‘Truckers’ Category

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 […]

Could A Trucker’s Pension Cut be on the Radar for Congress?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Pensions are one of the hallmarks of a Democratic society, essentially thanking employees for their hard work in every asset of the economy, even after they have retired. Just remember that pensions are not handouts. Employees pay into the pension fund, which is then invested, so that upon retiring, the employee will continue to get […]

Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

We have all seen lower fuel prices at the pump, but not only does this affect the consumer, it also affects the trucker and the trucking industry as a whole, too. And with fuel prices that are continuing to fall, will freight deliveries rise? Fuel Surcharges Most trucking companies and independents tack on a fuel […]

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 […]

New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The latest in semi truck driver news are that medical certification changes have begun this month. All drivers going in for their medical examinations after December 22nd, will notice that a new Medical Examination Report form is being used. While that maybe no big deal for many, there are going to be more questions about […]

Technology and the Trucking Industry – Time for Improvement

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

As always, Trucker to Trucker keeps you abreast of the latest trucking industry news and views, and here is something coming down the pike that’s beginning to make waves. It’s called “technology,” and in the business world of trucking, it has been pushed under all 18 wheels for decades. Slow Acceptance Although you may find […]

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 […]

Truckers and Sleep Apnea – A Real Problem

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Semi truck drivers have all probably heard about sleep apnea, which in its most basic terms, is a condition where a person regularly wakes up during the night because they don’t get enough air when they breathe. This problem means that although you may be asleep, it isn’t restful sleep, so that you may be […]