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Category Archives: Fuel Costs

Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
2

By:  Allen Smith The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) states that the United States is headed for a truck driver shortage of 200,000 to 400,000 drivers within the next couple of years. Yet as of August 31, 2006, the Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

IdleAir Adds Facilities in Georgia, Tennessee

Nov
18,
2011
1

IdleAir has opened two new locations, furthering their plans for expansion and providing professional drivers an alternative to idling their engines and APU’s.  The newest locations include: Dalton, GA – Pilot #421 – I-75 at exit 326 White Pine, TN – Pilot #412 … Continue reading

Paying the Cost for Long Term Truck Parking

Sep
13,
2011
3

By: Andy Warcaba The steady growth in truck traffic nationwide has increased the demand for parking along the Nation’s Interstate Highways. There is a major controversy on a national level as to whether there is sufficient parking available for truckers. … Continue reading

Dynasys APU System Give-A-Way

Aug
19,
2011
0

As a truck owner operator or fleet owner, how would you like to win a Dynasys APU for your truck? The unit, valued at $8,200 installed, will be awarded to the winner of the Dynasys APU Give-A-Way, presented by Hodyon, … Continue reading

Truck Drivers Uniting

Jul
28,
2011
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Press Release: The First Annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention is uniting, honoring, and giving a bona fide voice to the Professional CDL Driver. Those most concerned individuals, companies and organizations within trucking will meet with America’s Professional Truck Drivers … Continue reading

AireDock offers Truckers relief from extreme temperatures and anti idling laws

Jun
28,
2011
2

The summer has hit Florida with a vengeance, temperatures are well into the 90’s and 100’s, with the all too common tropical humidity that we Floridians have become accustomed to. Unfortunately, for those driving trucks and spending their evenings in … Continue reading

How High Will Price of Diesel Go?

Mar
8,
2011
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On December 30th, 2010 I discussed what I considered to be the top five trucking issues to be on the lookout for in 2011. As we continue into March, there are strong indications that some are already upon us, while … Continue reading

New Owners of IdleAir take over IdleAire

Mar
7,
2011
2

At first glance the title of this post might be confusing, however if you look closely you will see that although the pronunciation remains the same, the spelling is slightly different. The original IdleAire Inc, was a company that offered … Continue reading

Driver Creates Top Notch Trucking Business System

Dec
16,
2010
1

Eddie Gichuhi ran over the road for seven years while earning a degree in Software Engineering.  Experiencing the difficulties of life on the road and managing a profitable business, he was determined to build and design the ultimate bookkeeping service … Continue reading

Tax Deductions for Truckers

Nov
21,
2010
1

By: Jim McCormack As a cross-country truck-driver, you will likely have to spend some of your hard-earned money in the line of your work. But as luck would have it, you have chosen a profession that allows you a number … Continue reading

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