Important Laws for Truck Drivers to Know and Follow
Truck drivers are required to not only obey driving laws, but to understand the laws pertaining to DOT drug testing, ELDs and minimum wage. In this blog, we’ll spell out exactly what every truck driver should know going into 2020.Read more
Fun Facts About Truck Driving in the U.S.
Truck drivers are the backbone of commerce in the U.S. Trucking moves 71% of all freight in the U.S. and provides nearly 6% of all full-time jobs in the country. Here are a few surprising facts about the U.S. trucking industry: (more…)Read more
Electric Trucks: Challenges, Opportunities, and Their Future
The shift towards electric powered-vehicles has been successful in the consumer market — over 1 million cars are on the road in the United States. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are next in line. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the transportation sector accounts for 29% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, with medium- and heavy-duty trucks responsible for 23% of those emissions. For this reason, the transportation industry is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions and switch to electric power.Read more
What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Why Should Truckers Care?
In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that all diesel engines are required to use a selective catalytic reduction (SCR). SCR is powered by a consumable fluid called diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) which is composed of deionized water and a pure form of urea (composed of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen). Together, DEF and SCR increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.Read more
5 Tips for Eating Healthy as a Truck Driver
When you’re out on the road, you don’t think much about food until your grumbling stomach reminds you it’s time to eat. At that point, you’re willing to eat whatever is within reach and doesn’t require any preparation. However, this can lead to indulging in junk food and an ever-increasing waistline. The solution? Being proactive in choosing and preparing healthy food. Below are a few tips to eating healthy as a truck driver.Read more