Author: platinumdrivers

Why These Trucks Don’t Have to Install Electronic Logging Devices

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Here’s some news from the land where movies are made: Hollywood, California… Movie studios utilize trucks to haul equipment for shoots in various locales around Southern California, and they’ve asked to be exempt from a new safety rule regarding electronic logging devices. An agency within the Department of Transportation has granted studios’ request to NOT… Read more »

Could New Federal Regulations Cause Shipping Costs to Rise?

Federal Regulation for Truck Drivers

Recently a new federal regulation took effect that requires drivers of big rigs equipped with electronic logs to use them to record their time behind the wheel. Regulators can now better enforce existing rules limiting driving time. The utilization of these electronic logs mean that drivers are likely to travel fewer number of miles in… Read more »

Why More Truck Drivers Are Needed for the Future

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The American economy may be increasingly digital, but there is still a need for goods to be shipped around the country. Even as many industries like manufacturing continue to see fewer jobs each year, the trucking industry continues to see increasing job opportunities. Here’s why more truck drivers are needed for the future. Consumption of… Read more »

General Safety Tips For While You’re on the Road

Truck Driver Safety

If you’re like most truckers, you think you know it all. However, every now and then, it’s a good idea to think about some basics you might not have thought about in a while, like general safe driving tips. Tips to Safe First, it’s a no-brainer that you should buckle up when driving your rig…. Read more »

Interesting Numbers in the Trucking Industry

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Dunkin’ Donuts has had a tagline for years that you’ve probably heard: “America runs on Dunkin’.” The company is selling the idea that coffee is fuel, and Americans need it to live. Well, that may be true in some respects, since many people start their workdays with a cup of coffee from a place like… Read more »

Tips for Keeping a Reliable Truck Driver in Your Company

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Why do people quit jobs? Usually it’s because they don’t feel appreciated– simple as that. Imagine doing a good, reliable job for a company for weeks, months or perhaps even years and never being told you’re good and appreciated? People like to be complimented. They like to know what they do matters to others. For… Read more »

The Importance of Truck Drivers Routinely Checking Their Eyesight

As an operator of the biggest vehicles on the road, commercial truckers must always have safety in mind. One of the most important requirements of obtaining and keeping a commercial driver’s license is having good vision. In fact, nearly every DMV in the United States requires trucker drivers to take a vision test when applying… Read more »

Companies Should Try to Avoid These Mistakes When Hiring Truck Drivers

Are you looking to hire truck drivers for your company? Finding great drivers is vital, though it is often easier said than done. If you can avoid these common mistakes, you’re sure to bring on the best people. Don’t Take the Easy Route While it can be good to hire someone you know if he… Read more »

On a long Haul? Here’s How You Can Stay Alert

Truck Drivers

Long haul truck drivers work many hours to reach their destinations, and the road can be a monotonous place after a while. Under those circumstances, it’s no surprise that battling tiredness can be a challenge. Here are some tips for staying awake while driving. Get Your Rest Your body needs sleep to function properly, so… Read more »