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What Is an Oversized Load, and How Is It Transported?

October 18, 2021 5:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everyone has seen a truck with a sign that reads either “Oversize Load” or “Wide Load” on the highway. These often signal that the truck is transporting large manufacturing equipment or similar machinery—but what is involved in transporting an oversized load? There’s actually a lot that goes into transporting oversized loads, especially when it comes to safety regulations. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about oversized load transportation. Oversized load measurements The measurement requirements for an oversized or wide load can vary depending on which state you’re in. In general, anything wider than 8.5 feet is considered an oversized load. There are usually extra requirements if the loads range from 12 to 14 feet wide. Shipments higher than... View Article

Best Ways for Truckers to Stay Safe

October 13, 2021 11:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Truckers put thousands of miles a week on their treads, often, driving the same routes over and over again. It can become second-nature to hop in the cab and hit the road, but all it takes is one moment of inattentive driving to put you, your truck, your cargo and anyone else on the road in harm’s way. After all, the roadways are filled with potential pitfalls and hazards for those who aren’t sharp behind the wheel. Bottom line? It’s imperative that truckers take extra precautions to stay safe on the roads. Fortunately, there are several easy ways for truckers to stay safe while driving. Here are some tips on how to stay safe if you’re a truck driver. Take... View Article

Understanding the Importance of ELD

September 27, 2021 11:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For truck drivers, the main part of the job is driving and safely transporting loads from Point A to Point B. As is the case with many jobs, there’s bound to be a paper trail that tells the tale of the trucking run. If only there were some sort of device that could take care of some of that tedious record keeping for you? Fortunately, there is. This device is called an ELD. Not only does it handle the recordkeeping associated with trucking runs, it also ensures that neither you nor your employer accidentally violates federal regulations pertaining to the trucking industry. Here’s more information on what ELD is for truckers, and why ELD is important for truck drivers. What... View Article

Making Flatbed Shipping More Environmentally Friendly

August 6, 2021 5:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s important that every company does what they can to protect the environment. Shipping can add pollution to the air, which is why trucking companies should take certain steps to make themselves more environmentally friendly. This might include providing regular maintenance to your flatbed trucks. If you’re interested in making your company a bit more environmentally friendly, read on to learn several eco-friendly trucking tips: Use less air conditioning: While this might be difficult during the height of summer, avoid using your air conditioning during certain points of your drive if possible. If you can get away with opening your windows instead, that’s usually the better option. A truck’s air conditioning system increases fuel consumption. Save money on fuel and... View Article

Why Your Small Business Should Partner with a Trucking Company

July 23, 2021 5:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective way to ship products from your small business, consider partnering with a trucking company. Before you single out a company to business with, though, it’s important to find a top-quality trucking company that will put your needs first. You should also look for trucking companies that offer fair prices and are completely insured. It never hurts to work with a trucking company that’s well known within the community, either. If you’re still on the fence, read on to learn about the many reasons to choose a local trucking company for your delivery needs. They have the right experience The best way to ensure your products reach their destinations in time is by... View Article