As a long-haul trucker, you’ll encounter plenty of inclement winter weather over the next few months. Cold temperatures and frozen precipitation not only make for an uncomfortable ride, but a potentially dangerous one. After all, one patch of black ice can turn an otherwise uneventful trip into a nightmare. Fortunately, a little preparation and awareness can go a long way to keeping you safe from Old Man Winter. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind on your next haul. Read more
You check into a motel for the evening for a break from sleeping in your truck. The next morning, you wake up to find your truck is gone. At this point, the merchandise has probably already been offloaded and is well on its way to the black market. Stories like this occur every day in the United States. In fact, in the third quarter alone, there were 185 cases of cargo theft. That’s a lot, considering this is far from a petty crime. Fortunately, you can prevent becoming part of that statistic. Here’s how. Read more
If you’ve had your fill of trucking regulations in recent years, you won’t like the latest changes under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act that was signed into law last summer. As of October 1, the trucking industry has a laundry list of new rules to abide by. These include the following. Read more
On September 18, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments from fuel producers that California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) is unfair to out-of-state producers. As such, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) will continue its agenda to cut the state’s usage of petroleum and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Read more
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