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IFTA and IRP Audit Workshop 2016 part 1

February 10, 2016

Written by Casey Bullard Welcome to this year’s IFTA and IRP Audit Workshop. As you read you will find cool information about the Trucking Industry and the people trying to make it better. The Welcoming & What’s New – Lonette Turner Almost half the attendees are industry 42 jurisdictions are represented Dual Fuel Vehicle Tax Reporting – Hugh Hughson (BC) Dual Fuel vehicles can use … Read More »

Living a Healthy Trucker Lifestyle

December 31, 2015

The trucker lifestyle doesn’t exactly make it easy to exercise or eat right. You spend long hours on the road sitting in the same position. Food is often something you grab on the go. Sleeping is something you do in your cab or on lumpy hotel beds. And as for exercise, who has time? You’ve got delivery deadlines to meet. Combine all these issues and … Read More »

Is Uber Coming to the Trucking Industry?

December 10, 2015

Uber’s success as a crowdsourced taxi company has led to a flurry of business start-ups based on their business model. You can find “Ubers” for grocery delivery, haircuts, laundry, and a host of other services. Now the logistic crowdsourcing that made Uber such a success may be coming to the trucking industry—for better or worse. Cargomatic and Transfix Venice, California-based company Cargomatic made waves when … Read More »

Reinstatement of the Hours of Service Rule

November 26, 2015

The late summer and early fall of 2015 could be a confusing time to be a trucker. We may, or may not, see the return of unpopular aspects of the Hours of Service rule, depending on the results of two Department of Transportation reports. Then again, simply publishing the reports may reinstate the rules. As we said, it’s going to be confusing. First, a brief … Read More »

Driving Green in the Trucking Industry

November 12, 2015

Sustainable practices designed to reduce gas consumption and emissions are now standard in many areas of the trucking industry. A combination of technical advances and driver training can make your trucking business greener whether you’re an independent contractor or running a large fleet. Driver training is one of the simplest ways to lower gas consumption and reduce carbon emissions. How often your vehicle idles, the … Read More »