Truckers


Idaho Highway Could Allow Heavier Loads

The Idaho Transporation Department is holding a public hearing to get feedback regarding an application for allowing heavier loads on the Idaho Highway 81 Spur in Cassia County. This hearing will allow citizens to voice their opinions and concerns about allowing up to 129,000 lbs. on this chunk of the…


OOIDA’a Truckers for Troops Starts November 9th

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s Truckers for Troops Telethon will start on November 9th and run through November 15th. The Telethon will take place on OOIDA’s Land Line Now. This annual event will once again raise money to supply troops overseas with care packages and to help homeless veterans get…


Drivewyze now Alerts Drivers of High-Risk Areas

Drivewyze is now offering Safety+, a new feature that offers customizable driving alerts and coaching features. This new addition is delivered through Drivewyze’s original software platform and requires no additional software to be installed. Proactive speed alerts can tell truckers when they are going at least 5 miles over the…


Dangerous Roads for Truckers Around the Country

Truck driving is one of those jobs only certain people can do, especially when the weather turns and the roads get treacherous. It’s not just the weather that makes the roads difficult, sometimes roads are not built for big rigs and problems tend to follow. Here are some of America’s…



Minnesota Trucking Company Donates Truck to Local College

St. Cloud Technical and Community College in St. Cloud, Minnesota was given a truck to use in its programs. The truck was donated by Jason Michaels of Long Haul Trucking out of Otsego, Minnesota. Since the trucking industry has been good to them lately, they wanted to give back to…


Comment Period for Broker Transparency has been Extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been asking for comments regarding the transparency in property broker transactions. Petitions have been put forth by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Small Business in Transportation Coalition asking for transaction records provided by property brokers within 48 hours of the transaction….


Tips for Fleets and Making it Through the Winter

Winter is coming, and as I write, snow is falling in areas around the country. It’s an unpredictable season and it’s always good to be prepared for all scenarios to keep everyone safe. One important piece of advice for this season is to keep your driver safe. It sounds simple,…


FMCSA Denies HOS Changes for Truckers Traveling with Animals

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied an Hours of Service request put forth by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition. The SBTC was asking for truckers traveling with domestic animals to operate within a 16-hour window and to drive up to 13 hours during a shift. They are…