Diabetes Prevention: Steps to Lowering Your Risk

November 29, 2016 4
Studies show drivers in the trucking industry face a greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed twice as many self-reported type 2 diabetes cases among truck drivers compared to the national working population (14% vs. 7%). Type 2 diabetes most often results from Read More

Best Practices for Optimizing Email Communication with J.B. Hunt

November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Best Practices for Optimizing Email Communication with J.B. Hunt
In our technology-centric world, electronic communication is both a blessing and a curse. Most people need email, mobile apps and dozens of passwords to help manage their daily workload. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of communication leads to information overload and things can get lost in the shuffle. The following tips can help optimize email communication with J.B. Hunt: Read More

Five Days Without a Truck: The Impact of Aging Infrastructure

November 23, 2016 Comments Off on Five Days Without a Truck: The Impact of Aging Infrastructure
Aging infrastructure impacts commercial trucking more directly than any other industry. Nearly every product that finds its way into a consumer’s home ships by truck at some point. Public support for infrastructure improvement continues to gain momentum thanks to a campaign called Be Prepared To Stop (BPTS).  Be Prepared To Stop is a documentary film about “our love Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day While On The Road

November 23, 2016 Comments Off on Celebrating Thanksgiving Day While On The Road
It can be difficult to be on the road during the holidays. Not only may you be missing out on fun family time, but it’s sometimes tough to find places to spend the holiday and get a great meal. Luckily, more and more restaurants and convenience stores are open on Thanksgiving Day. As a trucker, your Read More

16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation

November 22, 2016 Comments Off on 16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation
Everyone has heard the phrase “That’s a red flag.” It usually means one thing: Avoid at all costs! Red flags in the trucking industry include sixteen CSA violations. While all violations should be avoided, these severe violations each carry a full 10 points assigned to the offending driver’s personal commercial driving record and the related carrier’s SMS data. Current Read More

Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations
Maintaining safe tires is integral to your safety and the safety of others on the road. Throughout the year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) performs roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Drivers and freight carrier companies must stay up to date on CSA regulations so vehicles pass inspections and keep moving. Below is a summary of the CSA regulations your truck Read More

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver
After being diagnosed with type 1 (TD1) or type 2 (TD2) diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to do next – especially for truck drivers. Managing diabetes may seem difficult and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to make a few lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to be a huge disruption to your life. In Read More

What is LTL Shipping? Frequently Asked Questions about Less Than Truckload

November 17, 2016 2
1. What are the basic differences in LTL shipments versus other modes of transport? Less Than Truckload, or LTL, shipments are those usually weighing more than 100 pounds. They are too heavy to be transported by a small parcel carrier, but not large enough to require a full truckload. LTL shipping consolidates freight shipments and Read More

Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Best for Your Trucking Company? (Part 2)

November 17, 2016 Comments Off on Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Best for Your Trucking Company? (Part 2)
This article is the second in a two-part series about choosing the best load payment terms for your trucking business. Are you considering using load factoring for faster payment processing? Ask these important questions before signing a contract with a factoring agent. Questions for the Factoring Agent: Are factoring services provided on a recourse or non-recourse Read More

Become a Quitter During the 2016 Great American Smokeout

November 16, 2016 Comments Off on Become a Quitter During the 2016 Great American Smokeout
Everyone has heard it when the going gets tough: “Don’t be a quitter!” But on November 17, 2016, everyone who smokes should become just that: a Quitter. It’s time to quit smoking as part of the 2016 Great American Smokeout. The annual event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Why You Should Be A Read More