New rules are usually not very high on a trucker‘s wish-list, but they could be coming to a log book in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a trucking firm near you.
Bay and Bay Transportation can already boast about one of the best safety records in the industry, but will a new regulation actually limit accidents by keeping drowsy drivers off the nation’s roads?
The new federal regulations would force Bay & Bay and other U.S. trucking companies to digitally log employee hours behind the wheel.
A transportation industry survey taken earlier this year found that a majority of small operators lacked electronic logs. The more common paper method allows companies to take some liberties with their books, boost their hours, and ultimately help their firm’s bottom line.
If it survives an expected legal challenge, the mandated switch to a digital logging system would take effect later next year. Supporters say it could prevent injuries and save lives by preventing exhausted operators from driving.
Industry experts, however, worry about the costs of complying with the new rules, and they argue that smaller trucking companies and independent operators will lose miles and money to lost productivity.
Electronic logging could very well lead to more driver opportunity at Bay & Bay, but analysts also worry it could mean higher prices for consumers unless transportation companies are able to find a way to get more miles out of their trucks.
Bay & Bay Transportation is constantly on the lookout for company drivers, independent contractors, and those who prefer to drive late model trucks on local routes in the Minneapolis area and other cities, as well as longer runs across the U.S. and into Canada. We’re ready to offer higher based pay for greater stability, safety, and reliability.
Bay & Bay Transportation’s emphasis on safety and reliability is why we are known as a quality driven tradition on the road in Minneapolis and plenty of other highways. Call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web site to learn more.
No matter how hard you work to ensure that your products are functional and attractive, it doesn’t mean anything if you can’t get these products to the store in one piece. Transportation is one of the most stressful things that business owners in Dallas, TX, have to deal with, and it’s important to ensure that you select the right mode. Using truck drivers to move your items from point A to point B has many benefits that you can’t ignore. So what are they? Why should you choose truck driving instead of planes? No need to scour the Internet for the answers; Bay & Bay Transportation has compiled the information below.
Fewer Delays and Mishaps
Whether your business is big or small, the last thing you need to deal with is a shipment delay. Delays mean lost revenue and a damaged reputation. You want as few problems as possible, and a transportation company that uses trucks can help you in this regard. Planes may be faster, but they can change departure times without warning, causing you extra stress. Trucks may not fly, but their routes are flexible and loading and unloading can be a quick process.
Professionalism Is a Priority
A reputable trucking company knows exactly what to do to give you the best results. They will have the latest tools and techniques at their disposal, so you can rest assured that you won’t fall behind the competition. You will never be left in the dark about your product’s journey from the loading dock to the store shelves.
It Can Be Cheaper
If your products don’t need to go far, or the shipment is small, your business can save money. When you’re dealing with a tight budget, this is important.
In 2011, trucks transported 9.2 billion tons of freight. Contact Bay & Bay Transportation of Dallas, TX, for reliable truck driving assistance.
Being an effective Bay and Bay Transportation truck driver in Madison, WI, involves building a lot of good habits. Habits such as checking over your cargo, tuning up your rig, timing your breaks, and more. However, just like any regular daily job, there are plenty of bad habits that come along with truck driving. Learning how to identify, avoid, or even correct these harmful trucking habits can help you keep truckin’ for as long as possible.
One of the easiest bad habits to fall into as a truck driver is practicing poor driving posture. If you end your trips with sore wrists, a stiff neck, and a crick in your back, you probably have poor driving posture. Driving posture can be difficult to fix if it’s not addressed consistently because how you sit isn’t exactly a conscious thing for most people. Many people just sit in whatever position is most comfortable, even if it isn’t sustainable. The trick is to learn how to sit in a beneficial and comfortable way.
A more abstract bad habit is being too fixated on your deadlines. To be clear, being aware of your deadlines is very different than being fixated on them. Truck driving requires consistency and concentration. If you‘re continually stressing yourself by worrying about your schedule, it’s time to find a solution. Relaxation techniques, such as soothing music and audiobooks, can keep you focused and help you avoid obsessing over time constraints. Learning to be cool and relaxed instead of tense makes a world of difference. This is especially true because, when it comes to truck driving, road rage is never acceptable. Staying calm and collected can keep you safe.
