Category: Trucking Regulations

October 18, 2018 123Loadboard

Hazmat Certification. Is it Difficult to Get?

The most desirable drivers are the safest and hardest to come by—and this includes hazmat drivers. Hazmat certification is a must for drivers who want to increase their earnings.

February 26, 2018 123Loadboard

How To Protect Yourself From Double Brokering

In a perfect world, transportation logistics would be a fairly simple transaction. As a Trucker, you get the goods, you bring it to the appointed destination, the job is done, and everyone either gets paid or gets their goods. Fortunately, this scenario plays out most of the time in the world of American Logistics. However, there are times when things become a lot of more complicated for various reasons tied to greed. One of those times is when double brokering occurs.

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.

May 10, 2017 123Loadboard

Self-Driving Technology – President Trump’s Administration Leaves Millions of Truckers Questioning Employment

As President Donald Trump prepared to take office, he selected Elaine Chao to serve as U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao has been a long-time supporter of a lighter regulatory arena and brings new ideas on how new technologies should be governed – to include self-driving technology.

April 29, 2017 123Loadboard

Tracking Truckers: Improving Safety or Invasion of Privacy?

The idea of tracking and being constantly monitored on the job may not seem to cross any lines in terms of an employees’ privacy if the worker is in an office or warehouse, but there are different aspects of the job to consider when it comes to truck drivers.

April 9, 2017 123Loadboard

Top 5 Best and Worst States For Trucking

Not all states are created equal when it comes to truckers and trucking companies. There are numerous elements that go into doing business in the trucking industry. What works well for truckers in one state can be very challenging in a neighboring state. Regardless of the differences in states across the country, there are some 500,000 for-hire fleets traveling the roads today generating more than $800 billion in 2016.

March 17, 2017 123Loadboard

CSA Score and How It Affects Your Job Options

The CSA Score from the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program affects any interstate carrier that has a USDOT number. There is no specification to the size or type of carrier. Waivers from participating in the CSA program are not available.

February 22, 2017 123Loadboard

Guns. Should Truckers Carry Them For Protection?

Truckers are one of the driving forces behind making American’s economy run. Delivering in-demand and often expensive loads of supplies to a number of retail stores, restaurants, and others can be a dangerous job. But, traveling across the country as a commercial driver can pose…

February 3, 2017 123Loadboard

Right Turning Trucks and Preventing Cyclist Accidents

The battle between a truck driver and bicyclist rarely turns out well for the biker. The battle of the right-hand biker lane and the rights of right turning trucks has been a hot topic in many states. While there may be debate on who has the right-of-way, there is no arguing that bicyclists aren’t going anywhere, so sharing the road and learning the law is an effort all drivers…

January 6, 2017 123Loadboard

Sleep Apnea and The Effect on Professional Truck Drivers

The lifestyle of a truck driver is not for everyone and often sleep apnea is inevitable. The hours can be irregular and long. Drivers sit for extended periods of time with little physical activity and a diet high in sodium and fat thanks to the convenience of fast food. While this lifestyle isn’t glamorous, it is rewarding and…

June 3, 2016 123Loadboard

Truck Only Lanes. Good or Bad for Truckers?

Separating truck drivers from other motorists makes sense for improved safety and risk management, as well as the ability to deliver important truck loads cross-country faster. It also provides increased safety for motorists. Trucks and passenger vehicles sharing lanes is simply dangerous.

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.

April 19, 2016 123Loadboard

Driver Training Trucking Rules – Important Update

Many industry observers viewed the inconsistent training as dangerous to both truckers and other motorists. The proposed driver training rules are meant to enforce a consistent standard and reduce potential endangerments.

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.

June 3, 2004 123Loadboard

123Loadboard Begins Identifying P3 Members

123Loadboard announced today that it will be identifying TIA P3 members in searches performed on its site.