- Looking to upgrade your small fleet? Check out this worry-free deal.
With this offer, you can hit the road with a powerful ISX or N13 engine, plus the two-year warranty and $2,000 in the PM package. Hey, you deserve two years of worry-free trucking, right?
- Manage Your Fleet Disposal: How to Maximize Results using an Online Marketplace
Manage Your Fleet Disposal: How to Maximize Results using an Online Marketplace
- New vs. Used? Choose an Online Marketplace to Save Time & Money
Buying Your Next Quality Used Truck or Managing Your Fleet
- Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed
Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed
- What's On the Horizon for Trucks and Fleets of the Future?
What's On the Horizon for Trucks and Fleets of the Future?
- MAN's Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver
MAN's Streamlined Semi Truck is a Futuristic Fuel Saver
- Will Amazon's Foray Into Delivery Change the Face of Trucking and Logistics?
Will Amazon's Foray Into Delivery Change the Face of Trucking and Logistics?
- Volvo Partners with Omnitracs to Provide Integrated Fleet Management Services
Volvo Partners with Omnitracs to Provide Integrated Fleet Management Services
- Iowa 80 - the World's Largest Truckstop Stacks on the Amenities
If you are an over-the-road trucker, then I'm sure you've stayed in your share of motels, hotels and rooms along the way. It goes with the lifestyle, and that's part of why you do what you do. But if you ever get into Iowa and are driving down I-80, make sure to stop by the largest truck stop on the face of the planet.
- Truckers: Proudly Moving America
It is not enough to say that without truck drivers, America stops moving. America also stops eating in many areas of the country and stops working practically everywhere in the United States. About 70 percent of all raw goods, food, equipment, and product moves by truck. According to the Department of Transportation Statistics, the trucking industry employs over 8.7 million people and moves 9.2 billion tons of freight, valued at $671 billion, with over 5.6 million tractor trailers that are driven by more than 3.5 million men and women.
- Check Out the February Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee
If you've never been able to check out the Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, this year is a great year to make it an annual event! The Exhibition takes place from February 16-19, 2015, and it's packed full of great events for you and some of the most valuable members of your fleet and team.
- Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Highways by 2025
Good news for commercial truckers! Trucking itself is the hottest trend in U.S. transportation. In the American Trucking Association's annual analysis of the transportation industry, trucking was again shown to be the primary transporter of freight in the U.S., beating all competitors. Moving nearly 70% of all domestic freight tonnage and collecting more than 80% of all freight revenue, "trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States," concluded ATA's American Trucking Trends 2014.
- Five Trucker Road Safety Tips
Working as a commercial truck driver may not be as dangerous as being a logger (#1) or commercial pilot (#3); but at #8 on Time magazine's list of The 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs, driving a truck is no wimp job.
- Trucker's Top Tip to Selling Your Truck Online
Whether you are a dealer, fleet manager or independent operator, there are many reasons to sell your truck online.
- Pilot Program Could Speed Canadian Border Crossings for Truckers
A recently announced pre-inspection pilot program could speed border crossings for truck drivers carrying loads between the U.S. and Canada.
- Truck Tire News Roundup
Check out the latest developments in heavy-duty truck tires. These innovative new products offer owner-operators and fleets considerable benefits in fuel economy, safety, tire life and durability.
- Carrier Axed from NAFTA Pilot Program
When Mexican carrier Tristan Transfer applied for admission to the NAFTA Cross Border Pilot Program last June, some trucking industry watchers questioned the carrier's safety record; but to no avail.
- Votes Are In: Best Truck Fleets to Drive For
U.S. and Canadian truck drivers have been heard and the 2014 Best Fleets to Drive For have been chosen from driver nominations.
- Fleet Cost-Per-Mile Data Analyzed
Given current fuel prices, motor carrier fuel costs are almost certain to continue to be the first or second largest cost center for fleets and increasing freight demand
- Examining Fleet Managers' Top Concerns
Trucking fleet executives were polled to determine their top concerns, which were used as topics for a recent symposium held by Travelers and Northland Insurance in partnership with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).
- ATA Offers Tips to Fleets for Handling Hours of Service Changes
As the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares to issue a final decision in American Trucking Association case against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the contentious restart and rest break changes to the HOS rules
- What Drivers Still Need to Know About CSA
Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance Safety and Accountability Program known throughout the industry as CSA was launched on December 12, 2010 there is still confusion among many drivers about their role under the new system and how it impacts their careers.
