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The impact of COVID-19 on the transportation economy

It’s still too early to get a complete picture and data regarding the economic effects of the Coronavirus on the U.S transportation sector, but the current numbers are already scary. At the end of April, 823,257 people were infected, 44,228 died and 75,177 recovered throughout the United States. The number of cases and deaths keeps rising every day. Obviously, this sanitary crisis affects every country’s economy. On February 21st, the Down Jones was 28992, reaching his lowest rate of 18591 on March 23rd, slightly recovering in mid-April around 24000. On top of that, more than 20 million people filed unemployment claims, it is the highest number reported in the United States, beating the 1982 record of claims. The Trucking industry has shown how important are their operations to the economy of the United States, especially those related to groceries, where everyone involved in the supply chain has been giving their best to attend people’s demand. Even with the industry suffering with understaffing, the workers from the sector are giving their best and working together to provide fast and efficient service. Something that was definitely favored by the exemption of FMSCA’s HOS rules regarding critical goods such food products, water and medical supplies. The empty highways, thanks to staycation, have also helped enhancing the delivery times. But the transportation companies and owner-operators have limits to survive under this actual full pressure conditions. It is predicted that the potential effects and problems caused by COVID-19 on transportation will be driver shortage, since the transportation companies may have problems to find qualified Class A drivers and detention time because loading and unloading cargos are already being affected due the lack of staff at the warehouses. The transportation companies need to be prepared to adapt their businesses and must manage this crisis caused by the COVID-19 by practicing the following steps...

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COVID - 19 ATTACKS U.S ROADS

The transportation sector has also been affected by this glo...

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US, Canada and Mexico reinforce their freight agreements

The recently created United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (...

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Mechanical Tips


Mechanical Tips • 05/01/2020

Mack introduces a smoother Command Steer

A new promise from Mack Trucks will add an electric motor to their hydraulic steering column. This effortlessly steering system, named Command Steer, will be launching in June for the Class 8 Anthem and pledges to decrease drivers’ effort by 85%. The Command Steer works by collecting data fr...

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Mechanical Tips
New Technologies will save you lots of money on good maintenance

All fleets companies are already familiar with these devices and now everybody in the sector is looking for more ways to...

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Mechanical Tips
Save lots of money by doing the oil change yourself

Thanks to Fumoto SX-Series Engine Oil Drain valve. Which it`s built and composed by the oil flow control body and the th...

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Mechanical Tips
How important are hub caps and seals?

Every trucker knows how important it is that their trucks’ hub assembly has enough oil for its function. We will e...

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Mechanical Tips
Is your cooling system ready for summer?

In order for an engine to operate properly, its cooling system must operate in an adequate temperature range recommended...

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Safety at the Wheel


Safety at the Wheel • 05/01/2020

Are you angry with so many drug tests?

 With support from our years of experience in transportation, we will take this opportunity to inform you of the alcohol and drug tests so that you know their importance. We frequently observe the uncomfortable reaction of many people when they talk about that topic, especially when they are se...

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Safety at the Wheel
How to achieve success as an owner operator

Sometimes owner-operators end up being their worst enemies in the business and do things that lead them to be unsuccessf...

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Safety at the Wheel
When the forklift falls from the trailer

Have you ever seen or heard of a truck leaving the docks while still having the forklift inside the trailer or having th...

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Safety at the Wheel
Cargo Insurance - Full coverage?

It sounds impressive and it seems that we are shielded to any type of claim related to cargo. But be careful as this doe...

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Safety at the Wheel
A seatbelt “click” to secure your life

Some experienced commercial drivers have the wrong idea that their experience will allow them to drive with great skill ...

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Sex at the Wheels


Sex at the Wheels • 05/01/2020

Do truckers have a lot of sexual fantasies?

Having sexual fantasies is very normal, almost everyone has them. It is very likely that truckers in their attempt to get their minds elsewhere will also end up fantasizing, even having fantasies that they would never have contemplated. Sexually fantasizing can be extremely healthy, given that rein...

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Sex at the Wheels
Do truckers like erotic or relaxing massages?

A trucker’s stress is related to their type of work. They must face heavy traffic on a daily basis and constant da...

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Sex at the Wheels
6 mistakes no trucker should make during sex

The lack of information on issues related to sex, poor communication between couples or the idealization of a sexual act...

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Sex at the Wheels
Zero tolerance for macho truckers

Under no circumstances should sexist behaviors be accepted by truckers, whether on the road, truck stop, restaurant, or ...

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Sex at the Wheels
The necessary care for truckers with herpes

If the truck driver unfortunately gets a disease that will remain in their body throughout their life, such as genital h...

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Taxes at the Wheel


Taxes at the Wheel • 05/01/2020

Truckers, benefits and IRS vs. Coronavirus

In most of President Trump´s latest press conferences, he mentions that truck drivers are the heroes fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. And yes, our men and women truckers who participate in this fight deserve this recognition. You, as well as the doctors and nurses and other workers who expose y...

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Taxes at the Wheel
IRS Announces Offensive Against High Incomes

If you had an income of $100,000 or more and have not submitted your tax report to the Internal Revenue Service in a yea...

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Taxes at the Wheel
Countdown: Tax Report You`re ready!

Among the classification of different types of businesses, we have independent owners or a single member of a Limited La...

