The new Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) program is a federal government program targeted at reducing the number of crashes involving commercial vehicles. The program will be in effect nationwide in December 2010.
Many have been introduced to the life of trucking in Alaska through The History Channel’s series: Ice Road Truckers. The show takes a candid look at the harsh realities of truck driving in these harsh conditions. So what does it really take to be an owner operator or company truck driver in Alaska?
As an owner operator, you will need to form a legal business structure, file for taxes, and protect your assets appropriately. Consulting professionals in these areas is an important and worthwhile aspect of running your business.
This article series covers the transition from a company driver to a successful owner operator with your own trucking company. There are a variety of factors to consider when looking into an owner operator arrangement instead of a company truck driving job. These considerations include personal, financial, equipment, and business decisions.
Driving a truck for long periods of time not only results in fatigue, but may present specific risks to overall health and safety. Whether you are an owner operator or a company truck driver, there are many ways you may reduce the chance if injury.
When beginning a career in the trucking industry, drivers must decide whether they want to work as a company driver or independent owner operator. There are advantages and disadvantages to each arrangement.
Advanced technology is fast becoming standard practice in the trucking industry for many trucking companies and truck drivers. This technology can help improve tracking, improve driving safety for drivers, and better track logistics.
Some of the most recent technology trends for the trucking industry include: