‘Trucking News’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Transfix the Uber for Trucking Raises $14.5 Million in Funding

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Have you ever heard of Transfix? If you haven’t, you might be interested in this start-up trucking initiative, which complies with trucking legislation, because it may change the way goods are traveling in the future. Uber Driving Uber driving is taking the world by storm. This is, essentially, pitting a rider with a driver who […]

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 […]

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 […]