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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Final Thoughts on That Long Summer Haul

May 19th, 2017
Man driving a truck

As summer is coming, here are last-minute tips to make that haul a little more fun!

The weather this week is proof that summer is here! The pavement is heating up, drivers are getting a little more ornery, and traffic is creeping closer to bumper-to-bumper as families prepare to hit the beach. Unfortunately for truck drivers, summer driving can feel like anything but a summer vacation. Here are some of our best tips to make your next long summer haul feel more like a trip and less like a chore. Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Tips for Trucker Safety

May 12th, 2017
truck accident

Summer brings more vehicles on the road, and more safety measures for professional truckers.

Truckers are behind the wheel and driving for long hours. There are some summer tips to help with trucker safety that you should be aware of. A few driving tips will ensure you’re a little safer. Read the rest of this entry »

Turn Your Next Long Haul into an Exciting Summer Road Trip

May 5th, 2017
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There are many ways to make your next route a fun summer road trip!

Planning a long haul is the single most important part of the long haul itself! Without the proper planning, you can fall behind, miss your deadline altogether, or run into huge delays along the way. If you are ready to stop being surprised on the road, it’s time to start planning ahead. Here are out best tips for turning your next long haul into a successful road trip. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety Tips for Summer

April 25th, 2017
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As summer begins, here are some important tips for trucking safety!

Last week we discussed the best ways to beat heavy summer traffic, but how can we protect ourselves when we can’t avoid the high volume on the roads? According to a survey by the Department of Transportation in 2014, summer is the most dangerous season to be driving in. There are eighteen percent more fatal accidents in the summer months than in the winter months. There are many factors that can contribute to this from congestion to weather. When driving is your job in the congested east coast, safety is the most important in the trucking life. Read the rest of this entry »

How Truckers Can Beat the Summer Traffic

April 17th, 2017
Busy Road

When the weather warms up, expect many more vehicles on the road.

Summertime is the season for travelers- throughout the scorching summer days families and friends pack up and migrate toward the coasts, toward theme parks and to other vacation areas for a little rest and relaxation. The average commuter understands the struggle of the inconsistency and high volume of traffic during the summer but what about a trucker whose job it is to drive? It’s hard not to get lethargic or weary when the summer sun comes beating down and the traffic comes with it but there are some smart ways to beat the heat and make the bumper to bumper more bearable. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting into the Trucking Industry

April 10th, 2017

Breaking into the trucking industry isn’t as simple as showing up, filling out a job application, and driving away in a truck a couple hours later. Instead, it’s full of many different tests to ensure that you are ready for trucking life and all of the dangers it contains. Here is our basic guide to getting into the trucking industry. Read the rest of this entry »