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El Trailero News • 06/01/2024

Trucker Thefts Intensify in California

Cargo theft activity has reached "new levels" in the first quarter of 2024, according to an industry expert. CargoNet, a data exchange company based in New Jersey, published its Supply Chain Risk Trends Analysis, revealing alarming figures. There were 925 incidents documented, representing a 46% increase compared to the same period last year, 2023, and a 10% increase compared to the last quarter of 2023. The average value of stolen shipments rose to $281,757, with a total estimated l...

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Switching from Diesel to Electric Could Lead to Bankruptcy
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Switching from Diesel to Electric Could Lead to Bankruptcy

Amid government efforts to boost the adoption of electric trucks, a new technical report from Ryder reveals that the cos...

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First Electric Truck Charging Station in California
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First Electric Truck Charging Station in California

  In an exciting step towards a sustainable transportation future, Einride has opened its first Smartcharger stati...

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Do Higher Wages for Truck Drivers Improve Highway Safety?
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Do Higher Wages for Truck Drivers Improve Highway Safety?

A recent study has found that raising truck drivers´ wages could be the key to improving road safety in California...

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AB5: A Judicial Verdict for California Truckers
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AB5: A Judicial Verdict for California Truckers

A decisive ruling from the United States District Court has marked the latest chapter in the legal battle over Californi...

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Taxes at the Wheel


Taxes at the Wheel • 06/01/2024

Tax Information for Truckers: What You Nee...

Earning a living as a trucker can be rewarding, but it´s no easy task. With long hours on the road and miles that just keep adding up, it´s particularly challenging for long-haul truckers to maintain detailed records of mileage for tax credits, keep ample receipts, log each job, and manage expenses—all crucial for filing an accurate annual tax return. Being away from home without a personal computer makes this annual chore even more daunting. Seeking the help of an experienced...

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IRS Announces Top Scams for 2024
Taxes at the Wheel
IRS Announces Top Scams for 2024

The IRS has announced the top scams that taxpayers might fall victim to, indicating that there´s no sign of slowin...

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After COVID-19, the IRS Threatens with Collection Letters, Defend Yourself!!
Taxes at the Wheel
After COVID-19, the IRS Threatens with Collection Letters, Defend Yourself!!

It appears that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has awakened and begun...

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IRS and Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Reporting
Taxes at the Wheel
IRS and Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Reporting

Many friends and clients have contacted our offices seeking information about the new report called BOI, which must subm...

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The IRS requires you to report all cash payments exceeding $10,000 for 2024.
Taxes at the Wheel
The IRS requires you to report all cash payments exceeding $10,000 for 2024.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) instructs businesses to electronically file their forms to report cash payments excee...

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Mechanical Tips


Mechanical Tips • 06/01/2024

Hot Summer, Obsolete Cooling Systems

At Truck Stop Road Service, we understand that proper care and maintenance of the cooling system can prevent overheating, reduce repair costs, and ensure that your truck operates efficiently. The cooling system is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and longevity of a truck´s engine. Here are some essential tips we offer: Check Coolant Levels: It´s important to regularly check the coolant levels in the reservoir. Low levels can lead to overheating and engine damage. ...

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Fontaine Fifth Wheel: SmartConnect
Mechanical Tips
Fontaine Fifth Wheel: SmartConnect

Fontaine SmartConnect™ is an information system that provides the data necessary to make informed operational and ...

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Is your truck ready for the winter season?
Mechanical Tips
Is your truck ready for the winter season?

Truck drivers, you still have time to get your heavy vehicles prepared for the coldest season of the year. There a lot t...

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INSPECT YOUR AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM TO PREVENT MISHAPS
Mechanical Tips
INSPECT YOUR AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM TO PREVENT MISHAPS

Since air suspension was introduced to trucks and trailers many decades ago, driving conditions and load stability have ...

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Truck drivers, are your heavy vehicles ready for winter?
Mechanical Tips
Truck drivers, are your heavy vehicles ready for winter?

The best way to avoid the regret of dealing with problems and consequences caused by the winter on the vehicles, because...

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Safety at the Wheel


Safety at the Wheel • 06/01/2024

Is It Mandatory to Insure My Vehicles?

If you are financing a personal vehicle, then yes, it is mandatory. If you do not secure insurance, the finance company will add it for you, regardless of the cost, as you will be the one paying for it. It is advisable to get two or three quotes and decide which one offers the best coverage. If you have fully paid off your vehicle, it is always better to have comprehensive coverage. Certainly, price is one of the most important factors, but do not let it be the only one. Review the coverage opt...

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Master the Summer: Essential Guide to Truck Maintenance
Safety at the Wheel
Master the Summer: Essential Guide to Truck Maintenance

The scorching heat of summer can wreak havoc on your vehicle, leading to costly repairs if it´s not properly prepa...

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Let´s Talk About Blind Spots for Truck Drivers
Safety at the Wheel
Let´s Talk About Blind Spots for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers play a crucial role in our transportation system, hauling goods along highways and delivering essential pr...

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Tips for Driving a Truck on Snowy Roads
Safety at the Wheel
Tips for Driving a Truck on Snowy Roads

Driving a truck with a trailer in icy conditions demands specific skills from all professional truck drivers. When facin...

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Truckers: The Guardians of the Road.
Safety at the Wheel
Truckers: The Guardians of the Road.

Most truck drivers are well-versed in safety matters, having received safety training at some point, either in driving s...

