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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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7 Tips for Smarter Truck Parking

There’s no question that lack of available parking is a major challenge for truck drivers across the United States. Even after the introduction of Jason’s Law back in 2012, commercial drivers are still struggling to consistently find safe parking spots.  In 2017, truck parking ranked fourth overall on the ATRI’s list of Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry survey. If you look only at the responses of commercial drivers, truck parking is […]

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12 Top-Notch Truck Stops in America with Secure Parking

Every long distance driver needs a place to refuel, recharge, and most importantly – a place to feel safe parking. We’ve compiled a list of truck stops across America that stand out for their secure parking and generous amenities.   These are the types of truck stops we need more of across America.  1. Florida 595– Davie, FL   Conveniently located at the intersection of I-595 and I-441. With over 450 parking spaces and 24/7 on-site security, you […]

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Top 5 Major Challenges Facing the Trucking Industry Today

Since 1954, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been on a mission “to conduct transportation research with an emphasis on the trucking industry’s essential role in a safe, efficient, and viable transportation system.”  The ATRI, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, recently released their annual report outlining the most critical challenges facing the trucking industry in 2017.  The report is based on survey responses from trucking industry stakeholders across the country, including both motor carriers and professional drivers.  We’ve compiled a […]

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Truck Driver Tax Deductions for 2014

With 2014 winding down, tax time is just around the corner. To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a quick resource of items you can list as deductions on your 2014 tax return. This is a general list; the majority of tax deductions for truck drivers apply to both self-employed drivers and drivers who work for […]

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New Hours-of-Service Rules for truck drivers

If you’re a commercial truck driver, you’ve heard about the new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that revises the Hours-of-Service (HOS) safety requirements for truck drivers. While the effective date of the HOS Final Rule was February 27, 2012, drivers and companies have until July 1st, 2013 […]

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