Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

January 10th, 2020
Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

What is personal conveyance, and how can you exercise off-duty truck driving correctly?

By now, many of you know that operating a commercial vehicle beyond the allotted hours of service is grounds for a violation. However, it’s unrealistic that truckers on the road be stopped and stranded when making their long journeys without a personal vehicle. For that reason, guidelines are put in place to promote safe and reasonable personal conveyance. Personal conveyance is the driving of a commercial motor vehicle, like a truck, during the driver’s off-duty hours. To avoid committing truck driving violations, there are some things to understand about off-duty trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

January 3rd, 2020
Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

Truck drivers face physical and mental strains on the job — here are ways to manage those stresses.

We know the life of a trucker isn’t easy. The job eventually takes its physical and mental toll on the truck driver. There are plenty of healthy lifestyle tips for truckers that improve their physical well-being. In turn, these can have positive effects on their mental and emotional state as well. Here are some common pains and strains truck drivers face and ways to cope or alleviate some of these issues. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

December 27th, 2019
What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

E-commerce and fuel prices continue to play some big roles in the trucking industry.

The new year is quickly approaching, as are new trends in the trucking industry. Many aspects directly influence the performance of the sector as a whole. To understand what to expect from the trucking industry in 2020, here are some trends and topics that will influence trucking companies’ successes or pitfalls in the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »

Winter and Holiday Time Trucking Tips

December 20th, 2019
Winter and Holiday Time Trucking Tips

Winter and holiday time trucking can present its own challenges. Here are some tips to get truckers through it!

For many, the holidays are a time to gather with friends and family. For those in the trucking industry, we know that isn’t always true for us. In fact, many truckers are busier during this time of year and out on the roads, delivering everything that makes the holidays and New Year possible. What’s more, the wintertime is full of its own dangerous driving conditions and weather to navigate. In addition to an extra sense of homesickness during this time of year, trucking isn’t easy but still very necessary. To help, we’ve compiled a few tips for trucking safely in winter conditions and how to add some holiday cheer into the life of a trucker. Read the rest of this entry »

More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

December 13th, 2019
More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

We’ve got even more tips to help truck drivers live a healthy lifestyle on the road.

Perhaps you share the perception with the general public, or you never expected this to impact to you before you started trucking, but the truck driver lifestyle makes it hard to lead a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, the job requirements don’t make healthy and active living easy, but it’s also far from impossible. Although truckers spend most of their days focused on driving, there are many opportunities to incorporate healthy choices into their routine. We’ve covered plenty of fitness and healthy eating tips before, but here are a few more healthy lifestyle tips truck drivers can start using today! Read the rest of this entry »

3 Benefits of Getting Truck Dashcams

December 4th, 2019
3 Benefits of Getting Truck Dashcams

Installing truck dashcams can help protect your fleet.

While it’s not the most advanced piece of technology in our modern world, truck dashcams still hold so much value. These devices are a standard in many vehicles and trucking fleets for good reasons. Using truck dashcams to record trucks and truckers on and off the road serves many purposes. The following are three benefits of installing truck dashcams to your vehicle or fleet. Read the rest of this entry »

Reduce Chances of Committing Trucking Violations

November 22nd, 2019
Reduce Chances of Committing Trucking Violations

Trucking violations can be found with the driver or vehicle. What are some precautions to take in order to avoid them?

Trucking rules and regulations get enforced for a good reason: they’re put in place to protect truck drivers and others from dangerous accidents that can occur from reckless or poor vehicle handling. Many truckers don’t willfully commit wrongdoings or try to skirt the system. However, trucking violations can still be found for minor compliance issues or even misunderstanding of the laws. Individual truckers and fleet owners can educate themselves on ways to reduce the chances of committing a trucking violation. Read the rest of this entry »

What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

November 15th, 2019
What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

Do you know what to do in the event your truck breaks down mid trip?

If a truck breaks down, that puts the driver, others, and the condition of the vehicle and freight in danger. Many trucking companies, including Evan Transportation, are cautious with safety practices and keep excellent track records. However, in the event of an emergency where you find your truck has broken down, here are some steps to take. Read the rest of this entry »

Delivering Hazardous Materials

November 8th, 2019
Delivering Hazardous Materials

Delivering hazardous materials requires some extra considerations.

Another specialized delivery type we’ll be discussing today is the delivery of hazardous materials. Like fulfilling flatbed deliveries or delivering oversized loads, moving hazardous materials is a precarious job within the transportation and trucking industries. Moving liquid or solid hazmats endangers people and the environment if not correctly handled. Beyond exercising safer trucking, there are a few things to consider when delivering hazardous freights. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

November 1st, 2019
Trucking Through Stormy Rainy Weather

We have some tips for a safer journey when you get caught trucking in heavy rain.

Halloween night 2019 was undoubtedly scary for Maryland: we were hit with strong winds, lightning, and heavy rain! Many truckers would have pulled into truck stops for the night to wait out the showers and get much-needed sleep. But, what happens when a truck driver encounters a sudden storm on the road? The decision then lies between using safer trucking precautions or stopping altogether to wait for better weather. Careful planning before a trip to avoid bad weather is always best. Still, weather changes pretty quickly, and forecasts can be inaccurate. Next time you find yourself caught in stormy and rainy weather on the road, here’s some advice for safe trucking. Read the rest of this entry »