5 Tips Every Truck Driver Should Know

As truck drivers, we all have driving tips and techniques that we use to drive safely while also being productive. Truck drivers always have to drive defensively. It takes a semi-truck longer to brake, we take up more room and we also have a lot of weight behind the wheel. Truckers Logic CEO Spencer Jensen…

Two Semi-Trucks Responsible For 5 Deaths on Interstate 55 And Route 6

  Truck DriverFrancisco Espinal-Quiroz Charged Two semi-trucks responsible for 5 deaths is now under investigation after Monday’s fatal crashes that killed 5 people and injured 5 more. The driver of a semi-truck that hit three stopped vehicles on Interstate 55 Monday afternoon, killing four people and injuring four others. A separate accident on route 6 in Will County has took…

Revenue From Freight Expected To Grow Over 70 Percent In The Next Decade

Overall U.S. freight tonnage will rise nearly 25% and revenues from that freight will surge above 70% over the next decade, per the latest long-term freight forecast released by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA). The ATA U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025 predicts further growth not just for trucking industry, but for the entire freight…

Truckers Logic Sponsoring Brandon Hot Rod Hempleman

We have struck a multi-fighter sponsorship deal with Alfred Benson at Fight Path Consulting! We are happy to announce the support to Brandon “Hot Rod” Hempleman and Matthew Jones! We look forward to a long relationship with these guys and are amped to see them throw down in their two events in August! WSOF12 is…

Past DOT Chiefs Urging Long-Term Solution To Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON — As Congress will once again consider legislation to avoid another shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his 13 living predecessors have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers that passing stopgap legislation to prop up the Highway Trust Fund isn’t the end of the road. The…

30,000 Medical Professionals Now Listed On National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  announced that 8,000 more health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) since the new system for USDOT medical examinations launched last month with 22,000 providers.  Another 22,500 medical professionals have also initiated the process for gaining their…

Truckload Linehaul Rates In North America Up 5.2 Percent In June

Promising Truckload Linehaul Rates Truckload linehaul rates paid by North American shippers in June were 5.2 percent higher than in June of last year, the Cass Truckload Index shows. “As demand continues to increase while capacity exits the marketplace, this year’s procurement events and contract negotiations have not, in general, been ending favorably for shippers,”…

NTSB Faults State And Canadian Trucking Firm For Bridge Colapse

A series of safeguards failed to prevent an oversize truck from hitting a low-clearance bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state last year, leading to the collapse of one of its spans, federal safety investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board faulted a Canadian trucking company for failing to account for the low-clearance bridge…

Trucking Stats By The American Trucking Association

When you look inside trucking stats from around the country, you get a full appreciation of the country’s trucking industry and the mass of shipments that are made. The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. Nearly 70% of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Without the industry…

Team Truck Driving Pros And Cons

Thinking out become a team truck driver? Not sure if team truck driving is for you. Being a team truck driver is like any other trucking position that you may have, it has its pros and it has its cons. In this article, we’ll take a look at team truck drivers pros and cons. We…

Truck Driving Positions And Descriptions

There’s a variety of different truck driving positions and jobs out there. If you’re a new truck driver or thinking about becoming a truck driver, you should get familiar with the different positions that are available. Although you’re are likely to start out as an OTR truck driver, you’ll be able to apply for new…

NHTSA Relying On Canada For Safety Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it’ll issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking about rear impact/underride guards and other safety strategies for single unit trucks as well as trailers and semitrailers. This has been a long hard topic of debate in recent time and after looking closely into the statistics, we see the…

ATA Response To Needing Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard for Natural Gas Dispensing

In comments submitted July 14 to the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM), ATA expressed its support for establishing a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard for both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) sold at truck fueling locations.  The NCWM,  a nonprofit association of state and local weights and measures officials,…

$11 Billion dollar Highway Plan Passes House Vote

A $11 billion dollar Highway Plan was passed earlier in the week that will fund the Highway Trust Fund for a total of six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and infrastructure funding. Once again, it is a short-term solution to a long-term problem, something we’re all use too. There…

European Car Sales Rise 4 Percent In June

European Car Sales Favor Growing Economy European car sales rose 4 percent in June mainly due to an economic recovery in southern Europe, new product launches and retail incentives boosted demand for mass-market brands. As most analyst agree that Europe is finally recovering, auto makers are rushing to take advantage of the new European opportunity. Registrations in…