Spotted Lanterfly (SLF) permits needed for truckers picking up or delivering in the quarantine zone in southeastern PA
Truck Safety: Load Securement
Truck loading and unloading is a daily activity in many businesses. It is also a regular source of injuries to the driver, workers, and visitors. There have been numerous losses caused by improper loading and unloading practices. Employers have a responsibility to ensure they maintain a safe working environment. Forklift operators are also responsible for the safety of others in the unloading area.
Truck Drivers – Prepping For Winter
Navigating winter weather safely and efficiently
In a recent transportation/freight webinar on “Preparing Your Feet & Drivers For Winter,” Dean Croke, FreightWaves Chief Insight Officer, and Tom Boehler, Erb Group Director of Safety and Compliance discussed what both drivers and fleets can do to be better prepared to handle the challenges that winter can impose on transportation logistics.
Flatbed Owner-Operators Like JRC Transportation
Three reasons why flatbed truck drivers prefer JRC
1. Established company
Since 1984, JRC Transportation has established itself as one of the most reliable flatbed trucking companies in the United States. Today, JRC is a multi-unit commodity carrier with over 30 offices nationwide. While specializing in flatbed transportation, JRC has diversified their fleet to include specialty trailers and vans to move a variety of unique commodities. JRC has a 100% owner-operator fleet so their drivers are experienced, professionals and some of the finest owner-operators on the road today. Owner-operators are business owners themselves and they know that JRC is a place they can grow because the staff is committed to helping drivers succeed.
Free health screenings available at GATS
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Aug. 23-25
If you are going to the Great American Trucking Show, stop by the Health and Wellness Pavilion for free health screenings, nutrition and fitness advice, and cooking demonstrations on how to get the most out of cooking on the truck. This year’s pavilion will also feature chiropractic care, mammogram screenings, and DOT physicals. You can register online here.
Truck Driver Self-evaluation
Trucker driving competency do’s and don’ts
For many veteran truck drivers and experienced owner-operators who have been around trucking all their lives, this may seem second nature to them. For others who are just starting out, truck driving is not as easy as it looks. Here are some do’s and don’ts for truck drivers.
Father’s Day weekend, Pilot Flying J is treating dads to free coffee.
From Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17 dads will receive a free cup of any size of Pilot coffee.
Beginning June 15, when dads download or open the myPilot app they will find an offer waiting to be redeemed. The giveaway includes Pilot Flying J’s new cold brewed coffee, available at select stores.
Pilot Flying J is also wrapping up its Coffee and Cash Giveaway, which ends June 28. One grand prize winner wins $10K, and eight weekly winners with free coffee for a year.
To enter, customers can visit coffeeandcashgiveaway.com.
Continued Growth Expected For Flatbed Trucking Sector
In a May 10th freight webinar, Avery Vise, FTR vice president of trucking research shared that the key economic indicators affecting trucking are all positive, or at least neutral. One possible concern is business inventories, which have ticked up higher recently. Potential reasons for that could be related to the need to keep product closer to customers for online sales, or even a reaction to the trucking capacity shortage itself, he said, as companies hold back some slower-moving inventory.
Of course, there are a number of external factors that could affect that rosy picture, including trade tensions and rising oil and fuel prices. But overall, Vise said, we can expect continued growth in the near term.
Are you ready for CVSA RoadCheck Truck Inspections: June 5-7
Truck inspectors will focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance.
2018 Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List
ATRI’S ongoing truck bottleneck analysis quantifies the impact of traffic congestion on truck-borne freight at 300 specific locations. Measuring the performance of freight movement across our nation’s highways is critical to understanding where and at what level investment should be made. The information provided through this effort can empower decision-making in both the private and public sectors by helping stakeholders better understand the severity of congestion and mobility constraints on the U.S. highway transportation system. This is of particular importance as the nation weighs the needs and resources available for transportation funding. On a state and local level, this research can inform local investment decisions that can directly improve supply chain efficiency.