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Road Safety – Major Driving Mistakes to Avoid on Road Test

Passing a practical driving test doesn’t mean you are a complete expert in driving. It is just a pass that lets you out onto the road and certifies that you have basic driving skills. But as a driver out on the road, you have a huge responsibility to drive in a safe manner. This safety drive not only protects you but also protects other road users. Driving under the influence of the trainer is different from real-time...

Peterbilt or Kenworth: Which Truck Manufacturer is Better?

In the trucking world, the most popular debates of all time are whether “Peterbilt or Ken worth?” It is better to analyze, ask questions as you are investing lots of dollar in your purchase. Ultimately, your decision must be correct, hence you need to pick wisely based on certain criteria. The authority brands in the U. S. trucking industry Peterbilt and Ken worth. Both of the vehicles are manufactured by American based company PACCAR, which has a dealer all...

IRS Now Accepting Renewal Applications for ITIN Expiring by 2017 Year End

The IRS has started accepting the renewal applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs), which are expiring by the 2017-year end. Hence, the taxpayers are alerted to submit the renewal applications quickly in order to avoid the last minute haste and any processing delays. The taxpayers whose ITINs are expiring and who need to file a tax return in the year 2018 required submitting their renewal application and other who have a valid ITIN does not require any action....

OOIDA’s ELD Appeal Rejected by Court – OOIDA’s Challenge Options

Electronic Logging Devices or ELD’s are an electronic solution, which assists the professional truck drivers and other commercial motors to track their Hours of Service (HOS) compliance easily and more conveniently. These electronic logging devices are the perfect replacement and upgrade to current automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRD) which track the driver’s record of Duty Status (RODS). The United States enacted the bill “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” in the year 2012, which is referred as MAP-21....

Common Mistakes Should Avoid by Rookie drivers

Getting lost without GPS, running out of fuel and missing signs. All those points one thing in common. Guess what? These are the common mistakes that the rookie drivers make. The mistakes may seem to be silly but it may cost much of your time and money. And at times it may be risky. Listing some of the common mistakes that the rookie drivers make and some tips on how to avoid them. Rookie Drivers Must Avoid...

Are You Ready for CVSA International Roadcheck 2017

Yeah, it is time for 30th annual International Roadcheck Inspection 2017 and kick start from June 6-8 across the U.S and Canada. Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified commercial vehicle inspectors conduct inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers over a 72 hour period. Every year a particular category of violations is given additional focus, and this year the attention is towards the cargo securement. When checking for compliance, safe cargo securement regulations will be a part of...

Truck Maintenance: What You Need to Do for Truck on Regular Basis

You are no more a trucker without a truck. If you are a truck driver who uses a company truck, lease a truck or own a truck, your vital tool for survival is a truck. Hence it becomes important to maintain your truck and keep it in better shape. Only a well-preserved truck can have its long run and give you a better outcome. So check out what a truck needs for its regular maintenance.    Things to...

Best and Worst States for Having Trucking Company in 2016

The trucking industry is fast developing in the United States of America. There are more and more people getting into the truck driving profession mainly because of the acute shortage of truck drivers in the industry. There is an increase in the demand for finished goods throughout the country and this is the reason why there is the need of truck drivers throughout the nation. Around 500,000 for-hire trucks are operating on the road at present and...

Reasons Behind the Shortage of Truck Drivers in the Trucking Industry

The falling pay and the high costs of driving are the main reason behind the shortage of truck drivers in the driving industry. According to experts, this situation is likely to get worse in the near future. In the month of June in 2013, the new rules pertaining to driving hours were implemented. The main objective behind implementing the rules was limiting the use of 34-hour restart. Truck drivers and even the other motor vehicle drivers have...

Safety Rules that Need to be Followed by Truck Drivers

A lot of Americans are unaware of the fact that their nation heavily relies on its trucking industry for the economy to function in the proper manner. Trucks in the United States serve as visible evidence of the smooth working condition of the US economy. Truck industry is fast developing in the US and the nation is in need of truck drivers for keeping up with the rising demand. Serving or pursuing a career in truck driving...