- 10 Brave Semi Truck Drivers Saved My Life!
A heart-warming story of a traumatic road accident and the truckers that saved a woman from her crushed vehicle.
- How to Buy a Used Semi Truck
How to Buy a Used Semi Truck - Buying a used Class 8 truck or other commercial rig is a smart way for owner-operators to save money in the early days of their business.
- Should I Lease-to-Own a Semi Truck?
Should I Lease-to-Own a Semi Truck?
- U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ELD Appeal
- Pneumatic Trailers - Trucks - Flatbed Trailers - Vehicles | Retirement Auction
Pneumatic Trailers, Trucks, Flatbed Trailers, Vehicles, Retirement Auction
- Miller Transportation Dealer Welcome
Miller Transportation Dealer
- Dealer Welcome Freightliner of Grand Rapids
Trucker-to-Trucker is pleased to welcome Freightliner of Grand Rapids to our exclusive network of online advertisers. Freightliner of Grand Rapids has been serving customers in Western Michigan and beyond since 1978.
- New vs. Used? Choose an Online Marketplace to Save Time & Money
Buying Your Next Quality Used Truck or Managing Your Fleet
- Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed
Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed
- Top Five List: Best and the Worst States for Small Trucking Companies
Top Five List: Best and the Worst States for Small Trucking Companies
- Wanted: 5.6 Million New Truck Drivers
Wanted: 5.6 Million New Truck Drivers
- Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016
Trucking Trends Trucker to Trucker is Watching for 2016
- Will Amazon's Foray Into Delivery Change the Face of Trucking and Logistics?
Will Amazon's Foray Into Delivery Change the Face of Trucking and Logistics?
- California Leads Again With New Meal/Rest Break Legislation
California Leads Again With New Meal/Rest Break Legislation
- Long Haul Drivers Need a Health Makeover
Long Haul Drivers Need a Health Makeover
- Tire Tread Awareness: What Causes Wear Where?
Tire Tread Awareness: What Causes Wear Where?
- Truckers Show Cluster of Chronic Health Issues
Truckers Show Cluster of Chronic Health Issues
- Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?
Are You Prepared for the Next Snow Storm?
- Stay Safe - Monitor Carbon Monoxide in Your Cab
Stay Safe - Monitor Carbon Monoxide in Your Cab
- Getting a Commercial Truck Driving License in Pennsylvania Got a Little Harder
Getting a Commercial Truck Driving License in Pennsylvania Got a Little Harder
- Are You an Employee or Independent Contractor - Case Study
Are You an Employee or Independent Contractor - Case Study
- Could A Trucker's Pension Cut be on the Radar for Congress?
Could A Trucker's Pension Cut be on the Radar for Congress?
- Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?
Fuel Prices, How Low Can They Go to Boost Freight?
- Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers
Fed Eyes Law Change Allowing Under 21 Year Old Interstate Truck Drivers
- P.E.T.S. LLC Helps Transport Rescue Dogs to New Homes
P.E.T.S. LLC Helps Transport Rescue Dogs to New Homes
- New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed
New Federal Medical Form Implementation Delayed
- ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker's Pay Due to Driver Shortage
ATA Predicts Increase to Trucker's Pay Due to Driver Shortage
- Truckers and Sleep Apnea - A Real Problem
Truckers and Sleep Apnea - A Real Problem
- California Mandated Trucker Breaks Face Federal Review
California Mandated Trucker Breaks Face Federal Review
- Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital
Technology Changes the Face of Trucking by Going Digital
- Michelin Celebrates Truckers with #KeepThanksMoving Campaign from 11/16 to 12/31
Michelin Celebrates Truckers with #KeepThanksMoving Campaign from 11/16 to 12/31
- Wall Street Journal Says Trucking Industry Heading Into a Downturn Pushing Rate Prices Lower
Wall Street Journal Says Trucking Industry Heading Into a Downturn Pushing Rate Prices Lower
- D.C Schank from Lynden Transport in Alaska Selected to Drive National Christmas Tree to DC
D.C Schank from Lynden Transport in Alaska Selected to Drive National Christmas Tree to DC
- Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry
Firm Consolidation Hits the Trucking Industry
- November 2015 Scholarship Winner � Robert Williams
November 2015 Scholarship Winner � Robert Williams
- Need a Job? We're Looking for 890,000 New Truck Drivers
Need a Job? We're Looking for 890,000 New Truck Drivers
- Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down - The Trucking Boom May be Over
Transportation Intelligence Firm Starts to Push Freight Forecast Down - The Trucking Boom May be Over
- Outpouring of Love to Truckers Nationwide from Fastport's Imagine Video
Outpouring of Love to Truckers Nationwide from Fastport's Imagine Video
- Will a Program Like Celadon's WageLock Be In Your Next Benefits Package?
