Need to Know2019-10-11T19:30:24-04:00

How the New FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Affects You

Introduction There is the saying that rules are made for people and not people for rules. This is the same reason why a lot of the existent laws are often changed over time to allow for adjustments. New rules are also created in a bid to create a more harmonious environment where businesses can thrive and prosper. The rise of these policies should be seen in good light and understanding what they [...]

September 19th, 2020|Categories: EDUCATION, NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Everything You Need to Know About IFTA

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a reciprocity agreement between the lower 48 states of the U.S. and Canada’s provinces related to fuel usage and tax payments for motor carriers. According to one report, the IFTA saves millions of dollars per year in business admin costs—so it pays to get it right. In this post, we’ll help you gain a better understanding of IFTA and the implications it may have for your [...]

August 22nd, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Cost of Being An Owner-Operator (COVID-19 Edition)

Being an owner-operator means being your own business owner, and you’re probably asking yourself this April 2020: Should I run during the coronavirus pandemic? How will the COVID-19 outbreak affect my profits? Where can I get trucking loads? Let’s take a closer look at your options. The short answer is – if you’ve considered your health, and you’re not in a high-risk health group with a history of serious medical conditions, then there is money [...]

August 19th, 2020|Categories: EDUCATION, NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Semi-Trailers: Types And Maintenance

A semi-trailer is a type of trailer where the front axle is absent. A significant proportion of its weight is carried by a road tractor, a front axle assembly which is detachable and termed a dolly, or even the tail belonging to another trailer. A semi-trailer usually comes with a landing gear which supports it when uncoupled. Legs of the landing gear can be lowered for support. A semi-trailer truck is a road [...]

August 4th, 2020|Categories: LEARN TO DRIVE, NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Trucks Rental and Leasing

Trucks have always been one of the major contributors to the heavy vehicle industry for its use in transporting heavy luggage. The advancement of technology has produced more powerful trucks that can reliably carry lots of stuff in it. These commercial trucks usually run on gasoline or diesel and are mostly required by those who deal in some import and export business. Although, most of the well established companies dealing in import-export business [...]

May 23rd, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Single Axle Vs Tandem Axle: What’s the Difference?

There are plenty of aspects to evaluate when deciding to purchase a single axle or a double axle trailer. First, you need to know is that the number of axles which will determine the number of wheels: a tandem trailer has two sets of wheels. Single axle trailers have fewer tires and brakes to maintain. So now you are questioning whether it is best to have a single or a double trailer and [...]

April 9th, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Energy Drinks: A Trucker’s Friend Or Foe?

If you stop in at any convenience store or truck stop you will notice that the number of energy drinks in the cooler is definitely on the rise. From perhaps one or two different major brands you now will find 10 or more possible options, some touting all natural ingredients and no caffeine and some boasting high levels of caffeine to help you stay awake, energized and ready to go. While initially some [...]

March 31st, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

The Unique Life of A Truck Driver

Truck drivers are a unique group of people, a group of men and women from all races and religions. The one thing that they have in common is that they spend their days and nights driving the highways of the world. There are drivers that only drive close to their home town, which allows them to be home with their families most nights. The group of drivers that I wish to tell you about [...]

March 29th, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Semi Trucks and Biodiesel – Nothing New Here

Everything old is new again; or so the saying goes. If you've got tweens or teens running around the house, then their lava lamps and tie-die shirts are probably proving this saying true. And so it goes for biodiesel fuel. Touted for its "green appeal", and soaring onto the front pages of the world's newspapers based upon promises of a cheaper fuel that will also help break America's dependence on foreign oil, the [...]

March 26th, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments

Truck Paper – Much More Than Just A Semi Trucks For Sale Newspaper

Jim is a semi-truck driver on his way to Seattle and wants to check out the weather conditions. Instead of his trusted print version of Truck Paper, he goes to truckpaper, and then lands on to the web page of Seattle Met Traffic Flow. Tom is a semi-truck owner who wants to locate semi-truck dealers located in Nebraska. He types in truckpaper into Google search and viola! The names of 40 semi-truck dealers [...]

March 26th, 2020|Categories: NEED TO KNOW|0 Comments
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