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Why No One Wants to Be a Truck Driver Right Now
The supply chain is suffering from a truck driver shortage. Why does the life of a longhauler not appeal to anyone anymore?
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Jerry
Apr 19, 2022
The Trucking Industry Might Be Getting a Little Greener Thanks to a New Proposal From the EPA
Vehicles are currently a huge focus when it comes to reducing emissions, and commercial trucks may be the biggest on-road contributors. That’s why the EPA has proposed new changes to trucking emissions standards.
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Jerry
Apr 18, 2022
The EPA Wants to Make Heavy Duty Trucks Cleaner
The EPA proposed the Clean Trucks Plan earlier this month. What will it mean for the trucking industry and the planet if it's put into effect? What will happen if it isn't?
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Jerry
Apr 01, 2022
Protests Along the Canadian Border Could Cause Serious Delays for Carmakers
Trucker protests along the U.S.-Canadian border are causing supply chain delays that are likely to increase the price of new and used vehicles in the U.S. Find out why truckers are going on strike, and how the roadblock at the Ambassador Bridge will influence vehicle prices.
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Jerry
Feb 28, 2022
What Would Happen if Every Truck Driver Stopped Working? 4 Facts About Trucking
We see a lot of trucks on the road, but we don’t think much about it. If every truck driver stopped working for three days, we would be out of almost everything.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
An Electric Truck Set the World Record for Longest Range on One Charge
With the rise of electric passenger vehicles, it seems that electric trucks are the next step in the EV transition. One Swiss electric truck producer, Futuricum, has created a commercial truck that surpassed expectations during a test of its range, opening up new possibilities for the trucking industry’s more environmentally-friendly future.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Autonomous Semi-Truck from Kodiak Could Be Solution to Driver Shortage
Kodiak Robotics has created a self-driving truck system that can combat the current driver shortage. Any class 8 semi-truck can be outfitted with their self-driving technology.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Electric Commercial Trucks Are Coming Soon
The commercial truck industry will start to see some electrification. Big rigs, school buses, and other delivery vehicles are being built by leading truck manufacturers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
GM's New Service Will Let You Charge Commercial EVs at Home
General Motors is launching the Ultium Charge 360 service to help make the transition to electric more seamless for fleet customers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
New Mail Trucks May Be Halted as Workhorse Sues USPS
Workhorse is suing USPS over the delivery company’s deal with Oshkosh Defense. Workhorse believes that USPS isn’t seriously considering electric vehicles for their fleet.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Trucking Groups Working to Attract More Drivers
There’s been a major shortage of truck drivers and this is expected to continue in upcoming years. Trucking groups are increasing pay rates to attract new drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Waymo Increases Self-Driving Trucks in California, Texas, and Arizona
Waymo is increasing its fleet of self-driving trucks in several states. While the trucks are completely autonomous, they’re only designated to specific routes.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Commercial Trucks

What makes transport driving work dangerous?
I’m looking for a new job and noticed that transport drivers get paid pretty well. But I also found a lot of articles saying how dangerous it is. What is it about transport driving work that makes it so dangerous?
Joshua Levy
Feb 03, 2022
How is driving for Amazon?
I was laid off from my last job as a delivery driver for a florist. Since I have several years of experience, I thought I might apply for a job with Amazon. What do delivery drivers think about driving for Amazon?
Eric Schad
Mar 08, 2022
Do semi-trucks have cruise control?
I’m very curious about how semi-drivers are able to drive such long distances. I’ve been on long road trips before, and I’m sore after just a few hours in the car. Do semi-trucks at least have cruise control for their drivers?
Payton Ternus
Feb 23, 2022
How many lessons do you need before a truck driving test?
I want to get my CDL because the wages for truck drivers have risen dramatically. I know I need to take lessons before I take the test. How many hours of lessons do I need before I take a truck driving test?
Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How many blind spots do trucks have?
I know that tractor-trailers or semis can cause catastrophic damage if you get into an accident. That’s why I’m learning how to stay out of their blind spots. But I need more information. How many blind spots do trucks have and where are they located?
Eric Schad
Mar 02, 2022
What type of coverage is motor truck cargo insurance?
Is cargo insurance a liability coverage or physical damage coverage? Commercial insurance has so many different types of coverage, it can be hard to keep them straight.
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
Is truck driving a stressful job?
I’m thinking about becoming a truck driver. People I’ve spoken to say that it’s a stressful job, but it looks like fun. Can you tell me if truck driving is a stressful job?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 03, 2022
Can you wear flip flops while driving a commercial vehicle?
I drive commercial vehicles for a living, and sometimes, after a while, my feet get hot in my boots. Whenever I stop for gas, I usually take off my shoes and put on flip flops to cool down my feet. Is it legal to drive a commercial vehicle with flip flops on?
