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CVSA Roadcheck Inspection Results for 2018

Back in June, we wrote about the 3-day International Roadcheck that was about to affect thousands of truck drivers across North America. Organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the focus in 2018 was on Hour-of-Service Compliance. Now, thousands of roadside inspections later, the CVSA has released the results of their annual driver and vehicle […]

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Headache Racks: 5 Reasons why your Semi Truck should have one

Headache racks for semi trucks are a smart investment for any serious truck driver looking to maximize their truck’s protection, their own personal protection, or to increase storage and truck accessory options.   What is a Headache Rack? A headache rack is commonly fabricated using aluminum, steel, or stainless steel. They are installed right behind your […]

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Proof that Truckers are the Backbone of America (with infographics)

September 9th – September 15th, 2018 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Here’s why it’s so important to show your appreciation all year long.   Imagine waking up to no coffee, milk, or juice. Trying to get to work with no gas in your car. And going to sleep with no blankets, pillows, or pajamas. […]

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Truckers Show True Character at “18 Wheels for Bubba” Event

If there was ever a question about the integrity or spirit of truck drivers, this recent story sets the record straight. On August 18th, more than 180 trucks and around 1,200 people attended a surprise birthday party for Dakota “Bubba” Cadd. Bubba is a trucking enthusiast who suffers from Dandy-Walker Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and seizures. This […]

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4 Simple Ways to Get the Best Fuel Mileage for Your Semi-Truck

When you think of semi-trucks, fuel efficiency probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, on average, semi-trucks get only 6.5 miles per gallon according to this Wired article. And while they comprise just 4.3 percent of vehicles in the US, they consume more than 25 percent of all fuel burned annually. […]

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Why Hours of Service Rules Could Change for Livestock Haulers

A Senate proposed bill called “The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act” has the potential to significantly change Hours of Service (HOS) rules and ELD enforcement for thousands of drivers. The bill aims to modify HOS requirements for transporters of livestock and insects. Now that ELD enforcement has started, industry stakeholders are more divided than ever […]

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Uber Freight Expands Capabilities with Fleet Mode

You’ve probably heard of the Uber app before. Open the app, see available drivers, and reserve a ride. Within minutes, a vehicle is there to pick you up and already knows where you need to go. No phone calls or reservations, and payment is seamless. Pretty slick, but what does it have to do with […]

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How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects the Trucking Industry

April 2019 might seem far away, but the decisions you’re making now are affecting how much money you’ll end up paying next tax season. And with the newly implemented Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  in effect, next years return will be calculated much different than prior years. To understand how new tax laws affect the […]

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SC&RA Hauling Job of the Year Spotlight: Precision Specialized, Edwards Moving & Rigging 

US Cargo Control is a proud member of the SC&RA and had a great time attending the SC&RA annual conference in Boca Raton earlier this year.   The entries for 2018 Hauling Job of the Year were seriously impressive and now the results are in.  Find out what it took for two transportation companies to take home the trophy in their respective categories and see their incredible entry videos below.                […]

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2018 International Roadcheck: Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

Heads up. The largest targeted commercial vehicle enforcement program is back again. From June 5th – 7th, CVSA inspectors will be out in droves conducting North American Standard Level I Inspections at checkpoints across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.   If a critical violation is found, inspectors may place you out of service. Learn what to expect during this 72-hour International Roadcheck to ensure you […]

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Unpacking Moving Industry Trends: Why, When, and Where Americans are Moving

According to U.S. Census data, 11.2 percent of Americans move each year on average. That’s over 35 million Americans who will make the big decision to pack up and move on this year.  The big questions are: what makes Americans want to move, when are they doing it, and where are they going? Continue reading to understand moving industry trends that will better prepare you to make tough moving decisions.  […]

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2018 Trucking Industry Trends: The Year of the Truck Driver

“This year [2018] will be the best for the trucking industry since 2005”, says David Ross, an analyst at Stifel Financial Corp.  What makes Ross so confident? It’s all about freight rates, truck sales, and ELDs.   Learn how 2018 trucking industry trends are hauling the trucking industry towards one of its best years ever.   Freight Rates are Soaring  According to the American Trucking Associations For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, January 2018 saw an 8.8 […]

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