5 Tips for Communicating with Dispatchers

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Communicating with Dispatchers

A recent study found that miscommunications cost small companies an average of $420,000 per year. That’s a lot of dough over wasted words. In trucking, communication is everything. If a route isn’t communicated correctly, the results can be wasted time and miles for carriers. To help your trucking company prevent miscommunications and save money, here… Read more »

CVSA Brake Stop: Would You Have Passed?

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At the CVSA brake stop here’s what caused most CVSA officers to pump the brakes for carriers, and what you can do to identify and fix them.

On April 19, 773 carriers in the US, Mexico and Canada had their haul come to a grinding halt for, ironically, bad brakes. In an unannounced brake enforcement event, the CVSA inspected 6,829 commercial motor vehicles to gather brake lining/pad violation data. In all three countries surveyed, more than 1 in 10 carriers were sidelined… Read more »

Emergency Situations Guide: Would You Know What to Do?

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To help prepare you for emergency situations, we’ve compiled eight suggestions for common emergencies to help you be prepared.

A famous adage goes something like, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” In an emergency, a failure to prepare could mean tragedy. As a valued carrier, your safety is essential. To help prepare you for the worst, we’ve compiled eight suggestions for common emergencies to help you be prepared. Though these suggestions… Read more »

Sustainability and Trucking: Practical Tips for Truckers

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Sustainability in trucking can save your business by reducing idling, preventing deadhead miles, and keeping your tires inflated.

Many truckers love their job for the beauty of the open road. But, as more roads are built and more trucks fill those roads, increasing emissions have begun to threaten the beauty that attracted so many truckers in the first place. As the world gets bigger and faster, the demand for trucking continues to grow—by… Read more »

CVSA Roadcheck 2023

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To help you stay safe and prevent a potential suspension, here are the details for the 2023 CVSA Roadcheck.

The CVSA Roadcheck is an annual safety enforcement event that includes a high volume of carrier inspections in Canada, the US and Mexico. This year, the Roadcheck will be held May 16 – 18, emphasizing anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and cargo securement. It’s important to be prepared for the Roadcheck: If a carrier fails an… Read more »

What’s the Best Way to Clean Your Rig?

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Here are a few options for a clean rig to help you explore the most affordable, easiest, and thorough way to wash your trucks.

Coming out of a historically wet winter, your truck has braved more than its share of storms… and it may be dirty enough to show it. As spring cleaning season approaches, keeping your truck clean may be more important than ever. All that grime from a season of slush can accumulate, soiling your ride and… Read more »

What are the Carrier Achievement Awards?

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To honor carriers that have inspired us with their commitment to outstanding service, we distribute the annual Carrier Achievement Awards.

How do you define a hero? If your definition of a hero is an individual that helps for a living, does so despite the sacrifices, and others depend upon for their very survival… then truckers are superheroes. Carriers transport a lot of precious cargo. Whether in a flatbed or a car seat, you’ve carried the… Read more »

Work Zone Awareness Week 2023: What You Need to Know

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Truckers and construction workers have something in common: Both make their offices right in the middle of traffic. The only difference is that workers don’t have an 80,000-pound steel cage to protect them. Work Zone Awareness Week is an opportunity to become educated on work zone safety. Workers, like truckers, often put their lives on… Read more »

How to Tell If Your Tires are Slowing You Down

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what is tire rolling resistance

Good tires keep your rig moving right, but choosing the wrong tires make can take the wheels off of your budget. In today’s difficult market, minimizing expenses is what keeps most truckers in for the long haul. Tires are obviously a primary expense for fleets, but did you know that the condition of your tires… Read more »