Beat the Heat and Stay Sane: Summer Long Hauls

Cruise Through Summer Long Hauls Driving is as much of a summer tradition as barbecues or days spent at the pool, but for professional truck drivers it’s not so much the exciting road trip to the beach. It’s an endless, thankless job that requires a great amount of mental stamina and patience. We know just [...]

How to Stay Awake and Get Home Safe

How to Stay Awake and Get Home Safe Drowsiness has a globally negative impact on driver performance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sleepiness is a result of lack of rest and slows reaction time, decreases situational awareness, and impairs judgment. NHTSA reported that about 100,000 crashes and 1800 deaths in the [...]

2015 Truck Show

2015 Truck Show Hurt Trucker sponsored a booth in conjunction with the Guilty By Association Truck Show held in Joplin, MO on September 25 and 26.  Hurt Trucker gave away mugs and sponsored a daily raffle for a gift certificate.  We enjoyed the opportunity to meet with truckers and look forward to participating in future [...]

Could More Owner Operators Be Entitled to Work Comp? Let’s Hope So!

Over the years, trucking companies pushed to classify employees as owner-operators. The reason us simple - to avoid paying truckers workers' compensation benefits. Trucking companies and other employers usually only have to pay workers' compensation benefits to employees (company drivers).  They generally are not required to pay benefits to owner-operators because they are considered "independent [...]

Common Injuries Faced by Over the Road Truck Drivers

Common Injuries Faced by Over the Road Truck Drivers Over the Road Truckers are an iconic part of America’s history and future, and an integral part of the American economy. Like the super tankers of the oceans, truckers allow us to buy and receive packages from distant locations. Goods are shipped and received every day [...]

2015 Trucks

The Truckers Have Spoken! Con-Way truckers’ lives are about to become more comfortable while on the road with new safety features and comfort amenities being added to 635 of Con-Way’s 2015 model trucks nationwide. In response to driver surveys, Con-Way is adding new Kenworth and Freightliners featuring all new Automated Manual Transmissions (AMT’s) and Twin [...]

Look Ma, No Hands!!!

Look ma, no hands!!  That may be the future of over the road driving if the Daimler “Superduper Truck” catches on.  On July 3 Daimler, best known in the US for its Freightliner subsidiary, presented “Future Truck 2025” on a German autobahn near Berlin. The supertruck drove along the highway all by itself at more [...]

Women Truckers on the Move

Being a truck driver is a hard job and more women are finding that it is the right job for them.  Of more than 3 million truck drivers in the United States, more than 200,000 are women and that figure is up more than 50% since 2005 and the numbers are growing. Women Truckers on [...]