2 Feb 24
It’s a scenario many truckers are all too familiar with: You’re running out of hours and can’t find a place to park. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could reserve a parking spot ahead of time? Well, soon you can – at least at two rest stops in Tennessee. [More]
Jan 19
As you close the books on 2014, now’s a great time to take stock of what worked, what didn’t, and what you’ll need in order to file income taxes. But this year’s income tax returns come with a new wrinkle, namely the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare. [More]
1 Dec 18
The two most unpopular parts of last year’s Hours-of-Service (HOS) bill have been suspended. Drivers are still required to spend 34 hours off the clock after working 70 hours in a week, but the 34-hour restart is no longer required to include two periods between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM, and a driver can use the restart more than once in a week. [More]
8 Dec 16
Carrier insurance was back in the news this month. The FMCSA finally published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), and it recommends raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers. The ANPR doesn’t say how much the new minimum will be, though. Before the FMCSA makes that decision, you can give feedback during the public comment period, which ends Feb. 26. [More]
Dec 16
Chad Rozanski enlisted in the Army so he could get out of Arkansas and go see the world. After his team suffered an attack in Iraq, he picked up the pieces and started his own trucking company. [More]
4 Nov 11
By now you’ve probably heard that the FMCSA is looking into raising the minimum amount of insurance that carriers are required to have on their trucks. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was filed last month, with the FMCSA claiming that the current minimums of $750,000 for general freight and $1 million for hazardous materials were too low, but they haven’t made a decision on what the new minimum might be. [More]
Nov 05
Stephen Small enlisted in the Navy in 1977. He expected to get the paperwork for his discharge finalized in October 2001, but 9/11 interrupted everything. Small was suddenly back on active duty and on a submarine in the Middle East – the fifth time he had been deployed to a combat zone. [More]
Oct 17
Those of us in the trucking business are lucky to take part in an industry that serves the country as whole, but none of us would have gotten that chance if not for the brave men and women who’ve sacrificed for us as part of our nation’s military. [More]
Sep 05
The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently rolled out a new automated system to help truckers find parking, and now the same is taking place in Michigan. Both states have cameras set up at a handful of rest areas along stretches of I-94 that keep track of how many parking spaces are available for trucks. [More]