Trucking Insurance Hike and HOS Delay Approved by House

The Moving Forward Act has passed through the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 233 to 188. Included were the provision to increase a trucker’s insurance cover to $2 million and the delay date for the new Hours of Service changes. Originally, quite a few truckers out there…


Holiday Weekend Road Safety Tips from Professional Drivers

The holiday weekend is upon us and the truck drivers of the American Trucking Association’s Share the Road safety program have some advice to share with all of us to stay safe this busy weekend. This is one of the busiest travel weekends and the top piece of advice given…


Tips for a Profitable Trucking Company

The trucking industry is a competitive one and can be quite profitable if you keep your trucks in a row. Here are some tips to help increase those profits and become a great success. It’s important to keep your bookkeeping up to date and make sure everything is recorded, down…


PEAK is Giving Away a Year’s Supply of BlueDEF

PEAK Commercial & Industrial wants to acknowledge the hard-working truckers out there by awarding a smaller fleet a year’s supply of BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid. In order to enter, the fleet size must be between 1 and 20 trucks, with between 1 and 50 employees, and must operate vehicles somewhere…


ADOT’s Temporary Weight Restrictions Have Been Extended

The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced the extension of the temporary weight limits for commercial trucks. In April, because of the national emergency declaration for the pandemic, ADOT raised its gross weight limit from 80,000 to 90,000. The extension was meant to expire at the end of June but…


New Idaho Truck Laws Start Today

Earlier this year two new bills covering truck operations were signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. Starting today, July 1, these new laws go into effect. The first increases the hazmat endorsement fee from $10 to $15. The second law lets the Idaho Transportation Department allow electronic credentials for…


Jill Maschmeier is TCA’s Safety Professional of the Year

During the Truckload Carriers Association Virtual Safety & Security Meeting, they named the 2020 Safety Professional of the Year. This year, the Clare C. Casey award went to National Carrier’s Director of Safety/Compliance Jill Maschmeier. This award is given to those in the industry who go above and beyond to…


New Truck Staging Area in the Works for Texas Port of Beaumont

With increasing cargo volume and truck traffic comes a need for more room, and the Port of Beaumont in Beaumont, Texas is getting some much-needed space for trucks. As part of its Port Access Program, the Texas Department of Transportation has given the Port a $1.57 million grant to build…


TIA Offering Free Tire Safety Webinars for Fleets

After a successful run of free webinars directed at passenger and light truck tires, the Tire Industry Association has decided to offer free webinars for fleets. These free webinars are for fleets that use mounted tire programs and dealers who provide the same services. Those who register will get to…