Crucial Tips for New Truckers

August 4th, 2017
Driving Alert the Natural Way

The trucking lifestyle for newbies, but the right tips can go a long way towards success!

Many people are attracted to the idea of being a trucker as a profession. Not only does it provide a great salary, but it also allows for a sense of freedom and an opportunity to see large parts of the country. Though, it is more than just sitting behind a wheel and can prove difficult for seasoned truckers, let alone rookies. Before a truck driver starts on his or her route, they must inspect the truck and trailer. If the driver notices anything out of the ordinary, he or she will have to resolve the issue before setting out for the day. Many drivers also check the weather, road conditions and construction news before leaving. They also need to plan for fuel stops and weigh stations. Knowing what to expect before leaving makes for a smoother travel experience. Here, we’ve curated some more useful tips for new truckers. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking: Day Vs. Night

July 28th, 2017
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Driving during both day and night hours each come with their own challenges.

In many ways, being a trucker is more of a lifestyle than a job. Its demands, particularly upward of 300 days per year on the road, will certainly limit what time you spend at home, thus impacting relationships with those around you. And because it may be two years before you can move into a regional driving position that allows for you to return home weekly, instead of once every three weeks, spouses or partners deserve some say in your deliberations before you decide if driving a truck for a living is for you. When it comes to life on the road a lot of things have to be taken into account. One major factor being: is better to drive during the day or at night? Read the rest of this entry »

Driving Alert the Natural Way

July 25th, 2017
Driving Alert the Natural Way

Here are some natural ways to relevel the effects of fatigue and boredom on the open road.

Let’s face it, life on the road can be quite monotonous! Long hauls can be boring after about the first 10 or 20 miles. The continuous sound of your engine running and wheels humming against the surface of the road, doesn’t exactly harmonize with whatever music you are playing. Most of the scenery on long hauls is the same, especially if you’ve driven the haul before- you’ve seen all there is to see. These two potentially deadly combinations, the white noise of the tires and nothing visually exciting to keep your attention contribute to road fatigue, is what causes the eyelids to sag and could potentially lead to much bigger problems. Fortunately, there are natural ways to relevel the effects of fatigue and boredom on the open road.
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The Healthiest Diet for Life on the Road

July 15th, 2017
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The proper diet can boost energy, focus, and overall well-being on the road.

The life of a truck driver is fun for many who pursue the open road, it also provides a sense of freedom as well as great pay and job security, however, it is easy to be unhealthy in this profession. Driving a truck all day, sleeping in your truck, and eating at various truck stops and diners can lead a trucker down an unhealthy path. Without a regular healthy diet and staying stationary for long periods of time, this can have an adverse effect on the body. However, there are ways to stay healthy as a trucker if that is your goal. Doing so means changing any bad habits and being disciplined about it. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Keep In Shape While On the Road

July 5th, 2017
Truck driving is one of the largest occupations in the United States according to the U.S
Department of Labor and also one of the jobs that are the least physically active. While truck
drivers play an important part of our economy and industry delivering packages and products
most drivers can spend up to eleven hours a day driving. Today we are going to discuss some
tips and tricks from livestrong.com to help you stay active on the road.

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The Best First Assignments for Rookie Truckers

June 30th, 2017
career in truck driving

For rookie truckers, there are some ideal first assignments.

The first day at every job is stressful and full of unknowns, and the first day as a

rookie trucker can be even more intimidating. There are several types of jobs
available in the trucking industry for rookie truckers and all of them have different
requirements and options. Here’s what you need to know about the different types
of trucking assignments and which ones are the best fit for rookie truckers.

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Tips For Increased Fuel Efficiency

June 21st, 2017
The cost of fuel typically accounts for about 30% of a fleet’s budget. That’s a lot of
gas! Companies use all sorts of methods to try and keep those costs down. There are
apps and various kinds of software geared towards increasing fuel efficiency and
there are even hybrid-powered vehicles. But, what a lot of managers often overlook
is that educating their drivers is actually one of the cheapest methods they can use.

fuel efficiency

Better fuel efficiency practices can save you big time at the pump.

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Safe Driving During a Summer Heat Wave

June 16th, 2017
truck accident

When the summer sun really kicks in, there are specific safety tips to keep in mind out on the road.

The hot weather is here to stay and many drivers are hitting the road to visit

vacation spots throughout the country. When you’re a trucker, that means dealing
with all of the headaches that the heat and all of the drivers cause. Here are some
simple summer tips for safe driving during a heat wave.

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What Are the Best Mobile Apps for Truckers?

June 2nd, 2017
Trucking apps

Recent mobile apps can make life much easier out on the road.

Every industry has to keep up with current technological advances, and the trucking

industry is no different! The current technology keeps us in touch with loved ones,
other drivers, brokers, carriers and the home office. Electronic logs are far more
accurate and have the potential to save loads of time. With all of the tools available,
the search for the right ones may seem daunting. These are just a couple of
suggestions of the more popular apps that are currently on the market.

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Can Cell Phone Apps Phase Out Classic CB Radio Communication?

May 26th, 2017
Distracted Driving is a trucker's worst enemy.

CB Radio is a staple of trucking life — but will cell phones phase them out?

You’ve heard the saying before—there’s an app for that! When it comes to classic CB

radio communication, the way that truckers have communicated amongst each
other for decades, there are many cell phone apps that are claiming to be potential
replacements for the mode of communication. Can cell phone apps ever phase out
classic CB radio communication?

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