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Top Trucking Accounts to Follow on Twitter

According to a 2013 article by AdWeek, 68% of trucking companies use social media. The same article states that two-thirds of those companies use Twitter. On the platform, trucking companies can share important information about traffic, jobs, employers, and politically-charged topics. Here are the top Twitter accounts according to alltrucking.com: 1. American Trucking Organization – Read More…

Is There Life After Trucking?

On Reddit (3/4/19) a trucker asks [edited]: What do you plan on doing after trucking? Or those that changed careers from trucking to something else, what do you do now? Following are some of the responses [edited]: No retirement for me. I’ve seen what happens to people who retire. They sit on the couch and Read More…

Where’s the Highest Risk for Vehicle Theft?

According to recently available crime data from the FBI and the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the current least-populous state, Alaska, leads the nation in vehicle theft per capita with 576 thefts per 100,000 people, the worst rate in the country. New Mexico also fell into the very worst bracket for robbery rates with around 564 Read More…

I Got Trucked (Other Than That, All is Good!)

On Reddit (2/7/19) a trucker shared [edited]: So . . . I got a liquor load and wanted to settle down at the nearest rest stop. It didn’t happen. Why? Traffic in Cincinnati was slow — a trucker in the middle lane was going slower than the right lane. Then I hit a pothole so Read More…

Cameras and Video Screens My Soon Replace Mirrors

After 2 million miles of highway testing, the FMCSA has decided to allow the replacement of mirrors with computerized camera-and-monitor systems that promise better visibility and lower fuel costs.  The technology: -Improves visibility in low light and at night, and filters out the glare from mirrors. In addition, the systems. -Eliminate blind spots, provides enhanced Read More…

Large Bonuses Still Not Enough to Fix Driver Shortage

Despite offering five-digit bonuses and record-high pay jumps to entice new drivers to the field, few trucking companies have reported that their problems have lessened. According to data from the National Transportation Institute first reported on November 13 by the Commercial Carrier Journal, 85% of 519 trucking companies said that increasing their wages hasn’t helped Read More…

Laugh for the Road

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Valentine for a Trucker

Breaker One-niner! Breaker One-niner! Listen up! Wondering how a spouse is feeling about you on Valentine’s Day? Check out this Valentine’s letter published on Life As A Trucker.com two years ago from “Laura” to her trucker husband: My Dearest Trucker,  Let me start out by saying that I love you very much. You make me Read More…

Inaugural Moments . . .

On January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It will mark the 58th inauguration ceremony in the nation’s history. Here are a few of the notable moments from the first 57 swearing-in ceremonies: Sasha Obama yawned during her father’s 2009 inaugural speech. Bill Clinton inexplicably had Read More…

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