Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Driver Fatigue

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Driver fatigue is experienced on the roadway every day. Based on data contained in the NHTSA’s 2013 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), there were 59 fatal crashes involving a large truck where the truck driver was coded as being “asleep or fatigued.” While these crashes only accounted for 1.7 percent of all large truck fatal […]

Final Rule: Entry-Level Minimum Training Requirements

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The FMCSA and DOT published the Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators final rule on December 8, 2016. The FMCSA believes this final rule enhances the safety of commercial motor vehicle operations on our Nation’s highways by establishing a minimum standard of entry-level driver training (ELDT) and increasing the number of drivers who receive […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Load Boards

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Last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator blog post explained the advantages and disadvantages of being on a master insurance policy. This week’s post will discuss load boards. Load Board Flashback. Before the new age of technology, load boards were physical screens found in truck stops. These screens displayed a seemingly endless scroll of available loads, along with […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Trucking Insurance

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Last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator post discussed the advantages and disadvantages of leasing onto a motor carrier and driving under your own authority. This post will build off of last month’s by explaining how the way you choose to operate your trucking business determines which trucking insurance coverages you will need. Trucking Insurance: Leasing onto a […]

Summer Health Tips for Truckers

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Trying to stay healthy and fit on the road is definitely a challenge. However, there are many social media groups dedicated to helping truckers achieve their health goals. Diet. If you’re one of those who thinks consistently cooking healthy meals in your cab is impossible, it’s time to think again. Summer is the best time to find affordable, […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Personal Considerations

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With a driver shortage continuing to plague the trucking industry, now is best time to become an owner operator. However, whether you’re an individual considering a career that allows you to travel across the country, or you’ve been driving a motor carrier’s rig your whole life, there are many things to consider and tasks to accomplish before […]