Jack Darden has been driving for years. Based in Richmond, Virginia, he was sick of paper logs and wanted to find a better electronic solution. What he didn’t realize initially, was that not only would he be changing how he logged for himself, but helping out his fellow drivers and improving the fleet management for his supervisor and the company.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016
That was the exact statement Paul Kirkland, a driver of 23 years, told his supervisor. You may recognize Paul from his facebook profile, featuring trucking videos and all things rodeo. Several months ago, he found out his new company, Acadiana Energy, exclusively use electronic logs (eLogs) and have been for the past couple years.
As a long time paper log user, he was not interested in the least to switch over to this new electronic format.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015
With Thanksgiving behind us, December is a hectic month. The closer we get to the holidays, the more frantic it is: buying presents, baking, cooking, events with friends and family and more shopping. All of the items we need for these activities are available - usually the only thing missing is time!
This holiday, not only should we leave out cookies for Santa, but also say a thank you to truck drivers. They lend a big hand (and rig) to ensuring all the food, gifts, supplies, parcels arrive at their destinations on time. It’s actually a lot of work!
How much work?
Wed, Sep 09, 2015
This blog comes to us from Robin Smith who is a driver recruiter from Pro Fleet in Indiana.
Next week marks the start of the 2015 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which will run from September 13-19th, 2015.
Started by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) back in 1988, this is a week where Americans take the time to honour the importance of the truck driver and the hard work they do.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015
Drivers, for once, are in the enviable position of a win-win situation.
Right now you are pretty much free to pick and choose any company you want to drive for due to the shortage of new drivers. In this climate, carriers are starting to pay more attention to the driver’s needs. They can’t afford to lose you guys and they can’t afford any shutdowns caused by hours of service violations.
Tue, Jul 07, 2015
Unfortunately, public perception of truck drivers is at an all-time low. We all know of the negative stereotypes in the industry but what can you do to put these to rest?
Thu, Apr 30, 2015
I’ll start by telling you a little about myself. I’m a Recruiter, capital R. A people person. I genuinely enjoy talking to other people and hearing their stories. I believe strongly, it is a major part of being successful at this type of work. The job suits me 100%.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015
Trucking as a profession is changing fast. Although the concept of telematics has been around for a while, technologies surrounding it have been prohibitively expensive for smaller carriers. This has lead to the vast majority of trucking industry being slow to adopt new technologies. However, we are now entering a post-telematics age of trucking and about to see the rise of connected drivers.