Trucking is not for everyone because it is not only a job but it becomes part of your lifestyle. We all are aware of that or at least we should be. Only a certain few can sustain a career that involves spending weeks on the road away from home.
That’s where trucker dogs come in. Trucker dogs can alleviate the strain that comes with spending so much time on the road. As with any other pet, trucker dogs are known to improve the overall physical and mental health of their owners.
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A trucking career offers many benefits; a flexible work schedule, paid travel, and a constant change of scenery to name a few. One perk that I’m personally fond of is that truckers are able to bring their pets to work. Below you can find a list of companies that currently have a pet friendly policy.
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The enactment of the MAP-12 bill required the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to develop a rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs), hence the ELD Mandate.
ELDs will be used to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status which will replace paper logbooks.
On December 10, 2015 the FMCSA established the minimum performance and design standards for hours of service electronic logging devices. The rule will take into effect December 16, 2017.
On part 2 of the IFTA and IRP workshop, the big topics of conversation were electronic records, ELDs, and GPS. It’s important to recognize that not all systems are created equal. The difference boils down to the records available to the carrier, and what the device actually does. An auditors job is to make sure all the miles are being accounted for, but that can only be measured if the proper records are available.
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Our close friends at the IRS told us that their personnel have been handing out these pamphlets to any one that files Form 2290 in person. The pamphlets are in Spanish and English.
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This our travel report page for 2016. Here you will find information about the Trucking Industry and of the people trying to improve it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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