The Truth About Leasing a Truck

Becoming an owner operator is a thought that passes through most truck driver’s minds at some point in their trucking career. After all, as an owner operator you are in charge of your trucking jobs. You choose when to work, …

Marathon Runner: How to Train as a Trucker

If you’re a newbie to the running world, a marathon clocks in at 26.219 miles. That is all on your feet, racing against others in the multi-hour-long physical endurance test. There are half-marathons that last for 13.1094 miles, as well …

5 Compliance Secrets to Make Your Trucking Job Easier

If compliance makes your head spin and your CSA score hovers too close to the threshold, take a look at how your team is handling their part of compliance regulations. Make managing your CSA profile easier by educating your teams, …

NACV The Newest Truck Show to Hit North America

The North American Commercial Vehicle Show will have its first show in the United States on September 25 through September 29, 2017. The show will features over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. For the first year, the show will …

Tips for Passing Roadside Inspections

When it’s time to pull into an inspection station or get pulled over by a trooper, you may get a little nervous because you’re are unsure of what the inspector or the trooper might find. Driving a truck is already stressful …

Trucking 101: Trucking Slang for New Truckers

People who get into trucking often can’t get out of it. They say it gets into their blood, that they could never work from a single office or cubicle again after being out on the road. Part of this has …

Money Matters: Mutual Funds for Truckers

Let’s be honest. Unless you are a financial advisor, banker or stockbroker, the phrase mutual funds means very little. All the same mutual funds are popular among people trying to invest and save, either to live off interest now or …

What is Hot Shot Trucking and What Does it Pay?

If you have ever watched that show “Shipping Wars” on A&E then you have seen hotshot trucking in action. No, we aren’t talking about those wanna be truckers on the show who are one step above four-wheelers. Hotshot refers to …

Here’s How to Make Summer BBQ Healthy

Summer means time for BBQing out and enjoying some of the most popular foods of all time. Few other methods of preparing foods result in the rich, smoky taste of BBQ. Along with that delicious taste, though, comes traditionally unhealthy …

Online Banks that Don’t Charge Fees

Getting your paycheck as a truck driver with over the road trucking jobs used to be a chore. You would have to mail your bills of laden from FedEx boxes at truck stops, and then you would have to drive …

What is the Truck Parking Leadership Initiative?

Trucking and technology are beginning to merge. In other posts, we’ve already covered how trucking tech firms like Otto are developing next-generation software and gadgets to make trucks autonomous, thereby making life on the road easier and much safer for …

Using Video-Based Driver Risk Management

When a rig is involved in a crash, everyone is quick to lay fault at the feet of the driver. Adding video-based driver risk management is a great way to save money when the court is hearing the word of …

Why Caitlin Welby (CEO RFX) is Poised to Change the Trucking Industry

A glance at Caitlin Welby and you see a mix of a punk-pop songstress and an upbeat, ambitious millennial. A nose ring and pinned up hair seem to indicate that she’d be better suited shredding an electric guitar in a …

What Does Lumping Mean in Trucking?

The trucking industry comes with a whole slew of terminology you won’t find elsewhere. Lot lizards, CB terminology, and truck driver slang like dung beetle, reefer, and rolling refinery are phrases you’ll hear at truck stops and trucker lounges, and …

What Happens if Your CDL Expires on the Road?

Once you get your commercial driver’s license you become a true blue truck driver. To maintain your CDL you have to get an annual Department of Transportation physical exam to make sure you are physically up to the job. Otherwise, …

What Truckers Need to Know About Buying Bootleg Entertainment

When you are all alone with over the road trucking jobs, you have a limited way to entertain yourself. One of the most popular routes truckers take is through DVD movies. You can pop in the latest flicks and watch …

A Glossary of Those Confusing FMCSA Terms

Truck drivers have so much to keep straight. From the latest DOT regulations and the FMCSA requirements, not to mention CDL endorsements and HOS rules, that’s a lot of acronyms to decipher. If you are wondering what DOT, FMCSA, CDL …

What’s the Trucker Buddy App?

Each time you hear about a new app for truckers, it’s either a way to route trucking loads or find trucking jobs. How about an app dedicated to truck drivers that has a feel-good purpose? That’s what the Trucker Buddy …

How the Trucking Industry is Using Analytics to Keep Drivers Safe

Think of your favorite football team for a moment. Think of the countless hours that the coaching staff and players spend watching game and practice film during the season. Now think of what some players, notably the quarterback, do after …

May Means Farmers Markets and Roadside Stands: Produce for Truckers

Truckers across the nation get a treat each May. They drive past dozens of roadside stands every week, and they often are in close proximity to farmers markets. What does this mean? Healthy, fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats and …