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...

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...

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...