Why Self-Driving Truck Technology is the Future

Driving down the highway, you will pass at least one big rig. Semi trucks are the traditional method of freight transport in the United States, and we are used to sharing our roads with drivers who hold CDLs. Are you positive there was a driver in the last semi you saw? If you were in Arizona, there may not have been. The Future of Self-Driving Trucks Self-driving truck technology is the way of the future, and the future is here…


Be Sure to Keep Track of These Tax Deductions as a Truck Driver

It doesn’t matter what occupation you are in. You want to do everything you can throughout the year to ensure you get a bigger tax refund. If you are a truck driver, saving receipts is one of the best thing you can do for yourself. You can deduct things like meal and travel expenses, insurance costs and vehicle expenses. Read on to discover what you should be keeping track of.   1. Travel Expenses If you want to deduct travel…


Eating Healthy on the Road as a Trucker

It’s hard to eat healthy on the road. It’s far easier to grab a bag of chips and munch while you are driving. Pulling into a greasy spoon and eating a quick meal makes life simple. Unfortunately, if you aren’t watching what you eat while traveling the roads of America, you are making yourself unhealthy. It’s the truth. Even if you aren’t gaining weight, the damage done to your body by eating junk food and fatty meals can wreck your…


How Integrated Technology Helps Truckers

Some truckers today may be too young to remember The Jetsons, but they almost assuredly have seen a Star Trek movie or two. As technology advances, driving a big rig may seem more like driving a spaceship than an earthly vehicle. The insides of passenger vehicles are becoming more like cockpits everyday — why shouldn’t truck cabs be the same? Many truckers are used to technology in one form or another as a source of entertainment. Long hours on the…


Safety Tips for Truck Driving During the Holidays

According to the American Trucking Association, there will be more than 90 million people driving 50 miles or more during the holiday season. This is a happy time of year for many people, and the joy and festiveness of the holidays shouldn’t be marred by a vehicle collision. With that in mind, the ATA has provided tips for truck drivers who will be sharing the road with more vehicles than at any other time of the year. 1. Prepare Your…


Don’t Miss These Areas During Your Pre-Trip Inspection

You wouldn’t start your day without your morning coffee. You wouldn’t go to bed without taking a shower. Why would you start your drive without a pre-trip inspection? Unfortunately, many drivers skip this all-important step in favor of getting on the road as quickly as possible. As a driver, the law requires you to inspect your vehicle before your shift and at least once more during a 24-hour period. The law requires that you do this so that both you…


How Utilizing Fleet Management Technology Can Increase Your ROI

How Utilizing Fleet Management Technology Can Increase Your ROI Expert Article   In today’s fast-moving world, fleet managers are under more pressure than ever to deliver goods and services to customers in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It seems that the customers’ expectations have increased with each passing year (as have gas prices!), and companies must find new ways to keep up. Thankfully, within the last decade, fleet management technology has grown and adapted to the times. Using technology as…