It's one of those by-now almost unsurprising policy stances when it comes to energy consumption and freight movements: the portrayal of trucks as 'bad apples,' despite their critical role in delivering everything that keeps our modern lives up and running.
When driving long distances, especially at night, it is common to feel tired. If you need to stay awake while driving, make sure to get energy before a long drive by having a short nap. On the road, drink caffeine and have small, healthy snacks.
Tractor-trailer operators are an integral part of the world's economy. Without them, grocery stores would go unstocked, retail businesses would offer no products for sale, manufacturers of all sorts would be unable to deliver products to consumers.
An owner operator is a self-employed truck driver who operates his/her own small business to transport goods for customers. He or she is free to haul goods on their own or enter into a lease agreement to dedicate their equipment to one customer.
Freight matching services or 'freight exchanges' have become one of the hottest topics in Freight Transportation over the past few years.
Commercial trucks are already at greater risk for an accident, but winter weather increases that risk even more.
It's important to know what to do in the event of a big rig breakdown. As a professional driver, you'll undoubtedly experience a mechanical failure or a breakdown, sooner or later.
As a truck driver, the best way to handle your dispatcher, is to understand what his job involves.
A DOT inspection can cause stress for even the calmest and coolest of truckers.
First of all, there shouldn't be a reason to fear DOT inspections, if you're doing your job as a truck driver and following the rules which govern the trucking industry.
Like most oilfield jobs, dump trucking can be a very dangerous gig if not performed correctly. Don't believe me? Do yourself a favor and type in the words 'dump truck accidents' in the Google search box. Hell, I'll even do it for you.