- Defensive Truck Driving Safety Tips
Even the most well-trained, safety-conscious professional truck driver is at risk of engaging in driving behaviors that could lead to a crash on today's crowded highways. Weather conditions or road conditions change and suddenly driving too fast for conditions becomes a risk factor.
- What is Jason's Law and What Can Truckers Do to Help?
The lack of adequate, safe truck parking is a growing problem. States have been closing public rest areas to save money and truck stop parking is limited, leaving truckers to pull over on entrance and exit ramps and seek other alternatives when parking isn't available. According to research by the American Trucking Assns.
- Preventing Highway 'Gators' That Give Trucking A Black Eye
Highway "alligators," those strips of tread strewn along our nation's highw, ays, give trucking an undeserved black eye with the motoring public and also represent a huge loss to the trucking business, in terms of increased costs.
- Don't Catch a Case of White Line Fever
Most truckers have experienced it. Traveling down the Interstate, you awake to the reality that you have no recollection of how you got from where you were a hundred miles or so ago to where you are now.
- The Unbuckled Trucker Dilemma
Men driving trucks big rigs and pickups are the biggest offenders when it comes to breaking passenger restraint laws, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Idle No More?
Pull into any given truck stop at any hour, day or night, and you will be greeted by the low, steady rumbling of dozens of idling trucks.
- Spring Brings Deadly Driving Conditions
Perhaps the most horrific traffic accidents in recent history were attributed to poor visibility due to fog, smoke, or a mixture of the two.
- Could That Cuppa Joe Save Your Life?
While truckers have long known the benefits of chugging down a cuppa joe to prevent drowsiness at the wheel, researchers in Australia recently released a study that they say proves that imbibing in caffeinated beverages can significantly reduce a long-distance truck driver's accident risk.
- What The Truck?
Without semitrucks, very few of us would get the goods we need for simple survival, let alone any of the items we buy for fun and pleasure.
- Distracted: The Multitasking Myth
When people attempt to perform two cognitively complex tasks such as driving and talking on a phone, the brain shifts its focus and people develop "inattention blindness" where important information falls out of view and is not processed by the brain, NSC says.
- Staying fit on the road made easier with first-ever OEM in-cab driver exercise system
Drivers will now be able to get a full-body workout in the comfort of their cabs with the introduction by Freightliner of the first-ever OEM designed and integrated in-cab exercise and flexibility system.
- Deadly Game of Chicken Targets Trucks
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning truckers, especially those traveling in the Las Vegas area, to be on the lookout for criminals targeting trucks in a deliberate attempt to cause an accident for the purpose of collecting a hefty insurance payout.
- GPS: Leading truckers down the wrong road?
While navigation systems are becoming increasingly commonplace in the nation's commercial vehicles, the impact that these devices have on driver behavior, decision-making and safety is not fully understood, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
- American Truckers - Crazy Fun Facts About The Trucker!
To understand the relevance of truck driving in the U.S. and around the world, you have to dig into the numbers. Here are some that demonstrate what trucking means to the American economy:
- Commercial Truck Fleets Continue to Add Green Vehicles
A number of commercial truck fleet operators have been adding more environment-friendly vehicles to their existing fleets. Trucking companies are giving a higher priority to sustainability goals than ever before. Alternative energy vehicles that include gas-hybrids, autogas, propane, CNG, and all-electric vehicles can be seen more often in many truck fleets.
- Welcome SelecTrucks of Birmingham
The sales staff at SelecTrucks of Birmingham is ready to help you find the trucks you need to take your business to the next level. The tractors are listed for sale individually, but you can also buy them in a package so that every truck in your fleet matches. Every truck in the fleet has been handpicked.
- Survey to Explore the Use of Navigation Systems by Commercial Vehicles
A new survey launched by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) explores the possibility of commercial drivers using navigation systems. The brief online survey, which seeks the input of both the motor carrier and the commercial driver, will collect information on the perspectives of both groups towards the use of navigation systems, including the perceived rewards and risks.
- Seasonal Spurt in Trucking Volumes as Holidays Draw Closer
Containerized imports at all the major retail container ports in the U.S. are witnessing a surge in import volumes. The increase in container imports for the month of October is expected to be around 10 percent compared to last year. Large retailers in the country are in the process of closing their annual shipping cycle for holiday sales.
