Trucking companies in California should take note: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a 28% increase in the amount of biodiesel mandated for use in trucks for 2013. The mandate will require the production of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel for 2013, which is up for the 2012 mandate of 1.0 billion gallons. Read more
Archive for month: October, 2012
Successful marketing is an important key to running and maintaining a successful business. Many trucking companies in California have chosen to use trailer advertising as one way to spread the word about their company and brand. But just like every other type of marketing, trailer advertising has its pros and cons.
From now until November 16th, Best Yet Express will be accepting food donations to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. It is estimated that over 1 million people in Los Angeles County are at risk of going hungry, 400,000 of which are children. Sharp increases in the cost of living and the slow economic recovery are making it more difficult for LA families to make ends meet. More and more of these hard-working families are turning to the food banks for help. Due to this increased demand, food banks are in great need of donations. Read more
It’s October and that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While most people are aware of breast cancer, this is the time of year that serves as a great reminder about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and of early detection.
Best Yet Express is a California trucking company that is dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. For the month of October, we will display pink ribbons on our trucks in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s our hope that we are bringing further breast cancer awareness as our trucks make their way along the Los Angeles streets and freeways. Read more
Goodyear Tire recently unveiled their new Air Maintenance Technology (AMT). This technology allows tires to maintain a constant pressure without the use an external pump, electronics or driver intervention. In other words, these tires actually inflate themselves. Read more
The trucking industry is facing a driver shortage on a national scale, but there is a little bit of good news if you’re a California trucking company. The state enacted a new law that will make it easier for highly qualified military veterans with commercial driving experience to get to work almost immediately as professional truck drivers. Read more
Best Yet Express cares deeply about the health and safety of our truck drivers and other workers. This blog post will address some of the common health issues faced by truckers and some helpful tips that may help address these problems. Read more
We’d like to take a second to talk about a recently enacted California law that’s sure to have an effect on trucking companies in Los Angeles and beyond. On September 13, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1888, which allows drivers with a commercial drivers license (CDL) to attend traffic school for minor violations that occurred in their personal vehicles. The new law gives CDL holders the ability to go to traffic school to keep points off their license just like every other driver. It will also avoid the accumulating points against their driving privileges for suspension purposes. Read more
When most people hear the term “truck driver,” they probably immediately think of a male truck driver. It’s true that the majority of truck drivers in this country are men, but women are making their way into the industry in large numbers. There are over 3 million truck drivers in this country and over 200,000 are female. This is significant when you consider the fact that there were only 133,000 female drivers in 2005. Read more
Best Yet Express is currently hiring truck drivers and we thought we would share a little bit about the difference between over the road drivers/long haul drivers and city drivers/short haul drivers. Read more
Make sure to connect with us!