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Transport During COVID-19

For many transport services, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a hard hit. For truck drivers, they have felt some hard times but there is a silver lining for some. Graham Hinsch is a driver currently making his rounds across the US. We spoke with him in regards to his life on the road during the lockdown. How has COVID-19 Affected Transport On Your End? "COVID-19 hasn’t really hurt many things…


Coronavirus Trucker Tips

Coronavirus news is everywhere. From major cities closing down to northern towns closing down shops, there is no escaping that this virus has dominated the headlines. For many on the road, this can be a challenging time. With storefronts closing down, major gatherings canceled and isolations in effect, truck drivers are still expected to show up and deliver. Truckers are the backbone of how we are able to purchase our…


Biodiesel: Helping The Industry

Biodiesel is everywhere. From your neighbor's old school VW Bus to military vehicles. The US is utilizing effective resources in biofuels. None more so than the trucking industry. With major industries like farming throughout the midwest recycling their vegetable byproduct, it has created a new form of fuel to help cut back on the reliance of foreign oils. Biodiesel Cuts Back Fuel Costs The use of alternative energies has helped…


P-51 Mustang: Americas Fighter

The P-51 Mustang is the result of American and British combined engineering. With the P-51's development based in the US, and Brittain dropping in a V-12 Rolls Royce engine, this plane became the most feared fighter jet in the sky. The P-51 Development During early 1942, America still thought that mass waves of super fortress bombers had more than enough fire-power to defend themselves.  In the 26 operations flown to…


The M4 Sherman: America’s Tank

Tanks are cool. I mean, really cool. Of the coolest ones, the M4 Sherman, America's tank during WW2 is the coolest. Post WW1 Tanks Were Dinky After World War 1, America's need for the industrial war machine came to a pretty abrupt halt. No more war meant no more development. At the time, the tanks deployed during the first war were underpowered and under-gunned on the American side of things.…


AB5: California Law Affects Owner/Operators

AB5 (Assembly Bill 5) is going to affect upwards of 70,000 trucking jobs in the US. With the trucking industry already hitting an all-time low for new recruits, this new bill will drastically change the way independent contractors are viewed by employers. ABC Test The ABC test is the industry standard for how a hiring entity must establish its contract with an owner/operator. The process is as follows: A: The…


Self Driving Algorithms: Are They Safe?

Self-driving cars have had a slow emergence since the initial inception over a decade ago. Big names in autonomous driving like Google and Tesla have made extensive moves towards optimizing the safety standards for their vehicles. This is a major factor why it has taken so long for the self-driving industry to "hit the road". Self Driving Safety Issues There are an infinite amount of possible accidents that can happen…


Auto Transport Guide: Vehicle Preparation 101

Need your car shipped from your old home to the new one? You’ll have to enlist the help of an auto transport company for that. With an auto transport company, your vehicle is securely loaded onto a carrying truck and transported to its destination. Keep in mind that there are various methods of transport and at the request of the customer. You can check out the different styles of transport…


Uber Freight Spreads to Canada

Uber Freight, a freight brokerage division of Uber Technologies, announced that it has expanded its operations into Canada. Opening a path to move domestic and cross-border truckloads. The Canadian market is Uber Freight’s first international expansion from North America. Just last week the freight brokerage expanded into Poland from Germany. To facilitate its Canadian marketplace, Uber Freight has released an app in both English and in French. Canada is the…


Top 5 Dangerous States to Drive According to Truckers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of all the fatalities on the road, 2.4% nationwide are truckers. But in some states that percentage is much higher. In North Dakota alone, the truck driver fatality rate is at 8.8%, the highest in the country.  Partially because of the state’s oil boom, it is the overall worst state for workplace fatalities. The majority being related to “transportation incidents.” Here we…

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