During a seminar held by Bibby Financial Services at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY on March 28th, information was presented from a survey that was gathered from 250 small to mid-sized trucking businesses.
Obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) might become easier to do for the younger generation in the upcoming years or even months. Currently, the age to obtain a CDL is 18 years old. There are many restrictions though if you are under 21 years of age. These restrictions include only being able to drive intrastate or in your state of residence and you also cannot haul hazardous materials.
We are coming up to the one year mark of the mandatory implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in the trucking industry. While we cannot know for sure, just yet, if it has made an impact in trucking or not, we can take a look at what they have done to improve the safety on the road for truck drivers.
Just a few miles off the coast of Venezuela, in the bright blue Caribbean Sea, sits a small Dutch Island, Aruba also known as One Happy Island. Perhaps you have heard of it. Located on the South East part of the island is an idled 235,000 barrel-per-day refinery owned by Citgo Petroleum.
Imagine driving down the interstate behind a tractor trailer and being able to see right through the truck. This may be the new trend in the trucking industry according to some online bloggers. Samsung is well known for their electronics and household appliances, but they have also been developing new technology for safer roadways.