1. Are You Covered? Truck Warranties to Keep You Moving

    Driving is stressful enough. You don't want to get caught on the road with a mechanical breakdown, wondering how you're going to take care of it. To help you stay on the road, Financial Carrier Services offers: Sapphire, Diamond, and Ruby Warranties for class 3-8 trucks 2007+ below dealer pricing. Starting at just $2300. 12-24-36 Month Terms Available. Cover your engine, trans, rear and more! Cont…Read More

  2. A New FCS: Service Beyond Factoring

    Financial Carrier Services has been dedicated to helping truckers stay on the road since 2011 through reliable freight factoring. As we continued to grow, we’ve expanded to offering so many other features as well, including truck financing and our Trucking Tribune brand that encompasses blogging and entertaining social media posts. This year, we took things to the next level. Upon hiring a new D…Read More

  3. MentalMonday: Music & Mental Health

    May is mental health month. Why is that important to a trucker? Because some 43.8 million people (or 1 in 5) in America experiences mental illness in a given year (nami.org). Many of those are make up the 3.5 million truck drivers that move our world from one place to another. But I don’t want to talk about the doom and gloom of statistics and all of that. Instead, there’s one thing I want to …Read More

  4. Platoon: Autonomous Driving in the Next Four Years

    Self-driving vehicles was something you’d think would only come when the Jetson-era actually came to be a reality. We may not have any families with that name flying around in space crafts, but we definitely have some of the technology that we would envision they’d have. One of those technologies, self-driving vehicles, is now being tested in vehicles around the world. Tesla, the electric car …Read More

  5. Portland’s New Tax Could Cost Truckers Millions

    Portland, Oregon is planning to introduce a new tax, named the Portland Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, which will cause truckers to pay millions collectively to help maintain roads. With this tax, Portland estimates bringing in approximately $2.5 million from truckers by adding a 2.8% increase to the weight-mile fee that they’re currently paying. The extra income will directly fund the Portland Bureau o…Read More

  6. Traffic Congestion Is Costing You Billions (Literally)

    It seems that traffic is costing the trucking industry more money than we realized. According to TransportTopics.com, “congestion on the nation’s highways added more than 49.6 billion in operational costs”. That’s Billion with a “B”. That means that the average trucker is paying well over $4,000 a year more than before (prior to 2014), or $26,625 for trucks traveling 150,000 annually. …Read More

  7. National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the NHTSA, some 3,166 people were killed by distracted drivers in 2017 alone. For more info on how you can help prevent accidents caused by distracted driving, check out NHTSA's online resources.…Read More

  8. Truck News & Updates

    Diesel Prices Rise after Last Week’s Dip Average diesel prices went up by 3.7 cents from last week to $2.165 per gallon according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Source: ATA Fuel Line - Volume 21, Issue 14 MCSAP Panel Formed The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCASP) panel, mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act passed back in December, was …Read More

  9. #MondayMotivation: A Few Small Steps

    There’s so much to do! Trying to balance the long hours, family, finances, and so many other things can be hard. When you have a goal, you want to go after it, but sometimes accomplishing it can be hard because of the many things you have to balance on a daily basis. The next thing you know, you’re home life is hurting, you’re starting to live check to check, and your health is suffering. So…Read More

  10. Risk of Fire Prompts Freightliner Cascadia To Recall Almost 9000 Trucks

    Freightliner Cascadia issued a voluntary recall due to a defect that could increase the risk of fire. Diamler Trucks NA voluntarily recalled 8,865 March 24, 2015 – Nov. 9, 2016 build Cascadia trucks due to a concern regarding the Bergstrom Parksmart HVAC units as they could overheat and create a fire. Truck owners will be notified officially by Diamler starting in May, and will inform owners th…Read More