Will a Program Like Celadon's WageLock Be In Your Next Benefits Package?
- $4.6 Million Grant to Teamsters to Boost Training in Trucking Industry
$4.6 Million Grant to Teamsters to Boost Training in Trucking Industry
- Where Truck Driving Newbies Can Get and Share the Best and Worst on Trucking
Where Truck Driving Newbies Can Get and Share the Best and Worst on Trucking
- West VA Trucking Association Launches New Truck Driver Job Portal
West VA Trucking Association Launches New Truck Driver Job Portal
- Five Tips to Staying Alert on the Road on that Next Long Haul
Five Tips to Staying Alert on the Road on that Next Long Haul
- Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises
Team Drivers to Get a $5,000 Signing Bonus with Werner Enterprises
- Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!
Trucking Revenue Tops a Whopping $700 Billion for the First Time Ever!
- Basic Fall Maintenance Tasks
Basic Fall Maintenance Tasks
- Truck Drivers Win Overtime Settlement in Alabama
Truck Drivers Win Overtime Settlement in Alabama
- Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship
Driver for Wal-Mart Wins Bendix National Truck Driving Championship
- Trucking Apps May Transform Owner-Operator Trucking as We Know It
Trucking Apps May Transform Owner-Operator Trucking as We Know It
- Think You Know Trucks�Take the Quiz and Prove It
Think You Know Trucks�Take the Quiz and Prove It
- Wisconsin Governor Signs Do Not Track Bill, But One That Does Not Impact Business and Fleet Tracking
Wisconsin Governor Signs Do Not Track Bill, But One That Does Not Impact Business and Fleet Tracking
- Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
Mandated Use of Speed Limiters Gets a Thumbs Down by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
- Trucker Left Dangling from Bridge for An Hour
Trucker Left Dangling from Bridge for An Hour
- Long Haul Driver Turnover Plummets to New Four Year Low
Long Haul Driver Turnover Plummets to New Four Year Low
- Tired, Need Rest But No Parking Spots - What to Do?
Tired, Need Rest But No Parking Spots - What to Do?
- Are You Ready to Trust Your Big Rig to a Teen Driver?
Are You Ready to Trust Your Big Rig to a Teen Driver?
- Desperate for a Cool One? Beer Truck Driver Robbed at Noon Stop
Desperate for a Cool One? Beer Truck Driver Robbed at Noon Stop
- 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.
- Iowa 80 - the World's Largest Truckstop Stacks on the Amenities
If you are an over-the-road trucker, then I'm sure you've stayed in your share of motels, hotels and rooms along the way. It goes with the lifestyle, and that's part of why you do what you do. But if you ever get into Iowa and are driving down I-80, make sure to stop by the largest truck stop on the face of the planet.
- ATA Releases Trucking Trends for 2015
Trucking soared to new heights in 2014, and American Trucking Associations has the scoop on all the numbers. Here are some highlights from the latest release of American Trucking Trends.
- Stay Cool in Summer Heat with Our Summer Trucking Tips
As truck drivers, whether you drive a big rig, a bowser, an RV, an MPV, a four wheeler or anything in between, you'll always want to stay cool in the heat of the summer. And yes, we know about air conditioning in vehicles that essentially allow you to keep the cab temp comfortable and healthy, but there are still times when you'll have to be outside or face mother nature and the suns rays. So here are some of the best tips on keeping your cool all season long.
- Trucker Jim Tips: Save Your Skin! You Can Get Sunburned Even Through Glass
Trucker's tan � it's no joke. At some point, you've probably experienced a tanned left forearm after driving in short sleeves. Although we work with a roof over our heads, we receive countless hours of sun exposure through our windows and windshield. The sun's UV rays are doing their work whether we notice it or not.
