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2019 UCR Enforcement Has Begun

We want to provide you notice that May 1st marks the start of United Carrier Registration (UCR) state enforcement. In previous years, Oklahoma issued $300 tickets and has shut down vehicles at scale until a UCR is applied for. Don’t take a chance on getting fined or stalled! Please contact us at permitrenewals@tbsokc.com or call Read More…

Low-Budget Food for the Road

On Reddit (4/7/19) a trucker writes [edited]: So I’m trying to budget and see what food I can actually eat without access to a fridge or freezer. Following are some of the responses [edited]: Get organic peanut butter, canned chicken and canned tuna. That will cover 100% of your protein intake from now on. MREs Read More…

True Road Hogs

A truck driver who was pulled over for having trouble staying in his lane. Turned out to be operating the vehicle with a 250-pound pig on his lap, according to a Minnesota sheriff’s office.  He also had a smaller pig with him. The sheriff’s office noted that its officers have encountered plenty of truck drivers Read More…

Closing U.S.-Mexico Border Could Cost $18 Million a Day

The chief economist and senior vice president of international trade policy and border crossing, Bob Costello, expressed hope that President Trump would not close the U.S.-Mexico border, because, according to him: Every day, trucks haul more than $1.1 billion worth of goods to and from the U.S.-Mexico border, taking more than 25,000 truck crossings, both Read More…

Logistics Providers: Prepare Now for the Future of Trucking

From self-driving vehicles, autonomous fleets and electric trucks, to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the gig economy—the future of trucking faces some big changes. Here are four strategies to prepare and capitalize on future opportunities: Reassure the workforce that their jobs are safe. New transportation technology continues to build on advances in automation, efficiency Read More…

Trucking Industry Payment Solutions Roadmap

Over the last few decades, payment processes have seen a gradual yet incremental evolution, with consumers pushing companies to put in place more innovative methods. The Evolution In the 1950s, payments were completely cash-based. In 1971, Comcheck was introduced, a document that resembled a physical paper check. The driver had to retrieve an express code Read More…

Truckers Cut Payrolls as Freight Demand Softens

Carriers cut payrolls by 1,200 in March, according to preliminary figures the Labor Department reported on April 5, halting a nearly yearlong expansion amid signs a hot streak that boosted transportation companies’ profits in 2018 is cooling. Also: Warehousing and storage companies added 1,700 jobs in March — the slowest month of growth since December Read More…

ATA Announces Infrastructure Funding Campaign

On April 3, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced a two-phase campaign aimed at urging Congress to act on long-term infrastructure funding. The first phase started with a digital ad campaign and 60-second television commercial that will run in Washington, D.C. television markets as well as national Sunday shows. The phase also features the launch 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…

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