- Trucker to Trucker Tips: Trucker Tire Safety Reminders
Commission, approximately 95,000 people suffered injuries and 3,964 were killed from accidents involving large trucks in 2013. Although some accidents were linked to bad drivers on suspended licenses, mental impairment and other drivers, some of these accidents involved trucks that did not have safe tires.
- Trucking and Veterans: Tips for Finding the Right Job Fit
When you serve in the military, you have a very disciplined, scheduled life for the number of years you serve. This is true whether you are stationed at a local base go overseas and fight in a war. You are trained not only to do the job of defending your country, but you are also trained to do some kind of specialty job, too. What happens when your service ends? You are expected to find a job and that structure is gone.
- 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.
- 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.
- Look Who's Lobbying for Truckers - the State Police
While politics makes strange bedfellows, it is often the lobbyist who are paid to get into bed with special interest groups. Thus is the case in the current we-say, they-say debate about longer and heavier trucks on the highways.
- Is "Uber" for Trucking Coming Because of the Driver Shortage?
It may be well known that there is a driver shortage in the trucking industry. As a truck driver, you know that not having enough drivers to deliver freight puts stress on you while you're trying to get as much done as possible. Sometimes you're even doing the work of multiple drivers in the same amount of time as one. On the Move Solutions (OMVS), a company who focuses on developing cutting-edge technology in a variety of fields of business, might possibly have a solution for this dilemma.
- Scholarship Resource with $18k+ in Awards
A few weeks ago we announced $1500 in scholarship opportunities from TruckerToTrucker.com for both College and Truck Driving School. Today's announcement is even more exciting, as we've put together a resource that lists over $18,000 (and growing) in annual scholarships, awards, and grants for transportation professionals and their families.
- Truck Drive Newbie? Here's Our Top Tips from Trucking Pros
Before you hit the road, try learning from experienced truckers. There will still be plenty to learn after you buy a new truck and start your first job, but the more you know the better. Here's what veteran truckers want newbies to know:
- LA Port Truckers Highlight Problems in Shift to Independent Contractor Status
As Shakespeare once asked, What's in a name? For truckers working the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and by extension others across the country, their continued livelihood depends on the answer. Drivers and trucking companies have been locked in a bitter labor dispute, causing the truckers to strike last November in an effort to obtain more equitable working conditions. At issue is the loss of employee status as companies now list them as independent contractors.
- Are Tougher Rules on the Way for Truck Driver Training?
A recent lawsuit may change training requirements for those seeking to embark on a career in the trucking industry. Though auto fatalities have dropped in recent years, fatalities involving large trucks are on the rise, increasing by 4 percent in 2012. Injuries have also increased 18 percent, racking up an astounding 4,000 deaths and over 70,000 injuries.
- 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.
- 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.
- Welcome Superstition Trucks & Trailers
Trucker-to-Trucker is happy to announce that Superstition Trucks and Trailers has recently joined our exclusive online advertising team. Superstition employs a team of highly-skilled technicians that are ready to repair and maintain your trucks, no matter how large they are.
- 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.
- Saving Money by Choosing Where to Fill Up With Diesel
In a time when there is so much unemployment in the United States, the one section that not only is going full blast and actually looking for employees is the trucking industry.
- Looking at Lawsuits Regarding Mexican Trucks on U.S. Highways
On July 7, 2011, a North American Free Trade Agreement was signed, with little public notice, to allow Mexican trucking companies to haul products on U.S. soil. This agreement is for a period of three years and is related to a proposal presented in 2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- Big G Express Inc – A Unique Trucking Company Owned by the Drivers
It was in January of 2009 that they changed to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which allows the partnership and its employees to equally share in the operation and ownership.
- 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.
- Trucking Jobs in Alaska
You think you have it bad with driving problems, how would you like to drive your truck on 414 miles of gravel road through ice and heavy snow? That is what happens if you haul your load on Alaska's Dalton Highway like Ice Road Truckers do.
- Oilfield Trucking Jobs
When you work as an oilfield trucker you transport both hazardous and non-hazardous materials like sand, water, fuel, and cement to the oil fields and move equipment and supplies around the area to where they need it.
- Becoming The World's Toughest Trucker
As if trucker's don't have a challenging enough job, now there's a competition specifically designed to test their skills and fortitude in extremely difficult conditions. This show is said to combine the shows "Survivor" with "Ice Road Truckers" challenging competitors in ways even they hadn't dreamed of.
- 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.
- Swift Company Offers Trucking Tuitions for Veterans
There is good news for veterans who wish to become truck drivers. Swift Transportation Co. Inc., in a March 30 press release announced that the company is offering 1,000 full Swift Driving Academy scholarships to veterans, with a l-year commitment.
- So You Want To Be A Trucker
So you want to be a truck driver. Seeing these big rigs flying down the road is a striking sight and visions of visiting various areas of the country, while driving through the states is attractive.
- 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.
- Choosing A Reliable Car Shipping Company
A car shipping company provides car transportation services and allows you to move your car from one place to the other without any hassle. Today, there are a large number of companies that are offering auto transportation services
- For Trucking Information and Tools - TruckInfo.net
Today we look to bring our readers and visitors an efficient look at www.truckinfo.net as a place of information and tool for truckers. TruckInfo.net features many useful sections that a variety of people will find interesting. It is geared towards individuals in the trucking industry but does have a lesser platform of providing appropriate information for others. Great features of TruckInfo.net include their Trucking Job Center, load boards, and Shop Talk for Truckers. These are in addition to the many other information resources and link listings that www.truckinfo.net provides for a browser's convenience.
- Schneider Increases Mileage Rates
Today, we look at Schneider's decision to increase owner-operator van rates: Schneider National is a name known to all truckers and operators and has been in business for over three-quarters of a century. Schneider offers a wide range of driving opportunities for both employed drivers and owner-operators and also provides an excellent series of driver programs from basic CDL training through to specialized driver instruction, such as HazMat certification and tanker-driver training programs.
- Trucker Shortages Loom for 2011 – Truck Industry Bucks Global Trend
With much of the US economy experiencing shrinkage in 2010 as the world weathered the worst recession since the Great Depression, the trucking industry bucked the trend. The US economy needed 200,000 new truckers in 2010, with a further 200,000 needed for 2011, according to the Council of Supply Chain Management.
- College Degree Online
College degrees online are allowing career changes for many, without leaving the comfort of your home or your truck.
- What If You Lose Your Job – Be Prepared
Reportedly, the country is in a recession. Whether it is or not is really only a technical issue for economists.
- Best Truck Driving Jobs – Review Of Online Trucking Resource - BigTruckDrivingJobs.com
Looking for the best truck driving jobs, read our review of big truck driving jobs.
- Truck Driving Careers - Step Up and Become a Truck Driver!
Excellent how to on becoming a truck driver, if your thinking about driving truck for a career, read up.
- Memo to Shippers and Consignees: Get Your Shipping/Receiving Ops in Shape
Truckers are not responsible for loading or unloading. The recipient or shipper is.
- Job Interview Tip - Questions to Ask When You Apply for a Trucking Job
Ask these questions when you apply for a trucking job.
- Truck Job Seeker - How to Get the Trucking Job You Want
Truck job seekers Interviewing tips you can use to get the trucking job you want.
- How to Find the Perfect Trucking Job
Tips on how to find a truck driving job and good internet resources.