Eating Well While Trucking

For many professional truck drivers, there’s an understanding that they probably don’t eat as healthy as they should. But with that understanding comes a throwing up of one’s hands. Rest stops and diners don’t exactly provide the best nutrition options in the world, so when you’re facing a tight schedule, what are you supposed to … Continued

Hurricane Michael relief drivers exempt from HOS rules

Michael could be strongest wind storm to hit U.S. since 2004 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has exempted motor carriers and drivers involved in Hurricane Michael relief efforts in eight states from Hours of Service. This exemption also extends to other parts of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, or FMCSRs, in an … Continued

Trucker Following GPS Slides Down Mountainside

.Authorities in Greeneville, Tennessee, say that a truck driver ignored “no truck” signs and followed his GPS onto a mountain roadway that proved to be too treacherous for him to maneuver. The incident happened on Tuesday, October 2, at around 7 a.m., according to the Greeneville Sun. Authorities say that truck driver Fred Washington didn’t … Continued

Excelsior Springs Touch-A-Truck

Waller Truck Co., Inc. was excited to once again join with the community at the Excelsior Springs high school for the 2018 Touch-a-Truck. The Excelsior Springs Parks and Rec department hosts the Touch-a-Truck every year. According to the Parks and Rec department, Waller Truck Co., Inc. was one of twice as many businesses as last … Continued

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week at Waller!

Every year Waller celebrates their drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. This year was no different, with Waller spending the week grilling pancakes, throwing a potluck, and enjoying the MHC Kenworth annual Friday grillout. Monday Some Waller office employees began work as early as 6:15 am to begin flipping flapjacks for drivers. The breakfast … Continued

Brake Safety Week is Sept. 16-22

CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 16-22, in order to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems.   Properly functioning brake … Continued

Willie’s Story: Waller Drivers Look Out for Each Other

In the height of the summer heat, Waller driver Willie P. was keeping an eye out for his fellow drivers. He ran into Danny B., a fellow Waller driver, at a truck stop. Danny was suffering from heat exhaustion. Danny hadn’t had a chance to notify anyone of his condition, or was otherwise unaware that … Continued

HOS Change: FMCSA Seeking Public Comment

The Federal Motor Carier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that they will seek public comment on HOS, or Hours of Service, regulations. The news broke on this subject on Tuesday, August 21st. This announcement comes prior to the upcoming Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. HOS Considerations The FMCSA has asked that the public consider specific areas … Continued

Truckers Team Up, Celebrate Wisconsin Boy

Need a feel-good story today? American truck drivers, as well as some from Australia and New Zealand, teamed together to show their support for 16-year-old Dakota Cadd from Milton, Wisconsin. The Boy Who Loves Trucks Dakota’s favorite activity is to sit in his wheelchair at his family home on Highway 26, all so he can … Continued

Waller Driver Wins Lottery!

Lottery Winner at Home Base When lottery luck strikes it can happen to anyone. This time around, Lady Luck blessed someone who least expected it. One of Waller Truck’s drivers, who did not wish to be named, won the Missouri lottery. His overall prize consisted of over $1 million and he thought it was too … Continued