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“All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.” — Reba McEntire

Lose Weight On the Road!

  A hazmat hauler identified as jorihe84 posted “Before” and “After” photos of himself to demonstrate that truckers can indeed lose weight on the road with minimal effort (Reddit — 4/12/18). How did the trucker lose 145 pounds? “Basic calorie counting, cutting out sugars and greasy foods, and a simple 30-minute walk around the truckstop.” Read More…

Six Strategies to Owner-Operator Success

  “Trucking is risky business,” writes American Trucker reporter, Tim Brady (4/20/19): Equipment is expensive to acquire and maintain; revenue is elusive (here one day; gone to a cheaper hauler the next); and the liability risk is astronomical, with drivers constantly one vehicle away from a lawsuit eleven hours a day. Plus, anyone with a Read More…

Say “Truck Off!” to Fraud Part 3 – Double Brokering Theft

  In Part 2 of our “Say ‘Truck Off’ to Fraud” series, we revealed how thieves are employing cyber tactics to steal fuel advances. In this third – and final – part, we take a closer look at double-brokering theft – a common fraud problem where thieves manipulate online load boards and accept payment for Read More…

30-Minute Break Exemption Granted to Some Tanker Drivers

As of April 9, 2018, some tank drivers are exempt from taking a federally required 30-minute break when they work beyond 12 hours. Truckersnews [4/9/18] reports that the FMCSA granted the exemption to tanker drivers who normally operate under the 100-mile short-haul hours of service. According to the Truckers News Staff: The FMCSA says these drivers Read More…

Diesel Prices Hit 2018 High

  According to overdriveonline.com [4/16/18], the price of diesel fuel is at its highest this year, and its highest since the beginning of 2015. The average price in the United States for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $3.104, the highest since the week ending Jan. 5, 2015, when diesel averaged out at Read More…

Say “Truck Off!” to Fraud Part 2 – Fuel Advance Theft

In Part 1 of our “Say ‘Truck Off’ to Fraud” series, we revealed how thieves are employing cyber tactics to steal cargo worth billions of dollars. Unfortunately, they aren’t stopping with cargo. They are also employing tactics to flat-out steal fuel advances. Overdriveonline calls it “the most common scam out there” (11/24/15). How it Works Read More…

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Highlights Continuous Problems on Roads

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and according to an analysis of 65 million vehicle trips by Cambridge Mobile Telematics, driving distracted occurred in 36% of trips nationwide, up 5% from the same time last year. The rise is due to the prevalence and use of smartphones. Studies have also shown that professional drivers are Read More…

Say “Truck Off!” to Fraudulent Theft Part 1 – Cargo Theft

  Remember back in the day when thieves simply drove trucks loaded with thousands of dollars of merchandise out of parking lots? With the onset of GPS devices, high-tech locks and other advanced security measures, thieves began to employ cyber tactics — namely mining the Internet — to steal millions more in merchandise.  According to Read More…

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Fuel Up, Clean Up, Cheer Up at the Tennessean Truck Stop

“Bring ‘em on in, baby!  We’re ready, and we’re never closed!” says the manager of the Tennessean Truck Stop in Cornersville, TN off I-65, with enthusiasm that instantly explains why truckers love the place. First opened in 1973 as a gas station, the 24/7 Tennessean has grown to include a convenience store, a large, well-lit Read More…

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