Let's Get Engaged?!

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 27th 2022 8:00AM

Ready to get engaged?! Okay, I’m not talking about actually getting hitched or running away on a weekend elope journey to Sin City. Although, that second option sounds like some good stories could come out of an adventure such as a Vegas destination wedding. However, I digress. What I’m referrin...

Raising Pay: A New Trend?

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 22nd 2022 8:00AM

Walmart, the third-largest private carrier in North America, recently committed to increasing driver pay and instituting an integrated training program. What this means is that new hires can make upwards of $110,000 per year, and they’ll even train current company associates and help them earn the...

New Tech: The TND Tablet 1050 from Rand McNally

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 15th 2022 8:00AM

Among those finds we tend to look forward to each year at the Mid-America Trucking Show? What’s hot and new in trucking technology. Drivers dig it, companies encourage it, and retailers relish it. And it’s always fun to build a wish list, isn’t it? This year, Rand McNally introduced a new in-c...

Take the Damn out of Damages!

W. Kelsea Eckert - Attorney at Law
Mar 11th 2022 8:00AM

Once you've proved the other driver was liable for your damages, you move to the second step. You have to prove the amount of damages to your rig and other related losses. Be sure to claim everything including downtime, diminished value and out of pocket expenses....

Outlook: 2022 Fuel Prices

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Mar 16th 2022 8:00AM

As of press time, the national average price of gasoline is $4.01 a gallon, up 45% from $2.76 a year ago, according to the AAA, when pandemic lockdowns were in the process of being lifted and vaccines became readily available, once again opening up the United States to regular fuel consumption. Dies...

What's New in Truck Tech?

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Mar 18th 2022 8:00AM

If you’re like me, you love to see all the new tech, gadgets and gizmos that make their way onto the trucking scene each year. And for 2022, there are quite a few items out there worth getting excited about. So, let’s dive into what could be five of the most useful and practical widgets on the s...

Making the Business YOUR Business

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Mar 25th 2022 8:00AM

Whether you’re the owner/operator of your own truck or cargo van, or perhaps you’re simply wanting to drive as an independent contractor, here are some general rules that can be followed and adhered to for both the novice and the seasoned vet. The following are suggestions to help jumpstart your...

Driver Treatment: An Underlying Issue

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 1st 2022 8:00AM

In today’s volatile employment economy - the same atmosphere many of us are accustomed to traversing on a daily basis - it’s not out of the realm of possibility that we all have experienced similar plights and pitfalls to what our country’s drivers are frequently facing day-in and day-out. Dri...

Maintaining Protocols to Avoid Violations

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 4th 2022 8:00AM

Recently, the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) released what were found to be the top four violations for fiscal year 2021. These violations are often mistakes that drivers seem to be unaware of, or are simply negligent to the fact that they can do harm to their companies as well ...

Maintaining Awareness of Your Driving Performance

Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Apr 8th 2022 8:00AM

Even before the driver-dreaded ELD mandate and enforcement of electronic logs, there was a trepidatious period of time in which drivers were either scared to death of what was the unknown world of satellite tracking and monitoring, or brazenly naïve as to how damaging an unkempt HOS (Hours of Servi...

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