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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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Why There’s No Such Thing as an FMCSA Certified ELD

Why there's no such thing as an FMCSA certified ELD.

When it comes to finding an ELD solution, there are just as many potential pitfalls as there are opportunities for success. With just about everyone and their dog jumping on the compliance caravan, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the flood of providers who have suddenly taken an interest...

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What the DOT 16-Hour Rule Means for You

What do you know about the DOT 16 Hour Rule?

  Hours of service (HOS) tracking is often cited as one of the most time-consuming tasks that long-haul truck drivers perform on a regular basis. With the new electronic logging device (ELD) legislation overhauling the methods that drivers use to track their record of duty status, many motor carriers...

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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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25 Apr, 2017

Tech for Truckers: The Dashboard Gadgets Revolutionizing the Industry

Gadgets for truckers
25 Apr, 2017

  When you think of truckers, do you imagine the long-hauling road warriors armed with CB radios often seen in classic movies? While those radios have plenty of nostalgic value, truckers don’t have to rely on CBs anymore because today’s internet-enabled gadgets put them in near-constant contact with the...

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18 Apr, 2017

ELD Exemptions: What Are They & Who Qualifies for Them?

Do you qualify for an ELD exemption?

With the trucking industry preparing to embrace the new ELD legislation, some commercial vehicle operators are already looking for ways to resist the new changes. It’s true that the new ELD mandate doesn’t and shouldn’t apply to everyone, and that’s why the governing body that created it has included...

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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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