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

2019 Kenworth T680s and Predictive Cruise Control

We at Waller are preparing to bring in our newest fleet of trucks! We’ve received two trucks so far, which our shop is currently installing APUs and Qualcomms in. Soon they will sport our logo and driver names! But before we get into the nitty gritty of passing out trucks, there are a few new … Continued

Customer First Award Winner, Sheri Luehrs

Sheri Luehrs Wins Customer First Award During the 2018 True Value Core Carrier Conference, Sheri Luehrs received the award Customer First by the organization. The True Value Executive Team, along with the Operations Members, were in attendance and spoke of Sheri’s Customer Service dedication and work ethic. Sheri’s Background Sheri Luehrs is the Senior Customer Service Manager … Continued

Waller Truck’s Road Essentials

For every trek there’s important equipment you should bring when you hit the road. Let’s take a look at some of the most crucial of these essentials. First Aid Kit One of the most important items you can have in your cab is a first aid kit. From a headache to a sprain or worse, … Continued

Jobs and Autonomous Trucks

While we’re still light-years away from a fully autonomous transportation future, the idea of autonomous trucks has the driving industry worried for their jobs. While yes, the thought of robots taking over our jobs may be a real fear (just look at those Walmart self-checkouts and McDonald’s kiosks), the automation of semi trucks won’t be … Continued

Company to Lease Driving

Lease Driving: The Road to Making an Owner Operator Here at Waller we’re in the business of turning lease drivers into owner operators. It’s a great source of pride to see our lease drivers become their own bosses. While there’s plenty of benefit to being a company driver, lease driving could be just the thing … Continued

ELD Mandate and HOS

Fewer HOS Violations Thanks to ELD Mandate According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), hours-of-service (HOS) violations have decreased drastically since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate began to be fully enforced in December 2017. The agency said that fewer than 1% (4,720) out of all driver inspections (559,940) resulted in driver citations for operating without … Continued