TRUCK INFO/TRUCKING CA-1
CALIFORNIA STATE TRUCK INFORMATION
STATE DOT HOME PAGE
All State DOT Home Pages
Office Of Freight Management
FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES
Federal Highway Administration
United States Department of Transportation
BORDER CROSSINGS: MEXICO
Mexico - Wait Times (From California)
FIND A JOB/FIND EMPLOYEES
Search for jobs by region, state and company. Review over 500 trucking companies. Fill out
applications for individual companies or one application for multiple companies.
OTR (Over The Road) Online
Online recruiting. Drivers and owner operators will find hundreds of truck driving jobs across the
U.S. and Canada. Employers will find over 250 drivers and owner operators who have registered
as members and are currently looking for truck driving job
FIND A LOAD/FIND A HAULER
Paid subscription provides access to posting service for trucks and loads. Extensive collection of
trucking links on the "Resources and Downloads" page.
Independent trucker to shipper matching service.
Alphabetical listing of trucking companies' websites. URLs (Web addresses) are listed but not as
actual links, so rather than just clicking on them, you will need to highlight a trucking company's
URL, copy it , then paste it into your Web browser's address bar.
The Internet Truckstop
"The first and largest freight matching service on the Internet." Free or paid subscription required,
depending on features, such as posting and searching for loads and bids, routing, mileage, fuel
optimization, load densities, hot prospects, instant notifications and credit reports. Discounts on
paid subscriptions for paying on time. Click "Mobile Office Guide" from the menu on the left for
information on how to turn your truck into a mobile office.
powered by TransCore DAT(r). The original and largest load board offering
the highest paying freight on the market!
Freight and logistics Web portal. Shipping schedules, shipment tracking, shipping news, cargo
insurance, employment and more. According to their website, their Business Directories
database is "the biggest freight database ever compiled."
Daily fuel prices and route comparisons by route cost, mileage and driving time. Monthly
subscription is not free, but there's a demo to try out before subscribing.
Alphabetized list of links for each North American seaport's website. Scroll up or down for ports
in other parts of the world.
TruckDown! Info International
Free information service. Locate towing companies, mobile repair services, truck repair shops,
trailer repair shops, truck friendly motels and emergency services. Over 30,000 service providers
listed. Click "Search" to find a service provider. Click "Services" for information on how to list
your company as a service provider. Free listing and a variety of paid listings are available.
National Towing Alliance
Free service for commercial fleet users to locate towing and roadside assistance services across
the United States, Canada and Mexico. Service providers can list their company in the National
Road Service Directory for a fee. Several options available, including membership in the National
Towing Alliance with ATSA rating. Site also has a hauling forum for discussing towing-related
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
CVSA is a non-profit organization of federal, state and provincial government agencies and
representatives from private industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico dedicated to
improving commercial vehicle safety. Paid membership is not necessary to access various site
features, including the Safety Bulletins page, which is extremely useful and includes detailed
product recall information.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Safety programs, rules and regulations, licensing and insurance, facts and figures and related
links. Obtain a U.S. DOT number online.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The Truck Safety Page
"How to Avoid Getting Killed in Your Big Rig", presented by Technical Services. Covers fires,
rollovers, jackknifing, cab strength and several topics related to braking.
COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Digital Dispatch Towing Software
Internet-based towing software supports GPS systems and interacts with bookkeeping software.
Records customer calls, schedules drivers, generates reports and sends electronic messages via
two-way paging or mobile data terminals with drivers. American Towman Magazine gave this
software a very favorable review in their April 2002 issue.
RTA Fleet Management Software
Ron Turley Associates' software is designed to help small and large businesses handle many
aspects of vehicle purchasing and maintenance, parts, work orders, fueling and tire management.
Provides many user-definable features and options. Free full working demo download available.
RTA also offers training, software add-ons and bar code equipment.
Truckers Helper Business Software
Business software for trucking professionals. Offers multiple versions of software, tailored to the
needs of drivers, single truck owner operators, small companies with 1 to 10 trucks and
companies with larger fleets. Also offers software for GPS route tracking and communication
between home office and trucks. Depending on the version, features may include accounting,
billing, load management, trip reporting, payroll, log checking, truck / trailer maintenance,
brokering, contract management, IFTA reporting, settlement reconciliation and safety compliance.
Trucking and general news headlines, industry briefs, new products, used trucks search and
more. Free membership provides hotel and motel discounts, access to job search program, free
30-day trial use of their load finder service, routing and miling, free email account @etrucker.com,
personalized news, events and weather, access to chat and message boards, online log book for
managing your business and personal address book. Site has online versions of three trucking
magazines: Overdrive, Truckers News and Commercial Carrier Journal.
Online version of Fleet Owner Magazine provides numerous feature articles and breaking news
of special interest to fleet owners, from political and economic news to regulations, equipment,
information technology, vehicle and components buyer's guide and more.
Today's headlines, "Eye on Trucking", daily diesel prices, equipment, life on the road, business,
industry calendar, opinions, products and services, legal services, loads, help wanted, news
archive and more.
Latest trucking news, top stories of the week, trucking jobs, diesel prices, load index, road
conditions, routing and mapping, truck search, weather, industry reports, directories, product and
service guide, industry events, search news archives by topic and year, advanced search options
Dozens of trucking-related breaking news stories. Click on the "Miles and Maps" button on the left
for a routing service similar to the one offered by Truckpilot, but this one's free.
Free email newsletter with the latest transportation news, including mergers and buyouts, new
equipment, events, new governmental regulations and more. Also provides links to useful
information about equipment, services, regulations and transportation related organizations.
TTNews.com by Transport Topics
Daily trucking news, news search, fuel prices, financial center, classifieds and jobs, size and
weight guide, products and services, free magazines and more.
Find the nearest AmBest truck stop by state or by name.
Find the nearest Flying J Travel Plaza from clickable map or place the cursor over "Location
Information" on the menu for more options.
Transportation Hub - Truck Stops List
TTH.net's list of truck stop chains and some individual truck stops, with basic information on
locations, such as "Mid Atlantic States" or "10 South Central States". Some listings have more
specific location information.
VIRTUAL TRUCK STOPS
Industry news, job postings, route mapping, trucker's store, dealer directory, school directory, info
center, chat and forums. Featured trucking columns and additional articles categorized by
"Owner Operators", "Drivers' Corner", "Newbies" and "Family Center".
Industry news, jobs, recruiting, classifieds, drivers' forum, articles of interest to drivers, owner
operators and mechanics, and articles on selected trucking topics. Free email account
@truckmail.com. Links related to load finding, trucking companies, freight, equipment and more.
Extensive directory of diverse, trucking-related links. Topics include driver training, vehicle
maintenance reporting standards, searchable database of trucks for sale, antique trucks, model
trucks, truck repair, hazardous waste information, CB Radios, pilot car services, trucking events
calendar and much more.
Folksy, trucker-friendly site with message board, chat room, articles by site visitors, on-line job
application and trucking companies links page.
Automatic vehicle identification system allows pre-certified transponder-equipped commercial
vehicles to bypass designated weigh stations, ports-of-entry and agricultural interdiction facilities.
Weigh-in-motion scales at PrePass weigh stations do not require the truck to reduce speed or pull
into the station.