Posts Tagged ‘truck drivers’

November 17, 2016 @ 1:06 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , ,

A survey of 401 professional truck drivers shows most are more connected through technology and social media than ever before, and a good number of them say they are also increasingly health-conscious. The new survey, conducted by King of the Road for Atlas Van Lines, provides insights from the moving company’s van drivers on their […]

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August 22, 2016 @ 10:47 am | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,
12 tips to stay awake longer

Truck drivers have very long days and erratic sleep schedules. Most are also getting paid by how much work they get done, whether it be by the mile, by the hour, or a percentage of what the load pays. Staying awake and alert for long periods of time is critical if you want to be […]

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April 1, 2016 @ 9:31 am | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,
truck drivers blockrodes

Figuring out how to make a self-driving truck is the easy part. Integrating autonomous technology into society is where the challenge truly begins. Cruising down the highway, it seems as if everything is just as it should be: visibility is good and traffic is moving well. Suddenly an improperly secured mattress flies off the roof […]

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March 3, 2016 @ 3:42 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , , ,

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team. The American’s Road Team is a group of drivers who represent the trucking industry as ambassadors. Every two years, a new group of drivers are chosen as the America’s Road Team captains, traveling the […]

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February 11, 2016 @ 5:13 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , , , ,
gas under a dollar?

Drivers in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest may see gasoline prices at the pump fall to 99 cents a gallon as regional stockpiles swell. Average Illinois retail gasoline prices have dropped 34% in the past year to $1.57 a gallon, while Oklahoma motorists can fill up for a $1.36 a gallon, according to […]

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February 11, 2016 @ 4:48 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , , ,
Class 8 trucks order drop 48%

January’s Class 8 North American orders just cleared 18,000, down 48% year-over-year but within expectations as fleets’ ordering patterns shifted into a more typical range, analysts said.

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December 21, 2015 @ 4:01 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , , ,
6 trends in 2016

Some things never change and some things change faster than others. So it goes with trucking and so it will go in 2016. The all-too-familiar driver shortage will keep capacity tight while bedeviling motor carriers to attract and retain professional, safety-minded truck operators. The state of the economy has arguably taken a back seat to […]

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December 14, 2015 @ 4:11 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , ,
Bad Truck Drivers

If you’ve ever had a close encounter with a driver in Montana, you’re probably not alone: the state is first in the nation when it comes to having the worst drivers.

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December 4, 2015 @ 4:48 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: ,
Truck Wheels

Investigations into hundreds of wheel separation incidents reveals that whether it was loosened wheel fasteners or failed bearings due to improper installation or loss of lubricant, better maintenance could have prevented all but a few of the incidents. In 643 incidents reported between 2000 and 2003, loose wheel fasteners were to blame 65% of the […]

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November 16, 2015 @ 4:08 pm | Category:Accident, Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , , ,
Wind can be dangerous for truck drivers

Take care and drive safely when the weather is bad. Think about pulling off. This can happen to You.

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