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Taxes at the Wheel
March 15 - Tax date for Corporations and LLC

I have a complete mess of papers with diesel and repair receipts. The confusion is such that I don`t know where to start...

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Taxes at the Wheel
2020: New Year and New Obligations for Truck Drivers

The cycle is over, and we are now starting a new one. First, I want to wish you a profitable new year and hope that all ...

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The Nosey Trucker


The Nosey Trucker • 01/01/2019

The sexy Kourtney Kardashian in the cover of GQ Mexico

The mom of three looks hotter than ever. The proof of that are her photos in the Mexican edition of the magazine GQ and her behind the scenes pictures that she posted on Instagram. The results of the photo shoot, in addition to Kourtney`s photos, are pictures full of lust, where she posed in a very...

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The Nosey Trucker
Beach day for Jasmine Sander

Terrence J`s girlfriend, who will join Swimsuit 2019 rookie class of Sport Illustrated, chose a red and very tiny swimsu...

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The Nosey Trucker
Prison time for leaking Jennifer Lawrence naked photos

The man who, in 2014, made public photos of the actress without clothes, George Garofano, was found guilty about his hac...

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The Nosey Trucker
The Dirty Fantasy of Kanye West

The rapper made public a new track named “XTCY” where he revealed trough some verses a confession, his sick ...

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The Nosey Trucker
Kendall Jenner and her super hot selfie

Once again the model seduced her followers in her social networks; this time she posted a photo of her in a very sexy po...

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Transport and Technology


Transport and Technology • 03/01/2020

Safety Notifications in the palm of your hand

The trucker app, Drivewyze® Preclear, helps truck drivers and fleets save money and time by providing them bypass weigh stations through mobile devices across the US. Free access to their safety notifications alert system is now being offered to all Preclear’s subscribers. When a truck eq...

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Transport and Technology
The new electric transmissions for trucks

The transportation industry is completely captivated by electrification technology for CMVs, especially on Allison Trans...

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Transport and Technology
Tech Features Providing Fleets with more Safety

KeepTruckin, a fleet management platform that the ELD application is their mainstay and that has more than has a million...

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Transport and Technology
PRECO Electronics helps monitor truck blind spots

PreView Side Defender®II is able now to monitor and identify VRU (vulnerable road users) and ignore unmoving objects...

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Transport and Technology
Monitoring tire pressure and ELD straight

The company Blue Ink Technology enhanced their BIT ELD system by adding a feature to monitor and report the inflation st...

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Transportation Today


Transportation Today • 04/06/2020

Why does the ECM have to be connected to the ELD?

During the last few years, a lot of information has been shared regarding about the use of the ELDs, but do truckers know how does an ECM and ELD work together? We will share 5 interesting facts: 1- The ELD needs to be completely synchronized with engine of the CMV to further control a driver`s dri...

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Transportation Today
How will the AB 5 affect your business?

California truckers face a new law that will restrict how and when a transportation company can hire an owner-operator. ...

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Transportation Today
Don`t sign a Lease Agreement if you don`t fully understand it!

Truckers friends, it is extremely important to understand all the points and clauses that appear in a lease agreement (c...

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Transportation Today
Do you know how to distribute your shipment load?

A question many of us don’t know how to answer, despite the many years working in transportation. Problems arise v...

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Transportation Today
Load Connex: The Solution to your Transportation Business

The transportation industry is constantly evolving through the inclusion of technology, which aims to facilitate work, r...

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Truckers Health


Truckers Health • 05/01/2020

6 steps to take care of a wound

Trucker´s job involves direct physical contact with his cargos and all the mechanical devices that are necessary to carry out his loads and deliveries. Many times, they get hurt and have some kind of injury, either small or high risk. It’s very important that they have knowledge about t...

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Truckers Health
COVID-19 SERIAL KILLER

Last December, the entire world started hearing about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, it was an outbreak of a r...

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Truckers Health
Tobacco and the oral health of truck drivers

Smoking tobacco can bring serious damage and consequences for the life of truckers, especially for their oral organ whic...

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Truckers Health
Truck driver`s irregular dreaming and its consequences

Thanks to their activities and work routine, a truck driver’s dream is affected, as well as their daily tasks. The...

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Truckers Health
Truckers may suffer from nephritic colic

That pain is so intense. You feel it in the lumbar region, at the same height where the kidneys are located. Nephrotic C...

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Legal Topics


Legal Topics • 05/01/2020

Will replacing my attorney cost me money?

Many truckers wonder whether or not they should replace their lawyer with another simply because they are unsatisfied with the service provided. But could this change cost money? In most cases where an insurance company is involved, the attorneys charge a percentage of what will be obtained in the r...

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Legal Topics
What should I do if I get hurt at work?

If you are employed by a company, report your accident to your supervisor immediately. There are many cases where employ...

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Legal Topics
Warning, truckers! What you should do after an accident

1. The first is to STOP! When involved in a crash, do not leave the scene until you speak and exchange information wi...

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Legal Topics
New Regulations Threatens Owner-Operators

Through the FMCSA, the federal government proposes to implement new regulations in the United States cargo transportatio...

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Legal Topics
Electronic Books and Inspections: Changes in the Procedure

Dear trucker friends, I am informing you about the changes that will be happening during the DOT inspections with the i...

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