Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers

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As summer comes to end, families across the country are gearing up for the return of school. Notebooks, pencils, class schedules, carpools — there’s quite a bit to organize before a new semester. At Commercial Truck Trader, we’ve decided to go back to school, too, and have put together this list of tidy reminders for both new truckers and those simply looking for a refresher course in the basics.

Here is Commercial Truck Trader’s Back to School Checklist: Continue reading “Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers”

Big Brother: The Anti-Cam View of the Dash-Cam Debate

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Don’t you hate it when you’re minding your own business, singing John Denver at the top of your lungs, and your manager from work pops his head in to see how you’re doing? If that awkward situation doesn’t seem very likely, you’re probably not a trucker weighing the pros and cons of dash cams.

While the watchful eye of supervisors at work helps ensure efficiency and keep employees safe, dash cams in trucks are often being pointed not only at the road, but at the driver’s seat as well. Because truck cabs are often personal and intimate spaces for drivers, where they eat, sleep, and even use the bathroom, driver-facing recording devices can start to feel like an invasion of privacy. As the benefits of dash cams make them increasingly popular among fleet managers, trucking companies, and even drivers, it is important to understand how they work and why many truckers have serious concerns about them. Continue reading “Big Brother: The Anti-Cam View of the Dash-Cam Debate”