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 At Simon Transport, we supply every company driver with a late-model Freightliner. As we expand, we continue to add new trucks into our fleet. Earlier this summer, we introduced a handful of 2020 model Freightliner Cascadias. The new Cascadias are much more than just a...

Dear Drivers,  We at Simon Transport want to give a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the professional truck drivers across the United States. We know the struggles and hardships a life in trucking can bring, but each one of you is vital to our livelihoods and our economy....

One thing truly transcends everything else as a trucking company: safety. At Simon Transport, we pride ourselves on many things: our family atmosphere, culture of excellence, great equipment, great benefits, and more. But it’s our commitment to the motor public’s our drivers’ safety that we’re...

How Truck Drivers Can Keep a Clean Head  At Simon Transport, our drivers are our top priority. A huge part of keeping a happy driver is to give them the tools and tips necessary to keep your spirits high and stay happy out on the road. As with...

While on the road, you need to save money (as well as make money). All of the little expenses of everyday life and travel add up, so here are some money saving tips for truck drivers to stretch that hard earned dollar while not giving...

Are you out on the road, missing your loved ones back home? Do you feel an intimacy distance growing as much as the physical distance? Driving for a living presents some challenges as it demands so much of your time away from home. However, it...

 A great song is like an exciting chapter in a book; it makes you wonder what’s next, and works best when experienced as a part of a collection. Here are eight albums that will make your trip an enjoyable one.  8. The Joshua Tree, U2 (1987) U2’s...

Life and work on the road are often unpredictable. To maintain your health, comfort, and safety on the job, it’s important to pack a few essential items. Below is a list of five things every trucker should have in their vehicle.1.Emergency KitBe prepared for the...

In Part One of this two-part article, we highlighted a few of the basic ways to save money -- how to maximize your food and fuel, cut down on expensive fuel costs and stop eating out. Now, let's get into the other areas that are...

At Simon Transport, we haul many different types of cargo. From refrigerated flowers to trailer axles, we take great pride in delivering everything safely and without damage. Below is a video tutorial on how to properly strap a load of Axles. Whether you're new to...

Sturdy, durable tires are vital to an optimal driving experience. That’s why regular tire inspections and maintenance are an essential part of semi-truck maintenance. To improve your rig’s overall performance and reduce the cost of tire repairs and replacements, take note of the following three...

Engine trouble is one of the most frustrating issues truckers encounter while on the road---it’s also one of the most common. Some engine problems are too complex or dangerous to fix without the expertise and tools of a professional mechanic. But there are many issues...

It used to be that whenever a truck was involved in a collision, the trucking company could end up paying regardless of whether the driver was at fault. SmartDrive is changing that.The new technology involves video cameras located in the truck and the cab. The...

The electronic logging device (ELD) rule specifies drivers who record their Hours of Service must find and implement an electronic logging device prior to the compliance deadline of Dec. 18, 2017.The final rule was published in December 2015. It is intended to enhance driver safety...

After nearly a decade of deliberation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Dec. 7, 2016, announced its final rule on national minimum training standards for entry-level applicants seeking a commercial driver’s license or related endorsement.The administration had been working on the rule since 2007, though...

Winter weather is upon us, and with it are unpredictable driving conditions. With snow and ice, high winds and freezing temperatures, even routine routes have the potential to become treacherous. Stay safe on the road this season with the following winter driving tips courtesy of...

Though not as popularized as the lore of Santa’s international overnight deliveries, real-life freight deliveries are just as important in driving the holiday season. Truck drivers work diligently to deliver toys and goodies on time for Christmas; but even the season of good cheer isn’t...

From drones to robot-assisted surgical procedures, it appears that which was once delegated to the realm of sci-fi fantasy is becoming increasingly mainstream.One of the latest such innovations is the autonomous semi-truck, the newest installation in a lineup of autonomous vehicles to hit the road...

Driving a truck can be a very rewarding job which allows you to earn a good income and be out on the open road. However, there can be a pretty serious downside to your career.You can suffer from all kinds of back and spine issues,...

The final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) was published in the Federal Register on April 6, 2016. This final rule became part of the Code of Federal Regulations on June 6, 2016, and is located at 21 C.F.R. Sections...

The transportation industry is ever-evolving but dealing with a great amount of concerns; a shortage of truck drivers, capacity crunches, supply chain talent shortfalls, and slim customer service levels. In today’s global, highly competitive market, manual transactions are inefficient and reactive, which result in loss...

Have you ever been driving along and seen dense fog set in? You may feel a sense of anxiety about the unfavorable conditions or maybe you are comfortable as you have driven in them many times before. However, fog can be very dangerous and has...

As a truck driver, there may be times where you will be called on to haul dangerous goods. It’s important to know what these hazardous materials are, and what hauling them entails.What are Hazardous Materials?Any substance or material that is deemed to pose an inordinately...

The businesses and people that work in the trucking and transport industry are subject to a number of different regulations. As these regulations and processes change, it is important to stay current, and to make sure that you are compliant. One of the big changes...

Are you forgetting something in your pre-trip safety check?Whether you’re transporting computers to Boston or lumber to Boise, safety remains the number one rule of the road, regardless of where you’re going or what you’re hauling. A pre-trip inspection—to be conducted just before you depart...

Not all distractions are created equal; but all can increase the risk of danger on the road.Though most drivers are aware of the implications of risky behaviors like texting while driving, some may be misguided by the widespread misconception that hands-free devices are a safe...