8 Apr 22

The presidential primaries are hitting the homestretch, and November's election is just right around the corner. Whoever ends up getting elected will ultimately have an affect on the trucking industry, so we wanted to know: Who think is best suited for the job?

Jul 28

Heading to GATS in Dallas next month? We'll have some new Getloaded t-shirts to give away, plus plenty of freebies. Find out how you can get in on the action, plus check out all the new features we've been adding to the load board.

3 Jan 16
Hauling flatbed loads is one of the more physically demanding types of trucking. What makes a trucker want to endure the challenges of flatbedding? What makes them pull a skateboard, drop-deck or removable goose-neck trailer? What are the benefits and drawbacks of running a flatbed operation? Let's find out. [More]
Oct 20
Are you starting your own trucking company? Thinking about making your spouse your business partner? Here are some questions to consider before you open that new business. [More]
Aug 15

The Great American Trucking Show is upon us once again. Most of the time it depends on whether or not you've got a load going the right way, but if you're heading to Dallas for GATS this year, here are some ideas to really make the most of your time (and your miles of walking).

Jul 17

Sometimes you only hear about the special events an over-the-road (OTR) trucker misses – college graduations, weddings, family barbecues. And that's always regrettable – the only way to work around those occurrences is to get a good relationship with dispatch and make sure you and the home office both hear about events in plenty of time to do some planning.

Jun 17

A wise man once said, "If the wheels aren't turning, you're not earning." So when you're trying to run a successful trucking operation, staying healthy so you can keep moving is vital. While you can't avoid everything, you can avoid common issues that increase your risk for food-borne illness when you're on the road and at home.

5 May 22

Previously I discussed what to do when a DOT or police officer gives you a traffic citation or notice to appear. What's next? As quickly as possible afterwards, write down every detail, starting from five minutes before your alleged violation to when the officer drove off.

8 May 08

It's going to happen, at a scale or inspection station, or on the highway with blue lights flashing behind you. At some point in your trucking career you'll be given a citation from a police or DOT officer indicating he or she thinks you violated a traffic or trucking regulation. How you handle it from when the officer asks for your CDL, registration, logbook and bills of lading will determine how it affects your future driving career.

1 Dec 14

Ever wonder what life would be like after 20,000 miles locked in a sleeper cab with your spouse? Meet George and Wendy Parker, a very funny husband-wife team who chronicle their 18-wheeled journey across America on their blog.