The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has updated the count of employees in the trucking industry, both preliminaries for March and official numbers for January. Considering the last few months of information have been regarding employment, the results are surprising.Preliminary Employment CountThe BLS estimates March 2021 to have an average employment of 1,482,700 people. This […]
Every trucker has that one state they hate traveling through because the drivers there are maniacs. But which state of them all has the nastiest and least courteous drivers? Insurify wanted to find out and compiled their statistics from over 4 million drivers. Methodology We have written about Insurify statistics before, and their methodology is […]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is attempting to bring awareness to driving extra cautiously in work zones, especially in the time of the coronavirus pandemic where such injuries have been exacerbated.Cone ZoneAn average person may be inclined to believe that COVID-19 has reduced injuries on the road. The truth is that with fewer […]
You might remember how Joe Biden had a press release for the American Jobs Plan. The spending total was estimated to be $2 trillion. Senate Republicans, whose support will most likely be needed to pass any legislation due to a 50-50 split in seats, proposed a counteroffer, one truck drivers are more likely to appreciate. […]
We have written about TuSimple a few times before. Now they are increasing the stakes of their plans for autonomous trucking by having an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and allowing people to take ownership in the company. The Details TuSimple had its IPO on April 15th, of which it raised about $1 billion in additional […]
It appears as though every single bill relating to trucking that died in the halls of Congress in 2020 is making a comeback for the new year. The latest one is the Improving National Safety by Updating the Required Amount of Insurance Needed by Commercial Motor Vehicles per Event (INSURANCE) Act of 2019. Despite its […]
Nobody can predict the future, but they can certainly make educated guesses about it.
If you are a citizen of 49 different states or the District of Columbia (New York being the sole exception), you can drive with a CDL within state borders at various ages between 18 and 21. Once a truck driver crosses state borders, however, it becomes a federal issue and the CDL holder must be at least 21.
You have driven your truck for as long as you can remember, but it is starting to make funny noises and the exhaust is a few shades too dark. It was bound to happen eventually; the engine is starting to show its age. Reaching into the pocketbook for either an overhaul or purchasing a different […]
Dry Van hauling is the most common form of freight in America. If you want to know more about what it entails and what makes it the “default” shipping method, read on for more information.What is a Dry Van?Dry van hauling is the most common form of hauling because it is for freight that has […]
In mid-April, Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Meera Joshi as the administrator to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Does this sound familiar? If the news sounds like a repeat from the beginning of the year, there is a slight change that makes this different than before. Technical Promotion Until now, Joshi […]
Notice This article was written before, and published on, the day that the CDC has declared a pause in the use of the J&J vaccine. The current status of administering vaccines at the Native Pride Travel Plaza, as to whether they have switched to other vaccines or have stopped altogether, is currently unknown. The article […]
Taylor & Martin Truck & Trailer AuctionsWe’ve put together a schedule for the Taylor & Martin auctions to help you find your next truck and/or trailer. With live auctions held at locations across the country each week, plus the ability to bid onsite or online, you’ll never miss the chance to attend a Taylor & […]
A reefer trailer means a refrigerated trailer, not that it hauls marijuana. In this article we will go over all things reefer. What is a Reefer Trailer? A reefer trailer is a trailer that has a built-in cooling system, usually powered by diesel fuel, to keep freight cold. Reefers are commonly used for produce, but […]
For a majority of the past year, we have been writing about how the pent up demand for trucking services due to the coronavirus pandemic has caused the trucking industry to rebound with terms such as “on fire” and “skyrocket on top of a skyrocket”. Frankly, we are running out of terms to describe how well the trucking industry is performing right now. Exploding? Volcanic?
On March 31st, the office of Joe Biden released the details for the American Jobs Plan. The entire press release clocks in at almost 12,000 words. Reading it is a time-consuming project, but if you want to, you can view it on the fact sheet webpage. For those who have better things to do (such […]
2021 is the new 2020. While many bills related to the trucking industry died in the legislative process in the previous year, many of them are getting a second wind with a new Congress and White House. One of these is an attempt to resolve the perpetual problem of truck parking, a problem that was […]