Truck Maintenance for the Winter

Truck Maintenance for the Winter

An ounce of prevention is worth far more than a pound of cure.  Especially in the winter when we’re talking truck maintenance. Those emergencies on the road can destroy any profit from a load.  We can’t predict when a part is going to fail.  Debris on the...

Here Is Your 2017 DOT Compliance Checklist

This article contains our updated 2017 DOT compliance checklist. Some of the information has changed since we published our original version in 2013. This is especially true when it comes to electronic logbooks, which are scheduled for mandatory use by December 2017....

Trucking Industry Trends for November 2014

Technology continues to drive new trucking industry trends as 2014 draws to a close.  For tomorrow’s truckers, this holds the promise of trucks that are more comfortable and easier to drive.  For fleet owners and managers, the new methods promise fuel savings and...

The Road Check Is Coming

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has scheduled its annual Roadcheck on June 3 to June 5.  Nearly 10,000 inspectors will spread out from Alaska to Mexico to examine trucks at 1,500 locations. The purpose of these inspections is to check on compliance to the...

Essential Parts of Your Driving Logbook

Understanding a driving logbook is one of the key skills of a successful trucker.  In this article we’ll look at the various log-keeping duties that you will be responsible for. The Basics The basic contents of a logbook include the following: The carrier’s name The...
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