Pet Friendly Trucking Companies

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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ELD Mandate

MAP-12 Bill

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.

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IFTA and IRP Audit Workshop 2016 part 2

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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Living a Healthy Trucker Lifestyle

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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Is Uber Coming to the Trucking Industry?

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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Reinstatement of the Hours of Service Rule

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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Driving Green in the Trucking Industry

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.

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