Tips for Keeping Comfy in the Driver’s Seat

Sitting in one place for hours on end is not exactly the biggest perk of a trucking career. Yes, you might get to see the world from your position within the cab, but it can get pretty uncomfortable too. We’ve written previously about ways to feel at home in the cab, but discomfort while driving can not only be a nuisance, it can also become a health concern. That’s why we’re diving deeper into how truckers can … More Tips for Keeping Comfy in the Driver’s Seat

20 Ways to Feel at Home in the Cab

It’s no secret that driving can be a lonely profession, with truckers often struggling to stay connected on the road. Road transport is also a tough job, requiring drivers to spend practically all day rumbling along in a relatively confined cab. Any chance, then, for truckers to settle in and make the interior of their vehicle a little more cozy is always a welcome opportunity, especially for those operating sleeper-cabs over long hauls. That’s why we’re breaking down 20 … More 20 Ways to Feel at Home in the Cab

5 of the Biggest Objects Ever Moved on the Road (Infographic)

In the U.S. and around the world, mankind has transported some huge cargo. Especially if you drive semi trucks or tow trucks, you know how hard it can be to haul a typical heavy load, which makes it even more impressive when people manage to pull a boulder or a space shuttle. In fact, it’s so cool that we’ve collected 5 of the Biggest Objects Ever Moved on the Road in one awesome infographic – take a look! … More 5 of the Biggest Objects Ever Moved on the Road (Infographic)

The Future of Road Travel

In the 1800s, the steam locomotive and the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized transportation. In the 1900s, the automobile and the Interstate Highway System was another game-changer. Now that we’re in the 2000s, our roads are overcrowded, in poor condition, chronically underfunded, and increasingly dangerous. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) only gives the U.S. grades of C+ for bridges, D for roads, and D- for transit … More The Future of Road Travel

Texting Truckers: How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?

Even if you are not a truck driver, you’ve likely been warned about using your cell phone – especially texting – while operating a vehicle. However, the dangers of driving while distracted take on even greater significance when the vehicle being operated is a bigger work truck or van, or an even more massive semi-truck. This is not news to commercial drivers, 93% of whom believe that reading a text while driving is a distraction … More Texting Truckers: How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?

8 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health on the Road

What does it mean to be a successful truck driver? The quick answer is likely, “delivering loads on-time and in-full.” However, that answer focuses entirely on the duties of the job and overlooks the condition of the drivers. If we consider the totality of truckers’ lives, we’re more likely to say, “Successful drivers are those who consistently deliver their loads safely, in a timely fashion, while maintaining a decent standard of living.” … More 8 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health on the Road

New Recommendations for Trucking Safety from the NTSB

Humble truckers may not often mention it, but the work they do can be very dangerous. It’s an unfortunate – but well-known – fact that thousands of people die every year in transportation accidents. In trucking, drivers are constantly faced with heavy traffic, distractions, stress, fatigue, and sleeping problems. As we look to solve issues in transportation, a changing world and innovations in technology can introduce … More New Recommendations for Trucking Safety from the NTSB

8 Essential Gadgets for Truck Drivers

Life as a truck driver is not easy. Even with a decent remuneration package being offered by companies, there’s still an ongoing shortage of drivers. The shortage of drivers is due, in part, to the hardships of life on the road, including isolation/loneliness and negative health impacts. Fortunately for drivers, there are a lot of gadgets that can help make the trucking life better. Here are some essential gadgets for drivers that make driving easier, safer, and more … More 8 Essential Gadgets for Truck Drivers

Autonomous Cargo Drones Could Disrupt Transportation

Move aside self-driving semi trucks. It seems we had just begun the debate about the impact that autonomous big-rigs could have on the industry, when a new innovation is introduced that could have an even bigger impact on supply chain logistics and transportation: Unmanned cargo drones are being developed that will revolutionize the transportation of goods across local, regional, and national distances. As delivery … More Autonomous Cargo Drones Could Disrupt Transportation