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October 3, 2019
The Trucking Industry: By the Numbers

Do you ever think about how products you use on a daily basis got to the store? Have you considered how the new appliance you bought at your local home goods store made it there? Chances are they were delivered by a professional driver employed by the trucking industry.   Professional drivers play an important […]

September 26, 2019
Underride Guards: Should They Be Mandated?

Rules and regulations aren’t always fun to follow. But, they sometimes guide us in the right direction. Laws like speed limits and other rules of the road help keep us safe. Many OTR drivers have even more regulations to follow, primarily because they’re responsible for hauling heavy loads. Semis sit higher off the ground and […]

August 29, 2019
Five Misconceptions About OTR Drivers

If you’re reading this blog sitting on a couch or chair, chances are that product was delivered to a retailer by an OTR driver. Trucks move approximately 70 percent of the United States’ freight by weight and they’re driven by about 3.5 million drivers.   Like other professions, there are stereotypes about truckers that just […]

July 18, 2019
Truckers Beware: the Spotted Lanternfly

If you’re like most people, you probably have never heard of a Spotted Lanternfly. It doesn’t sound dangerous, right? Wrong. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, a Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam. It not only has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops but also trees. Although it […]

May 23, 2019
The Advantages of GPS Tracking Systems on Trucks

You may think trucks rarely have things stolen from them due to their sheer size and obvious presence. You’d be wrong. The United States trucking industry experienced a reported 592 cargo thefts of cargo in 2018. These thefts average $142,342 in stolen property per incident. Full truckloads constituted 74 percent of those thefts. Most occurred […]

May 16, 2019
Smartphone Apps for OTR Truck Drivers

Can you believe the first smartphones debuted almost 25 years ago? Gone are the days of using at atlas to plan a driving vacation. Few people pick up their phone to check in with a friend when it’s easier to send them a quick text message. Others rarely go to a mall to buy a […]