Truckers unite against human trafficking

Have you ever heard about sex slavery in developing countries? You’re probably at least aware of its existence somewhere far away from the United States, but the fact of the matter is the trafficking of humans under the age of 18 is happening right here in the USA....

Losing weight casually on the road

Do you need to lose weight? Yes, we’ve all been there: you’re crunched for time. The shipper had you waiting in detention for a 4 hours to pick up your load. You’re looking at your hours-of-service ticking on down on the ELD and feeling stressed knowing how many miles...

New law could benefit younger truckers

In a recent Trucker Feed poll, commercial drivers weighed in on a new law that could allow 18-21 year olds to drive across state lines after receiving a commercial driver license and logging on 400 hours on duty time and 240 hours on duty driving time with an...

Fatal crashes highlight safety, ELD

The driver wakes in a truck almost every day for years. He does his pre-trip with the experience of a seasoned professional, calls his wife and kids for a quick good morning while drinking instant coffee he heated in the microwave. It's a day like any other and he...

A vision for the future

Not everyone thinks there’s a driver shortage. There's a different narrative. It’s not a shortage silly, it’s economics. In a FreightWaves commentary dated November 2017, the writer lays out the argument that this long-reviled boogeyman of the industry is actually...

New bill would amend hours of service

We need an act of Congress. A new bill by Texas Republican Brian Babin would amend the controversial hours of service that has been the bane of truckers existence since the rollout of the ELD mandate whereby commercial drivers must document their work activity with a...

Truck parking worse as April approaches

With hard enforcement of the ELD mandate fast approaching it appears the dire parking situation for commercial drivers is getting worse. In an ongoing poll by Overdrive magazine 70% of truckers indicated “I've noticed lots full or very close to full earlier in the...

Is winter coming for the industry?

Transport industry is either preparing for spring or winter depending on who you talk to. Canadian logistics industry is learning a lot from their southern neighbors as the April 1, 2018 ELD mandate nears for us Yanks. Canadian commercial drivers will all be on ELDs...

8 things that will save trucking industry

The trucking industry is facing several challenges that will all need to be addressed. We see 100,000 new drivers every year for the next 10 years We specifically target women and millennials in recruitment efforts. We get a makeover from top down to improive our...