- Medical Providers for Trucker's 2 Year Physicals to Set Up Shop at Truckstops
With a trucker's schedule, finding time for your DOT physical can be tricky. You need to find a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration�approved medical examiner every two years to maintain your CDL, and sometimes the two-year-deadline approaches when you're out on the road.
- 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.
- May 2015 Scholarship Winner - Carrie McNamee
Carrie is the 2015 Spring winner of the $500 Trucking School Scholarship Award from Trucker to Trucker. She'll be attending the Southeastern Illinois College truck driving program http://www.sic.edu/academics/applied-technology/truck-driving starting June 1st.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Truck Safety Program that Really Works
Improving truck safety is a priority for everyone. And efforts to reduce truck crashes have been highly successful. Truck accident statistics have shown dramatic improvements over the years and truck crash rates continue to go down even as truck miles increase.
- Trucker 'Angels' Promote Positive Image
The Truckload Carriers Assn.'s (TCA) "Highway Angel" program recognizes drivers' "good deeds," ranging from simple acts of kindness, such as fixing a flat tire, to heroic life-saving efforts, such as pulling someone from a burning vehicle and administering CPR.
- Inspection Blitz is Coming: Are You Prepared?
Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) holds a 72-hour truck inspection blitz throughout the U.S. from Canada to Mexico where they inspect approximately 14 trucks a minute or more than 4,440 vehicles an hour over the course of three days.
- Improving Trucking's Image One Kid at a Time
There are many trucking image campaigns in force and we'll take a look at many of them in future blogs. But one particular program has perhaps gone the farthest in changing minds about truckers.
- New Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Program
The new standards for fuel economy aim to achieve the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon for light-duty trucks and cars by 2025. This new benchmark is almost twice in terms of fuel efficiency of the trucks and cars currently on the roads.
- Brake-related OOS Violations in 15.3 Percent Vehicles During Safety Week
At least one in seven vehicles chosen for inspection during the recently held Brake Safety Week had brake-related out-of-service (OOS) violations. The inspections were conducted by commercial vehicle inspections who participated in the week-long annual program.
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CDL Program
Everyone knows that it takes certain special skills and knowledge in order to properly drive certain types of commercial motor vehicles (CMV). However, before the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented its Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Program, if you held a driver's license (for cars), you could legally operate any type of tractor-trailer or buses in many states, as well as in the District of Columbia.
- 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.
- 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.
- Truckers Help Teachers in the Classroom
Many times people, especially children, do not realize the significance of the trucking industry in their everyday lives. Recently information regarding truckers and trucking was brought into the Del Prado Elementary School in South Florida. It began with an invitation from Frank Silio, a driver/trainer, for truckers Jill and David Studney to introduce trucking to the elementary classes.
- The Effect of Higher Pay for Truckers and the Safety Programs
One of the most important issues in the trucking industry is safety. From roadside truck checks to patrolling the highway, the state patrol is always on the alert for any truck that may be having safety problems. The trucking companies continually have safety classes and ways of checking vehicles to make sure they are in tip-top condition.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Why Do I Need A Mack Truck?
Mack Trucks is currently one of the largest producers of heavy-duty trucks in North America. The company that began in 1900 has grown to an entity that provides service in 45 countries at over 650 services, parts, and sales centers.
- 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.
- California Attorney General and the Clean Truck Program
Today, we're taking a look at Kamala Harris' court filings in support of the California Clean Truck Program: What happens in California tends to happen about ten years before the rest of the country is ready for it, but nevertheless the state of a good forecaster for developments which will get picked up nationally. California has long been known as the state with the harshest emission standards on drivers, both truckers and regular motorists.
- TWIC Renewals Looking to be Extended to 2014
The Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) ID was introduced in 2007 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The rationale behind the program was to tighten up security around America's ports and other sensitive facilities to which civilian workers needed regular access. Prior to the attack on New York and Pentagon, truckers did not need anything other than standard forms of ID, such as a drivers' license to gain admittance.
- FMCSA Launches New Compliance Safety Accountability Program (CSA)
The showpiece of the new CSA program is the SMA, or Safety Measurement System. SMS analyzes inspections, law enforcement reports and crash data to assess a carrier's road performance. From these multiple data sources, the SMS will extract the carrier's safety record, especially focusing on safety violations. Using this information, the FMSCA enforcement units will be able to respond proactively to violators, or to provide advice on remedial action for carriers who are borderline cases, before the situation deteriorates.
- Talk To Doug Shields Today
In recent years it has become more and more difficult to qualify for truck financing. What used to be an easy process, now can be nearly impossible for some people.
- Get a Job!
Trucking schools are plentiful but knowing where to look is the key to saving time and scoring a job as a truck driver.