Latest Truck Driving Stories

Trucking Stars: Who is Allie Knight?

Wednesday, May 25 2016

If you are a truck driver with any clue about social media, then chances are you have at least heard of Allie Knight. She is a truck driver, yes, “she,” as well as a YouTube celebrity. More than 54,000 people are subscribed to the Allie Knight channel called “Big Trucks Open ... read more

How to Keep Truck Drivers in Today's Shortage

Tuesday, May 24 2016

Over 48,000. That is the approximate number of drivers that the trucking industry needs to end the shortage. While it is well known there is a driver shortage, many fleet managers don't realize how to keep their drivers, and there isn't a lot about keeping drivers out there. This means already-busy ... read more

Who is JB Hunt's Shelley Simpson and Why is She Important?

Friday, May 20 2016

Women in the trucking industry might be a rare concept for most truck drivers. However, it’s the 21st century, and along with self driving trucks and electronic logging devices come the idea that women belong in the trucking industry, too. Most notably are the women leaders in the trucking ... read more

How the Truck Parking Situation Got So Out of Hand

Tuesday, May 17 2016

Truck driver parking ranks as one of the most difficult parts of the trucking job. If you are lucky enough to find a parking lot when you need one, then you might not be so happy about who’s parking next to you. Loud, trash tossing with a lack of ... read more

Pros and Cons of Love's Truck Stops

Friday, May 13 2016

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, better known simply as Love’s, are located in 40 states across the US. As a national chain truck stop, Love’s got its start in 1964 by founder Tom Love, thus the name. The Love’s headquarters are located in The Village, Oklahoma. Truck ... read more

5 Off the Wall Benefits to Being a Trucker

Tuesday, May 10 2016

Truck drivers have it made in so many ways, if they’d only pay attention. Sure, a truck driving job takes you places so you get to travel while being paid. Every trucker agrees that not having a boss constantly watching you is a blessing. And let’s be honest. ... read more

Government Interference: Why the DOT is Bad for Business

Friday, May 6 2016

Once you make the choice to take on a truck driving career, you become closely tied with the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT might be a federal government agency, but it’s also the main connector between truck drivers and their jobs. Without the DOT’s approval, you can’... read more

Save Money by Bypassing Weight Scale Stops

Tuesday, May 3 2016

Every time a loaded truck has to stop, it costs the company money. This includes stopping for weight scales. Drivewyze conducted a study on weigh station stops to see the average cost of stopping to have the truck weighed. This only applies to trucks that pull in, get weighed and ... read more

Pros and Cons of TA Truck Stops

Friday, Apr 29 2016

Every truck driver has their favorite truck stops, whether they prefer independent truck stops or national brands. TravelCenters of America, aka TA, is also known as TA and Petro Shopping Centers. That’s because Petro Stopping Centers is the brand that owns TravelCenters of America. TA was originally named Truckstops ... read more

How to Eat Healthy in a Hurry: Healthy Truck Stop Snacks

Tuesday, Apr 26 2016

One of the biggest issues with being a truck driver is finding healthy foods to eat. You are busy with OTR cdl jobs, and your time is limited. While truck stops offer sit-down restaurants with salad bars and healthy meal options, chances are you are short on time when hunger ... read more

What is DAT Solutions?

Friday, Apr 22 2016

If you are a truck driver, chances are you have no idea about how your dispatchers find your loads. Owner operators and fleet owners, on the other hand, are likely to know what DAT means. DAT or Dial-a-Truck Solutions, aka DAT Services aka TransCore DAT, are the main freight posting ... read more

Truckers Welcome: These Cities Treat Truckers Right

Tuesday, Apr 19 2016

Are you tired of living in a city where you get a lot of grief for being a trucker? Sometimes you are treated unfairly because you drive a big rig, and heaven forbid you need to park it when you’re at home. Other times you live in a city ... read more

These Big Trucks Win Awards -- Here's Why

Friday, Apr 15 2016

Some big rigs are just built to be winners. Others need a little extra chrome, some detailing work, and a custom paint job. In the end, all are possible contenders for the Great American Trucking Show held annually in Dallas, Texas. If you're cruising in your trucking job and want ... read more

Best and Worst States for Trucking

Tuesday, Apr 12 2016

With the United States in the midst of a manufacturing resurgence, it should be no surprise that the trucking industry is following suit. After all, someone needs to haul the manufactured goods to where they need to go. Yes, trucking is booming in the United States, as it's estimated that ... read more

How to Create More Efficiency in the Trucking Industry

Friday, Apr 8 2016

Whether you are a truck driver, owner operator or company trucker, this topic is for you. Efficiency involves saving time, cutting costs and making OTR, as well as local truck driving jobs easier. So what is the magic formula for increasing efficiency in the trucking industry? As you can imagine, ... read more