Check to see if you have prediabetes
Let’s say you are at a truck stop having dinner, along with 29 other people there. According to medical researchers, 10 of the people in that restaurant will have a condition called pre-diabetes – blood glucose (sugar) levels higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with diabetes.
The bad news is – only one of those people with pre-diabetes know they have it.
Do you know if you have pre-diabetes?
Words of wisdom from life on the road – Part II
This is the second article with road safety advice from truck drivers based on feedback from a NY Times article about the plight of America’s long-haul truckers.
Truck drivers share some practical advice about highway safety and understanding that truckers are hard working, conscientious and careful drivers who want to just get home safe to their loved ones. Listen to what professional truck drivers have to say about road safety…
Greg Prince wins President’s Appreciation Award
JRC truck driver recognized for his experience and service
Separating Personal & Business Expenses
Set boundaries between your personal finances and your small business accounts.
In a recent article from Fundera, an online marketplace for small business loans, they offered several tips for small business owners. Below is a recap of some of the advantages of keeping your personal and business expenses separate.
Words of wisdom from life on the road
In May, the NY Times article about the plight of America’s long-haul truckers created a great deal of interest. As a result, they decided to do a follow-up by asking truck drivers what they would say to drivers of four-wheeled vehicles if they got the chance.
Tons of responses came in with practical advice about highway safety, fervent pleas to put down those smartphones and requests to be treated with dignity. Truckers want to be seen (even if they are unseen, high up in their cabs) as fellow human beings, toiling long hours, who are conscientious and careful and want, above all, to get home safe to their loved ones.
We thought it fitting to share some of your fellow truckers responses.
FMCSA announces its national ELD implementation tour
Education campaign to help drivers transition to ELDs
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday its electronic logging device (ELD) Implementation National Tour – a public education and outreach campaign geared towards helping commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers transition to ELDs. Carriers must implement ELDs by Dec. 18.
The ELD Implementation National Tour will feature “subject matter experts leading driver-focused presentations and panel discussions on ELD implementation,” the agency said in its announcement
Tour stops include coming industry trade events with an interactive booth, where FMCSA staff members will answer questions and provide compliance-related materials and review drivers’ and carriers’ responsibilities.
Should I become an Owner-Operator?
As most company drivers can attest, they have all asked themselves at one time or another, if they should pursue the owner-operator position. That’s a good question, and we’ve outlined some key points that might help you find the answer.
Lessons from truck drivers
Students gain perspective & safety tips for driving around trucks
In a recent article featured in the Pocono Record Writer, career truck drivers shared their experience with high school students to give them a new perspective on sharing the roads with big rigs.
While sitting behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, one 10th-grade student after looking at the mirrors said, “you can’t see anything with the mirrors.” Drivers pressed upon students that knowing the capabilities of tractor-trailers and how the big rigs operate can save your life and that of others.
Students received firsthand experience sitting behind the wheel of these large trucks. Most of us encounter a tractor-trailer on the road every day so it is essential to understand the limitations of these large trucks. Many high school students, as new drivers, can be intimidated by tractor-trailers. Programs like this help to familiarize students with driving around tractor-trailers and encourage good road safety behavior.
Trucker’s Path 2017 – Top Ten Truck Stops
Trucker Path’s 2017 “Top truck stops” rankings, which ranks truck stops according to the best average user rating on a scale of 1-5. Among the top ten truck stops, only two, Love’s Travel Stops in Ozark, Ala, and Bevier, Mo., are among the big three chains’ (Pilot Flying J, TA Petro and Love’s).
Here’s the top 10 list Trucker Path shared earlier this week:
- Chevron – New Fairview, TX
- Creek Travel Plaza – Atmore, AL
- Karde’s 151 – Monticello, IA
- Gore’s Travel Plaza Roady’s – Seiling, OK
- Association of Christian Truckers – Brownstown, IL
- BJ’s Travel Center – New Madrid, MO
- Love’s Ozark – Ozark, AL
- Hixton Travel Plaza – Hixton, WI
- Love’s Bevier – Bevier, MO
- Kwik Trip Travel Center – Austin, MN
If you look at the full top 100 list from Trucker Path, only 29 of the top 100 are from the big chains.
Independent stops are out there, and clearly getting good reviews from users of Trucker Path.