Before the Drive: Vehicle Inspection for Trucking Operations

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in death. What’s more, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involve a trucking accident. While not every accident can be avoided, there are ways in which trucking professionals can … Continue reading “Before the Drive: Vehicle Inspection for Trucking Operations”

Trucking Trends for 2020

In the past year alone, the trucking industry has gone through a number of wild changes in how companies operate and the kind of trucks that are making their way on the road. From self-driving trucks to changes in how drivers are classified in some states to a whole new shipping and receiving ball game … Continue reading “Trucking Trends for 2020”

How Truck Scales Prevent Disastrous Shipping

Truck scales provide many different benefits for trucking professionals that extend beyond just weighing a truck for a transaction. They can provide an additional layer of protection for keeping trucks and their payloads intact while ensuring that roads are safe for all drivers on highways. When a truck is overloaded, it can lead to potential … Continue reading “How Truck Scales Prevent Disastrous Shipping”

Employee Classification: ABC Testing and 1099 Drivers

In the last 18 months, there’s been plenty of news coming out of California focusing on the gig economy and employee classification. A major sect that’s taken issue with the new regulations, such as the Dynamex and AB5 rulings, is the trucking industry, which sees a large number of its drivers operating as independent contractors. … Continue reading “Employee Classification: ABC Testing and 1099 Drivers”

Judge Blocks AB5 from California Trucking

For those working as independent contractors in California, a lot of news has been swirling around in regards to their worker classification with their clients. From graphic designers to business consultants, a lot of professionals have had to rethink the way they operate under the new AB5 regulation passed at the end of 2019. But … Continue reading “Judge Blocks AB5 from California Trucking”

What to Do if Your Truck Breaks Down Mid-Journey

For truck drivers, there are few things more frustrating than going through a breakdown on the road, especially in the winter. What’s more, truck drivers operate on a tight schedule, having to drop off and pick up their cargo, and try to get back home for some much-needed personal and family time. So, any form … Continue reading “What to Do if Your Truck Breaks Down Mid-Journey”

California and Other States Aim to Move to Zero-Emission Trucks

California is leading the charge to enhance public health and move forward more quickly with the transition to cleaner transportation. Along with seven other states, California is committing to develop a plan to put hundreds of thousands of zero-emission trucks and public buses on the road throughout the state. The California Air Resources Board, in … Continue reading “California and Other States Aim to Move to Zero-Emission Trucks”

Trucking by the Numbers: Cargo Theft, Operational Costs, and More

The trucking industry has seen a seismic change in everything from day-to-day operations, technology, and operational costs, causing operators in the industry to have to review their goals, needs, and finances. With a new year upon us, it’s important to look at the outlook of the industry and see how companies need to adjust heading … Continue reading “Trucking by the Numbers: Cargo Theft, Operational Costs, and More”

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is Now in Play: What to Know

Beginning Monday, January 6, the federal government has begun overseeing how fleets perform background checks on prospective employees and owner-operators within the trucking industry. Under the banner of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug test at some point in their job search in the industry … Continue reading “The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is Now in Play: What to Know”

New Jersey Joins California in Targeting Owner-Operators

In recent months, news out of California has focused on new legislation around worker classification and how it’s poised to affect independent contractors, including owner-operators in the trucking industry — an industry that fuels the state’s economy. Truck drivers and trucking companies are scrambling to propose an alternative solution to the new AB 5 bill, … Continue reading “New Jersey Joins California in Targeting Owner-Operators”