Who needs sleep? 

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

From physical to mental, the benefits of getting enough high-quality sleep are many. When it comes to professional drivers, the stakes are even higher because sleep can be the difference between arriving home safe or not.  The average adult needs seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep to feel well–rested, although the amount of sleep an individual need varies from …

Norsemen Pride

Written by Norsemen Drivers

Who is Norsemen Trucking? We are a family-owned and operated company that has been in the community for years. Our brand has been successful in growing and changing with the times. As a company, we take pride in our employees, community, and the customers that we serve. Norsemen is known as a great place to work, and we are always …

Top 5 driver violations at roadsides

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

The top five driver violations cited during roadside inspections in the calendar year 2020 were primarily based on driver behavior.  Violation Speeding 6–10 mph over speed limit (Code 392.25LLS2) Failure to obey traffic control device (Code 392.2C) Failing to use seat belt while operating CMV (Code 392.16) False report of driver‘s record of duty status (Code 395.8E) Lane restriction violation …

Fun Family Travel Games

Written by Norsemen Drivers

Keeping a whole family busy during a car ride can be a daunting task. Finding games and tasks that everyone in the family enjoys can be difficult. It is important to discover games that are both exciting and engaging for all passengers. The games below are sure to keep everyone busy and make time on the road go by quick. …

FMCSA denies an application for exemption

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

FMCSA denies an application for exemption from the electronic logging device mandate for CMV drivers traveling with domestic animals in interstate commerce. The agency explains the application does not meet the application standards and the applicant failed to:  Identify someone that would be responsible for the use or operation of the CMVs under the exemption  Estimate of the number of …

Don’t Miss Unique Truck Stops in the U.S.

Written by Norsemen Drivers

Although truck stops don’t seem like a monumental attraction to the average person driving by, there are so many unique and extravagant locations ready to be discovered on the side of the road. Truck stops are the ideal places for truckers and other travelers to rest, freshen up, eat, and fill up with gas. Some truck stops have taken these …

Annual Road-Check Blitz

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

The annual road–check inspection blitz will be held May 4–6 with added focus on lighting and hours of service. Inspectors will primarily conduct full Level 1 inspection which will cover the entirety of the truck and driver‘s records.  CVSA inspectors will ensure the vehicle‘s brakes system, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver‘s seat belt, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, …

Handy Gadgets for Your Glovebox

Written by Stephanie Steffens

It is essential to be prepared every time you are on the road! There are items that should be brought with you on every ride and kept close to you while driving! They’re small and simple items that are easy enough to be placed in the glovebox and pulled out when they might be needed. These items are great gifts …

Historic Landmarks Worth Checking Out in the Midwest

Written by Norsemen Drivers

The Midwest is full of endless historical landmarks! Some of these locations are very popular attractions, while others might be unheard of to most people. The Midwest is very diverse when it comes to terrain and surroundings, so these landmarks are found within a mix of everything from mountains to cities to lakes and more!  Mount Rushmore – South Dakota …

Layover vs Detention

Written by Stephanie Steffens

Layovers and Detentions are a common occurrence in the trucking industry. It is important for a driver to understand the difference and to know what the company policies are if you’re a company driver. You should also know how best to avoid them. Trucking Layover is when a driver is delayed by a shipper or receiver for one or more …