Choptank Transport, Inc., one of the nation’s top third-party logistics firms, has chosen the automated Load Track platform from Trucker Tools to achieve higher levels of shipment visibility, customer service and carrier satisfaction.
If you're not in the trucking industry, you probably don't think much about parking big rigs. However, for drivers, taking breaks in proper parking locations can be the most frustrating part of the job. With stringent hours of service rules, finding a safe location and factoring in time to park is a big challenge.
As January 21 quickly approaches, many truckers are waiting with bated breath to see if President-elect Trump will make any changes to the numerous — and often controversial — regulatory standards that will go into effect in the near future.
We are in the midst of a big change, as approximately three million truck drivers will be moving into the electronic age. That is, they will be replacing their traditional paper driving logs, that old standby, with electronic logging devices (ELD). While there are some exceptions, the final deadline for full compliance is Dec. 16, 2019.
The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, is an expanding document that continually grows in order to make the food we eat safer and less likely to be contaminated, covering each stop along the way “from farm to table.”
With fall around the corner, the weather is changing, but just last week we had some close to record-setting high temperatures. These temperatures can mean horrible sleeping conditions for the long-haul truck driver.
In the beginning, high-tech fleet connection meant watching a dot lurch around on a digital map. Then came mobile devices. Now we are in what some call the third wave of connected fleets.
Thanks to technology, certain problems that come with life on the road are receding into the past — no more unexpected traffic jams, road closures and low-clearance bridges. GPS systems and social-media-style platforms have come together to form useful apps to help drivers and logistics companies plan the most cost-effective routes and perhaps even find something to eat along the way. We’ve rounded up a few problem-solving apps that are worth a look.
Regulations and a driver shortage have put the squeeze on carriers, which means some important innovations in trucks are starting to emerge.