Driverless Trucks: Who Is Driving That Big Rig?

Driverless Trucking: Who's Driving That Rig?

Driverless cars have gotten a lot of press, thanks to Google and other companies that are invested in developing the technology. The potential upside of driverless vehicles is high – commuting time could be recaptured for more productive work. In theory, if the technology matures, accidents caused by driver error could be minimized. Reckless driving, […]

The High Cost of Traffic Congestion

The High Cost of Traffic Congestion

According to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), traffic congestion comes with a big cost to the trucking industry. Using traffic volume and other data from the national highway system in 2014, ATRI researchers found that clogged roads during the week cost the trucking industry nearly $50 billion annually. Traffic congestion […]

Soldiers Training To Be Professional Civilian Truck Drivers

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A week ago, ten soldiers at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds got into big rigs to begin their new careers driving a commercial vehicle after their military service ends. From fayobserver.com A $130,000 federal grant brought Johnston Community College’s trucking program an hour’s drive down Interstate 95, from Smithfield to Fort Bragg. The program offers soldiers […]

New Driver Coercion Rule Takes Effect End Of January

Driver Coercion Rule Picture

Commercial Driver-Coercion Rule Taking Effect On January 29, 2016   The new rule which prohibits acts of coercion that compel truck drivers to violate federal regulations takes effect on January 29. The rule specifically prevents employers such as motor carriers, receivers, shippers or transportation intermediaries from compelling CDL holders to ignore or violate provisions from […]

Truck Drivers View Of The Holiday Season Video

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Holiday Season From Behind The Steering Wheel December is here, and Christmas is fast approaching, this is the most difficult time of the year for truckers. Besides truck drivers being away from family, you have snow, ice, and cold weather to contend with, frigid temperatures is also hard on the rig and equipment. This video […]