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4 Smart Sleeping Tips for Truck Drivers

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Topics: Truck Driver Health and Wellness

Bio-Monitoring And Telematics: The Future Of Driver Health Monitoring

*Updated June 2022

Today’s modern truck has the ability to collect and transmit information on many facets of its operation -- including your driving performance and any impending equipment breakdowns. And, with today’s technology advancing in leaps and bounds, the truck of the future will be able to do the same thing with you: read your vital signs and alert you and others to any impending health breakdowns. This is the future of driver health monitoring.

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Topics: Truck Driver Health and Wellness

Truckers, Your Mental Health Matters!

Did you know that the month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Here at Thunder Funding we understand how difficult the trucking business can be…the long hours, sudden equipment failure, brokers/shippers not paying you on time, the list goes on and on. Now suddenly you’re exhausted and find that your physical and mental health have declined. It’s no wonder that people in the trucking profession, on average, have more health problems and shorter life spans than people in other professions.

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Topics: Mental Health Awareness

Office Dogs On Wheels: More Drivers Taking Pets on the Road

 

*Updated May 2022

Celebrating National Pet Week by highlighting man’s best friend and his quest to become king of the road! More dogs, and other pets, join their owners on the road - over 60% of truckers are pet owners and 40% of pet owning truckers have traveled with their pet.

Here’s a look at a few things to consider when deciding if taking a pet on the road is right for you.

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Topics: Truck Driver Health and Wellness

Recap: Mid-America Trucking Show 2022

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) was last week (March 24th - 26th) in Louisville, Kentucky and we were in awe of the massive size of the show. With over a million square feet of exhibit space, 1,020 exhibitors, 72,584 attendees, and 40+ events, MATS was the biggest trade show the Thunder Funding Team was a part of since the beginning of the pandemic!

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Topics: Trade Shows, Thunder Funding

Celebrating Women In Trucking

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Thunder Funding wanted to reexamine the participation of women currently in the trucking industry. We first addressed the number of women truck drivers back in June of 2017 in this blog post: Cheering On More Women In Trucking Despite Stereotypes. In that blog post we pointed out that “The most recent survey shows that women constitute just 5.1 percent of truck drivers”.

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Topics: Women In Trucking, women's history month

To Honor Black History Month We're Pleased To Highlight Two Exceptional Thunder Clients

To honor Black History Month, we are pleased to highlight two exceptional carriers who have been long standing clients of Thunder Funding; Shalena Armstrong from S. Armstrong Trucking and Mike Johnson from MAJ FreightHaulers and how they have excelled in building their trucking businesses.

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Topics: Women In Trucking, Thunder Funding, Trucking Business

Canadian Truckers Protest Vaccine Mandates

ICYMI: In trucking news - Thousands of truckers in Canada, known as the “Freedom Convoy”, have come together to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s vaccine mandates. The mandates which were implemented back on January 15, force unvaccinated truckers who cross the Canada/US border to quarantine once returning home. The truckers started their protest by driving more than 2000 miles, from the Province of Alberta to the City of Ottawa where Parliament is located. During the week-long journey the Freedom Convoy picked up a lot of support and hashtags like #FreedomConvoyCanada2022 and #TruckersForFreedom2022 started trending on social media.

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Topics: Coronavirus, Thunder Funding, Truck Industry News

Where Can I Find Profitable Loads?

Happy New Year from your Thunder Funding Family! A new year means we get a chance to recalibrate and set new goals and resolutions. One of our major goals as a freight factoring company this year is to help you run your trucking business more profitably.

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Topics: Thunder Funding, Trucking Business

The Rogel Aguilera-Mederos Case And The Troubles The Trucking Industry Is Facing In Relation To Driver Training And Accountability

By now most of us are familiar with the tragic story of Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, the 23-year-old truck driver whose brakes failed at more than 80mph in Colorado, causing a multi-vehicle crash, killing four people.

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Topics: Thunder Funding, Truck Industry News