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

Great States for Freight – Oct. 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Great States for Freight – Oct. 4, 2016
Looking for your next load? Here are today’s top states by volume on J.B. Hunt’s online load board: Texas California Pennsylvania Illinois Virginia Find your next load on the J.B. Hunt load board. Read More

Changes to FSMA Rule May Affect Food Transportation

October 4, 2016 Comments Off on Changes to FSMA Rule May Affect Food Transportation
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on food transportation became effective in June 2016, as part of the FDA’s efforts to keep food safe from contamination during transport. The goal of this rule is to prevent food transportation practices that create safety risks, such as failure to properly refrigerate food, inadequate cleaning of vehicles between loads, and Read More

Differences in Federal and State Driving Records

October 3, 2016 Comments Off on Differences in Federal and State Driving Records
As a driver, you know the importance of operating your truck safely. Understanding the data and reports that impact your safety records can be the biggest challenge to improving your driving. Use the table below to learn about the basics of each safety report and what each measures: *Traffic citations and convictions are public records in most states Read More

Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers

September 28, 2016 Comments Off on Preventing Cargo Tanker Rollovers
Truck drivers face numerous safety risks while on the road. Drivers behind the wheel of a cargo tanker truck are especially at risk for truck rollovers. Vehicle design, load effects, highway conditions and driver error can all cause a rollover. Watch this video from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to learn how to Read More

How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster

September 27, 2016 Comments Off on How To Prepare for a Family Emergency or Disaster
As a driver, you are trained to deal with emergencies on the road. What about a family emergency? Is your family equipped with the tools to navigate through the unexpected while you are away? Make sure your family prepares to deal with emergencies using these tips: Have an emergency fund. Money may not solve all your problems, but it makes Read More