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What You Need to Know About the FSMA Transportation Rule for 2018

What you need to know about the FSMA Transportation rule.

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Want to Start a Trucking Company? Here’s What You Need to Succeed.

What you need to succeed as a trucking company.

One of the most exciting career moves you can make is deciding to strike out on your own and start your own business. If you’re looking to turn your passion for trucking and the open road into a profitable business, there are a few proven strategies you should consider...

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Overcoming Traffic Boredom: Tips for Truckers

How long haul truckers stay busy on the open road!

Getting stuck in traffic is an occupational hazard for long-haul truckers (and anyone who spends time on the road, for that matter). While you can’t do anything about the traffic, you should be able to do something about your boredom. Next time you are stuck on the road, try...

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How to get the Best DOT Rating on your Next FMCSA Compliance Review

Are you ready for your next DOT compliance audit?

  Trucking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. With its robust safety guidelines and numerous checks and balances, the Department of Transportation (DOT) uses every resource at its disposal to keep trucking companies in line when it comes to operational and road safety....

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How to Fill Out Drivers Daily Logs (Top Tips & Tricks)

Ready to learn how to fill out drivers daily log books?

  Despite the new legislation mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) that will apply to almost all commercial vehicle operators in the United States, there are still many circumstances which make it important to know how to fill out paper logs. Under the new mandate, drivers will be required to...

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How the New ELD Mandate Will Impact Truck Driver Safety

Will the new ELD mandate help truckers?

  On the 10th of December 2015, a 516-page ruling was released by the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that requires all truckers operating in the USA to completely change how they account for their hours of work. The new Electronic Log Device (ELD) mandate means...

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DOT Truck Driver Requirements: What You Need to Know

We review some DOT Truck Driver Requirements

Trucking is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for overseeing regulations for this lucrative industry and does so through a variety of laws contained within Title 49. Not even the drivers are safe from oversight by the...

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4 Things Fleet Managers can do to Improve Truck Driver Retention

Improve your driver retention rate with these tips.

Those in the trucking business regularly experience a shortage of experienced drivers, especially during the busy season. This has led to the hasty hiring of unqualified drivers who often under-perform, leading to losses. If you’re in charge of managing a team of drivers, you know how tough it can...

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In It For the Long Haul: Weird Things Only Truckers Understand

Only truckers know these things.

The life of the long-haul trucker has been glorified in movies and music from the 1970s onward. While truckers seldom have the opportunity to dance the two-step or ride mechanical bulls like they do on the silver screen, they do tend to live exciting lives. Never pass up the...

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Your DOT Compliance Checklist for 2017 (+ Audit Checklist)

DOT checklist for 2017

As we kick off this new year, it’s a great time to reacquaint ourselves the Department of Transportation’s laws regarding the operation of commercial fleet vehicles and their respective drivers. In the commercial vehicle fleet industry, compliance with DOT regulations isn’t just a good idea—it’s the law. To avoid...

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