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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 a statement clarifying this issue. They made it clear that state initiatives do not impact…

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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 exterior a truck actually uses more fuel. A dirty air filter can cost you as…

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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 make you eligible for a higher rate. Endorsements have their special written and road driving…

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Truck Renting and Leasing Association is Looking To Exempt ELD Requirements.
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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 and adversely affect short-term rental vehicles.” While most drivers who rent trucks will use ELDs,…

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FMCSA Grants Exemption From 30 Minute Break To Certain Concrete Pump Truckers
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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 on-duty attendance time toward the 30-minute break. The exemption went into effect Tuesday, March 21,…

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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 of Secure Transportation, which is an agency within the US Department of Transportation who is…

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A 10,600 Payroll Boost For The Trucking Industry!
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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 a 238,000 rise in January. The unemployment rate went down to 4.7%, and wages increased 2.8%…

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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 their is no constant need of pushing the gas and brake petals. This new technology…

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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 a smaller series. This is done intentionally to weed out the problems that are common…

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The Top 5 Most and Bottom 5 Least Efficient Automakers
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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 weight. This is why the fuel economy is pretty impressive. Nissan and Infiniti These manufacturers…

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