Indiana Carrier PJ Trucking Expands to Offer Shipping Storage

It’s great to see a small business in trucking grow. For instance, there is a woman-owned trucking company in Indiana that is currently expanding operations to offer more logistics services. PJ Trucking will be positioned to offer storage and distribution options thanks to the latest acquisition of a more than quarter-million square foot building. Check…

Heffernan Insurance Brokers and National Truck Services Group Merge

Trucking insurance is one of the most tedious and costly parts of being a trucking company. Whether you are Purdy Brothers Trucking, Schilli Transportation Services, SLT or another top paying trucking company, finding affordable trucking insurance is a constant battle. One way to stay informed about trucking insurance company offerings. In light of this conversation,…

How Troops to Trucks Helps Military Truckers

If you are a truck driver currently looking for civilian trucking jobs after serving in the military, you aren’t alone. In fact, the US military has created a program called Troops to Trucks that can help you translate your behind the wheel experience and help you get your commercial driver’s license. Whether you want to…

How Often Does a Trucking Company Have to Inspect its Trucks?

Trucking companies like Taylor Truck Line and Forward Air Transportation Services depend on their equipment to make ends meet. Routine maintenance and repairs as needed are part and parcel to the role of a trucking company. Inspections are conducted, as well, by the company drivers and owner operators according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration…

Why Self Driving Trucks Will Never Work…in Your Lifetime

A major fear among most professional truck drivers is that they will be replaced by robots driving big rigs. Fortunately for you, this is not likely the case. Yes, self-driving trucks will be here eventually. But they aren’t going to beat the electronic logging devices to the drawing table. In fact, by the time truck…

Rule Info for Choosing an E-Logging Device According to the FMCSA

Finding ways to stay compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is getting tougher and tougher. Hopefully the regulations will start reversing soon so that truckers get a break. The big one up this year is the ELD rule, which will require all truck drivers of long haul loads to use electronic logging devices….

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…