Safe Trucking During the Holidays

July 1st, 2022
Safe Trucking During the Holidays

It’s vacation season! Truckers do their part in keeping the roads safe.

Vacation season has arrived! July through October see the highest vacation traffic in the United States, as people enjoy the warm weather and mild fall as much as possible. Truckers continue to traverse the roads during this busy season, and that means they need to practice particular caution in light of the vacation-goers. Here’s how the professionals practice safe trucking during the holidays.

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Benefits of Mobile Storage Containers

June 24th, 2022
Benefits of Mobile Storage Containers

You can find mobile storage containers for your business with Evan Transportation!

There is no denying that finding the proper storage solutions can be cumbersome — but it doesn’t have to be so daunting. As any business begins to grow and thrive, there will come a time when your office building might lack the storage space necessary to keep all the important information you need stored. Effective and efficient solutions can help provide the necessary storage you’re looking for — enter mobile storage containers. Ultimately, portable storage containers are great for businesses that are continuing to grow but don’t necessarily have a ton of storage space in their current office building. Here are some of the key perks associated with having mobile storage containers for your business.

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“On Duty, Not Driving”

June 17th, 2022
"On Duty, Not Driving"

“On Duty, Not Driving” is lingo common in the trucking world.

A trucker’s job is more than just hauling stuff around behind their cab. A huge part of their everyday existence centers around being calm, safe, and compliant. Safety is incredibly important because the trucker is not only responsible for his own safety, but also the safety of every other person on the road around them. If they cause an accident (or even have one due to harsh weather,) it could be life-altering (or ending) for the people in the smaller vehicles around their rig. Compliance means adhering to the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe, like rules about how many hours in a day or week someone can spend behind the wheel. But the time behind the wheel isn’t the only time you spend working, so let’s dig into what it means to be on duty but not driving. 

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Staying Calm While Trucking: Practical Tips

June 9th, 2022
Staying Calm While Trucking: Practical Tips

Truckers can stay relaxed on the road with these helpful tips.

No matter what kind of trucker you are, or driver you are, you know how important it is to stay calm and collected on the road. Getting distracted or upset can cause any driver to drive dangerously and potentially hurt someone. When driving is your profession, it is even more important to maintain that state of good nature and repose needed for the road. Below are a few tips on staying calm while trucking.

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Tips for Truck Driving in the Rain

June 2nd, 2022
Tips for Truck Driving in the Rain

Truck drivers stay in control in the rain when practicing this advice.

Driving in any condition other than clear and sunny skies can be riskier than not. Any driver will need to use extra caution on the road to have a safe journey. Truck drivers especially have to use caution; in fact, the rules are slightly different for truck drivers as opposed to four-wheel drivers. These tips for truck driving in the rain will keep your driving professional.

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How Inflation Affects the Trucking Industry

May 27th, 2022
How Inflation Affects the Trucking Industry

Inflation is on the rise in 2022. How does it affect the trucking industry?

Inflation is everywhere in today’s world. The United States, in particular, is facing inflation in all areas. Ultimately, this phenomenon affects all people and all industries, and today, we are looking at how inflation affects the trucking industry in 2022. It is a multi-pronged issue, but not one that has no recourse.

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What Kind of Fuel Do Semi-Trucks Use?

May 20th, 2022
What Kind of Fuel Do Semi-Trucks Use?

Semi-trucks run on diesel; here’s why!

Semi-trucks help you run your business across the state and perhaps across multiple states. They and their truckers help businesses transport valuable goods of all kinds from the warehouse to the store every day. What keeps the trucks going? Fuel. If you are curious about what kind of fuel semi-trucks use and why, keep on reading!

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Tarping Down a Truck Load

May 13th, 2022
Tarping Down a Truck Load

Tarping down a load properly makes the trip safe and smooth.

If you’re hauling any goods on a flatbed, tank car, or gravel truck, tarping down a truck load is essential to protecting your load and other vehicles on the road. However, using a tarp can be more challenging than it sounds. Many truckers can slip and fall when applying or removing the tarp, and a tarp that isn’t adequately secured can fly off on the road and cause serious accidents. So, how can you tarp down your truck load safely?  

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How Semi-Truck Brakes Work

May 7th, 2022
How Semi-Truck Brakes Work

Semi-truck brakes work differently from other vehicles; learn more here!

Semi-truck brakes are a fundamental mechanism in a commercial truck. Unlike sedan or small van brakes, semi-truck brakes are responsible for stopping over thousands of pounds of extra weight if they carry a full load. This means that they need an incredibly powerful, reliable braking system to ensure everyone’s safety on the road. So how exactly do they work? 

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OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

April 29th, 2022
OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

You may have heard the terms of OTR, regional, and local trucking. Here are the differences.

Within the trucking industry, there are so many different types of trucks in use in the industry that most everyday people are not aware of. However, understanding the nuances and differences among OTR (over the road), regional, and local trucking can help guide you as you embark on your new trucking career. The reality is, while all of these are different, there are some similarities as well. Just like most driving jobs, CDL truck drivers will usually help load and unload the freight. Here are the key nuances associated with OTR, regional, and local trucking overall.

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