Weigh Stations 101

January 14th, 2018
Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

A weigh station is a designated stop where the Department of Transportation (DOT) inspects the weight of a vehicle to ensure you are traveling with a safe load. Weigh stations are very important for all cars on the road, as overweight vehicles can cause major problems on a highway. In the U.S., the maximum weight of a truck with a full trailer is 80,000 pounds. For new truckers who have yet to encounter their first trip to a weigh station, here are a few things you should know. Read the rest of this entry »

How Truckers Can Fit In Workouts To Their Day

January 5th, 2018
Daily exercise is important for everyone, but can be hard for truckers to fit into their busy schedule. Here are a few tips for fitting in workouts on long hauls.

Daily exercise is important for everyone but can be hard for truckers to fit into their busy schedule. Here are a few tips for fitting in workouts on long hauls.

We all know that frequent exercise is important for our health, but truckers know that fitting in workouts on a long haul is not always easy. With days consisting of early mornings, late nights, and hours of driving in between, there’s no easy way to fit in exercise in the day. Continue reading for some tips on how to optimize your workouts and maintain a healthy lifestyle as a trucker. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Truck Drivers Bring Pets Along For Long Hauls?

December 21st, 2017
Pets can provide great benefits for truck drivers on long hauls.

Pets can provide great benefits for truck drivers on long hauls.

Last week’s blog touched upon truck drivers’ struggles with homesickness and loneliness, and a great solution we mentioned was to bring along a pet for long hauls. In this week’s blog, we’ll look at how possible it is for truckers to bring along their cat or dog on the road, and the many benefits that come with having a furry friend in the passenger seat. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Manage Loneliness And Homesickness While On The Road

December 14th, 2017
If you struggle with loneliness or homesickness while on the road, you’re not alone- many truckers feel like same. Here are some ways to manage those feelings.

If you struggle with loneliness or homesickness while on the road, you’re not alone- many truckers feel like same. Here are some ways to manage those feelings.

Many truckers around the world agree that one of the hardest parts of the job is leaving home for long periods of time to be on their own. Everyone feels homesick at some point, but truckers have to deal with this feeling as just another part of their job. For those who feel as though the homesickness and loneliness on the road are affecting their overall well-being and their career, take a look at some of our tips on how to manage those feelings. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Manage Your Road Rage

December 8th, 2017
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Got road rage? Find out how to manage it for a calm and stress-free drive.

It happens to all drivers at some point- another driver on the road is really getting on your nerves. Whether they’re driving too slow or dangerously cut in front of you, road rage happens to the best of us. However, for truck drivers, calmly managing that road rage is what makes a great professional trucker. Knowing how to remain stress-free on the road is important for all truckers, so here are a few tips on how to manage your emotions. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Truckers During the Holiday Season

December 1st, 2017
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The holiday season can be one of the most dangerous time of the year for truckers.

Trucking during the holiday season can be very rewarding, as countless items need to rapidly make it from place to place for shoppers, restaurants, and stores. While trucking can be lucrative during the holiday months, it can also be dangerous as more drivers hit the road. If you are trucking this holiday season, here are some of the safe driving tips you need to know. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Jackknifing And How To Prevent It

November 16th, 2017
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To be able to prevent a jackknife from occurring, you must know every situation where the accident may happen.

Jackknifing is a type of trucking accident that happens when a truck skids, causing the trailer to spin and collide with the cab. The accident often causes serious injuries, not only to the truck driver but also to the other drivers on the road, as the driver loses control of the vehicle. To understand jackknifing and to prevent it ever to happening to you, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Strategy For Trucking At Night And During The Day

November 10th, 2017
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Trucking driving during the day and night each come with their own challenges.

There are many differences between night driving and day driving when it comes to trucking. While you may have a preference, your delivery schedule and its flexibility are the main factors when it comes to what time of day you’ll have to drive. Either way, remember that your body will need time to adjust to a new sleeping schedule, and you should be aware of not taking on more than you can handle. Getting enough rest is crucial for all truck drivers, and it is critical that truck drivers are always wide awake and alert. Read the rest of this entry »

Must-Have Qualities Of A Professional Truck Driver

November 1st, 2017
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A professional truck driver must have a long list of essential qualities to be successful in the industry.

Truck drivers are often underappreciated, as many people don’t know the truth of what it means to be a trucker, or how hard the job can be. A professional truck driver must be experienced and educated, and must have a long list of essential qualities, including responsible, dependent, and have strong social skills. At Evan Transportation, we hire professional truck drivers to ensure freight entrusted to us is shipped in a manner that is safe and efficient. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking Interviews May Be Harder Than You Think

October 26th, 2017
New Truck Driver

Thinking about becoming a truck driver? Make sure you’re extremely prepared for the long interview.

Contrary to what you may think, trucking has some of the longest job interviews in the world, according to TruckingTruth.com. The job interview for truckers is different compared to other jobs, as their interview truly begins while truckers attend company-sponsored training. Here, they are first judged on how to interact with others and are evaluated based on the quality of their character. Read the rest of this entry »