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Enjoy Thanksgiving? Thank a truck driver!

Every year, millions of families sit around a table (or a television) on the fourth Thursday of November and consume a meal that has the potential to make doctors cringe at the amount of food consumed. What most of these families don’t consider is how that food got to...

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The Great American Smokeout 2020

About 32.4 million American adults still smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. And more than 16 million Americans...

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Perspective: Recognizing Trucking’s Character

It’s been said adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Having worked in trucking for more than three decades, I can safely say 2020 has been a year unlike any other for our industry. We’ve navigated countless obstacles and unforeseen twists and turns over...

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A review of important news out of the nation’s capital

In some months, federal departments and agencies seem to slumber regarding regulatory matters. At other times, they buzz with activity. The latter has been the case since the last issue of Truckload Authority. Among other issues, the Department of Health and Human...

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Trucking Law: Busting myths about inspection regulations

While most truck drivers know the importance of daily vehicle inspections, many might be surprised about what the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations actually require. Here is some clarification: MYTH 1: A driver must prepare a pre-trip inspection report before...

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Trucking’s Trade Shows Go Virtual

With the human and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic weighing heavily on the country and the world, 2020 has been anything but a normal year for the commercial transportation industry. Trucking and logistics companies have implemented new sanitation and social...

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The #1 Strategy for being a Healthy Truck Driver

HEALTHY EATING AS A TRUCK DRIVER: THE CHALLENGE IS REAL One of the biggest challenges truck drivers face is maintaining a healthy diet. As a truck driver, you spend a lot of time sitting down, and you don’t have easy access to a lot of healthy food options. Fueling...

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3 Fall Trucking Safety Tips

The weather is getting cooler, which means a new season is upon us! Believe it or not, there are many potential hazards that come with driving in fall due to the change in daylight and wildlife activity. Learn some fall trucking tips to stay safe on the road. Be Aware...

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Your pocket guide to the 2020 hours-of-service changes

Roughly two years in the making, new federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules have arrived. The new rules could provide commercial truck and bus drivers across the nation with a lot more flexibility — and with more productivity — if applied correctly. They also hold the...

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