- LMTA Chief Wins ATA Honor at the Annual Conference in Las Vegas
The American Trucking Association (ATA) has recognized Cathy Gautreaux of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) for her dedication, leadership, and achievements on behalf of the Louisiana trucking industry.
- Demand for Truck Scales on the Rise
The trucking industry has been witnessing a slow but steady rebound after a prolonged period of decline since the global economic slowdown that began in 2008. Trucking is an important sector of the U.S. economy and crucial to the delivery and distribution of various commodities.
- A Rising TCI Gives New Hope to the Trucking Industry
The Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) of FTR rose to 5.8 in August, compared to 4.4 in July. Since the beginning of 2011, despite a weakening economy, the TCI continued to hover in a mildly positive zone.
- What Are Bucket Trucks & How do They Work?
Bucket trucks may not be familiar to everyone but almost everyone has seen them. They are most easily spotted on the side of the road or near a light pole being used by electric linemen and tree trimmers.
- Virgo Fleet For All Of Your Trucking Supplies
Trucker-to-Trucker is proud to announce that Virgo Fleet Supplies has recently joined our exclusive network of online advertisers. Virgo Fleet Supplies, located at 8027 Foster Ave in Brooklyn, New York, is a family-run company that has been serving the trucking industry since 1978.
- Butler Transport Company, No One Complaining!
It is the desire of all truckers to find a company where they receive decent compensation and one where the atmosphere is congenial. There are many companies in the trucking industry that truckers consider either good or bad employers.
- Understanding the Trucking Industry
Sometimes people who first enter, or considering entering the trucking profession do not understand the many positions involved in the industry. Below is a breakdown that perhaps will help clarify some of the positions and terminology that is involved.
- Big G Express Inc � A Unique Trucking Company Owned by the Drivers
It was in January of 2009 that they changed to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which allows the partnership and its employees to equally share in the operation and ownership.
- Trucking Company Roundup - DOT Foods
A Quick look at DOT Foods story of success. Robert Tracy started out in his home, delivering goods via station wagon. He then advanced to a pickup and finally was able to purchase a truck. He and his wife, Dorothy founded their company in 1960 and named it Associated Dairy Products.
- Need A New Job? Try Hill Brothers Transportation
This company was established in 1986 by four brothers who came from a family well experienced in the business of trucking. Their grandfather, Robert Hill, started work in the industry in 1932.
- Atlas Van Lines Releases Driver Preferences
For the eighth year in a row, Atlas Van Lines has released results from its King of the Road survey. Although the results reflect the preferences of Atlas drivers, it can be concluded that many long-haul drivers have similar feelings when it comes to favored brands, ways to stay healthy, use of technology, and many other findings.
- Roehl Transport And You
In the trucking industry, many different companies use individual truckers and owner-operators, in their hauling programs. It is always advantageous to check out these companies and see how long they have been in business as well as what they have to offer, when you are looking for employment.
- Making More Money Using Super Single Tires on Trucks and Trailers
For years, truckers have used the conventional dual tires on their wheels. A huge change has been introduced by Michelin North America with their X One XDA Super wide Energy truck tires. There are a number of things that make this an exciting addition to the trucking industry.
- Swift Company Offers Trucking Tuitions for Veterans
There is good news for veterans who wish to become truck drivers. Swift Transportation Co. Inc., in a March 30 press release announced that the company is offering 1,000 full Swift Driving Academy scholarships to veterans, with a l-year commitment.
- Trucker to Trucker Welcomes TMC Truck Sales
Trucker to Trucker would like to extend a warm welcome to TMC Truck Sales as they join our ever expanding dealer network. TMC Truck Sales is one of the finest used truck dealerships in the Midwest.
- Welcome DM Bowman Used Truck Sales
D.M. Bowman, Inc. has recently become part of Trucker-to-Trucker's exclusive dealer network. They are a full-service transportation firm that understands the equipment needs of truckers because they are a carrier as well as a used truck dealership. The company was originally founded in 1959 and has two locations where customers can purchase high-quality used trucks.
- LNG Trucks: What is the likely future of LNG and trucks?
Liquefied Natural Gas as an alternative fuel is all over the news right now, and several major trucking companies are testing trucks and considering the switch to LNG. Truck drivers and Trucking company owners seem to be divided on the issue.
