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Night Versus Daylight Trucking. What Should be Your Strategy?
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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.   Trying to find a parking for the truck One of the things that make truckers…

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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 the major players?   Major players in the testing stage involve Otto, Daimler, as well…

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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 is to make a better working environment for drivers. The first time the truck travels…

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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 in the retail and fast food-industries, as well. Producing more with fewer people has become…

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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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