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Sex at the Wheels


Sex at the Wheels • 04/01/2024

Managing Loneliness as a 48-State (OTR) Tr...

For truck drivers in California, Loneliness on the road can pose a significant emotional burden, especially when maintaining a healthy relationship with a partner. The nomadic nature of the job can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection. However, there are effective strategies for coping with Loneliness and strengthening bonds with your partner while on the road. Constant Communication: Maintaining regular communication with your partner is crucial. Utilize technology to stay in touch...

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The use of Viagra may reduce the risk of Alzheimer´s in men.
Sex at the Wheels
The use of Viagra may reduce the risk of Alzheimer´s in men.

Erectile Dysfunction Medications Could Lower Alzheimer´s Risk, According to a Study A recent study conducted in t...

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Technology will help you celebrate Valentine´s Day even if you´re far away.
Sex at the Wheels
Technology will help you celebrate Valentine´s Day even if you´re far away.

Love knows no distances or borders, which is especially true for the brave truck drivers who navigate long roads, carryi...

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Financial Stress Influences Truckers Sexual Performance
Sex at the Wheels
Financial Stress Influences Truckers Sexual Performance

Financial stress not only tightens wallets, but can also negatively impact the sexual health of truckers. Monetary conce...

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Truck Drivers have 6 Gift ideas for this Christmas
Sex at the Wheels
Truck Drivers have 6 Gift ideas for this Christmas

Christmas is coming, a time that makes us happy and increase desire to be with our families. After an intense and diffic...

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Truckers Health


Truckers Health • 05/01/2024

Maintaining Circulation in a Trucker´s Fe...

As a trucker, you know that your job involves long hours behind the wheel, seemingly endless journeys, and often uncomfortable living and working conditions. Foot care can easily be overlooked amid these demands, yet it´s essential for maintaining your health and productivity on the road. Feet, the body´s foundation, endure constant stress during long hours of driving. The combination of sweat, pressure, and lack of proper movement can lead to issues such as calluses, blisters, and ...

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The Sedentary Life of Truck Drivers on the Road
Truckers Health
The Sedentary Life of Truck Drivers on the Road

We´ll delve into a critical topic for those who keep our economy moving: truck drivers. The profession is essentia...

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The mental and physical health of truck drivers is at risk.
Truckers Health
The mental and physical health of truck drivers is at risk.

Truck operators´ mental and physical well-being has emerged as a critical concern in the transportation sector in ...

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Truckers, Take a Journey Toward a Healthier Life
Truckers Health
Truckers, Take a Journey Toward a Healthier Life

As per studies, truck drivers have a longer life expectancy if they adopt healthy eating habits. However, truckers fac...

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Different Generations of Truckers and Their Different Diseases
Truckers Health
Different Generations of Truckers and Their Different Diseases

The four generations of truckers – Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z – are connected...

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Transport and Technology


Transport and Technology • 05/01/2024

DANGER!! Hackers Could Manipulate Electron...

California´s trucking industry is under a grave threat due to critical vulnerabilities in Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). A recent investigation led by Professor Jeremy Daily of Colorado State University has unveiled the alarming ease with which hackers can access and manipulate key truck functions, such as the throttle, while the truck is in motion. Daily, along with researchers Rik Chatterjee and Jake Jepson, have made a chilling discovery. They found that it takes mere seconds to ha...

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The Revolution of New Apps for Commercial Drivers
Transport and Technology
The Revolution of New Apps for Commercial Drivers

The American Trucking Association has issued an alarming forecast: a record shortage of over 82,000 drivers is expected ...

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California Heads Toward a Zero-Emission Green Future
Transport and Technology
California Heads Toward a Zero-Emission Green Future

Amidst growing awareness of environmental impact, significant changes are being made in how trucks operate, particularly...

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The Main Advantages of Using Telematics for Truck Fleets
Transport and Technology
The Main Advantages of Using Telematics for Truck Fleets

 Fleet companies gain many benefits with the use of telematics on their company besides of only tracking vehicles. ...

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Electric trucks and their repair cost
Transport and Technology
Electric trucks and their repair cost

If on the one hand the maintenance of an EV truck is cheaper compared to diesel truck, on the other hand when carrying o...

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Transportation Today


Transportation Today • 11/01/2023

How to Avoid fine for Overweight Trucks

In addition to the mechanical problems related to an overweight truck, such as excess consumption of fuel, damage to the axle, increased wear and tear, and the truck driver´s safety, this overweight can also lead to financial losses to fleet companies or owners-operators because of the potential of high fines. Every trucker, owner-operator or lease owner should ensure the safety of their heavy vehicles and try to avoid high fines. That´s why, we will share some tips to help you keep...

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Automatic trucks conquer the American highways
Transportation Today
Automatic trucks conquer the American highways

The advantages of choosing automatic trucks for a fleet company are numerous. The trucking industry is experiencing a d...

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Drivers with cell phones behind the wheel are a danger
Transportation Today
Drivers with cell phones behind the wheel are a danger

There are drivers that forget about road safety, many of them drive with their cell phones in hand. Unfortunately, the n...

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Changes in Transportation in Relation to the Four Generations:
Transportation Today
Changes in Transportation in Relation to the Four Generations:

Baby Boomers – Includes those born between 1945 and 1964, after the Second World War. The name baby boomer came ab...

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We will finally see a Tesla Semi in action on the road
Transportation Today
We will finally see a Tesla Semi in action on the road

The 5-year wait coupled with the great expectation of the trucking industry regarding the Tesla truck has come to an end...

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