Welcome to the Zion Transport Blog!
In this space we will introduce various topics in our trucking industry that relate to you, our customer. We want to you to be well-informed and aware of how these changes affect you and how we can best help you.
Experienced Drivers; Expense or Asset?
I was in the car sales industry for a few years. And we used to joke that the hiring process basically amounted to a pulse-check…. …
The Big Fish & the Little Fish
The Great Divide…in the trucking industry you’ve got the big boys and you’ve got the little guys. The big boys would love to have a …
FMCSA Hosts Roundtable to Discuss Bad Brokers
The FMCSA is holding a roundtable to discuss, “property broker’s and freight forwarder’s ability to meet their payment obligations to carriers,” as CCJDigital.com reports. This is …
Truck Driving & Mental Health
The Marlboro Man, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry, the star quarterback, the ace pitcher…we men have these idols; guys who stand alone – …
FMCSA’s Darling Rides with Owner-Op
I applaud acting FMCSA Administrator T. F. Scott Darling, III and his ride-along. I have been critical of many of the FMCSA’s actions over the …
California, Truck-Drivers, and Waiting Tables; The Law of Unintended Consequences
Philosophy is so interesting to me. I love the various philosophical or metaphysical laws and try to live by them. When I think of changes …
Greater Trailer Capacity; an Inevitability?
Various groups in the trucking world are clamoring for and against greater length and/or weight capacity allowances from the DOT and the federal government. It’s probably obvious, …
Disc Brakes; The Obvious Mandate – the one the Govt. Fails to Make
Disc brakes stop vehicles shorter. Unfortunately, however, their wear life is also shorter. They are also more expensive… Continuing with the theme from Wednesday, we’re …
A Guide to Performing a Pre-Trip Inspection of Your Truck
Whether you own a truck or manage a fleet, knowing truck inspection is essential before
Bendix Creates Wingman Fusion; Good Idea or Useless Technology?
Bendix recently released their Wingman Fusion system. I try to be consistent in my praise for safety
Some Monday Morning Love for Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks has been one of the big gainers in U.S. trucking market share since
Zig or Zag; Is Your Business Short or Long-Term Focused?
I once watched a video profile of an NFL broadcaster where he talked about his
Nikola One Puts Truck Manufactures on Notice
A few years ago the auto industry was fumbling about with electric car technology, wondering
Are Truck Manufacturers Putting Profits ahead of Safety?
I am a big fan of companies that do the right thing even when they