Napping and trucking

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Getting enough sleep nowadays is becoming a real challenge. Busy lifestyles, work commitments, social media pressure have been making us sleep less. But is it healthy to live like this? Can we still function normally with fewer hours of sleep or no sleep at all? The answer is no. It’s not healthy. We all need those 7-8 hours of sleep every night to wake up fresh and recovered from the previous day. But we don’t always have the luxury of ...

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Shipping a Truck Guide

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If you come to think about it, one of the most important things for the survival of Americans today is the truck. Trucks are the main reason for our comfort when it comes to food, clothes, furniture, and pretty much everything else around us. The truth is that every single thing around you has probably seen the inside of a truck either as a final product or as raw material. And it if hadn’t, you wouldn’t be where you are ...

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The Boring Way of Fighting Traffic Congestion

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Elon Musk’s latest project on fighting traffic congestion has gathered everyone’s eyes on him once again. Several months ago he got the idea of creating The Boring Company. What seems like a stupid name for quite a dull idea might actually be the company that will solve our biggest road problem.

Apparently, Musk got the idea of the Boring Company while he was sitting stuck in traffic.

 

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How Formula 1 Travels The World.

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Are you a fan of speed? Do you enjoy the thrill of pushing the pedal to the metal? Even if you don’t, you may still see the appeal of sports cars. Perhaps you even enjoy watching rallies and races. But are you familiar with Formula 1?

The main reason most Americans aren’t that familiar with F1 is that it is just too foreign. And I mean that in every aspect.

For starters, there are no US teams, so that kind of removes ...

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Across borders: ELDs and Tachographs

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Last year, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) unsuccessfully challenged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in a case against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule. The Association argued that the mandate is arbitrary, does not advance safety, and violates the Fourth Amendment. Earlier this April, the Association filed a Petition requesting that the Supreme Court review last year’s ruling.

OOIDA’s main argument against ELDs is that 24/7 monitoring of truck drivers via the electronic logs ...

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Why Auto Transport Monopoly is Bad for You

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Auto transport is one of the most swiftly growing industries in the United States. The dynamics of the industry has shifted tremendously in the past century.  The cost-leadership from the glorious days of the Ford domination is now gone. It is being replaced by leadership in technology, design, or manufacturing brilliance. The industry is moving forward to satisfy the growing demand in all possible ways, leading to a market of mass customization. Yet, something seems unfair to the consumer.

Today, the ...

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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 ...

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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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