The grass is always greener... This may be true sometimes but make sure to look before you leap. Your work history is very important!
The advent of ELDs has put focus on another issue that has long vexed truckers – problems with the hours of service.
Enjoy this collection of older model trucks, from the 1990's era. Cabovers, flat-tops, long hoods, Freightliners, Peterbilts, Kenworths and more. A trip down memory lane.
I’ve been writing/living/advocating for/loving and hating trucking for more than five years now, and I feel like I’ve aged about 25. Ha ha, I exaggerate, it’s only 15 years – truckers age three years for every one they spend on the road. Yes they do. You can tell by counting the rings in their trunk. It’s true.
While few people love trucking so much so they’ll drive your truck for free, there’s more to any job than a paycheck. And that’s where how you train your drivers, and how you communicate with them overall, comes into play.
From ELDs to the EPA and a long-awaited infrastructure plan there is plenty happening in D.C.
For truckers, it’s the Holy Grail of regulatory reform. Who would not want to see the Hours of Service rules more closely reflect the real world of driving trucks? And what if a more realistic set of regs further improved safety not only for truck drivers, but also the motorists sharing the road with them?
Daimler Trucks North America recently announced a pilot program to produce plastic parts using 3D printing. “The mission of this program is to embrace new technologies as a way to deliver service to our customers through better parts availability,” said Angela Timmen, aftersales purchasing manager for interior/exterior cab and major components for DTNA.
Uber is pretending to be the DOT by requiring their ride-hailing-app drivers to go “offline” for 6 straight hours after a 12-hour shift. The statement “everyone knows that drinking and driving is dangerous, but many don’t know the risks or warning signs of drowsy driving” was issued as one of the reasons Uber enacted the rule, because “according to experts, raising awareness is key.”
Taking a DOT physical can be a nerve-wracking experience for any truck driver. But if you are prepared going in and you know what to expect, it can make it that much easier.
The UltraLoft offers drivers an integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 that provides the ultimate level of driver comfort and the distinctive style and quality Peterbilt is known for.