Making A Turn

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

One of the most frequent accidents for a commercial vehicle happens when they are making a turn.  No matter what type of equipment you pull it is all longer than any standard vehicle you would drive.  This causes problems not only for the commercial driver but also for standard vehicle drivers. If you have never driven a commercial vehicle you …

Operating In Weather Conditions

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

As if being a commercial motor vehicle driver was not challenging enough they go and add weather conditions to the daily challenges that are faced.  We would all love to have dry paved roads everywhere we travel, but unfortunately, this is not the case. If you find yourself driving in the rain, fog, snow, or ice here is some advice …

What Kind Of Pay Can I Expect Being A Company Truck Driver?

Written by Stephanie Steffens

When deciding on a career path one of the main things people look at is “What can I expect to make driving truck?”. There are many factors that go into this answer, such as region, freight type, years of experience, and driver type. With such a range in factors, it is hard to pinpoint an exact minimum and maximum salary …

Lowering The CDL Age – Good Or Bad Idea?

Written by Stephanie Steffens

This has been a hot topic for years. Currently, to be an Interstate Driver you have to be 21 years of age. What is being proposed is to change the requirement to 18 years of age. Many are banging on the maturity level of 18-year-olds; does your age determine how mature you are? They are also saying that they barely …

2020 Outlook

Written by Stephanie Steffens

It’s officially 2020 – the beginning of a new decade. So what does the future hold for the trucking industry? Each year new trends pop up, some have lasting effects and some are just that – trends that fade away. Outlook for trucking in 2020 has logistical trends as well as technology trends. Here are some noteworthy trends: Gone are …