What to Know About New FDA Sanitary Transportation Rule

By April 6, 2017 if you are not compliant with the latest rule by the Federal Drug Administration, your truck driving job could be in jeopardy. This rule seems to have slipped in under the door, as we haven’t heard much about it even though the deadline is right around the corner. So what do…

Mack Trucks Partners Up for New Electronic Logging System

Whether you are on board with electronic logging devices or not, big things are happening in the ELD world. Truck drivers are moving closer and closer to the compliance date for the ELD ruling and tech companies are following suit. Telogis has partnered with Mack Trucks to develop an ELD software program that is above…

CB Radios for Truckers and Why You Still Need Them

“Blew my doors off,” “Comin in loud and proud,” “Back off the hammer.” These aren’t phrases you use everyday when talking on your cell phone. CB radio lingo and trucker slang is exclusive to the CB radio community. Yet with all these truck driver chat apps out nowadays, along with weather channel apps and truck…

Trucking Companies Demand Hair Sampling for Drug Tests Now

When you are a truck driver, you are six degrees away from being a federal employee. After all, you are regulated and licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation, two government agencies dedicated to public highway safety. Yet there is one big way that truckers differ from government employees—the…

How to Tell the Trucking Industry Isn’t Ready for Self-Driving Tech

The company Embark makes autonomous, self driving trucking solutions. They are trying to shake up the trucking industry by offering long haul autonomous programs. In other words, long haul truckers could transform their rigs into self driving trucks using this technology. It has passed for road inspection by the State of Nevada, passing automated trucking…

Top 3 Bottlenecks for Freight Haulers in 2017

Bottleneck traffic, rush hour all day long, traffic jams from your worst nightmares…these are commonplace conditions for truck drivers. All the same, there has to be a way to bypass these bottlenecks so you don’t risk losing your trucking job. As a truck driver for companies like Heartland Express, JB Hunt Transport, and Knight Refrigerated you…

How You Can Improve Your Night Sight as an OTR Trucker

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean all of the nation’s over the road truck drivers end their day. In fact, professional truck drivers end up driving at all hours as determined by their haul types and delivery schedules. The problem here is that some drivers have difficulties seeing after dark either due to decreased lighting…

How to Apply for Trucking Jobs on JiggyJobs

Jiggy Jobs makes finding trucking jobs online simple and fast. Are you ready to apply for trucking jobs? Great, we’ll look at how to apply using our Quick App feature. Want to search for the best paying trucking jobs currently available? We can help you do that, too. Jiggy Jobs also provides detailed and up-to-date…

MC Numbers No More: What to Expect With the Unified Registration System

Pretty soon you will not have a MC (Motor Carrier), US DOT, or FF (Freight Forwarder) number. All of these trucking numbers will be obsolete. In their place you will use the new Unified Registration System. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is busy working out the kinks. While they published their final ruling for…

What are the Best Choices for Wireless Internet for OTR Truck Drivers?

Wireless internet is as vital to truckers as CB radios once were. Your boss emails you to send you the paperwork for your next load. You need the internet to download it, and you need a wireless connection to print it via your printer. After a long day over the road you want to stream…