Uber Freight Hopes App Will Alleviate $1B Annual Trucker Losses

Uber Freight wants to tap the collective experiences of truckers to rate shippers and their loading docks for how quickly drivers can get in and out.

Delays at loading docks, also known as detention time, are a sore point for truckers. Collectively, detention time robs U.S. truckers of an estimated $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion in income annually, according to an audit by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

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Will you survive winter?

Even if you have done a good job preparing your vehicles for winter, you still need to pay special attention to a few key items during the winter.


This week’s intense, 
sub-zero winter weather across much of North America, presents special challenges to truck drivers. You can’t prevent or ignore temperatures below zero, ice, snow, sleet, deicing chemicals. You can however spend time before bad weather sets in getting your trucks ready for winter’s onslaught and then pay extra attention to a few specific areas during the winter. If you follow these tips, winter is likely to be less harsh for you.

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Truckers Against Trafficking reveals ‘Everyday Heroes’ Kenworth truck

The attendees got to take a look inside the Freedom Drivers Project, a mobile display featuring a video and artifacts from human trafficking survivors.

In coordination with National Human Trafficking Awareness month, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) unveiled its 2019 Everyday Heroes Kenworth T680, at a press conference held recently at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Another trucking strike: Will it work this time?

Truckers Stand as One hopes to call attention to HOS reform, parking and other issues during a nationwide non-driving day in April.


Charles Claburn considers himself a reasonable man working in an unreasonable industry. He has driven over-the-road for 26 accident- and ticket-free years logging three million miles. He believes that some of the rules under which drivers operate are detrimental to the drivers, the industry and the public. His group 
Truckers Stand as One hopes to call attention to issues that they would like changed by calling for a nationwide non-driving day on April 12.

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Push for truck stops to help stop human trafficking

“Truckstops and their employees are uniquely positioned to recognize and help people.”


In recognition of 
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman of the NATSO Foundation is urging the truckstop and travel plaza industry to continue fulfilling its commitment and responsibility to combat human trafficking.

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A challenge to the nation’s truck drivers

As we head into the New Year, I am issuing a challenge to each and every truck driver to do what they can to improve the fuel economy of the trucks they drive.


While I am always grateful to truckers who haul all the things we want and need, at this time of year when the seasonal demand for shipping is overwhelming I am even more impressed by their professionalism and devotion.

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Drugs, trucking, the law and your rights

What rights to drivers have if you’re prescribed opioids or are a recovering drug addict?

Opioid use and abuse has reached epidemic levels in our country. This crisis is far-reaching, affecting virtually all industries and geographic areas, including truck drivers. Studies have shown that fatally injured motor vehicle drivers who tested positive for prescription opioids rose from 1% in 1995 to over 7% in 2015.

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5 tips for truckers away from home for the holidays

It’s rarely easy to be away from friends and family during Christmas or New Year’s, but there are things drivers can do to make the holidays more full of cheer.


Few people want to be at work during the holidays. But for many truckers, that is their fate this time of year as they work to get goods delivered across the country during one of the busiest times of year for the profession. While it’s rarely easy to be away from friends and family during Christmas or New Year’s, there are things drivers can do to make the holidays more full of cheer.

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Driver Training Needs To Pair Safety Technology and Human Instinct

Today’s long-haul trucks are integrated with more sophisticated safety features than ever.

But there is a downside. As drivers adapt to this technology in their day-to-day driving, they may get too used to it.

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More Trucking Deaths May Be Caused by Drivers Racing the Clock

Truckers racing to beat the federal rule requiring a rest break after driving for eight hours could be contributing to increased fatal crashes involving big rigs, according to some in the industry.  Deaths from large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data.

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