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  • reveal how other drivers saved money or lost money (as examples to learn from); and

  • alert you to situations that could cost you money.


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Video makes for better drivers: How one fleet uses in-cab video to sharpen the skills of its drivers

... Mirroring elements of the classroom scene in the Top Gun movie, Arbeiter told Fleet Owner he uses Lytx DriveCam in-cab video clips automatically captured during hard braking and other safety incidents to conduct “pre-flight” and “post-flight” briefings for CEI’s drivers.

“We’re looking for little things that will help us eliminate accidents, protect our drivers, and save money,” he explained.

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“Take our owner-operators; that truck is their business, their livelihood, and I am paying to protect it,” he said. “They were stand-offish at first but then I showed a video of a woman deliberately backing up into one of our owner-operators in Florida. She gets out claiming he ran into her, claiming she’s hurt, and all he says is ‘I’ve got it all on video.’ And she gets back into her car and takes off. The video just saved his livelihood.”

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Source: http://bit.ly/1rpsDsy

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I used truckdues.com it costs $7.99 only

Hey I am Derick and I used to take care of my own 2290s since 2010 when I found electronic filing that easy than going downtown to a local IRS office.

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Review of CabAire Truck Electrification Solutions by Truckers

In selected truck stops, you may find CabAire truck electrification solutions. How to professional truck drivers like it?

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Retread Tires for Big Trucks: Cost Savings and Other Tips

Brand new truck tires are expensive. What should you know about retread tires? You can save money but what else is at stake?

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ATRI: Traffic congestion cost trucking $49.6 billion in 2014: Research group calculates traffic delays resulted in more than 728 million hours of lost productivity for trucking.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) calculates that highway traffic congestion cost the trucking industry $49.6 billion in 2014; a monetary figure resulting from delays totaling more than 728 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for a working year.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1rmxDhN

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Considering all they do, is $60,000 per year enough of an average income for owner-operators?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1rmx73l

Would you like an example of how expensive it can be not to secure a load before driving?

The scraps of metal covered over a mile on Interstate 70 and left about 50 drivers with flat tires. The trucker's company agreed to pay for damages.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1qTZRAa

CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection spree to focus on tire safety

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced its annual International Roadcheck, which will take place June 7-9, will have a special emphasis on tire safety this year.

Inspectors will be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls. Checking tires is part of a normal inspection, but CVSA is highlighting tire safety during the blitz as a reminder to drivers and carriers, the organization said.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1XwrwkY

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Truck Parts Reviews for Best Value, Written by Pro Truckers

Do you drive a truck or manage a fleet? This page is dedicated to professional drivers' reviews of heavy duty truck parts for best value, to help drivers save money.

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wind resistance

has anyone figured out a way to close the gap between the truck and trailer to reduce the wind drag there ? ----- Response from Vicki: Hi, Murray. Thanks

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Truckers, which Smartphone or mobile apps have you used in the last 6 months that have helped you find more freight, carry more loads and earn more income?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBKsiW

We don't agree with this statement, "If you take half your money away, and you can't pay your grocery bill, or you can't pay your house payment, the only other option you have is depend on the government". Do you, trucker? If so, why?

Please comment on our budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBK1W5

Retired Truck Drivers Fearful of Pension Cuts

Truck drivers could lose 50-65% of their pension payment on July 1st

Hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers could lose out on more than half of their pension payments in the next few months, because of a bill passed by lawmakers in Washington 2 years ago.

The Multi-Employer Pension Reform Act was a part of the Omnibus Spending Bill in 2014, which will cut pension payments to retired truck drivers, who rely on the Central States Pension Fund, anywhere between 50% and 65% on July 1st.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1VBK1W5

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Have you ever made any of these '5 big mistakes' when saving money? What happened? How did you fix it?