And finally, keep your truck clean. This doesn’t mean making sure the outside sparkles when the light hits it just right; it means clearing out your trash, laundry, water bottles, or whatever else you accumulate during your journey. Truck drivers definitely live a good portion of their life on the roads, but that’s not an excuse to keep a dirty cab. Keeping your environment clean as you go will keep you energized, help you feel in control, and make the end of each trip a little easier.
Any Madison, WI, area residents who are interested in truck driving can contact Bay and Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026, or visit our website here.
You’ve been working hard for months to develop your product. Now the time has come to ship said product to stores across the country, but you don’t know what to do next. Should you hire a group of truckers from an outside company, or should you attempt to do the work with your own employees? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to making such a decision, but don’t let your nerves push you in a direction that could harm your business. There are many benefits that come with hiring a trucking company in Atlanta, GA, and the information below will help make it clear why this is the case.
Drivers You Can Count On
When you hire a company to provide you with transportation services, you ensure that you get professional drivers. These drivers will have experience on the road and will know exactly what to do to keep your product safe and sound. They won’t flake out on you or fail to meet your important deadlines. Whether you’re a small business that’s just starting out or a big business with offices around the world, delays can spell disaster.
You Can Track Transportation from Start to Finish
Not knowing exactly where a truck is can be nerve-wracking. You feel like pulling your hair out, especially if your product is expensive or easily damaged. Where is it? What is going on? A professional trucking company can send you updates and make sure you’re never left in the dark. If you have a question, all you have to do is contact them.
Less Work for Your Employees
Your employees don’t have to spend their time seeking out truckers, conducting interviews, filing papers, etc. They can focus on their original tasks, saving you money in the long run.
In 2010, there were 3 million commercial truck drivers on the road. Make sure you have the best ones on your side. Contact Bay & Bay Transportation of Atlanta, GA, and get help from a reliable trucking company.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is putting its promotional power behind the idea of developing self-driving vehicle technology. The decision could accelerate the implementation of autonomous systems for cars as well as big rigs in places like Minneapolis, Minnesota.
As they issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of what are being called “highly automated vehicles,” DOT supporters said they believe the technology could reduce crashes and boost mobility for folks who cannot drive due to disabilities or old age.
Some freight haulers can imagine a day when professional truck drivers are more like pilots. Their skills will really be needed when a truckload is ‘taking off’ from a terminal or ‘landing’ at a certain destination. Otherwise an autopilot could be allowed to handle the job of driving on open stretches of highway.
Bay & Bay Transportation plans to keep an eye on the idea of ‘test fleets’ and the approval of vehicles and automated technology. For the foreseeable future, however, the path forward will demand skilled truck drivers to chart a course of success on America’s roadways.
While some believe in the future promise of greater safety through self-driving automation, Bay & Bay’s aim is to achieve that goal today by hiring and retaining the safest operators on our nation’s highways.
There is opportunity for company drivers, independent contractors, and those who prefer to drive late model trucks under a lease purchase arrangement with Bay & Bay. Either way, there is plenty of non-automated need for operators on local routes in the Minneapolis area and other cities, as well as longer jobs across the U.S. and into Canada.
Bay & Bay Transportation’s emphasis on safe, reliable, and skilled drivers is why they are known as a quality driven tradition on the road in Minneapolis, MN, and plenty of other places in North America. Learn how you can help Bay & Bay offer their clients an unparalleled hands-on solution to their hauling needs. Call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web site to learn more.
America’s truck drivers are getting a tip of the cap this month in the form of extra appreciation for what they do in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, metro area and all corners of the United States.
Bay & Bay Transportation is proud to be able to employ a fraction of the estimated 3.5 million drivers who literally move America.