- The Healthy Trucker - Exercise Gurus for Busy Truckers on the Go
When you're on the road, being healthy can sometimes take a back seat. You're sitting in the truck for hours at a time, unable to get much exercise and a lot of that time is spent snacking or eating fast food because it's quick and convenient. But, if you want to be a healthier, happier truck driver, TheHealthyTrucker, net is helpful resource for you and your family. Their team includes industry experts to offer you advice in different area, calling themselves your co-driver for the fitness of mind, body & wallet.
- 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.
- Could Vibration from Truck Driving Drive Up the Incidence of Prostate Cancer?
Sitting too much on the job has been linked to a higher risk of health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease. For truck drivers, there's another risk to be aware of. New research has shown that men who drive trucks might have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Trucker to Trucker Tips: Five Summer Truck Driving Tips - Keepin' Cool!
Yes, we know that truckers are already cool, and that can't be disputed. But keepin' cool is an entirely different matter in and of itself. Long hours on hot summer asphalt does not make for cool and comfort, which also cannot be disputed, but there are certain things you can do to keep your cool while remaining cool, every time you drive.
- 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.
- 74-Year-Old Lady Trucker Keeps on Truckin'!
And just when you think you've been on the road a long time, I've got news for you. Back in 1968, a trucker was featured on the program What's My Line, a popular game show of the time. After several questions, answers and guesses, none of the celebrity panelists were able to guess the occupation of Linda Cottrill. Yes, a lady trucker from Massillon, Ohio, stumped the panel. No one could believe that this diminutive young woman would be piloting a truck.
- Highlighting the Most Beautiful Trucker Finalist Amy McGrath
Forget everything you thought you knew about truckers. The reality is that lady truckers are invading the industry, carrying on family traditions and becoming the new faces of trucking. Amy McGrath, one of finalists for the Most Beautiful Trucker of 2015, which is sponsored by Overdrive Magazine is just one such example.
- New Age Truckers - How Meditation Reduces Stress and Improves Health
As you already know, trucking is a vital industry that keeps the country running. It also happens to be an extremely stressful line of work that can wreak havoc on your health. Based on your own experiences, it shouldn't come as a surprise that truckers suffer from obesity, hypertension and other chronic illnesses at rates far above the rest of the population. This all begs the question of how truckers can enjoy a better quality of life.
- 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.
- How Low Diesel Fuel Prices Are Impacting the Business of Trucking
Now that diesel fuel prices are beginning to slide downwards, consumers with diesel powered autos couldn't be happier. But the biggest consumers of diesel fuel are truck drivers who depend on it to get the job done. The truth of the matter is that, fuel prices are the single greatest expense when it comes to the trucking industry, and lower diesel fuel is always a welcome sign.
- China is Funding Truck Monitoring Software
In the trucking industry, we're always looking for new tricks and trends to move business forward. So what's the new trend in trucking? Partnering with China. That's right. A company across the world wants to help the American trucking industry find and keep customers and improve business in American trucking.
- Fitness Guru Monitors Truckers Fitness for Prime Inc's Drivers
Most semi truck driver news involving health focuses on sleep issues, but truck driving can also take a toll on drivers' physical fitness as well. Drivers spend a good part of their workdays sitting behind the wheel, keeping irregular hours and relying on convenient fast food places for meals.
- 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.
- Old Pros Should Be Mentoring Young Drivers
In this world, everything seems to be a competition. Who is the biggest, the best and the fastest wins. We forget the value of qualities like wisdom and experience. And we certainly let too many opportunities for guidance and compliments go by. This is something that can change in our industry.
- 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.
- In the Future You May be Sitting In Your Easy Chair Watching the Road
If sitting behind the wheel of your truck and staring at the highway gets a bit boring at times, you might be interested in one of the newest trucking trends. Mercedes-Benz is working on a truck that will be able to drive itself, letting you relax and enjoy the ride from one destination to the next.
- Great Mileage Tracking Apps to Review
As a trucker, logging your mileage is of utmost importance because mileage is often what much of your pay is based on. If you don't log miles, you don't get paid. Logging miles used to mean coming home from your long trip and spending time in your logbook tracking those miles. If you were diligent, as you were supposed to be, you did it as your trip progressed.
- Great Trucking Apps to Check Out
As a trucker, you often have tight schedules with strict deadlines to meet, longing to get home to see your family or catch a good night's rest. Any tip or trick to save you time and energy is sure to be useful in your busy trip. With mobile phone usage passing laptops and apps for just about everything imaginable, it is easy to see why many truckers have switched to using their mobile phones for daily business. With that increase, there are a number of great trucking apps to check out that will make your day a little easier.
