The unpredictability continues into 2013, with four factors influencing the direction of trucking in intriguing but frustrating ways.
Tag: Trucking Industry
This week, the ATA asks companies, family members and drivers to submit their own videos that explain why truckers are so important and what their jobs mean to them. Have you sent one in?
Who controls the trucking industry and what can be done to shift the balance of control?
A trucking blogger highlights what he feels drivers and carriers can do to provide a better future for the trucking industry. Do you agree?
Two companies committed to cleaner air and a healthier environment achieve a significant milestone.
New truck sales had a good month, but this is still bittersweet news in a month after month downturn in manufacturing and semi truck sales since the industry peak in 2006.
A fuel saving service for truck drivers known as IdleAir will be opening lots of new spaces at truck stops around the country this summer. Find out where they’ll be.
View some of the newest Bluetooth headset models designed to help your communications with dispatch, intermodals and even family. We’re featuring some of our most cost-effective favorites.
Five trucking companies announce plans to add CNG powered vehicle to their fleets. Find out which companies are making the switch. Would you drive a CNG-powered truck?
If you’re in the market for a used truck, check out this article.
A Pennsylvania trucking company announces plans to hire veterans. Get the details here.
The nationwide driver shortage will be far reaching. Find out the effects of a driver shortage on shipping times and prices. What can be done to combat the shortage?
A&S has acquired Kinard Trucking. How could the acquisition benefit you?
Looking for a new job? A large carrier plans to hire 450 new drivers this summer.
Corporate greed. A trucking company gained a lucrative government contract but failed to pay its drivers as the contract specified. What should happen to this company?
The state of Oregon re-appropriated highway funds and have come up with another way to recoup the money. Trucking groups are suing the state. Get the details here.
OOIDA’s “Spirit of the American Trucker” is on tour this summer! Get the details here.
A Los Angeles Times columnist believes high truck driver turnover rates means a healthy trucking industry. Is he over-generalizing an issue seen as a large problem?
Select Arkansas highways to get increased speed limits. Which ones will be affected?
The American Transportation Research Institute released report naming some of the most dangerous roads, with the highest rate of large truck rollover accidents. How often do you drive these dangerous roads?
The Truckload Carriers Association has created a new magazine for truck drivers that will be distributed by mail and online. It debuts on June 1st.
Women in Trucking will now be sponsored by C.H. Robinson. The organization is gaining momentum with corporate sponsors. Learn more about it on CDL Life.
Trucking Accessories for Cooking: CDL Life reviews a few small and affordable portable grills for that break that just calls for a good cut of smoked meat.
The ATA urged Highway Bill committee members to address the needs of the trucking industry. Do you feel the ATA represented your needs?
A Wal-Mart truck driver keeps a class of elementary students in California on their feet as he shows them his wheels. Steve Gilbert makes quite an impression wherever he goes.
This article helps you take a good, hard look at your work ethic, habits, and other factors about what kind of driver you are. It may have some solid answers about the likelihood you have of succeeding as an owner/operator instead of a company driver.