Look around your home or business and you‘ll quickly spot something that was delivered by a truck, and there’s a good chance Bay & Bay played a part in it. From groceries to medicines and even school supplies, motor carriers deliver. In fact, the trucking industry moves around 70 percent of the country’s total freight, and it also means several communities rely exclusively on rigs to deliver the many things you’ve come to enjoy.
This of course means opportunity for talented men and women who not only know the roads around the Minneapolis area, but are willing to handle longer hauls across the Midwest and East Coast. Bay & Bay is always looking for safe and experienced professionals who excel at delivering on-time, no matter how challenging the route.
Bay & Bay also has opportunities to fit certain professional needs. Career paths with us include being a company driver, an independent contractor, or hauling under a lease purchase agreement.
There is also flexibility in what you haul and where you go as well. Bay & Bay has over the road and local jobs in the Minneapolis metro area and across the United States. If you prefer refrigerated loads, we do that. The same can be said for dry van, dry tank, and flatbed assignments. We also handle intermodal jobs, logistics, and offer the flexibility to deliver less than a truckload of freight depending on your needs.
It’s why Bay & Bay Transportation is known as a quality driven tradition on the road in Minneapolis with a reputation that extends to all points of the U.S. and Canada. Discover how Bay & Bay drivers are key to offering a safe, reliable hauling solution. Call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web site to learn more.
September 30th, 2016 · No Comments
Truck driving is a profession that requires a lot of awareness. Bay & Bay Transportation’s truck driving jobs are all about maintaining constant attention on yourself, your truck, and all other drivers around you, and all that is only step one for safe driving while on the job. Getting a good night’s sleep, watching your blind spots, and being on top of the Columbus, OH, weather are just a few more, but the list doesn’t even end there. Some of the most vital safety tips for drivers are far less than obvious, especially for a novice in any truck driving career.
One of the most important safety rules for truck driving is to be consistent. Even if you’re running late, being a consistent driver is one of the best things you can do to benefit your fellow drivers. This doesn’t just mean not making sudden moves, but it also means keeping adequate space between you and other cars, keeping your speed even and low in hazardous areas or construction zones, and possibly most importantly, only changing lanes if it’s necessary. The last one in particular is probably hard to resist, especially if you’re boxed in, but planning ahead and staying in one lane makes you predictable and allows traffic to move around you. Many non-commercial drivers find trucks to be intimidating and become nervous when passing by. Keeping out of their way and allowing other drivers to pass as needed can help reduce road tension.
The next tip is a big one. Prior to even leaving on your truck driving job, make sure that you pay adequate attention to how you load your truck. An uneven load will significantly impact how your rig handles. It may take longer to depart if you take time to double check your load, but having unsecured or poorly stacked items shift on a turn can severely unbalance your trailer. This is not only an enormous hazard to you, but also to every single driver around you. This is one item that should always be ticked on your preparation checklist.
And finally, for the safety of you and your vehicle, always scope out your drop off locations before driving in, especially if you’ve never visited the location before. Exit your truck and look around at the environment. Make sure that your truck will fit into the lot and confirm that there will be enough room to turn around and exit. A simple, logistical error such as a stuck truck will not only slow you down, but it could also be dangerous as well. Always look before you leap during all truck driving jobs.
If you’re a Columbus, OH, resident interested in truck driving, contact Bay & Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026 or visit their website here. Truck driving may require a lot of attention and expertise, but with a little foresight and a good amount of patience, many people can learn to excel on the open road.
September 26th, 2016 · No Comments
When you own a business in Dallas, TX, your responsibilities never seem to end. You have to keep customers happy, make sure employees are doing the work, and fight to stay in the public eye. And, of course, there is the matter of getting your products to stores without running into problems that cost you time and money. It feels like you have tried everything under the sun, and nothing seems to work. What about refrigerated transportation? It doesn’t matter if your business is big or small, this option can make a difference. The information below will help make it clear why this is the case. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (651) 480-7961.
Keep Your Items Fresh
When you use a temperature-controlled trailer for transportation purposes, you keep the items inside cool and fresh. This is great for meat, vegetables, dairy items such as cheese and milk, seafood, and more. If you deal with flowers, it can keep them looking beautiful and healthy for as long as possible.
