What is the CVSA Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative?

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Because one trucker decided to make the call on a suspicious vehicle, 31 offenders were convicted, a 13-state child trafficking ring was shut down, and 7 children were rescued. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance hosts an annual Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative to provide truckers with the tools they need to help put a stop to… Read more »

Just What IS Predatory Truck Towing?

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Imagine that you’re hauling a load down the busy streets of Chicago. As an overpass approaches, you notice that the gap between your trailer and the pass looks tight, but an official-looking individual in a vest motions for you to continue. You heed their command and scrape your trailer across the underside of the overpass…. Read more »

Ways to Save $500/Month for Your Trucking Business

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In this week's Carrier Connection, we cover some ways to save $500 a month for your trucking business! Keep your bottom line trimmed.

The last few years have taken truckers on a ride. The trucker boom flooded the market with hopeful carriers looking to make a load, but few have been able to stick it through the long haul. In the aftermath of a volatile market, truckers are looking to stretch their dollars as far as possible to… Read more »

Best of Carrier Connection, 2023

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Week after week, month after month, Carrier Connection strives to provide truckers with information they’ll actually use.

Week after week, month after month, Carrier Connection strives to provide truckers with information they’ll actually use. Covering industry events, trucking lifestyle, and business expansion tips, each article is crafted to help truckers succeed. Carrier Connection has grown over the years to an audience of over 60,000 truckers. To celebrate the growth of Carrier Connection,… Read more »

CVSA Brake Check Results 2023

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In August, the CVSA conducted 18,875 commercial motor vehicle inspections for Brake Safety Week. The CVSA brake check results are telling

In August, the CVSA conducted 18,875 commercial motor vehicle inspections for Brake Safety Week. The results are telling. This year’s emphasis was on brake lining and pad compliance. Inspectors made a careful evaluation of the following defects: Missing or contaminated parts Air leaks Air brake depressurizing Spring brake malfunctions …and more. After a week of… Read more »

What to Know About Tax Deductions on Tires in 2023

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Many truckers miss out on deductions related to tires. Here is what you need to know about tax deductions on tires in 2023.

Trucking has some major perks: The freedom, the views, and the tax deductions, to name a few. Fortunately for truckers on a budget, most everyday trucking expenses, including tires, are tax deductible. Many truckers are aware that deductions can be made on their tire spending. Still, many haulers miss out on deductions related to tire… Read more »

Does Buying Winter Tires Save You Money?

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Winter tires have been saving lives ever since they were introduced, but only some carriers know that winter tires can also save you money.

It’s no secret that winter tires are much safer during snowy months, but did you know that Germany even made them mandatory in 2005 for their overwhelming benefits? In the three years following the mandate, injuries from collisions dropped over 50%! Winter tires have been saving lives ever since they were introduced, but only some… Read more »

Trucker Ghost Stories Vol. II

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Between small cities and isolated towns are miles and miles of open road. Traversing remote forests, lonely mountains, and backcountry fields, the road carves through these liminal spaces for only a few passengers. Of those who pioneer these forgotten paths, nearly all are truckers. When the time is right and the road intrudes on those… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Leveling Fuel Prices

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By capitalizing on leveling fuel prices with a fuel card, optimal tires and effective route planning, truckers can stay ahead of trends.

When the 2022 fuel surge hit, many truckers struggled to get by with diesel prices escalating to $6/gallon. Many truckers have expressed fear that another surge may be on the horizon, but what story do diesel trends tell?   Diesel Prices in 2023 The last two years have taken truckers on a rollercoaster ride of… Read more »

AI Trucking: 3 Practical Ways AI Can Help Your Trucking Business

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Though the robot takeover hasn’t happened yet, small business owners are finding their own worlds dominated by AI. AI trucking is no exception. With all the chatter about autonomous trucking and AI-assisted driver monitoring, it can be difficult for everyday trucking companies to know how they can use AI trucking in practical ways. Here are… Read more »