- New Trucking Regulations Brewing in Congress - What It Means for You
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill for fiscal year ending in 2016 could have a big impact on truckers. As we have previously pointed out at Trucker To Trucker, it is extremely important to always keep up-to-date with new federal trucking legislation whether you have a single truck or a large fleet.
- Truck Driver Shortage Worsens With a 90% Turnover Rate
Although unemployment rates in the US have been slowly recovering since the economic downturn in 2008, the trucking industry continues to face a steep and steadily worsening shortage of truck drivers. As freight volumes keep increasing, this shortage is becoming an even bigger problem for the trucking industry.
- DOT Says Truckers Don't Need to Do Daily Paperwork as of Mid December 2014
Tired of filling out paperwork when you have no changes to report on your DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)? Well, apparently the U.S. D.O.T. is also tired of reading them � so as of December 2014, if you have no mechanical or safety issues to report, fuh-get about it.
- Check Out the February Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee
If you've never been able to check out the Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, this year is a great year to make it an annual event! The Exhibition takes place from February 16-19, 2015, and it's packed full of great events for you and some of the most valuable members of your fleet and team.
- How CSA Is Impacting the Driver Pool, Driver Pay
Truck drivers were surveyed by ATRI in the spring of 2011 and then again in the Spring of 2012 to gain perspective on how commercial drivers view CSA in terms of employability issues and carrier operations.
- Tips to Prepare for Hours of Service Changes
As the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares to issue a final decision in the American Trucking Assns.' (ATA) case against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the restart and rest break changes to the driver hours of service rules, the trucking industry should be preparing for the impacts those changes may have on their operations.
- 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.
- Study Finds Top Distracted Truckers are REALLY Distracted
Driver distraction is a big issue that is getting increased attention from safety experts, the government and the media. But until now, no one has defined the distracted driving rate among commercial truck drivers.
- Taking the Driver Out of the Fuel Economy Equation
The biggest factor in fuel economy is still the driver and driving for optimum fuel economy is becoming an increasingly daunting proposition and driver training is becoming more critical.
- Welcome Used Truck Center Shreveport
Used Truck Center Shreveport has built a fantastic reputation for offering their customers a wide selection of pre-owned medium-duty and heavy duty trucks.
- Welcome SelecTrucks Nashvile
The dealership is a great place to go when you're looking for an exceptional used truck at a good price. The staff is also knowledgeable about the trucking industry and committed to matching owner-operators and trucking company owners with the trucks they need to move loads down the road efficiently.
- Deadly Game of Chicken Targets Trucks
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning truckers, especially those traveling in the Las Vegas area, to be on the lookout for criminals targeting trucks in a deliberate attempt to cause an accident for the purpose of collecting a hefty insurance payout.
- GPS: Leading truckers down the wrong road?
While navigation systems are becoming increasingly commonplace in the nation's commercial vehicles, the impact that these devices have on driver behavior, decision-making and safety is not fully understood, according to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
- Welcome JP Rivard
They have built a reputation for great customer service. The stock at J.P. Rivard includes new and used trailers, wheels, used trucks and other related equipment.
- Commercial Truck Fleets Continue to Add Green Vehicles
A number of commercial truck fleet operators have been adding more environment-friendly vehicles to their existing fleets. Trucking companies are giving a higher priority to sustainability goals than ever before. Alternative energy vehicles that include gas-hybrids, autogas, propane, CNG, and all-electric vehicles can be seen more often in many truck fleets.
- Welcome SelecTrucks of Birmingham
The sales staff at SelecTrucks of Birmingham is ready to help you find the trucks you need to take your business to the next level. The tractors are listed for sale individually, but you can also buy them in a package so that every truck in your fleet matches. Every truck in the fleet has been handpicked.
- 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.
- Demand for Truck Scales on the Rise
The trucking industry has been witnessing a slow but steady rebound after a prolonged period of decline since the global economic slowdown that began in 2008. Trucking is an important sector of the U.S. economy and crucial to the delivery and distribution of various commodities.
- 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.
- Virgo Fleet For All Of Your Trucking Supplies
Trucker-to-Trucker is proud to announce that Virgo Fleet Supplies has recently joined our exclusive network of online advertisers. Virgo Fleet Supplies, located at 8027 Foster Ave in Brooklyn, New York, is a family-run company that has been serving the trucking industry since 1978.
- Welcome TLC Truck and Equipment
Trucker-to-Trucker is pleased to announce the addition of TLC Truck and Equipment to our exclusive network of dealers. The company began as Broward Frame & Body in 1980. The company became Tri-County Truck & Equipment in 1986 and has grown to include Tri Leasing Corporation, the largest independent commercial truck rental agency is southern Florida.
- Butler Transport Company, No One Complaining!
It is the desire of all truckers to find a company where they receive decent compensation and one where the atmosphere is congenial. There are many companies in the trucking industry that truckers consider either good or bad employers.
- Need A New Job? Try Hill Brothers Transportation
This company was established in 1986 by four brothers who came from a family well experienced in the business of trucking. Their grandfather, Robert Hill, started work in the industry in 1932.
- 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.
- Making More Money Using Super Single Tires on Trucks and Trailers
For years, truckers have used the conventional dual tires on their wheels. A huge change has been introduced by Michelin North America with their X One XDA Super wide Energy truck tires. There are a number of things that make this an exciting addition to the trucking industry.
- Trucker to Trucker Welcomes TMC Truck Sales
Trucker to Trucker would like to extend a warm welcome to TMC Truck Sales as they join our ever expanding dealer network. TMC Truck Sales is one of the finest used truck dealerships in the Midwest.
- 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.
- Save Fuel, Save Money
The cost of fuel affects every driver's bottom line in the end, company driver and owner-operator alike. While this is obvious for the owner-operator, company drivers receive fuel bonuses that are tied to the fuel used during a set period, generally a quarter.
- Welcome Apple Truck And Trailer Sales Of Auburn, Massachusetts
Trucker-to-Trucker would like to take a moment to introduce you to a new member of our continuously growing Dealer Network. Apple Truck and Trailer Sales started in 1986 with the goal of providing storage trailer and container rental services in the New England area.
- Welcome Mid- State Truck Service
Ladies and gentlemen, readers of the Trucker to Trucker Blog, it is that time again to welcome a new dealer to our continuously growing network! Mid-State Truck Service, Inc. began in 1965 to help bring Wisconsin semi trucks and associated services of the highest caliber.
- Questions You Need To Ask About Mitsubishi Trucks For Sale
Hunting for Mitsubishi trucks for sale is a great opportunity to own a high-quality vehicle. Before you head out to hunt for your new Mitsubishi truck, there are some important questions that require answers.
- Welcome Windy City Jay Truck Sales
Looking for a dealer involved with Chicago truck sales? Trucker to Trucker is pleased to welcome Windy City Jay Truck Sales to our growing Dealer Network. Windy City Jay Truck Sales serves the Chicago area from two locations; Burr Ridge and their new location in Alsip.
- 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.
- Trucker to Trucker Makes Buying a Semi Truck Easy
Buying a semi truck is a big deal � probably as big as buying your first house! You're spending a lot of money and you need to get this decision right because not only are you investing a lot of capital, you will be relying on the rig for your business.