No AB5 in California

No AB5 in California

In the first court decision on AB5’s validity, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that the new California gig-work law does not apply to truck drivers because it is preempted by federal law. Judge William Highberger wrote that owner-operator truck drivers should not be reclassified as employees under AB5 and the California […]

TA bought Celadon Company

Celadon shuttering operations, announced Monday via trucking’s largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to-date, is expected to displace thousands of drivers as the company winds down in the weeks ahead, but it also means pulling more than 3,000 trucks and tractors – and nearly 10,000 trailers – off the highway. Those trucks – at least how […]

Have you prepared for Winter Truck Driving?

Have you prepared for Winter Truck Driving?

There are some good tips from one of our drivers:   TOOLS TO HELP TRUCK DRIVERS WITH CONDITIONS There are some things I carry on my truck every winter to help deal with winter conditions. From helping to deal with visibility to getting unstuck, these items, in my opinion, are essential. A shovel. Accumulating and […]

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week Nov 3 – Nov 10

Warning Signs of Drowsiness and Fatigue If you: 1. Can’t remember the last few miles driven, 2. Have wandering or disconnected thoughts, 3. Experience difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open, 4. Have trouble keeping your head up, 5. Drift from lanes or hit a rumble strip, 6. Yawn repeatedly, 7. Tailgate or miss traffic […]

Speeding Deaths Increase with Higher Limits

Speeding-related fatalities have increased with rising posted limits, according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In 2017, 37,133 people in the U.S. died in traffic accidents, but 1,934 of them would still be alive if speed limits had not changed since 1993. Over the past 25 years, the study attributes a […]

The Trade war is not the only problem

America’s factories are in trouble. The trade war is only part of the problem

New York (CNN Business)The trade war is hurting America’s factories, but it’s not the only culprit. The strike at General Motors and Boeing’s 737 Max crisis are taking a toll as well. This trifecta of challenges worries analysts and economists that the manufacturing sector could contract for the third-straight month in October. Lower output from […]

New Love’s Truck Stop in Brownsville, TX

The Brownsville Love’s location is great for truck drivers traveling across southern Texas with truckloads. This truck stop serves truckers traveling along Highway 48 that goes down to Port Isabel toward South Padre Island, in an area also known as Deep South Texas. The truck stop will be open 24 hours a day, seven days […]

Rates fell down in August

Per-mile spot market rates dipped in all three major truckload segments in August, according to national monthly rates averages. Though the dips were in line with usual summer trends, it wasn’t just seasonality that snared rates in August, says Stephen Bindbeutel. Freight demand — and rates — continue to feel the effects of a broader […]

Truck Shows in September 2019 / USA

Truck Shows in September 2019

The nation is gearing up to celebrate truck drivers this month as part of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 8-14. Here’s what’s on the trucking industry’s calendar in September: Aug. 31 – Sept. 1: American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) Palmetto Upstate Chapter Fall Show at Dacusville Heritage Association Field in Easley, South Carolina Sept. 1: ATHS Kettle Moraine Chapter Truck […]

Top 5 Mobile Apps for Truckers

Top 5 Useful Apps for Truckers

Weigh My Truck App Hate wasting time walking inside to pay at weigh stations? Unable to bypass a station? This app is built to work with CAT Scales to save drivers time at the weigh stations. Weigh your truck and pay for your weight using your smartphone at the scale. No need to leave your […]