Partner Spotlight: AITA Insurance

AITA Insurance is your trusted partner in the transportation industry for all your needs from tractor to cargo and health to retirement. With expertise that spans multiple sectors and business entities of all sizes, AITA Insurance has the team and resources to meet the ever-changing needs of your business. Marrying our knowledge of trucking with

Wreaths Across America

This year, the National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Dec. 17 at Arlington National Cemetery and at more than 1,000 locations across America dedicated to those who served in the U.S. military. Wreaths Across America works with volunteers, truck drivers and companies to place remembrance wreaths on veterans’ graves. “When we lay

Answers to questions about the ELD mandate

After federal court arguments, it’s still not clear whether the ELD mandate will stand – but it’s time for you to prepare. A federal court in Chicago heard arguments Sept. 13 in the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit challenging a rule that would require most truck drivers to start using electronic logging devices next year.

Deer in the headlights

It’s finally cooling off and if you drive on country roads long enough, you know it’s nearly impossible to avoid close encounters with wildlife. While night travel can’t always be avoided, it’s the most likely time to hit wildlife. Truckers tell tales of hitting deer, moose, elk, bears and wild turkeys. A trucker made headlines

Ergonomics 101

Do you know the right, spine-friendly way to sit, exit a truck and lift a heavy load? These tips may save your aching back. What’s the best way to sit when driving? Bring the seat height up so that your hips are as high as your knees and your feet can reach the pedals without

What you need to know about figuring your cost per mile

Owner-operator profit margins can be extremely thin – 5 percent for the average independent trucker. One way to increase profits is to reduce your costs, something you can’t do unless you understand how to figure out your cost per mile. In this environment, generating revenue is important, but it’s often easier and more efficient to

Greetings from GATS!

Thanks to everyone who came by to see us at Booth 13039 at this year’s Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas! We loved getting to say hello to our current AITA members and meeting new members. GATS was jam-packed with events, gorgeous show trucks and the buzz of attendees having a great time. Our