Category: CDL Drivers

Roadchecks Cracking Down on Trucking Companies

A common problem for trucking companies is their trucks getting fines during routine inspections which can often result in fines.  There are a variety of reasons for these tickets at roadchecks.  However, the most common infractions are for failure to secure truck equipment, damaged tie-downs, insufficient tie-downs, and loose tie-downs.  These fines can be expensive …

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Trucking Automation on the Horizon, But Don’t Worry Just Yet

The greatest concern with self-driving trucks or trucking automation has been truckers losing their jobs.  And now that automation could be only three to four years away, truckers are feeling uneasy.  Truckers, for the time being, put your minds at ease.  Trucking automation and self-driving trucks are on the horizon to fix several problems.  One …

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Unconscious Gender Bias in the Blue-Collar Industries

Hundreds, if not thousands, of years of culture and gender pigeon holing can be hard to shirk off.  Some jobs are considered “too hard” or “inappropriate” for one gender or the other.  Regardless of anti-discrimination laws and how hard we try these notions are often too deeply ingrained in us.  We still have an unconscious …

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Should Trucking Fleets Ban Cell Phone Usage?

Cell phones offer truck drivers useful information such as weather and delivery points which can significantly ease their jobs. However, cell phones in fleets also present the risk for distracting drivers.  Distraction leads to accidents.  The wrecks can result in thousands of dollars in ruined materials and numerous injuries and/or fatalities.  Cell phone usage while …

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Safety and Savings in Trucking: Platooning

This year, Omnitracs, a transportation software company, invested $60 million in Peloton Technology, which specializes in automated vehicle software. What would justify that $60 million investment?  The answer is the ability to utilize truck platooning. What is Truck Platooning? Peloton’s truck platooning uses “forward collision avoidance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communication to allow two trucks to …

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