The Trucker Chronicles

Implementation of Electronic Logging Devices: What Does This Mean for Truckers?  Something you may have noticed about the trucking industry is that it is always changing and trying to become more efficient. It should be no secret that freight transportation can be quite expensive, which is why carriers and shippers want to get as much […]

Trucking Industry Trends: Trucking Companies Look to Hire More Veterans  The trucking industry has been responsible for many positive changes in the United States, and its changing employment trends are just one more sign of the important role that trucking plays in the nation’s economy. With the FMCSA Military Skills Test Waiver spreading across the […]

Transportation industry watchers are following the Massachusetts Senate special election closely. The expectation is that Rep. Ed Markey (D) will win the special election, to be held June 25. Markey’s potential ascent from the House of Representatives to the Senate would set in motion events that could displace Rep. Peter Defazio (D – OR) from […]

Delay of Hours of Service Rules

February 4th, 2013

The American Trucking Association has recently requested that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hold off on its instatement of a new rule regarding hours of service. The association wants the government agency to withhold the new standards until three months after a court provides its ruling due to demands by the ATA and other […]

There are many reasons that a truck driver may consider switching companies. Some long-haul drivers look for a different company to work for because they are not home as much as they would like to be and they miss seeing their family. Others may be unhappy with the amount they are being paid. The drivers […]