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Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Get Ready, Drivers. Roadcheck 2015 Starts Tuesday

Heads-up! Roadcheck 2015 is upon us…almost. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other government agencies, the International Roadcheck is scheduled for June 2 – 4, that’s next Tuesday through Thursday. The annual blitz will take nearly 10,000 inspectors from local, state and federal enforcement…Read more

Smartphones are Improving the Lives of Truckers

Smartphones are Improving the Lives of Truckers

If you don’t own a smartphone today, you are part of a dwindling minority. According to recent Nielsen statistics, more than 70 percent of U.S. adults own these devices, with 85 percent of millennials owning a smartphone in the second quarter of 2014. Clearly, age doesn’t matter anymore when it…Read more

On-Demand Printing: Delivery of the Future?

On-Demand Printing: Delivery of the Future?

Just when you thought you had heard it all, Amazon has come up with another way to push the envelope in the shipping industry. Bad puns aside, Amazon is no stranger to experimenting with new and improved shipping methods. However, The Wall Street Journal recently reported Amazon filed for several patents for…Read more

An Ongoing Debate: The 34-Hour Restart

An Ongoing Debate: The 34-Hour Restart

Owner-operator drivers are concerned about the 34-hour restart rule, and they’re letting their elected officials know about it. On Apr. 2, Rep. Richard Hanna (R – N.Y.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx voicing his concerns about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s 34-hour restart…Read more

Like It or Not, Change is Coming to Trucking and Transportation

Like It or Not, Change is Coming to Trucking and Transportation

When you think of new technology, what comes to mind? The newest wearables, smartphones and how they interact with the world around them? The tech field isn’t necessarily known for crossing over into the automobile industry, but in recent years new innovations have slowly made their way into our cars…Read more

Electronic Logging Devices: What’s the Big Deal?

Electronic Logging Devices: What’s the Big Deal?

Electronic logging devices are the talk of the trucking industry, and with good reason. The transportation market is often pressed on how it can improve road and driver safety, and lawmakers are leaning toward on-dash cameras and regulating drivers’ daily workloads as two ways to mitigate potential accidents. In theory,…Read more

Rolling the Dice on Health Insurance: Are You Covered?

Rolling the Dice on Health Insurance: Are You Covered?

Are transporters rolling the dice when it comes to paying for health insurance? According to recent research, that seems to be the case. Overdrive magazine recently polled truckers about the issue and found nearly one-third of owner-operators will pay an extra tax this season by not carrying insurance. In lieu of…Read more

On the Marc: Why Mobile is Trucking’s Future

On the Marc: Why Mobile is Trucking’s Future

I’ve been around trucking for awhile now. Not as long as some, but I’ve seen more than most. What got me into trucking was a discovery I made on a Craigslist ad. That was uShip and I haven’t really looked back since. While Shipping Wars production takes a lot of…Read more

Drive Like a Girl

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After this year’s Super Bowl ads, it was clear who the real winner was.  No, it wasn’t Budweiser and the brand’s tear jerking “Lost Dog”  commercial. It definitely wasn’t T-Mobile’s “Help Save the Data” commercial- sorry, but Kim Kardashian just doesn’t inspire me to purchase anything. The real winner was Proctor &…Read more

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at the potential impact a conservative Congress may have on the trucking industry as a whole. Historically speaking, a more conservative Congress has boded well for the transportation market, particularly…Read more