Keep your eyes open and on the road.
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver is this week. Police will be on high alert and on the lookout for unsafe driving behaviors by commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicle drivers. In 2017, nearly 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to truck drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week. More than 84 percent of these violations were for state and local moving violations, according to the CVSA. Check out what enforcement officers will be on the lookout for. This is the perfect time for a self check on some driving behaviors we perhaps need to change. We at TruckLendersUSA want all Truck drivers on the road and safe. The best type of driver on the road, is a safe and alert driver.
Its tax season. Again.
We here at TruckLendersUSA know that there are a number of expenses that come with the trucking industry. We want to make sure that you are aware of all the tax deductions that are available for truckers. Steel-toe boots, cargo straps, Association dues, etc are some of the many simple tax deductions that may be available for you and your job in the trucking industy. Of course, no person has the same situation. Each have a unique set of deductions at tax time, check out this list and compiled info to assist you the best.
Don't forget.... The purchase or lease of a commercial truck is a great deduction. TruckLendersUSA is here to assist you in getting the most out of your next truck or fleet financing. With compeditive rates, superior customer service, and the quickest application process that we take pride in to get you connected and on the road.
Have you checked out Petersons new smart trailer recently? PertersonPulse is an exciting patented intellegent trailer system rolled out by Peterson.
Engineered specifully for fleet trailers, Pulse not only controls and detects real-time status vital trailer systems-- lights, ABS brakes, tire pressure, cargo tempature, and more, but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via Bluetooth and celluar communications.
Pulse brings trailers up-to speed with today's smartest trucks. When looking into upgrading your next truck or trailer, TruckLendersUSA is here every step of the way to walk you thru and get you the financing you need to get you on the road fast.
A long line of Bulldogs hit the road from the Mack Truck Customer Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania in October of 2012. The parade begins with oldest Macks and progresses to the newest, and includes a few other brands as well.
Winter Storm Jonas wreaked havoc on Washington D.C., dumping more than 20 inches of snow on the capital over the weekend.
But that was just the start of the problems, as city workers are now left with the challenge of clearing the 3.49billion cubic feet of the wintry downfall away.
After a record breaking winter in Boston, snow was still on the streets in July.
So D.C. officials brought in reinforcements to help quickly melt it away - the Snow Dragon.
The machine was brought in from Indianapolis, according to CBS News, as the snow shower subsided. Diggers carry snow to huge containers wheeled in on trailers that act like enormous hot tubs.
The snow is then dumped in and melted by hot water baths. The leftovers and then released through drains around the vehicle.
The contraptions have been used all around the country to help clear-up efforts. More recently, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) used it to clear up snow from railway lines in Philadelphia.
According to the company's website: 'Snow and ice are deposited onto a melting pan that is fabricated above a hot water bath, containing heat exchanger tubes.
'The burner fires into the tubes heating the water, similar to a boiler burner type system. This creates a 100 per cent totally enclosed system, thus not allowing any burner/flame contaminants to be introduced to the discharge or water bath.
The 'snowstorm of a lifetime' is set to swamp the Northeast this week, dumping as much as two feet of snow in some cities. The National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center is warning of heavy, 'perhaps crippling' snow in the mid-Atlantic region, including the Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia metro areas. Although it's still early, computer forecast models all see a windy, strong slow-moving storm hitting the entire region as of Friday night.
Forecasters claim it has the potential to develop into a blizzard unlike any seen for 20 years. With high tides, severe flooding is expected on the coast. And winds will reach 60mph causing power outages, forecasters predict.