How to Survive Pothole Season

After a sometimes brutal winter, spring’s warmer weather comes as welcome relief — except for what it does to the road. April is prime pothole season, and every vehicle on the road is a potential victim. While a pothole can form at any time of the year, they really “spring up” after winter. The wear… Read more »

Haunted Highways

Picture of haunted highway

Halloween and ghost stories go together like truck stop coffee and heartburn. So some old trucker ghost tales are bound to get retold in the next week or so. Driving alone at night with nobody else on the road, there’s a heavy silence all around and the only light comes from the moon, the stars… Read more »

National Truck Driver Appreciation 2017

Truck driver standing with his two daughters

It’s a tough job, and it seems that most people just don’t understand the pressures, overabundance of regulations, time away from home and daily frustrations that truckers endure. But plenty of others do — and are thankful for the nation’s truck drivers every day of the week. Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to truckers… Read more »

How to Survive Pothole Season

Pothole season

After a sometimes brutal winter, spring’s warmer weather comes as welcome relief — except for what it does to the road. April is prime pothole season, and every vehicle on the road is a potential victim. While a pothole can form at any time of the year, they really “spring up” after winter. The wear… Read more »

The Trucking Regulations Impact

Photo of a semi truck, on the road.

Every year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) releases its survey results of the top 10  Critical Issues  In the Trucking Industry. Though specific rules and mandates have always made the list, in 2016 Cumulative Impact of Trucking Regulations appeared for the first time ever. And it debuted at #3. The more than 3,200 motor… Read more »

Improved Truck Driver Safety Means Safer Highways

Safety markers

Nobody wants safe highways more than the trucking industry. The lives and livelihoods of drivers and carriers depend on it. But any productive discussion of truck driver safety requires real-world information, and two research studies currently underway are looking for carrier input on the issue. Crash Accountability – American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) The Crash Indicator… Read more »

Trucking Honors Veterans

Truck with Christmas Wreath

The holiday season is big for trucking, with carriers busier than any other time of year. Any moment to relax is precious. Still, hundreds in the industry rush to volunteer their free time to participate in Wreaths Across America (WAA), delivering holiday wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery and other military cemeteries all across the country. The… Read more »

What Self-Driving Beer Delivery Means for the Fleet Business

Last month, Anheuser-Busch and Otto teamed up for a Budweiser beer run, but this delivery was anything but run-of-the-mill. Driving 120 miles from Fort Collins, through Colorado and ending in Colorado Springs, the two-hour trip marked the first time self-driving tractor-trailer was used for such a lengthy trip. The trial run by Otto, a tech… Read more »

Transporting the Capitol Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree at Capital Building

Every truck driver understands the value of each load they carry and their responsibility to safely transport the freight from shipper to receiver. That trust in a trucking company’s professionalism and dedication builds reputations, and for Gary Amoth Trucking of Twin Falls, Idaho, it led to a true honor. Gary Amoth started his business in… Read more »