‘Trucking Industry Info’ Category

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 […]

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, […]

Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Digital log books are the latest in trucking industry news. Becoming mandatory within the next 2 years, they will totally replace the paper log books that have been the standard of the industry since its beginning. Overall the trucking industry is bracing for a wealth of retirement when this new legislation takes effect, simply because […]

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, […]

The 2015/2016 Roller Coaster of Freight Volume

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Right now, and probably for the immediate future, the buzz words in trucking industry news are freight shipments. As we all know, freight shipments determine the highs and the lows in the trucking industry, and unless you have been living under a rock, you know that there has been a wealth of freight movement in […]

Michelin Celebrates Truckers with #KeepThanksMoving Campaign from 11/16 to 12/31

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Keeping you informed is what we love doing best here at Trucker to trucker, and this is a holiday special from Michelin North America. In all of Michelin’s social and digital media, they are going to mark the holiday season with a shout out to all of you semi truck drivers out there. They’re #KeepThanksMoving […]

Wall Street Journal Says Trucking Industry Heading Into a Downturn Pushing Rate Prices Lower

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

If you keep up with Trucker to Trucker, you know that there has been a literal trucking boom going on. Orders are up, miles are up, freight tonnage is up and jobs are to be had in virtually any sector of the trucking business. Optimism has been high for the last few years, and rightly […]

Denis Day of Con-way Freight Celebrates 3 Million Continuous Accident Free Miles

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

We here at Trucker to Trucker, always want to give kudos to truck drivers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty or have set milestones within the industry. Such is the case with Dennis Day. As a driver for Con-Way transportation, Day has set a milestone that is hard to beat. But […]

Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Don’t we all wish we could have a crystal ball and look into the future? You could see what you’ll be having for dinner tomorrow night, what the weekend will bring, who wins the World Series or The Super Bowl or even what road you’ll be traveling over next year, or next decade, for that […]