- Trending Trucker Helper Apps
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have been some of the greatest innovations in the trucking industry. These gadgets are some of the most important instruments in a truckers life, and better still, you can download some great apps and make them even better.
- 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.
- New App Makes Crossing to Canada Easier for Truckers
Trucking across the border just got a whole lot easier for those making their way between the U.S. and Canada. Livingston's new app Shipment Tracker streamlines the scanning and tracking process for shipments headed either direction.
- Trailer Tails and Moose Bumpers, What's Next?
The moment of inertia for a fully-loaded tractor-trailer is nothing compared to the difficulty encountered when trying to pass much needed changes to trucking industry regulations. Senseless regulatory differences between the United States and Canada further complicate the lives of truckers and interfere with their ability to make a decent living.
- Enlisting the Aid of Professional Drivers to Improve Trucking's Public Image
America's Road Team is a national public outreach program led by a small group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on the highway.
- Crazy Fun Facts About American Truckers!
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:
- EPA Honors Heartland Express for its Commitment to Environment
Heartland Express, Inc. has received the prestigious SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award is given in recognition of the company as a true industry leader in energy efficiency and freight supply chain environmental performance.
- 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.
- National Truck of the Year 2013 Nominees Announced
The American Truck Dealers (ATD) has announced the names of nine commercial trucks that have been nominated for the 2013 ATD Commercial Truck of the Year. This is a prestigious national award that recognizes the best truck entries in the heavy-duty and medium-duty categories across the country.
- 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.
- Last Call for Truck Driver Appreciation Week
At Rudolph Foods, we're just bursting with appreciation for the truck drivers that work each day to fill our pantries and grocery shelves nationwide with the things we need! Where would we be without these drivers?
- From Brooklyn New York Welcome Celer Inc
Celer Inc., a leader in exporting heavy-duty equipment worldwide, has just been welcomed into the exclusive network of advertisers at Trucker-to-Trucker.Celer Inc. offers a variety of machinery, trailers and trucks to customers from all over the globe.
- Powell Equipment For Trucks and Trailers in Southwest Chciago
Powell Equipment Inc. has recently joined Trucker-to-Trucker's exclusive team of online advertisers. Powell equipment offers customers a wide selection of pre-owned trailers and trucks. The dealership is located at 27665 South Frontage Road East in Channahon (Joliet), Illinois.
- Peterbilt Delivers Best of Show In Rotella SuperRigs Competition
The May 2012 Sheel Rotella SuperRigs competition held in Joplin, MO demonstrated once again why Peterbilt is such a beloved truck. Driver John O'Keefe won the competition, hands down, in his 2007 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Legacy. He calls the truck "Low Life" but, actually, it was the highlight of the day.
- What's Up At Old Dominion Freight
History of this company reveals the following: Old Dominion is a freight hauling company that was founded in 1934 by Earl and Lillian Congdon in the state of Virginia. They started out with one truck and through the years acquired other truck lines, continuing to expand.
- Website For Kids Paying Tribute To The American Trucker
Yes, the Grandpa and the Truck stories will be hitting the superslab soon, telling the career experiences (the ones he can tell) of 30 year, long-haul driver Paul Wesley Gates, one of Atlas Van Lines's Elite Fleet of Truckers.
- Michelin Tire Company Invents a Tire That Does Not Require Air
One of the companies well known for its tires is Michelin. The headquarters of this company is located in France but it has plants in Germany, Spain, the USA, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Italy and other countries.
- 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.
- Current Trucking Trends That Can Help You Prepare For The Future
This can be seen in the fact that, of the 6.8 million people employed in the trucking industry, more than 3 million are drivers. Although in the past female and minority inclusion in this job market was rare, there are an ever-growing number of drivers making up these groups.
- Organizations That Help Owner Operators
Many truckers new to the business are unaware of organizations that represent their interests. Some charge a fee for services or membership while others simply work in the interest of their members. One of the best known of these is the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc, also known as OOIDA.
- New - Volvo's Hybrid 'Mean Green' Truck
Truckers have long known the value of Volvo trucks and their reliability on the road. With the company's headquarters in Sweden, they have manufacturing plants throughout the world.
- Welcome Kaufman Trailers
Trucker-to-Trucker is proud to welcome Kaufman Trailers into our dealer network. Kaufman Trailers offers some of the highest quality trailers on the road, delivered anywhere in the continental United States.
- Arrow Truck's "Hog Days Of Summer"
The open road is a difficult thing for an average person to have a true appreciation for. Truckers spend their time on the road ensuring their load gets to where it needs to be.
- Manac Semi Trailers Rise Up to Meet the Road
At Manac, the motto is 'whatever the road' and as the largest manufacturer in North America of custom-built and specialty semitrailers, the motto is right on target.
- The First Name in Trailers Manufactures the Lightest Weight Dry Van
Utility – The First Name in Trailers will be at Booth #20145 in Dallas, Texas at The Great American Trucking Show on August 25 through August 27, 2011. Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company invites you to stop by and see what is new in their line of trailers.
- Rising Cost of Fuel Drawing Fire from Industry Leaders
Bill Graves, the CEO and President of the American Trucking Association, told members of the House Natural Resources Committee on March 31, 2011, that in order to allow affordable diesel fuel to the trucking industry, policymakers would have to step up.
- Combating Child Sex Trafficking with Truckers Against Trafficking
Today, Trucker to Trucker puts the spotlight on the efforts of Truckers Against Trafficking and their efforts to combat human trafficking and the sex trade: Truckers Against Trafficking has been established to help raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking within the United States as well as on the international arena. With long, scarcely guarded borders with Canada and even with Mexico, the opportunities for human traffickers to bring people, especially children and vulnerable women into the country is a lucrative and fairly risk-free activity for the criminals behind these schemes.
- 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.
- OOIDA Attacks US Mexico Cross Border Trucking Deal
The Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) vehemently opposes the cross border trucking deal which will now see Mexican operators and trucks on America's highways. President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon have announced that a cross border trucking deal is now 'imminent'.
- States Move to Enable Laws to Ban Texting as Distracted Driving
Federal rules already forbid texting while driving, but now state legislators are also moving to enact their own laws to prohibit driving while distracted. A dozen states are considering laws to forbid texting whilst driving, however these will affect all drivers and not simply truckers, which is as it ought to be.