Owner Operator Land Weekly Trucking News Digest #68

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Steven Bradbury named Acting Secretary of Transportation

On January 12, Steven G. Bradbury was named Acting Secretary of Transportation. In this position, he leads the DOT’s activities and its more than 55,000 employees and $87 billion budget. Bradbury issued a public letter to USDOT colleagues. You can read it here.

“Steering Your Way to Better Health” fitness challenge

The trucker’s lifestyle is not the healthiest. Junk food, low physical activity, and smoking lead to various diseases and overweight. If you need the motivation to change your life for the better, take part in “Steering Your Way to Better Health,” the newest Fit to Pass fitness challenge. Don’t waste your time, read more about this contest here and here.

Pros and cons of working as a truck driver

Every job has its ups and downs. And a trucker’s work is no exception. In this blog post, Catherine, who has been part of the trucking industry for nearly 30 years, tells about the pros and cons of this career. It is great when a trucker says “This is all I ever wanted to do”. 

The difference between a freight broker and a freight forwarder

Unfortunately, owner-operators are often faced with the fact that loads they hauled for a broker or freight forwarder remain unpaid. So can they look to a broker’s customer for payment? What is the difference between a freight broker and a freight forwarder? When is the broker’s bonding company or trust fund liable for payment? Find answers to this and some other questions in the new Trucking Law post

What do truck stops offer truckers?

For every OTR truck driver, it is important to have an opportunity to park in a safe place, use clean bathrooms, have a good rest, and eat healthier food. That’s why big truck stops like Love’s, Pilot Flying J, TA, and Petro try to make their travel centers more convenient and add various services. Know more here