for the first time, it might be stressful. But don’t worry that much: statistically, only about 5% of all the vehicles shipped were damaged in the process of auto transport. And you can help yourself to make this risk even lower if you prepare your vehicle […]

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Great Tool To Save Fuel? Read What Trailer Tails Can Do!

One of the main concerns for any trucking company is fuel saving. There are different ways to save gas and most of them depend on drivers. But there’re also tools that can help you with saving fuel. For instance, mudflaps and trailer tails.   Trailer tails are rear drag aerodynamics technology. They help truckers save […]

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The CB Radio: Twitter of the 70s and Life Safer of Today

Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore Prepared to cross the line I could see the bridge was lined with bears But I didn’t have a dog-goned dime. I says, “Pig Pen, this here’s the Rubber Duck. “We just ain’t a-gonna pay no toll.” So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight I says […]

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