Fight Back Against the Texas Heat
Texas temperatures can be brutal, especially during the summer months. That is why refrigeration technology is so important for your business. You don’t want something to melt or fall apart because of severe heat. While the inside of a trailer is usually dark, this doesn’t guarantee that your products will be safe from rising temperatures. If you don’t want to take any chances, you need mobile refrigeration.
Give Your Business New Life
In a competitive world it’s important for you to feel good about your company. When you’re proud of your products, this positive energy will spread to your employees and customers. Using refrigeration technology shows you’re serious about what you do and gives you an edge over the competition.
There are 28 million small businesses in existence in America. Give your business the tools it needs to succeed. Contact Bay & Bay Transportation of Dallas, TX, at (651) 480-7961, or visit our website at www.bayandbay.com for reliable refrigerated transportation assistance.
September 20th, 2016 · No Comments
Attracting and keeping talented people is a challenge for just about any competitive industry, and the trucking industry is no exception. Based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area, Bay & Bay Transportation is offering drivers a competitive option.
The American Trucking Association’s latest survey suggests that truck driver turnover at large and smaller fleets fell in the first part of 2016 when compared to figures from the year before.
While economists point to a softening in the freight business, they are well aware that those numbers could rise again with an uptick in loads and driver demand.
That’s why Bay & Bay Transportation is working to stay ahead of those trends and rewarding its truck drivers with higher base pay for stability. That translates into average annual incomes of $57,000 to $70,000. Operators can expect to average 2500-3000 miles per week and drive late-model freightliners.
But staying competitive does not stop at pay; full medical, dental, paid holidays, and a 401(k) are among several other incentives. Bay & Bay drivers are also eligible for several bonuses related to fuel management, mileage, and retention.
While Bay & Bay is Minnesota-based, it boasts a nationwide reach. Bay & Bay offers over-the-road and local truck driving options from the Twin Cities to Texas, to New York State, large portions of the Midwest, and Canada.
Bay & Bay is seeking motivated drivers with at least one year of solo OTR experience. In return for successful results, Bay & Bay is promising meaningful professional growth opportunities and successful experiences.
Learn more about why Bay & Bay Transportation is a quality driven tradition in Minneapolis with a reputation that extends to all points of the U-S and Canada. Discover how Bay & Bay drivers are the key to offering a safe, reliable hauling solution. Call (888) 801-3026 or visit our web site for more details.
September 16th, 2016 · No Comments
Packing for a trip across the country isn’t particularly difficult in nature. Clothes, money, and a toothbrush might be all it takes to get some people from point A to point B. But when it comes to professional truck driving jobs, there’s a little more artistry to preparing your Bay and Bay Transportation truck for long distance. You have to account for limited space and minimal time, so here are some little items that will get you to and from your home in Columbus, OH, as comfortably as possible.
This may seem less important than the devices that they charge, but laptops, phones, and game systems won’t get you too far if you don’t have any way to keep them kicking. Truck driving may keep you on the move, but with all of your gadgets charged up, it won’t leave you tech-deprived.
And not just any sunglasses. Good ones. Truck driving jobs require consistent observation and constant navigation. Your eyes are two of the best tools you have. Invest in a comfortably fitting pair of effective sunglasses to prevent eye strain, glare, and headaches while you’re on the road. Make sure you pick a pair that doesn’t pinch your temples or your nose and you’ll be good to go.
Deodorant, toothpaste, and soap might seem like all you need, but if you’re going to be on a truck driving job for more than a couple of days, try to include some low-end luxuries as well. A brand of toilet paper you prefer, some soothing aftershave or lotion, a soft washcloth, or even just a nice smelling body wash can make a grungy afternoon feel more like a vacation day. Feeling clean and smelling fresh can also help boost your mood, even in small doses.
If you’re interested in truck driving in Columbus, OH, contact Bay and Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026, or visit our website here. You don’t need to stay at a five-star hotel to feel like you’re living large, and a few tweaks in your routine can make long truck driving trips go as smoothly as your skin feels.