- Top 10 Online Leaders Changing the Trucking Industry
Here we give credit to the individuals and organizations using the internet to make a difference in the trucking industry and the people who keep it running.
- Indiana Carriers Adopting Creative Hiring Solutions
About 14,000 registered trucking companies of Indiana face a serious recruiting challenge due to a nationwide shortage of qualified drivers. To meet the demand for drivers, these companies are now finding creative ways to hire good people. They are looking at the option to hire veterans, moving nearer to their workforce, and offering perks such as opening training facilities and more days off.
- 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.
- The Best Insurance Services From Rigquote
Trucker-to-Trucker would like to welcome Rig Quote into our exclusive team of online advertisers. Here at Trucker-to-Trucker, we understand that owner-operators and trucking company owners don't have time to shop around to find the best deal on insurance.
- Understanding the Trucking Industry
Sometimes people who first enter, or considering entering the trucking profession do not understand the many positions involved in the industry. Below is a breakdown that perhaps will help clarify some of the positions and terminology that is involved.
- 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.
- Roehl Transport And You
In the trucking industry, many different companies use individual truckers and owner-operators, in their hauling programs. It is always advantageous to check out these companies and see how long they have been in business as well as what they have to offer, when you are looking for employment.
- Should a Trucker Use Broker Services?
Many truck owner-operators have found the use of a freight broker as a good way to connect with companies that need shipping services. A broker assists in helping the movement of cargo flow easily.
- Bluetooth Truckers: Got Your Ears On?
The U.S. Department of Transportation's new ban on handheld cell phones for commercial truck and bus drivers that went into effect on January 3, 2012 for all interstate travel, extending to holding, dialing and reaching for cell phones while driving has stirred some opposition.
- LNG Trucks: What is the likely future of LNG and trucks?
Liquefied Natural Gas as an alternative fuel is all over the news right now, and several major trucking companies are testing trucks and considering the switch to LNG. Truck drivers and Trucking company owners seem to be divided on the issue.
- Hours of Service Regulations Final Rule Effective February 27
Hours of service regulations affect everyone involved in the trucking industry, including drivers, shippers and company owners. The U.S. Department of Transportation is constantly looking for ways to increase the safety of highways in the United States, so the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revised the hours of service requirements to reflect the latest research findings in regards to public safety.
- Many Trucking Companies Testing Natural Gas Conversion
The high price of diesel has many trucking companies looking for cheaper option when it comes to fuel. There are many obstacles in the short-term, but companies such as Wal-Mart and United Parcel Service are converting a small percentage of their vehicles to natural gas as a way to test the feasibility of switching over their fleets completely.
- Truckers Are Using Jiggy Jobs For the Win!
Job hunting can be an utter nightmare; each career website has thousands of jobs to sort through. However, if you are in the trucking industry, you need a website dedicated to this particular career niche.
- Looking Into A Complete Line of Trailers
There is no U.S. equipment trailer manufacturer that offers a more complete line of trailers for the construction, agriculture, waste and recycling, transportation, and industrial markets than Trail King Industries Inc.
- 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.
- Introducing CargoTel
Today we would like to introduce our readers to CargoTel, a company that specializes in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for small, mid, and large-size auto hauling companies. CargoTel works alongside of a hauling company to ensure effective exchange of data for that company with any Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Smaller hauling companies are gaining more and more ground against the larger manufacturing companies in this market. OEMs are opting to provide more opportunities to companies with smaller fleets.
- Trucking Insurance
Today, we're taking a look at what happens when you have bought a truck for sale - arranging trucking insurance: Sure, there are trucks for sale out there. You might even be able to secure financing for one. But you have to make sure you're properly insured. Finding the right commercial truck insurance can be tricky, but luckily there are a few tips you can follow to keep you on the right path.
- Dairy Cooperative Fined Over Trucker Killed in Fall
Today, we put the spotlight on the Wisconsin dairy fined for a trucker's fatal fall: The US Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruled that a Wisconsin "willfully ignored" federal safety rules in a trucker's death. George Oberding died in August, 2011 after a fall from the top of his truck's trailer onto a concrete floor while involved in uploading a milk tanker. Oberding, aged 50 years, suffered severe head trauma including several skull fractures.