Trucking Regulations to Watch for in 2017

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It seems like 2017 will be a year of challenges. Putting the political welfare aside, the year will be demanding for numerous businesses and organizations. At least for those that rely on transportation services. New regulations are slowly creeping in keeping us cautious of the effect they will have on the transportation industry. Some of these regulations were hiding around the corner, others we have expected for some time now.  Below are a few that will impact truckers ...

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Technology that Changed Logistics

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Can you imagine life without technology today? How could we live without downloading our favorite music straight to our smartphones? Planning which shows to binge-watch next at our own pace or reading our favorite books from our iPads or e-books has become intrinsic to our lives. How could we function without receiving whatever we shopped for online the next day? And traveling anywhere in the world has never been more accessible, thanks to technology.

These things sure sound quite normal to ...

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Truckers and the Trouble with the Parking Shortage

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Truckers have been exposed to unfair working conditions ever since the demand for job positions increased significantly in the past years. While in the beginning, the shortage of drivers was the biggest concern for the industry, today it is topped by the long service hours, the lack of safety on the road, and even the high rate of health issues. The parking shortage for truckers also has been one of the biggest concerns of the industry for quite ...

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The People Behind The NASCAR Haulers

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Excitement and adrenaline is always expected when we watch the NASCAR races. We never think about how the cars got there. It would certainly be a distraction and waste of time. But if you think about it now, would you say you have seen a NASCAR car on the road from Tennessee to Texas? No. Even if a race car could be driven on a highway, teams would never want to see their vehicles wear out unnecessarily before ...

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Celebrities who spent time behind the wheel

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Did you know that Nicole Kidman worked as a massage therapist and Hugh Jackman was a gym teacher and a party clown before becoming famous? What about Friends star Matt LeBlanc working as a carpenter, or Johnny Depp earning a living as a telemarketer? No? Well, now you do. The lives of many celebrities before they got in the spotlight were quite mundane. Many of them have supported themselves during the early years of their careers working the most random ...

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IoT Opportunities in Transport & Logistics

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Our devices are smarter and more interconnected than ever before, making our lives impossible without them. Our computers can control our air conditioners, our smartphones can set our coffee makers, our watches can track our health data. The Internet of Things (IoT) is invading industries beyond retail or health care. Transportation and logistics are the latest to show interest in connected devices. And the early adopters have already gained significant benefits from the use of IoT applications.

It’s no surprise that ...

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Cybersecurity for Trucks

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As the trucking industry enters the era of connectivity, it is also facing the increasing cyber security risks. Every new high-tech in-vehicle gadget becomes a potential target for hackers who, just like the industry, are getting more sophisticated and highly connected.

Needless to say, technology has been one of the main reasons for the improvement in transportation in the past few years.

  • It provides driving assistance that allows people who were previously unable to drive to feel comfortable behind the wheel.
  • Clean energy ...
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New Policy on Self-Driving Vehicles

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More than 3,500 times per day. That’s how often the “self-driving car” is mentioned on the Internet these days. Brandwatch states that in three months (May-July 2016) the term (and related ones) has been mentioned over 600,000 times. That’s most definitely the hottest automobile topic today. But the hype over autonomous vehicles has largely ignored the many potholes along the way of their development and implementation. The goal of authorities and manufacturers should be not only to keep pace but ...

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New Speed Limiters For Big Rigs

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Independent truckers are rising against proposed regulation affecting their vehicles and work routines. The federal government wants to force lower highway speeds on trucks, buses, and other large vehicles. The proposal for the regulation was released end of August by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

According to the proposal, all newly manufactured vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds must have electronic speed limiting devices. The device will prevent a driver from exceeding ...

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How to Become a Truck Driver

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At a young age, we are constantly asked about what we want to be when we grow up. Although often we don’t take this tied-and-true kid conversation starter seriously, later in life, it becomes a central part of our existence; that is – choosing a profession that can satisfy our goals, both personal and financial.

But it is never easy to find a job that fulfills all our needs. Maybe this is why many of us can name at least one ...

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