Owner operator land weekly trucking news digest #108

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Transportation Officials Study Extra Long Semi Trailers

The North Dakota Department of Transportation decided to study the “road trains” impact on the highway system and the safety of driving them across the state. Such vehicles can help to significantly save on fuel costs, but at the same time create additional problems on the roads. If your trucking company is interested in helping with this research, you can read more about it here.

How to effectively use the working hours of truckers?

Everyone is talking about the problem of truck driver shortage and how to solve it. But how about utilizing the existing driver force to its full potential? In this post, Henry Albert, the owner of Albert Transport, talks about his ideas on using truckers’ working time efficiently.

Is your ELD using a 3G network? It will be shut down soon

Mobile operators are shutting down their 3G networks to change them for more modern ones. So if your ELD relies on a 3G network, you should upgrade it or replace your device so it runs on 4G. You can find more info in this post.

Health insurance opportunity for drivers and owner operators

Do you want to have a premium health insurance plan priced at $2,500 a month and get a subsidy of $2,600? Everything is possible now! On November 1 the annual open-enrollment period for health insurance plans secured through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace began. In this post, you will learn how to get the most out of it.

A successful woman in the men’s trucking world

Before becoming a trucker, Melissa Bencivengo-Ahorrio was a carpenter, building decks and houses. Then she began to drive single-axle dumps and split-rear cranes. Having succeeded in these seemingly masculine occupations, she decided to go after trucking. Now she is a tanker driver for Carbon Express and really enjoys her work. Read her full career story here.