Education & Training

Drowsy driving is a widely experienced yet often underestimated issue among drivers, leading to a significant role in traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

A recent study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed that drivers tend to underestimate their drowsiness, leading them to continue driving instead of taking a necessary break.

Read the full article to learn about the results of a recent study on drowsy driving and how to proactively prevent drowsiness before it happens.

Training & Safety Investments Prevent Violations

Some people like BLT – bacon, lettuce, and tomato – in their sandwiches. Commercial carrier folks may not find it to their taste, especially when talking about BLT (brake, light, and tire) violations. For the past few years, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck campaigns have continued to find the most violations with brakes, lights, and tires, and this year’s blitz on May 16-18 is approaching quickly. Read the full article -- it's from Canada but relevant to anyone in the industry -- to learn why preventing these issues is everyone's business, and good for business. 

Successful electrification of heavy trucks will require motor carriers to coordinate driver rest periods with charging their trucks, a potential obstacle that could increase carrier operational costs and result in delivery delays.

That potential challenge was among several researchers outlined at a session earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Read the full article and learn what the electrification of the trucking industry could mean to your future.

In honor of Trucker Appreciation Week which took place last week, check out our featured article: Titans of the Road: Reflections Of The Son Of An American Truck Driver, a cool story of a family's generational love for the trucking industry.

Car travel remains the most popular form of transportation despite the historically high gas prices, so with the increased traffic, it is more important than ever to travel with care and caution this July 4 weekend. Read more about how you can keep safe while celebrating, wherever you may be traveling this Independence Day weekend!

Did you know engine efficiency is directly tied to fuel economy? Or that engine efficiency is affected by your choice of geartrain and highway cruising speed? Learn more about the intricacies of your engine and how to make it more efficient, to help save you money on fuel.

To truly understand and excel in the transportation industry, you need to grasp its history and the influence black individuals had on it. This Black History Month, we're thinking about the black Americans who made the transportation industry what it is today. Learn about a few of the most notable African American men and women in the history of the transportation industry.

The widespread production shutdowns due to the global chip shortage, amongst other things, seem to be slowly turning around for the better. GM plans to reopen their Missouri plant, which has been shut down since September 6. Get the latest insights into the automaker's plans to reopen, and the status of the chip shortage in general.

We've all been new to the industry at one point. Maybe you just found your passion for car hauling last year, maybe you've been hauling for 10+ years, or maybe you're somewhere in between. Wherever you are in your journey, it's important to recognize the challenges car hauling business owners face, so that you can ultimately grow.

Learn about how well-established car haulers got to where they are, and the challenges they had to overcome to get there.

Heavy-duty trucking, meet carbon neutrality. On Wednesday, August 25, Toyota announced it will "begin assembling integrated dual fuel cell (FC) modules destined for use in hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty commercial trucks." Learn more about this module, its production start date, and its impact on the future of trucking.