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.
Being on the road for days and weeks at a time can become quite lonely. That's why many owner-operators choose to have a co-pilot, and not of the human variety. There are many benefits to having a 'truck pet' both for you and your pet.
Picture this. Every time you hunt for a new load as an owner operator or independent trucking company, you have to deal with load brokers. However, it never fails that something goes awry with your commercial truck and trailer loads.
Let's face it; long hauls are boring after about the first 10 or 20 miles! Your tires make that humming sound against the road, which doesn't exactly add to whatever music you are playing.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced two proposals that would take steps toward responding to a national shortage of qualified truck and bus drivers.
Time to prepare: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 30th annual International Roadcheck, billed as the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, takes place June 6-8. The special emphasis this year is cargo securement.