Replacing Mirrors with Cameras: A View of the Future?

One of the most commonly used tools for a driver might soon be replaced. Stoneridge Inc. is attempting to engineer a paradigm shift in how truckers stay aware of their surroundings by replacing side-view mirrors with camera systems which display side-views via in-cab screens. This change, the company says, can drastically expand a driver’s field of vision, and therefore safety, while improving aerodynamics. … More Replacing Mirrors with Cameras: A View of the Future?

A Trucker’s Best Friend

Did you know that over 60% of OTR drivers are pet-owners, and that 40% take their pets on the road with them?? That’s according to a recent Harris poll, and it got us thinking about trucking with man’s best friend. Bringing a dog on the road creates a fun and unique trucking experience, but there can actually be a lot that goes into preparing for and driving with a canine in the cab. Here’s what you need to know about Dogs in Trucking!! … More A Trucker’s Best Friend

Show Trucks, Seminars, Swag, & Singing: 2017 GATS Recap

From August 24th – 26th, the Commercial Truck Trader team attended The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, and yes, it was great!! This year’s GATS boasted 554 exhibitors, 150 show-trucks, multiple seminars and expert panels, giveaways, and live entertainment on the 500,000 square-foot show floor!! … More Show Trucks, Seminars, Swag, & Singing: 2017 GATS Recap

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Trucker Training?

Trucking is admittedly a very cool profession, but at the same time, trucking is not a game. When drivers are behind the wheel of a big rig, sharp driving skills and quick reflexes can make the difference between safety and collisions, between life and death. Trucker training, then, is of utmost importance among semi truck drivers. … More Is Virtual Reality the Future of Trucker Training?

Sufficient Sleep: A Big Part of Trucker Safety

Do you get enough sleep before you get behind the wheel?? According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of Americans have operated a vehicle when they felt sleepy and nearly 40% have nodded off while driving!! It’s an epidemic with potentially fatal consequences. Why do drivers continue to get behind the wheel when they are so tired?? … More Sufficient Sleep: A Big Part of Trucker Safety

Most Truckers Buckle Up; Here’s Why You Should Join Them

A recent article in The Hill highlights how only 1 in 6 truck drivers do not wear a seat-belt. At 83% self-reported seat-belt use, truckers are doing a whole lot better than in previous decades, such as the 1990s when seat-belt use was closer to 20%. Of course, while the numbers look good, it would be even better to get to 100% … More Most Truckers Buckle Up; Here’s Why You Should Join Them