Summer Trucking Tips

Summer Trucking Tips

Considering most of the country is facing record high temperatures this week, it looks like summer is striking with a vengeance. Between blazing weather and vacationing families on the road, this can be a tough time for truckers. So, to help all of those out on the...
The Future of Electric Trucking

The Future of Electric Trucking

Decreased oil prices have lead to an increase in trucking, but we may start to see an even greater shift towards electric trucking in the next few years. During a conference call with investors earlier this year, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk revealed plans for an...
Maximizing Fuel Mileage

Maximizing Fuel Mileage

We’re living in a golden age of commerce. New technologies are constantly driving down prices and driving up competition. This is great for the consumer, but can be a challenge for the producer or the worker. While most transportation services have certain guidelines...
The Best Rest Stops In The Country

The Best Rest Stops In The Country

Whether you’re going long-haul from Washington to Florida or simply planning a road trip with your friends, truck stops can house unlikely treasures as far as on-the-go dining is concerned. Between the 48 contiguous states and the countless highways and freeways...
5 Things Every Driver Needs in Their Rig

5 Things Every Driver Needs in Their Rig

Life and work on the road are often unpredictable. To maintain your health, comfort, and safety on the job, it’s important to pack a few essential items. Below is a list of five things every trucker should have in their vehicle. 1.Emergency Kit Be prepared for the...
Preserve Your Tires With These 3 Tips

Preserve Your Tires With These 3 Tips

Sturdy, durable tires are vital to an optimal driving experience. That’s why regular tire inspections and maintenance are an essential part of semi-truck maintenance. To improve your rig’s overall performance and reduce the cost of tire repairs and replacements, take...
How to Troubleshoot 3 Diesel Engine Issues

How to Troubleshoot 3 Diesel Engine Issues

Engine trouble is one of the most frustrating issues truckers encounter while on the road—it’s also one of the most common. Some engine problems are too complex or dangerous to fix without the expertise and tools of a professional mechanic. But there are many...
Cameras Helping Defend Truckers in Court

Cameras Helping Defend Truckers in Court

It used to be that whenever a truck was involved in a collision, the trucking company could end up paying regardless of whether the driver was at fault. SmartDrive is changing that. The new technology involves video cameras located in the truck and the cab. The...
5 Tips to Help Drivers Transfer to Electronic Logging

5 Tips to Help Drivers Transfer to Electronic Logging

The electronic logging device (ELD) rule specifies drivers who record their Hours of Service must find and implement an electronic logging device prior to the compliance deadline of Dec. 18, 2017. The final rule was published in December 2015. It is intended to...
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