‘Trucking News’ Category

7 New Social Responsibilities of Truckers; COVID-19 + July 4th

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Happy Fourth of July! As we roll into the weekend, let’s keep in mind the importance of this holiday.

The lingering presence of the Coronavirus is overwhelming. We thought it would be over by now. We were told that months of ‘shelter-in-place’ restrictions would flatten the curve for good. And that preventative practices, like gloves and... Read More

Why A Positive Dispatcher & Driver Relationship is Key

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Dispatching truck drivers is a challenging yet rewarding career path. The relationship between the two can be maintained in a healthy way through constant coaching and communication.

Dispatchers must be trained to manage any situation a driver might face over the road. They must be competent enough to walk the... Read More

5 Intangible Must Haves that Truckers Crave in the Job Market

driver sky Wow! Dan Baker, what an insightful thinker!

We can’t stop talking about the inspiring webinar this week featuring Dan Baker, so we decided to blog about it.

His wisdom and knowledge and overall-attitude about truck drivers are downright infectious! (Bad choice of words during a pandemic?)

The trucking industry moves fast. If you’ve... Read More

Why your Safety Culture will Die without Buy-In. And how to get it.

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One of the most used and sought-after business phrases in the workplace today: Buy-In. When you have a project idea, but you are not a decision-maker, you must get the approval of higher-ups to go ahead.

Before the pitch, you must begin campaigning, gathering support from like-minded co-workers who share your vision for the... Read More

HOT HOT HOT! Sunshine Threatens Truckers. Here’s What Your Fleet Needs to Know

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Its that time of year again. HOT! And it won’t be getting better any time soon. Heat-related illnesses affect truck drivers often due to the nature of the job.

Loading, unloading, throwing tarps, strapping, etc. all cause extended exposure to the heat. Operations managers must be aware of the risk their drivers are taking by working in the sun... Read More

Truck Drivers Challenged by Demonstrations All Over the Country

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Our nation is being challenged once again. This time, not only in the spread of a deadly virus, but at the hands of ourselves.

Citizens are outraged over recent acts of brutality, and rightfully so. Demonstrations of protests are taking place all over the country, bringing a voice to those who are concerned. While peaceful protests are encouraged... Read More

Minimize Mistakes to Maximize your Most Valuable Resource – Your Drivers

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One of the biggest expenses a trucking company experiences is onboarding new drivers. Studies show that each new driver costs approximately $10,000 to recruit, onboard, and train. Retention becomes a huge factor in cutting costs.

Dan Baker’s Cultural Relationship Program teaches that improving the relationship between management, operations, and... Read More

Memorial Day Weekend – 5 Ways to Stay Safe On The Road, Share To Show You Care

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Truck drivers know the rules of the road and how to operate safely. One surprising fact: most CMV accidents are caused by the passenger vehicle and not the trucker.

What is Memorial Day?

For some, Memorial Day this long weekend calls for grilling and outside activities. For others, it meant everything.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday that... Read More

5 Bright Future Forecasts for Truckers and How The Industry Is Adapting to Coronavirus Challenges

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The trucking industry is no stranger to adapting to new policies and procedures. The Coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges that have required rapid change across the industry.

Just as we were settling into the relaxed HOS regulations, they change again. Just as we got comfortable with the open roads offered by fewer cars, society... Read More

FMCSA is Changing HOS… Again! 4 New HOS Rules.

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It’s been difficult to adjust to all the changes released by the FMCSA lately. The trucking industry would never have predicted the DOT to relax hours of service regulations. And yet, here we are. Scrambling to research, read, and absorb all the legal jargon thrown our way.

A docket for the outline of the final ruling has been released.... Read More

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