Category: Hours of Service (HOS)

August 21, 2017 123Loadboard

Is Truck Driving One Of America’s Deadliest Occupations?

Traveling and seeing the country may be an added benefit for truck drivers, but that doesn’t discount the fact that truck driving a big rig is one of the most deadly occupations in America.

May 2, 2016 123Loadboard

Highway Parking Rules Dangerous For Drivers

Due to either a full rest stop or a closed one, many truckers are forced to seek alternative places to take their mandated breaks. This often means parking on the shoulder of a highway. Every year this causes accidents when motorists collide with parked trucks.

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Parking Shortage: How it’s Affecting Trucking

Truck drivers who can’t find parking resort to resting on highway shoulders, in the parking lots of closed strip malls, industrial parks, and on the grassy circles within highway ramps. These can cause serious trucking safety issues.

March 9, 2016 123Loadboard

Self Driving Trucks a Help or Hindrance?

For the trucking industry, self-driving trucks may require adjustments in economics, risk management, and highway regulations. For instance, the 11/14 rule that dictates when drivers can work, drive, and take a break may need to be revised.

February 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Electronic Logging Devices – Pros and Cons

By now, you’ve probably heard that truck drivers will be required to use an electronic logging device (ELD) rather than a paper log to track their hours of service (HOS). As with any change, there are good and bad things to consider.