‘Trucker to Trucker’ Category

The Trick to Getting Your Moving Floor ITI Trailer to Pay for Itself

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A Q&A with Mike DePew In the world of ITI and moving floor trailers, shiny and new may also mean less expensive. Mike DePew, owner of CMD Trailers and Leasing, Inc., has been in the business for 36 years. He’s seen the advent of moving floor trailers, and their rise in popularity over time due […]

Tire Tread Awareness: What Causes Wear Where?

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

As always, we give you the best in trucker tips, and one of them involves your tires. There are certain things you should know about the tread wear of your tires, and what you can do about it. Tread Depth. All truckers, and particularly owner operators, should be aware of the tread depth of their […]

Truckers Show Cluster of Chronic Health Issues

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

As a trucker, you may think that sitting in a cab all day isn’t the best in healthy living. Being inactive, the stress that comes from many hours on the road, then throw in smoking and always eating at fast food joints, none of which sound particularly healthy. At least that’s the rumor, anyway. Well, […]

Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

The one thing that can be said about truckers is that they also live by the creed of the mail man or woman: “Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” If that doesn’t sum up a trucker, than I don’t […]

Stay Safe – Monitor Carbon Monoxide in Your Cab

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

For the latest in trucker tips, you can always count on Trucker to Trucker, but this one is extra special because it could possibly save your life. Carbon Monoxide I’m sure you are already familiar with this gas. It is called the silent killer because you can’t smell it, you can’t see it, yet it […]

Are You an Employee or Independent Contractor – Case Study

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Hey truckers, the latest in truck driver news asks if you are an employee of a trucking company or if you are an independent contractor. Although you may think you know the difference, or may be labeled as one or the other, it pays to find out where you really stand. This is one of […]

Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

It is well known that many truck drivers are old-timers. Many trucking industry news sources report that as they retire, there are few young people eager to take their place. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 79 percent of U.S. companies claim they are having a tough time […]

ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker’s Pay Due to Driver Shortage

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Once again, truck driver wages are in the semi truck driver news. With the prediction that over 175,000 driving jobs are going tom open up over the course of the next 10 years, the trucking industry is beginning to increase drivers pay to lure more people into the world of truck driving. Median Income The […]

California Mandated Trucker Breaks Face Federal Review

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Here’s some interesting trucking legislation that makes sense one way but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense another way. Truckers are paid by the mile, when the wheels are rolling on the ground. On the surface, that seems fair enough, you are working and you get paid. However, taking lunch breaks or driving breaks, […]

Women Step Up to Fill the Gap in the Truck Driver Shortage

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

There is no doubt that the trucking industry is an equal opportunity employer. But one of the strangest things about the business is that it is a male dominated one. That probably makes sense to the average person because they think that trucking is a heavy-duty activity, lots of muscle to turn a big rig, […]