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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 should get off the road. Pull your car as far off the road as far…

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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 of American vehicles weighing over 26,000 pounds. A cap can be 60, 65 or 68…

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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 people start to see that this job, like any other, is about being professional and…

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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, that operates in the US and Canada, is working on new software.   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 kind of exterior (that looks great in dark green) and comes with W12 powerplant with…

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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 July 4.   The summertime travel is expected to hit the new record this year…

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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 wondered what it is like to drive a truck or maybe if you are considering…

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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 wonder so many truck drivers find themselves getting weight really fast. The good news is…

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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 proximity.   FMSCA study demonstrates that commercial vehicle drivers dialing a cellphone or holding it…

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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 the axles. Rear axles of tandem axle trailers are spaced close to each other –…

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