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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

Safely Driving At Night

As a truck driver, it's likely that you might spend some nights on the road, or at least past sunset. We know you're a great driver but there are some differences in driving after dark versus in the bright of day. There are extra precautions to traveling at night because your peripheral visions, depth perception, and color identification all worse after dark.  We thought we would put together a refresher list of a few tips to safely driving at night. ...

How Freight Brokerage Works

Investing in freight brokerage is an appealing option to many small and medium-sized business owners looking to get the most affordable rates on moving their freight. However, the specifics of the freight brokerage business can be lost on many of these same business owners. Questions like, “how does freight brokerage encourage competition,” and “what does a freight brokerage company do?” are usually fresh in the minds of those interested in securing a broker for themselves. Making sure you know the answers to such questions is your first step to getting the best rates possible for your next haul. ...

Why do Weigh Stations Exist?

If you aren’t immersed in the trucking world, the purpose of highway-side weigh stations can be mysterious and obscure. Many motorists are happy to continue their road-trips without a clue as to how these stations protect the roads they drive on or the tax-rates that they pay for goods and services. For those of us who are interested in the purpose of weigh stations, we’ve compiled a list of services they provide and will walk through them one by one. Let’s get started. ...