A newly proposed bill would allow truck drivers a daily break of up to 3 consecutive hours that would not eat into the 14-hour on-duty allotment afforded them by federal Hours of Service rules. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced the Responsible and Effective Standards for Truckers (REST) Act (H.R. 5417) on March 29. According to Babin, the legislation would “modernize hours of service regulations for truck dr
Getting aggravated with other drivers on the highway is commonplace for many drivers, even for truck drivers. Hey, we're all human. We all get mad sometimes, right? Well the truth is there's a lot of harm in letting your emotions get the best of you out there on the highway. The way a Top Tier Professional Driver handles aggressive drivers or traffic backups is a big part of why they're a step above the rest. You're doing a lot of harm to yourself and taking a lot of risks by
Five days a week, nurse practitioner Patricia Smith sees her patients in a small building in the corner of the parking lot of a Strawberry Plains truck stop. But she's motivated to think what she does there could make a big difference — to her patients, and to the trucking industry. Smith works in an Urgent Care Travel clinic at the Pilot Travel Center at 7210 Strawberry Plains Pike. The clinic, which opened about four years ago, was the first of seven Pilot Flying J and Urge
Tom Myers, Driver Tom joined the Venture driving team in October of 2017 and quickly became a fast-moving, hard-working road warrior. He has proven his dependability and loyalty time and again over the past few months. With nearly 20 years of driving experience, Tom is knowledgeable, safe, and continuously strives to find better ways to get the job done. We are so grateful to have him on our team!