Category: Oversized Loads

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.

August 8, 2017 123Loadboard

Wrong Freight Weight? How is the Trucker Affected?

LTL carriers (that is, “less than truckload” shipment carriers who move relatively small freight) are facing an array of pressures in the current industry landscape with regard to freight weight. Naturally, customers always want lower rates and the price competition is an ever more powerful force in contract business negotiations in today’s marketplace.

June 21, 2017 123Loadboard

Hauling Hazardous Materials: What is it worth to Truckers?

It’s long been argued that truck drivers aren’t paid nearly enough for the number of hours they’re behind the wheel, the time spent away from family, and the dangers that come with the job. While there are different ways for truckers to increase their salary, it’s always debatable whether the risk is worth the reward, especially when it comes to earning special certifications, like hauling hazardous materials.

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Overloading. Eliminate as Part of Risk Management

Overloading a truck makes it harder for the driver to control the vehicle in an emergency situation. It becomes harder to stop and longer braking distances are needed. Overloaded cargo shifts more easily which creates an imbalanced load.