What To Do When You Need Contracted Trucking

Is your business looking to ship items, yet keep your costs low? The correct solution to this is contracted trucking. Surprisingly, many companies do not know this option is available. They continue to pay freight costs, which go up and down on a whim and are nearly impossible to budget for. Make today the last day you fall victim to this! ...

Knowing Your Truck: the Anatomy of a Semi

If you are new to trucking, all of them can look the same. Each one has big seats, huge wheels, massive engines, and the ability to carry a lot of stuff. However, a commercial truck is actually incredibly nuanced, and knowing the details of a semi’s anatomy will help you learn what you need in your next truck, or who you need to hire. ...

What You Need to Know About PSP, Background Checks, and Health Checks

Here at Triangle J Inc, we take background checks very seriously. Each carrier is put through an intensive background check before they will qualify to pull one of our loads. Each carrier will also have to pass through an annual review process. If you are a client or potential client, you should read this and feel relieved that your cargo is in the best hands. If you are an employee or potential employee, you should know what is expected of you and what steps will happen next. ...

Driving Your Semi in Inclement Weather

Driving in rain, snow, or other bad weather always provides a new challenge, no matter what sort of vehicle you’re operating or how experienced you are. Of course, if you’re hauling a load in these conditions, it becomes extremely important for you to mind the weather and operate your truck safely. Here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time the weather takes a turn for the worse while you’re on the road. ...

What It Takes To Get Your CDL

If you're looking for a steady, rewarding job, truck driving is a good one (although we may be biased.) But you can't just decide to hop in a truck and start hauling. First, you need a CDL and there are a few steps to take to get that license. Here's what you need to know about getting your CDL to become a truck driver. ...

Driving on the Interstate

As a driver, you know the road rules, the laws that any vehicle operator needs to know in order to stay safe. But as a truck driver, someone driving a much larger vehicle than others on the road, these rules suddenly get much more important. Here are a few things that are different as a bigger truck on the interstate. ...

Tips For New Truckers

If you're just getting into the trucking industry, you might have a few questions. It can be daunting to plunge headfirst into such a community of truckers but there are a few tips and secrets we can give you to make the transition easier. Let's see what we have to offer. ...

Trucking Terminology

If you're new to the trucking business or simply can't get the hang of all the jargon, we've created a list of the most commonly used terms in trucking to help you out. To give you a true idea of the terms used by truckers, we're going to separate them into two sections: CB radio lingo, those used by the truckers amongst each other; and trucking terms, used throughout the industry. ...

Why Trucks Can’t Stop on a Dime

You’re probably familiar with the laws that require drivers to give semi trucks extra space on the road. These laws exist for the safety of everyone involved. While ordinary cars can brake in a couple hundred feet, big rigs can take over twice that distance to come to a stop, especially if they’re fully loaded. ...

Georgia Pilot Car Guidelines

Pilot car regulations vary from state to state. Given that we’re located in Georgia, we’ve decided to gather up all the information we could and present it to our current and future customers to reference at their leisure. Below, we’ll discuss when you’ll be needing a pilot car for your haul and why it’s important to invest in a quality pilot car provider. ...