Contributing article: http://on-ajc.com/1VBJKlO

Trucker, have you ever received a ticket for parking on an on-ramp or off-ramp because there was no where else to park? Where did this happen? What did you do?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBHjzH

How will the trucker pay rate situation in Australia affect the trucker pay rate situation in the USA?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBGUxk

California could be next step toward hourly pay

Paying drivers by the hour instead of the mile has been discussed for years, and often dismissed. However, recent developments are moving it into the mainstream. -

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Owner-operator Joe Ammons, among others, has taken that ideal further by advocating for repeal of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s exemption of interstate transportation workers from federal overtime pay requirements, an action the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, among others, supports. If such a move was made at the highest levels of government, where it saw some action with a 2014 recommendation from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, the end result might well be an hourly model, at least for company drivers.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1VBGmrd

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No matter how autonomous or technologically savvy a millennial is in trucking, if the payment model is based on trading time for money, can wealth ever really be created?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBFV03

Truckers, what do you think the future of California's 'VMT tax pilot project' will be?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBEIG9

Could it backfire to incentivize 'shippers and receivers to allow truckers to use their facilities to park by offering them tax breaks' if they detain truckers in docks too long? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBEmz6

Trucker, how likely might you be to use 'telemedicine' in order to have 'immediate telephonic access to U.S.-based doctors' for 'basic health questions, consultations and any non-emergency care'? Would you ever be tempted to use it in place of insurance?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBDFG0

Truckers, is having 'national toll coverage, with optional weigh station bypass compatibility and comprehensive reporting for all major U.S. toll roads' from Bestpass Complete worth '$7 to $10 a month per truck'? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBCWVr

Is taking SH 130 near Austin, Texas, a savings of time even though it is a toll road? What is the right balance?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBBSAI

Do you find the concept of 'truck parking availability technology' funny because there just aren't enough parking places where they're really needed?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBBGSb

Trucker, if your truck uses 'super single' tires, do you carry a 'super spare' mount? Are you more careful about tire maintenance with these tires than dual tires?

Please comment on our preventive maintenance page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBBe6p

Trucker, in your opinion, did the 'Rolling Strong' program end because truckers weren't interested, didn't have time to participate or didn't know it existed?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBAKxf

Pre-trip inspections key to avoiding unwanted citations

... “As the majority of commercial vehicle drivers and carriers operate safely and responsibly, only a small percentage of commercial vehicles are stopped either on the road or at the vehicle inspection stations,” Fikowski said. “When they are stopped, it is often due to an observed violation.”

Out-of-service safety items are the most common issues CVE officers find and issue fines for.

Fikowski said the main issues are brake systems, speeding, lighting, cargo securement and suspension components.

“Most of these offences would also result in the vehicle or driver being placed out of service and having to correct the defect prior to being allowed back on the road,” Fikowski said. It all comes down to safety.

“While some out of service defects may be fixed relatively easily,” Fikowski said, “if there is even the smallest potential that it could put the safety of the driver or others on the roadway at risk, we have to take that seriously.”

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Source: http://bit.ly/1VBzES5

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If you failed trucker 'orientation because of medical issues', would you want to 'have a coach work with [you] on nutrition and exercise'?

Please comment on our health and wellness page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VByPsg

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service [will] become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule. A couple of these points will be of particular interest to really small carriers and independents.

1. Self-certified doesn't mean compliant.

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4. What happens during Inspections.

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Source: http://bit.ly/1VByjL7

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Does the thought of a highway to be used only by autonomous vehicles strike terror in your heart as a trucker? Why or why not?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBxkuh

How many female truckers accept harrassment and other violations of 'civil rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964' instead of taking legal action?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBwP3k

Will a decrease of 'up to two-thirds' in the toll rates on 'SH 130 near Austin, Texas' be enough to convince you to avoid I-35, trucker?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBwlKv

Besides being engaged in road rage, wouldn't you agree that this trucker was definitely distracted if he rolled down his passenger window and shot at another trucker's driver's side?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBvlWV

If you received $4 million, would you stay in trucking? Why or why not?

Please comment on our budgeting page.

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBv7PE

Did you know that 'truck drivers on average make 163 decisions per mile, with many of them split-second in nature, which is why distractions pose a serious safety risk'? How can they call that 'unskilled labor'?

Contributing article: http://bit.ly/1VBuNAr



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