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Updated Broker and Dispatch Guidelines

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Nov 23rd 2022 8:00AM

Recently, federal regulators attempted to clarify the differences between brokers, bona fide agents and dispatch services with their new interim guidelines issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Mandated by last year’s infrastructure bill, these guidelines are aimed at cracki...

2022 Influential Woman in Trucking

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Nov 21st 2022 8:00AM

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) recently announced their winner of the 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking award, sponsored by Daimler Truck North America. This is the 12th year for the award which was developed in 2010 to recognize female leaders and to attract and advance women in the truck...

Positive Driver Perception Is On the Rise

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Nov 16th 2022 8:00AM

The general public is starting to take notice in the profession and career path of the trucking professional. The most noticeable support for truckers came during the height of the pandemic, when citizens began to realize just how important a role the transportation industry plays in our day-to-day ...

Trailer Maintenance - Be Winter Road Ready

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Nov 14th 2022 8:00AM

When the cold and winter months begin to encroach upon us, we typically discuss ways to prepare a truck for the harsh weather that awaits us on the horizon. However, the steps needed to prepare a trailer are rarely talked about in such equal detail. Trailer maintenance is a year-round obligation and...

Truck Blitz Dates for 2023

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Nov 7th 2022 8:00AM

That includes the various truck blitzes that are performed by state and local transportation authorities each and every year. Staying ahead of the game in terms of marked preparedness is key, especially when it comes to a driver maintaining their road warrior status. Mark your calendars, set your re...

Fuel Prices are Top Industry Concern

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Nov 2nd 2022 8:00AM

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition recently took place in San Diego, California and a very key discussion revolved around the 18th annual Top Industry Issues report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Top Industry Concerns Aside f...

Finalists for the 2022 Influential Women in Trucking Award

Brandon Baxter
Oct 31st 2022 8:00AM

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) recently announced their four finalists for the 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking award, sponsored by Daimler Truck North America. This is the 12th year for the award which was developed in 2010 to recognize female leaders and to attract and advance women in ...

The Four-Letter S-Word

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Oct 26th 2022 8:00AM

Preparing your truck for the winter season can be a daunting task, but it’s also something that is extremely beneficial for those who use their prep time wisely. Doing so can spell the difference between a major incident on a slippery road or avoiding a vehicular shutdown because of lacking certai...

Smile! You're On Camera

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Oct 14th 2022 8:00AM

The principle of “the camera is always rolling,” can certainly be attributed to the trucking industry. More and more companies and carriers are utilizing in-cab, and in-dash, cameras to record and capture driver behaviors and driving habits. It’s a safety measure, and the practice is becoming ...

Hurricane Ian

Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Oct 5th 2022 8:00AM

The destruction, and subsequent rebuilding, that comes with the onset and departure of a hurricane of Ian’s strength and magnitude can hardly be measured by the images and reports we receive from mainstream media and the folks who bring us our weather forecasts. We’ve been warned, time and again...

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