- Need a Truck or Trailer Inspected? How About A Fleet?
Finding a new truck or trailer is not the easiest thing to do when you are on the road all of the time. The research, the legwork and long distance phone calls easily eat up the little free time that you do have. When you do hit pay dirt, the feeling that you have is overwhelming.
- Many Trucking Companies Testing Natural Gas Conversion
The high price of diesel has many trucking companies looking for cheaper option when it comes to fuel. There are many obstacles in the short-term, but companies such as Wal-Mart and United Parcel Service are converting a small percentage of their vehicles to natural gas as a way to test the feasibility of switching over their fleets completely.
- Truckers Are Using Jiggy Jobs For the Win!
Job hunting can be an utter nightmare; each career website has thousands of jobs to sort through. However, if you are in the trucking industry, you need a website dedicated to this particular career niche.
- Welcome PACCAR Financial Used Truck Center
A new truck dealer has been welcomed into the Trucker to Trucker's impressive list of dealers. The company is PACCAR Financials Used Truck Center. Their truck centers are known for selling late model trucks that have been traded, repossessed or are off-lease for PACCAR Financial.
- Welcome International(R) Used Truck Center Tampa
It is our pleasure to introduce to the Trucker to Trucker readers the newest addition to our dealer network. At International(R) Used Truck Center Tampa would-be consumers are greeted with an experienced team offering quality, certified used Tampa semi trucks and associated services.
- Questions You Need To Ask About Mitsubishi Trucks For Sale
Hunting for Mitsubishi trucks for sale is a great opportunity to own a high-quality vehicle. Before you head out to hunt for your new Mitsubishi truck, there are some important questions that require answers.
- Introducing CargoTel
Today we would like to introduce our readers to CargoTel, a company that specializes in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for small, mid, and large-size auto hauling companies. CargoTel works alongside of a hauling company to ensure effective exchange of data for that company with any Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Smaller hauling companies are gaining more and more ground against the larger manufacturing companies in this market. OEMs are opting to provide more opportunities to companies with smaller fleets.
- For Trucking Information and Tools - TruckInfo.net
Today we look to bring our readers and visitors an efficient look at www.truckinfo.net as a place of information and tool for truckers. TruckInfo.net features many useful sections that a variety of people will find interesting. It is geared towards individuals in the trucking industry but does have a lesser platform of providing appropriate information for others. Great features of TruckInfo.net include their Trucking Job Center, load boards, and Shop Talk for Truckers. These are in addition to the many other information resources and link listings that www.truckinfo.net provides for a browser's convenience.
- State Trucking Associations
State Trucking Associations serve a vital role in protecting the interests of the trucking industry, drivers, and employers alike. Similarly minded people come together to represent their interests from a knowledgeable stand point to the various environmental and governmental regulatory committees that enact and pass legislation.
- Truck for Sale Spotlight: TEC Equipment, Inc.
California truck dealer, TEC Equipment Inc is the major supplier of new and used trucks on the West Coast. First started back in 1976 at the height of the oil crisis, TEC has enjoyed strong growth until it now justly claims the top spot amongst dealers on the I-5 corridor. Based in Portland OR, TEC also has locations in Portland, Eugene, Wilsonville and Medford, all in Oregon and also in Reno-Sparks in Nevada. California dealerships include locations at Oakland, La Mirada and Fontana.
- Truck Technology
Technology has affected our lives in so many different ways that we probably would smile with nostalgia if confronted with a rig from 20 years ago. Developments have been fast and furious, and while trucking is not considered a glam, sexy industry for technology, it has been at the forefront of some ground-breaking developments.
- FMCSA Regulations on EOBR: The Spy in the Cab Black Box is Just the Beginning
The Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMSCA) introduced a new Electronic OnBoard Recorders (EOBR) ruling in April 2010. The EOBR rule comes into effect on June 4, 2012 and for the first time it mandates EOBR use for nominated groups of carriers. The bottom line is that FMSCA will be able to say who must install EOBR to ensure Hours of Service (HOS) compliance.
- Talk To Doug Shields Today
In recent years it has become more and more difficult to qualify for truck financing. What used to be an easy process, now can be nearly impossible for some people.
- To Cap or Not to Cap
Information on using retreaded tires and helpful information about the safety. Retreading can be a big money saver, but...