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International Roadcheck “BLITZ.”

May. 26, 2017 | Comments: 42

International Roadcheck “BLITZ.”

International Roadcheck “BLITZ” will be held from June 6th through June 8th. Last year 62796 inspections were performed, 21.5% of vehicles and 3.4% of drivers were placed out of service nationwide. This number of out of services do not include any non-out of service violations. “BLITZ” is conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)....Read more

Things to know when shipping onions and other produce in bags.

Apr. 20, 2017 | Comments: 3

Things to know when shipping onions and other produce in bags.

This quick post is a must know for all owner-operators, start-up trucking companies, and dispatchers with limited experience. Hopefully, you can save some nerves and money by learning from my mistakes. I will be talking about onions, but same applies to any produce and agriculture seasonal products in bags. Here is where the problem begins....Read more

Trucking during the watermelon season.

Apr. 17, 2017 | Comments: 1

Trucking during the watermelon season.

Watermelon yield is being harvested. Welcome to the gold rush!  It is not exactly a “watermelon season” but it is known as such in trucking industry because it usually starts with seeds and melons. It starts down south in Florida and Texas, slowly but steady it moves north. Peak usually lasts until Memorial Day and...Read more

​When is the best time to buy a truck and become an owner operator?

Apr. 12, 2017 | Comments: 1

​When is the best time to buy a truck and become an owner operator?

The answer is now. In other words “if you are ready, the trucking industry is ready”. Purchasing your first truck can be very nerve breaking. After all, it’s a huge investment and possibly the second most expensive thing you will ever buy after your house.  There are better seasons and slower seasons in trucking. Sometimes...Read more

What to do when you get in a trucking accident?

Mar. 15, 2017 | Comments: 6

What to do when you get in a trucking accident?

Hopefully you will never have to deal with any of this in your entire driving career but it’s always better to be in the know than in the don’t know. We are going to talk about most important aspects and how they affect a driver. Please note there are mandatory regulations and of course, every trucking...Read more

Electronic Logging Device Rule. And how to avoid it.

Feb. 08, 2017 | Comments: 5

Electronic Logging Device Rule. And how to avoid it.

What is ELD?   ELD stands for Electronic Logging Device. A mandatory device in all commercial motor vehicles starting December 18, 2017.  Since it is not very popular with most old school drivers, let’s see how to avoid it.   *First group of people who will not be required to use ELD’s will be drivers who log...Read more

I have a clean CDL, rejected application.

Jan. 10, 2017 | Comments: 2

I have a clean CDL, rejected application.

I have a clean driving record, seven years of experience, yet can’t find a decent company to hire me as a driver. Everyone talks about CDL driver shortage; there are hundreds of recruiting ads for the truck drivers but any applications I fill out always get rejected. Is there anything I do not know??  ...Read more

From Voyager’s CEO

Dec. 16, 2016 | Comments: 4

From Voyager’s CEO

We will work to make it happen. I believe in our owner operators and customers. It is a challenging business and not everyone with a truck or an available load belongs here. It is two important groups of people that we are trying to connect; the shippers and brokers who want to support an American...Read more

How much money do Owner Operators make?

Nov. 04, 2016 | Comments: 5

How much money do Owner Operators make?

How much money owner operators make? Even some seasoned truckers would’nt be able to give you an exact answer. But let’s go over some factors that will make the difference between a big fat check and not so good payday.  I will only be talking here about OTR owner operator pay since this is the area of...Read more

Trucking in 2016 according to experts.

Feb. 18, 2016 | Comments: 0

Trucking in 2016 according to experts.

The market is harsh, especially if you have been in the business less than 5 years.  No one has the skills to predict what will happen next in this industry because all of the experts were raised, educated, and gained their professional experience in conditions where energy and oil prices were expected to continually raise...Read more
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