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Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

December 6, 2016

By JEREMY W. PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN NOV. 29, 2016 WASHINGTON — She is a woman and an immigrant, a fixture of the Republican establishment for two decades. She is a savvy and professional practitioner of the capital’s inside game. And now she is going to work for President Elect Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump named Elaine L. Chao on Tuesday as his choice to be the next secretary of transportation, elevating someone whose background and experience are in many respects completely at odds with the brash and disruptive tenor of his anti Washington campaign. But her selection also signaled... View Article

The Impact of Sleep Apnea on Truckers Driving for Transportation Companies

November 10, 2016

As a truck driver working in specialized hauling services, you have a lot of responsibility. You have a responsibility to get your cargo to its destination but, for safety’s sake, you are also responsible for keeping control over your rig, which can be difficult when you’re tired or fatigued. Although a doctor may identify a sleep disorder during a routine medical exam, reports suggest that a growing number of truck drivers show signs of sleep apnea, which has led to the potential for new protocols. Let’s take a look at a few things—the impact of sleep apnea on truckers in... View Article

Safe Driving Tips for Heavy Hauls

October 26, 2016

Driving a large truck isn’t like driving a minivan. That’s evident in the type of license you need to operate a commercial truck. To get behind the wheel of a large truck, like an 18-wheeler, you must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The CDL consists of a general knowledge test and a skills test. To drive heavy haul in Aurora, CO, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate stopping, backing up, making turns, driving on city and highway roads and weaving a truck through a “serpentine” course. Here are some tips to ensure you’re operating in a safe capacity... View Article

What Should a Transportation Manager Know About the Colorado Chain Law?

October 12, 2016

Crazy Colorado weather affects all the drivers in the state. However, the weather affects a transportation manager in Aurora, CO more than a regular person just trying to get from point A to point B. A regular citizen just has to worry about his or her car not sliding off the road in bad weather. Transportation managers in heavy equipment transport companies, however, have to make sure all of their trucks stay on the road and are in compliance with all of the state laws regarding commercial vehicles. Now that the weather is starting to get colder and it’s snowing... View Article

Recognizing the Divide Between Technology and Methodology

September 15, 2016

New methods of accomplishing a task using new technology can seem daunting and frustrating at first. People who’ve been accustomed to using method A and now must use method B because of advances in technology can be easily put off, even if method B is more efficient in the long run. Technological advances in construction equipment hauling in Aurora, CO will eventually make things better, but for now it might be difficult to grasp the new methods you must use thanks to new technologies. Why is there a divide? Folks who have been in the construction industry (or any line... View Article

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