Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers

Top Podcasts for the Road

One of the fastest-growing segments of entertainment is Podcasts. And for those working in trucks as your home office, they give a nice diversion from listening to music. And hey, you might just learn something new! There’s lots out there, so buckle up and start exploring. Here are some of our favorite podcasts for truckers:…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Low bridges claim plenty of victims

Got an extra $7.4 million? That’s what a jury awarded Ronnie and Sandra Claxton after a flatbed hauler, carrying an oversize load, hit a low bridge sending metal debris through the windshield of the Claxton’s car. Collisions involving low bridges are more common than one may think. Do a quick Google search, and you’ll find…

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Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

The rally behind our truck drivers

All across North America, people and organizations are banding together to make life a little easier for those working on the front lines during COVID-19. Dark days bring people closer together. It gives us hope for brighter days ahead. Signs, food and admiration are greeting many truckers. It’s heartening to see as they’re the backbone…

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Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

Stay Strong: Tips to keeping good physical and mental health in the midst of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, we want to thank, thank, thank, thank our truck drivers who are out on the front lines, ensuring the supply chain continues to move so that shelves can be restocked and much needed medical supplies are delivered to healthcare providers. You are the true heroes in the logistics world —…

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News, Safety, Truck Drivers

Drivewyze Adds Ohio Rest Area Notifications

Working in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Drivewyze team has begun adding temporary open / closed Rest Area Notifications to the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, to help drivers plan ahead and find safe places to park during the COVID-19 crisis. This follows the addition of similar notifications for Pennsylvania and Florida rest areas. Finding safe places to park within mandated Hours of Service rules is a daily…

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News, Safety, Truck Drivers

Drivewyze Adds Florida Rest Area Notifications

Working in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Drivewyze team has added temporary open/closed Rest Area notifications to the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service, to help drivers plan ahead and find safe places to park during the COVID-19 crisis. This follows the addition of similar notifications for Pennsylvania rest areas, which were added the Drivewyze Safety Notifications service last week. Finding safe…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

CVSA Hands Out Plenty of Speeding Citations During Operation Safe Driver Week

With millions more passenger vehicles on the roadways than commercial vehicles, it’s no surprise that passenger-vehicle drivers accounted for far more citations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Operation Safe Driver Week this past summer. Still, when you take a look at the stats, it’s pretty interesting how skewed the numbers are. Of the more…

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Safety, Truck Drivers

Slow and Steady – The Key to Traversing Down Steep Grade

Losing the ability to slow your speed, especially down steep grade, is one of the most unnerving things a driver can experience on the road. It’s one of those ‘“It’ll never happen to me” scenarios, but if your brakes give out, and there is no way to slow down, all you can do is hope…

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Inspections, Safety, Truck Drivers

Do it Yourself Truck Scales – There When you Need Them

‘You gotta be kidding me’ is probably the politest response a driver will have if they find out they check in overweight at a weigh station. While the bulk of the trucks that have a “weight problem” are work trucks hauling product like gravel and logs, that doesn’t mean general freight always passes through with…

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