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Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

2019 Forecasted Driver Challenges

With the new year underway, we look at some of the biggest challenge’s drivers are expected to face on the road in 2019. LandLine magazine did a nice job with their feature article looking into these challenges, so we’ll do our take on the topic. So, what’s on deck for 2019? Well, according to LandLine,…

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Truck Drivers

Becoming a Truck Driver Now Makes a Lot of Cents

Dollars that is…  In an industry that has long faced a driver shortage, fleets are starting to get the message.  They need to pay more, and they need to treat their drivers with respect.  Plus, they need to get drivers home more often. Happily, the trend is positive and that should help bring in new…

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News, Trucking History, Trucking Industry

A Haul for the Ages

There’s an old saying: “Go big or go home.” Well, Omega Morgan didn’t just go big, they went out-of-this-world massive with a Washington state record-setting haul that weighed nearly one-million pounds. Yes, you read that right. To put that haul in perspective, Washington state issues 600 to 700 “super load” permits per year for trucks…

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News, Trucking Industry

Ready, Set, Go! Drivewyze Ready to Start Service in Ontario March 1

After extensive planning and meetings with the Minister of Transportation of Ontario, it’s finally here: Ontario’s first weigh station bypass services will be available for subscription starting March 1, and we were more than excited to have announced this expansion with the MTO at a press event on January 24. Our very own, Doug Johnson,…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Tis the Season for Winter Driving

It’s only January, and this winter is already off to a wild start. Winter storms have ravaged many parts of the United States and Canada, and it appears there is no end in sight. The southern region of the U.S., normally known as a safe-haven from snow, has seen it fall on their palm trees….

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News, Trucking Industry

Drivewyze Announces Bypass Service Set to Begin in Ontario

32 inspection sites will offer the service starting March 1 LONDON, Ontario – Jan. 24, 2019 – In a press event held in London, Ontario, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) announced inspection station bypass, through Drivewyze, is coming to the province in an effort to improve productivity and safety in the region. Drivewyze…

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Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

2018 MarketWaves Conference – Drivewyze

Weigh Station Bypass is increasingly becoming an integral part of the trucking industry. But how did weigh station bypass start? Charles Buffone, Director of Product Management at Drivewyze, had the pleasure of introducing and examining weigh station bypass during the 2018 MarketWaves Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Weigh station bypass debuted twenty years ago in an…

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Trucking Industry

Alberta Motor Transport Association – Featured Province

NOTE – We continue our ongoing series examining state and province trucking associations and the people who lead them with this feature on the AMTA’s Chris Nash, AMTA President.  Passion for the Industry Brings Chris Nash to the AMTA He’s a trucking industry lifer.  While other 16 year olds were thinking about cars and girls, Chris…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Stay Alert: Drowsy Driving a Big Issue On Roadways

Driving drowsy is no joke. Each year, about 168 million, or 60 percent of the U.S. population claims to have driven a car while drowsy, according to a National Sleep Foundation poll. What’s even more frightening? More than one-third of drivers reported ‘nodding off’ behind the wheel, with 13 percent saying it had happened to…

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