A Guide to the FMCSA's Training Mandate for New Truckers
A Guide to the FMCSA's Training Mandate for New Truckers

Over the years, individual states have been in charge of mandating the requirements for local CDL training programs, while the federal government chose not to make any rulings on the matter. This all changed in February of 2022 when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) instituted the Entry-Level Driving Training program to standardize training and safety procedures across the country. This action may be a good thing in the long run, as it will streamline the CDL training process, but in the meantime, it has left a lot of aspiring drivers unsure of what step to take next. This…

How a Truck Driver Can Build an Impressive Resume
How a Truck Driver Can Build an Impressive Resume

For aspiring truck drivers, getting CDL certified is only one step. After that, it’s still necessary to secure a job, and having a strong resume will help you achieve that. These trucker-specific tips will help you design a resume that will catch recruiters’ eyes. 4 Expert Resume Tips for Truck Drivers 1. Highlight Your Certifications Employers like hard evidence that an applicant meets all the necessary criteria. For truck drivers, it’s crucial to show a company that you already have the certifications the job requires. If you are in the process of getting it, including that will make the hiring…

What Are the Most Common ELD Violations for Truck Drivers?
What Are the Most Common ELD Violations for Truck Drivers?

Although electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been federally required for most trucks for over three years, some companies and truck drivers still aren’t using them properly, if at all. This results in problems and even fines during traffic stops and inspections. This guide outlines some of the most common issues drivers encounter with their logging devices. 4 Common ELD Violations & How to Avoid Them 1. Failure to Use an FMCSA-Compliant Device While you might think that any electronic logging device would be enough, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict requirements for what types of devices qualify.…

The Road to Zero Emissions for the Trucking Industry
The Road to Zero Emissions for the Trucking Industry

As the climate crisis looms and its effects become continually more visible, transportation industries and individual truck drivers alike are looking to bring their emissions down to zero to do their part. The main way the industry is trying to accomplish this is through the development of zero-emission trucks that run on electricity and hydrogen. How Zero-Emissions Fleets Would Change the Industry Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels As crucial it is to the current structure of global supply chains, as the trucking industry is a major source of emissions. According to the EPA, transportation accounts for 29% of emissions in…

A New Driver’s Guide to Truck Classifications
A New Driver’s Guide to Truck Classifications

When you’re just starting out trucking, learning all eight different truck classifications and their meanings may seem like a daunting task. Knowing what they mean is crucial because it tells you what vehicles require a CDL to drive and how much weight you can carry according to the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or GVWR. To aid you in the learning process, here’s a brief guide to the classifications. What Are the Classifications? Light Duty The light-duty vehicle classification is the least restrictive and contains the vehicles with the lowest GVWR. Class 1 vehicles weigh up to 6,000 pounds and include…