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2018 Trucking Trends – An Important Part of Our Nation’s Economy

From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear and the hardware we use, many people aren’t aware that up to, “70% of the domestic products we buy in the United States are shipped to retail locations by truck.”   In fact, the ATA (American Trucking Associations) recently released their American Trucking Trends 2018,…

What Does the Future Hold? HOURS ACT & Possible Changes for the Trucking Industry

As a regional and local trucking service company, Veltri drivers have the luxury of shorter drives and spending their downtime at home. With changes in the industry increasing rapidly as technology advances and innovative ideas develop, Veltri management and drivers still have a responsibility, as does every other company in the industry, to stay aware…

Equality in the Workforce – Women in the Trucking Industry

While this number continues to rise in our industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, currently only 6.2 percent of truck drivers in the workforce are female. Long hours, travelling far from home, and safety concerns all present a challenge to women in the trucking industry. As this number continues to increase and organizations…

A RUBRIC FOR THE ROAD

HOW VELTRI EXPECTS THE BEST FROM ITS DRIVERS The trucking industry has been busy this past year and a half—and busy is good. Nationwide volume increases have freight shipment schedules packed. This means that carrier companies can be a bit more discerning when taking on new business. And part of being discerning means asking for…

Top Priorities In Trucking: Recruitment and Retainment

When we hire Northeastern truck drivers here at Veltri Trucking, our goal is to choose the best drivers for the job. After all, driver recruitment takes a lot of time and money for our recruiters, and we want to make the best investments in driver selection. This is why we are focused on driver retainment.…

Keeping the Route Scenic

Why our partnership with SmartWay is important Semi-truck fuel tanks can range in size from 125 to 300 gallons. That’s a lot of fuel when they’re full, which results in a lot of stress on the environment when empty. With countless semis traversing the country every year, it’s important to Veltri and our customers that…

FEDERAL ELECTRONIC LOG DEVICE MANDATE RINGS IN NEW YEAR

Every new year brings in new changes and this year is no different for the trucking industry. Since December 18, 2017, a law requiring that all carriers and drivers transition from using paper driver logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for tracking hours of service (HOS) has been in effect. It is the result of…

Simple Stress Relief Strategies for Truck Drivers

Even though our dedicated and professional Veltri truck drivers enjoy the relaxed comfort of their own homes at the end of a long workday, being a commercial truck driver is definitely not a stress-free occupation. Serving a region that contains some of the “snowiest cities in the United States” brings numerous weather-related challenges. Add to…

Safety Measures That ALL Veltri Truck Drivers Take in Winter Weather

At Veltri, all of our drivers take cold winter weather incredibly seriously. It isn’t enough for us to reliably provide the service our customers need when they need it the most – we always strive to do so as safely as possible, too, no matter what Mother Nature happens to throw at us. With that…

Veltri Drivers – Dedicated and Professional

CDL truck driving is a job that demands long hours away from home, so why do people choose driving as their career? The Trucking Lifestyle Everyone has their own unique reason for trucking, but most believe that truck driving is not a job, it’s a lifestyle. Being in control of a large vehicle can be…
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