Kevin Martinez
Jan 28, 2022
Why does my leg hurt while driving?
I drive long hours for work and I find my leg cramps up and gets sore when I’m on the road. What might be causing this?
Jason Tushinski
Feb 08, 2022
Why would I need reefer breakdown insurance?
Do I need to purchase reefer insurance? I am thinking about expanding the type of cargo I haul and may get into pharmaceuticals or produce. I already have a commercial insurance policy on my rig, but will I need additional coverage?
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
How do I pass my CDL driving test?
I’m getting ready to take my CDL test next week, and I’m feeling a little nervous. I’ve read the manual back to front, but I feel like I could be doing more to make sure I’m ready. Any tips on helping me pass my CDL test?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Feb 14, 2022
How many times can you fail your CDL driving test?
I’ve been thinking about getting a commercial license and driving a semi, but I’m a little nervous that I’ll fail the exam. How many times are you allowed to fail the CDL driving test?
Liz Jenson
Feb 07, 2022
What is a trailer interchange agreement?
How does a trailer interchange agreement work? Why would it be needed?
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
What is a reefer truck?
How is a reefer truck different from a regular semi-truck? What is it used for?
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
Do I need non-trucking insurance?
Is non-trucking insurance a requirement when you drive a semi? I already have my commercial policy and bobtail coverage. I don't want to have to buy more insurance.
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
How do I get a car loan in my business name?
I just started my own drywall business and I need a truck to drive to each job site. How do I get a car loan for my business?
Eric Schad
Dec 06, 2021
How can I find the value of a commercial vehicle?
I want to buy a Ford E-450 box truck for my furniture restoration and antique business. However, I can't find a value for the vehicle. Because I'll need to finance, I want to get its value ahead of time to avoid overpaying. How can I find the value of a commercial vehicle?
Eric Schad
Aug 10, 2021
Is driving a school bus hard?
I’m thinking about changing careers. I love driving and working with kids and was wondering if driving a school bus is hard?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
What is non-owned trailer insurance?
Why would a trucker need non-owned trailer insurance? Isn't it the same as trailer interchange insurance?
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
What limits should I select for my hazmat truck insurance?
How do I know how much hazmat insurance I need? I just became hazmat certified and I've started applying to different trucking companies for a job. I need to make sure all of my insurance is in place before I get started.
Shannon Martin
Oct 05, 2021
Is truck driving school hard?
I just enrolled in a program to get my CDL, but I’m worried that I’m not cut out for it. Is truck driving school difficult?
Holden Easterbrook
Feb 08, 2022
Is driving a box truck hard?
I need to move my mom’s stuff to her new place. Rather than hire a mover, I offered to do it to save her some money. Since I’ve never driven a box truck before, I’m a bit nervous. Is it difficult to drive a box truck?
Eric Schad
Apr 01, 2022
How long does truck driving school take?
I want to go to truck driving school to improve my driving skills and get a higher-paying job when I graduate. However, I want to graduate as soon as I can to start earning an income. How long does trucking driving school normally take if I’m a new student?
Eric Schad
Feb 14, 2022
What is the Ford Transit’s towing capacity?
My company recently got contracted for a job that requires some pretty heavy lifting. We are looking to rent some vehicles. What is the towing capacity for a Ford Transit?
Drew Waterstreet
Feb 25, 2022
Can I get a CDL with a reckless driving charge?
I want to go to truck driving school but I have a reckless driving charge on my record. Will this affect my chances of getting a commercial driver’s license?
Mary Cahill
Jan 28, 2022
Do all credit unions have stipulations on the age and mileage of vehicles?
I want to get a diesel truck for work. I've been looking at full-sized diesel trucks that are 10 to 15 years old with 100,000 miles. My bank said they wouldn't finance these trucks because of age and mileage. Do credit unions have the same stipulations?
Eric Schad
Aug 10, 2021
Where can I buy a commercial policy for my pickup?
I am not familiar with commercial auto policies and need to find one for my truck. I have a new-to-me 2015 Ford F-450. My auto insurance company said it was too big for a standard policy and needed commercial insurance. I have my own handyman business, and I just haul tools and a few supplies back and forth. I am not sure where to start.
Shannon Martin
Aug 27, 2021
How do I get a license to drive a truck?
I'd like to start a career as a truck driver. How do I get a license?
Emily Maracle
Oct 20, 2021
How do I clean up a CDL driving record?
I drive for a living but have recently been charged with some driving offenses. How do I clean up my CDL driving record?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 02, 2022
Can I insure a commercial vehicle for personal use?
I'm buying a Chevy Silverado 4500. My current insurance company won't allow me to add it to my personal policy since it's considered a commercial vehicle. I'm going using it for personal use. Is there a way to get a personal auto policy on it?
Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021

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