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The Mission of the American Trucking Association

When you obtain your CDL and become a professional driver with a Tucson trucking company, you will join a nationwide team of professionals. In order to help regulate and promote the trucking industry, the American Trucking Association was formed. This association advocate for the rights of truckers, and spreads awareness and knowledge about important topics … Continue reading “The Mission of the American Trucking Association”

What You Need to Know About Diesel Fuel

As a commercial truck driver, you are responsible for ensuring that your vehicle is properly fueled. Typically, commercial trucks rely on diesel fuel, which offers superior performance and efficiency for heavy-duty engine. If you drive with a Tucson trucking company, you may notice that there are several diesel fuel options available at Arizona gas stations. … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Diesel Fuel”

Safety Tips for Commercial Drivers During the Holiday Season

No matter where you are coming from or where you are going, it is important that you travel safely. If you work for a Tucson trucking company, there are a few steps you can follow to ensure a safe trip. Here are a few safety tips for commercial drivers during the holiday season. Prepare in … Continue reading “Safety Tips for Commercial Drivers During the Holiday Season”

A Look at the Rise of Trucking Jobs In America

If you have ever been interested in working for a Tucson trucking company, now might be the time to take the initiative. Keep reading if you are interested in taking a look at the rise of trucking jobs in America. Becoming a Truck Driver It is not necessarily easy to become a truck driver; the … Continue reading “A Look at the Rise of Trucking Jobs In America”

Staying Healthy While Spending the Day on the Road

When you get your first job at a Tucson trucking company, you will need to get ready to spend your days behind the wheel of a commercial truck. While trucking is a highly fulfilling and rewarding industry, it is important to make sure that you are making healthy choices as you embark on your commercial … Continue reading “Staying Healthy While Spending the Day on the Road”

Tips for New Truck Drivers

If you are interested in embarking on a fulfilling and exciting career with lots of potential for advancement, you may want to apply to work at a Tucson trucking company. With the help from your truck driving school instructors, you will have the knowledge and experience needed to pass your CDL exam and become a … Continue reading “Tips for New Truck Drivers”

Mechanics of Slowing and Stopping Aren’t So Simple Anymore

Safety is an important factor whenever you get behind the wheel of your truck. Truck braking systems must meet six separate requirements set forth by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to ensure proper function when they are needed most. Modern brake systems are more effective than ever before—however, they are also more complicated than … Continue reading “Mechanics of Slowing and Stopping Aren’t So Simple Anymore”

Looking Out for the Seven-State Speed Trap

Part of handling your truck safely means obeying all posted road signs, including speed limits. In many states, speeding is the reason cited for half or more of all vehicle stops made by police and other highway officials. Knowing where speeding stops are most likely to occur can help you maintain vigilance and a lighter … Continue reading “Looking Out for the Seven-State Speed Trap”

Trucking News: FMCSA Denies Window Tinting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for the issuance and enforcement of safety regulations to reduce crashes, injuries, and deaths in the trucking industry. Recently, the International Window Film Association submitted an application for an exemption regarding the maximum allowed window tinting level in large trucks; however, this request was denied. Keep reading … Continue reading “Trucking News: FMCSA Denies Window Tinting”

Safety and Maintenance Council Update from the Arizona Trucking Association

The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) is dedicated to promoting safe, effective trucking practices throughout the state of Arizona. Periodic updates are released by the chairman of the ATA’s Safety & Maintenance Council to provide truck drivers with up-to-date information about safety regulations, training opportunities, and smart practices. This summer, the Safety & Maintenance Council update … Continue reading “Safety and Maintenance Council Update from the Arizona Trucking Association”

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