- New App From BF Goodrich Makes It Easy for Truckers
When a tire blowout ruins your day on the road, wouldn't it be nice if you could just press a button and fix everything? That's the idea behind the truck tire locator app from BFGoodrich. The app does plenty more than just find commercial truck tires, too. You can search for towing, tire inspections, oil & lube, and other kinds of service centers nearby.
- Find Out What the King of the Road Survey Says
The survey of Atlas Van Lines drivers, also known as the King of the Road Survey, is useful not just to other truck drivers, but to families planning vacations and frequent business travelers. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Atlas is a private, agent owned company that has about $900 million in revenue each year. Their results to the mostly scientific and nearly indispensable survey makes for some interesting reading to anyone who spends much time on the road.
- On-the-Road Trucking Fitness Rules
Hey you � put down the jelly doughnut! Just because your office is mobile doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Shuck the excuses and stay in shape � on and off the road. Drop and give me seven!! Following these seven simple strategies can encourage great fitness results, despite all those long, sedentary motoring hours�
- New Scholarship Opportunities - CDL and College
New Scholarship Opportunities - CDL and College
- 5 Tips to Fight Road Fatigue
Do you make it a priority to get a good night's sleep? Even if you do, there's a good chance that you will experience road fatigue at some point. Long hours combined with long stretches of highway can lull you into drowsiness before you know it.
- 5 Healthy Alternatives to Caffeine
Over-the-road truckers spend long hours traversing and crisscrossing the highways and the byways of America. After endless hours of negotiating through city traffic or seeing the same stretch of pavement, drivers get weary. Add to the fatigue unexpected issues that mean driving longer to meet schedules and it's a situation where driving safety comes into play.
- Why Your Battery Has to Work Hard in Winter
Why Your Battery Has to Work Hard in Winter
- 5 Tips to Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather
5 Tips to Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather
- Truckers: How to Stay Safe Even In Dangerous Winter Weather
Truckers: How to Stay Safe Even In Dangerous Winter Weather
- Make a Trucker's Snow Emergency Travel Kit
Make a Trucker's Snow Emergency Travel Kit
- Is Being an Owner-Operator Right for You?
Is Being an Owner-Operator Right for You?
- 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:
- New App Makes Crossing to Canada Easier for Truckers
Trucking across the border just got a whole lot easier for those making their way between the U.S. and Canada. Livingston's new app Shipment Tracker streamlines the scanning and tracking process for shipments headed either direction.
- Why I Love Being a Truck Driver - Is This Your Story Too?
What is it about being a truck driver that is so alluring? Is it the open spaces, freedom of the road, opportunity to see new places and meet interesting people along the way, working for yourself, or do you just yearn for an adventure every time you turn on the ignition and take to the highways and byways?
- Feds Crack Down on "Chameleon" Trucking Companies
The trucking industry can be a dangerous one, especially when so many trucking companies constantly break the rules, or try to take advantages of loopholes in the system. According to a recent article on JOC.com, there is a growing number of trucking companies in the United States that fail to comply with safety regulations and that have been shut down for this or a variety of other reasons.
- 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.
- In Calgary, There's No Looking for a Detour From Your Route!
If your future travels take you through Calgary, better make sure you take your checkbook along. The city council is instituting a steep hike in the fine for straying from designated trucking routes. Local regulations are designed to keep trucks and other heavy vehicles on the city's major roads and thoroughfares. The intent is to prevent noise and obstacles from disrupting quieter residential areas.
- Trucker Buddy International Connects Truckers to Kids Through Postcards
For grammar and middle school aged children, Trucker Buddy International offers a fun, real-life alternative to the typical textbook learning of geography, math, social studies, and more according to the New York Times.
- More States Shift Road Repair Costs to Increased Trucking Taxation
Tennessee, ranked second only to Texas by CNBC in state road quality nationwide, is currently faced with the conundrum of growing road needs but declining fuel tax revenues. In an attempt to deal with the situation, the state is wrestling with a number of solutions for handling funding needs according to the Times Free Press. Among them: proposed taxes and fees trucking industry, about 60 percent of which utilizes Tennessee's north-south and east-west corridors, I-75 and I-40.
- 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.