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Barb Zearley

Barb Zearley

With 15 years of industry experience, I am self-motivated, customer-oriented and attentive to achieve customer goals and satisfaction.

5 Different Exercises to Improve Posture

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: May 13, 2020


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The New Normal

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: April 17, 2020

Like many states, Pennsylvania issued a stay-in-place order with all non-essential businesses to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many businesses closed indefinitely, and employees are now working in their new office setting called home.

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Watch Your Weight

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: February 10, 2020

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for the size and weight limit of the thousands of trucks traveling the highways and interstates throughout the United States? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations is responsible for establishing and enforcing heavy truck size and weight standards on the interstate.  Vehicle class and weight standards are illustrated in the chart below.

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Truck Drivers Top 10 Issues From 2019

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: December 4, 2019

This past October, The American Transportation Research Institute released their annual survey of the top 10 critical issues the trucking industry is faced with.

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Truckers Staying Connected

By: Barb Zearley / Posted on: November 6, 2019

In today’s world everyone seems to be connected to the internet. Even the nations over the road truck drivers can stay connected when they are on the road several states away from their home base. Smart phones, tablets, and on-board computers keep today's drivers constantly connected to the office and dispatchers. Almost all major truck stops offer free Wi-Fi for their customers inside travel centers. Truck stops will charge an additional fee if the driver prefers Wi-Fi access in their truck while resting. Either in the travel center store or inside the truck, instant communication is a reality in today’s over the road transportation industry.

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