Aging Infrastructure Report Card: Does Your State Make the Grade?

November 15, 2016 1
Every day, millions of truck drivers crisscross the continental United States on our 47,000-mile interstate highway system. America’s interstates have spurred massive economic growth. And they have held up well considering they serve a population that has grown by 91 percent since they were originally built. But at 60 years-old, our highway system shows signs Read More

Utilizing Best Practices for Faster Load Payment Processing

November 14, 2016 Comments Off on Utilizing Best Practices for Faster Load Payment Processing
Whether your fleet is large or small, technology and processes that create efficiency can help grow your business and maximize earnings. Read more below about our recommended best practices for payment processing to keep your drivers and trucks moving. Choosing Payment Options and Terms One of the most important decisions you will make for your company’s profitability is Read More

Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs

November 11, 2016 Comments Off on Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs
November is American Diabetes Month, and according to the 2014 National Survey of Long Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury, commercial truck drivers face a 50% higher prevalence of diabetes than the national average. The results are not surprising. The commercial trucker’s lifestyle tends to limit healthy food choices and provides little opportunity for physical activity. Read More

National Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts For Drivers with Military Service

November 10, 2016 Comments Off on National Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts For Drivers with Military Service
In the United States, October through January is “holiday season.” And while Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas get most of the fanfare, one of the most meaningful national holidays – Veterans Day – is not to be overlooked in its significance. Originally known as Armistice Day when it began in 1919, Veterans Day occurs every November Read More

Trucking with Pets: What to Plan For In and Out of the Cab

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on Trucking with Pets: What to Plan For In and Out of the Cab
For many commercial drivers, being on the road for long periods can be pretty lonely. One way to combat the solitude of life on the road is to bring along a companion – a four-legged one. Pets can help fill the void of loneliness with their affection, playfulness and spontaneity. While on the road, these furry friends Read More

FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule on waivers for CDL skills testing for transitioning service members in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016. This new rule extends the period for waiving the skills portion of the CDL exam to one year following the military member’s exit from active-duty service (the allowed Read More

A Clear View of Healthy Eye Sight During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November 7, 2016 Comments Off on A Clear View of Healthy Eye Sight During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. And while diabetics are at substantially higher risk for eye disorders, maintaining eye health is extremely important for all truck drivers. After hours of driving in the dry conditions of a cab, eyesight can become strained, leaving drivers and others on the road in a potentially dangerous situation. However, Read More