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2018 international roadcheck results from CVSA

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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How to Choose and Use Tire Chains like a Pro

Tire chains are a lifesaver once roads become covered with ice and hard-packed snow. Here in Eastern Iowa, the temperatures are falling quickly as we wave farewell to summer and slide closer towards winter. Make sure you’re fully prepared for hazardous winter road conditions by stocking up on quality steel tire chains for your 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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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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Hauling Wide Loads and Oversize Loads: Important Questions to Consider

Hauling wide loads or oversize loads can be a daunting challenge. There are many variables you must consider prior to taking on these jobs: permits, route selection, required truck and bed size, pilot cars, cargo securement equipment, and of course, oversize load/wide load banners and signage.  Because wide load and oversize load regulations vary from state to state, the preparation required […]

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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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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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