- Why Your Battery Has to Work Hard in Winter
Why Your Battery Has to Work Hard in Winter
- How to Make Holidays on the Road Special for Your Family
While many people are able to unwind with family and friends during the holidays, it can be one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year for truck drivers. Customers are counting on you to make deliveries in time for Christmas sales. The weather tends to be awful at the same time with winter storms causing unexpected delays and numerous road closings. There are still things you can do to create cherished memories and even start holiday traditions that you and your family look forward to each year.
- Managing Your Cellphone Data on a Long Haul
Many truck drivers remember a time when their communication with the family was limited to pay phones that were frequently out of order or being used by someone else when you were lucky enough to find one and have a few minutes of down-time to use it. These days, it is difficult for any of us to imagine life without Wi-Fi and our cellphones. Along with the convenience, comes high cost and a potentially overwhelming array of choices.
- 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.
- Are There Too Many Distraction in Today's Big Rigs?
Many of the new and used big Semi-tractors now have devices available that can be distracting to the driver. There has been some talk of limiting what gadgets are allowed.
- 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.
- CMV Drivers Don't' Touch That Cell Phone Before Reading This
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's, FMCSA, "Drivers of CMVs: Restricting the Use of [Handheld] Cellular Phones" ruling will be put into effect starting January 3, 2012.
- FMCSA and Cell Phone Restrictions
In this post we look at the FMCSA's approach to cell phone restriction proposals: Texting is subject to a nationwide ban under federal regulations; however moves are afoot to extend the ban to all use of cell phones within the cab while driving. With cell phones playing an ever increasingly important role in modern trucking operations, the rules are guaranteed to have serious ramifications for how truckers use cell phones within their day-to-day businesses.
- 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Conference
In this post we are covering the 1st Annual Truck Driver Social Media Conference being held in October this year: When you think of a truck driver it is sometimes hard to see how they are closely related to Facebook, Twitter or any other social media sites which populate the web. However, you would be very wrong to dismiss the power that Social Media has over every facet of our lives.
- Intra State Hazmat Haulers Face Texting Ban
There is a federal ban for all interstate truckers from driving and texting, however federal rules apply only to interstate commerce. Or truckers driving solely within a state, federal rules do not apply, however states are promulgating their own rules (which we reported on earlier this month).