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Every business experiences shifts during its lifetime, but the trucking industry in particular is going through massive changes. One of the biggest challenges facing the industry is the accelerated advance of e-commerce sales. E-commerce transactions are exerting a major effect on freight patterns across the country. As much as 10 percent of retail transactions occur […]

Technology helped trucking fleets make indispensable contributions to the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast region following the destruction caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Some fleets were able to prepare ahead of time so their own losses were mitigated, allowing them the opportunity to help the community. One such company is Poolsure. Poolsure is […]

Commercial motor vehicles are prone to run into overhead obstructions. Most professional drivers have had at least one incident where overhead obstructions were an issue. Here are 6 tips to help professional truck drivers avoid destructive situations related to height, overhead clearances and obstructions. Avoid trees and buildings Overhanging tree branches and building soffit areas […]

On August 29, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed an anti-ELD petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The petition seeks to delay the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is due to go into effect in December of this year. OOIDA alleges that because 26 states have yet to integrate […]

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas is causing calamitous complications for the entire U.S. trucking industry. Houston, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm, is an important inbound and outbound freight hub in the U.S., particularly for van and refrigerated trailers. It is a key transfer point for freight that is […]

According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), 23 percent, or almost 1 in 4 commercial trucks that received the Level I inspection, were taken out of service during this year’s International Roadcheck. Of the nearly 41,000 inspections that were conducted, about 33,000 occurred in the U.S. The remaining 7,713 were conducted in Canada. The […]

Truck driving is one of the most hazardous occupations in the U.S. according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) Approximately 12 percent of all job-related deaths, or 766 deaths, happened to workers in the trucking industry. Truckers also experience the highest number of non-fatal accidents as well; approximately 65,000 truck drivers suffered injuries […]

In March of last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) joined together to issue a pre-ruling regarding individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many in the transportation industry regarded the maneuver as the first step for an eventual list of requirements for those dealing with OSA. As of […]

Every year truck drivers are hurt by loose freight that falls from trailers that hasn’t been secured. According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), shifting cargo is one of the events that cause the 500,000 accidents involving a commercial motor carrier every year. A driver can be seriously hurt when opening the doors of the […]

When it comes to commercial truck driving, safety is key. The purpose of the Hours of Service regulations are to keep everyone on the road safe and compliant. Chances are, you, or someone you know, has experienced fatigue while behind the wheel. Fatigue can lead to bad decisions and, potentially, serious, if not deadly, crashes. […]