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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Tires are a primary expense for fleets, but did you know that condition of your tires can slowly eat away at your wallet?

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 condition of your tires can… Read more »

What to Expect at a Weigh Station

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Knowing what to expect at a weigh station can help make the process smooth for both you and your fellow truck drivers.

Weigh stations, or coops, are a common part of life as a trucker–but do you know everything that happens when you stop? Knowing what to expect can help you to be prepared each time and get back on the road.   What to Expect at a Weigh Station: The Scale This one may seem obvious… Read more »

Are Retreads Safe? and Other FAQs

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Are Retreads Safe

Retreads are tires that have had their worn tread replaced with a new one to prolong a tire’s life, and to some, they are a cheaper, more environmentally-friendly way to drive. But is that true? Retreads have sometimes carried a negative connotation for being inferior to new tires in terms of performance and safety. Many… Read more »

Catching Scammers: 3 Times Truckers Stopped Fraud

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Ever since the pandemic, truckers have been the targets of an onslaught of schemes. From double-brokering to skimming and shimming, thieves have become increasingly creative in their efforts to rob drivers of their profits. Fortunately, truckers are observant people, foiling scams with their ability to pick up on fishy details and suspicious characters. We’ve compiled… Read more »

What Makes a Good Trucker? Ethics in Trucking

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To help you be prepared to make difficult decisions on your freight journey, here are a few ethics in trucking essentials.

Consider this situation: You are just minutes away from making your load on time. It’s late in the evening and raining, making it considerably hard to see. To your dismay, you notice that the exit for your stop is coming up in a few moments. You could make the exit by merging immediately, but it… Read more »