Delivery of Oversized Loads: Things to Keep In Mind

July 3rd, 2020
Delivery of Oversized Loads: Things to Keep In Mind

Whether it’s an extra-large load of supplies, a trailer home, or construction equipment, the delivery of oversized loads is a task best left to only the best trucking and transportation services.

Whether it’s an extra-large load of supplies, a trailer home, or construction equipment, the delivery of oversized loads is a task best left to only the best trucking and transportation services. While it sounds rather simple, the delivery of oversized loads can be a complicated and risky process. Both trucking contractors and their clients should understand some important considerations for this type of transportation service Read the rest of this entry »

Easy Steps to Keep Your Semi Truck Cab Clean

June 26th, 2020
Easy Steps to Keep Your Semi Truck Cab Clean

With a tight schedule and limited interior space, truckers can find themselves with an unruly semi truck cab from time to time.

As a professional driver, you need to take steps to keep your semi truck cab clean and make that capable impression. Of course, with a tight schedule and limited interior space, truckers can find themselves with an unruly semi truck cab from time to time. There are services that have someone else clean out and detail your cab — which may prove helpful if you ever sell or upgrade your truck in the future. However, it’s just as simple to set aside some time after a trip to tidy up the semi truck cab with the following steps. Read the rest of this entry »

Signs a Career in Truck Driving Could Be for You

June 19th, 2020
Signs a Career in Truck Driving Could Be for You

Some people can be rather well-suited for the work and lifestyle truck driving brings.

Have you ever wondered about a career in truck driving? Like most jobs, the occupation can come with a fair amount of stress and challenges. However, some people can be rather well-suited for the work and lifestyle truck driving brings. Today, we’re going to go over a few signs that likely indicate you would be pretty satisfied with a career in truck driving. Read the rest of this entry »

Prepare for Summertime Trucking With These Tips

June 12th, 2020
Prepare for Summertime Trucking With These Tips

Summertime trucking puts drivers and their vehicles in pretty challenging circumstances due to the environment. Still, the deliveries need to be made, and drivers need to get there swiftly yet safely.

Winter and cold weather truck driving can get quite difficult and dangerous, yet the summer and heat aren’t so forgiving on truck drivers either. Summertime trucking puts drivers and their vehicles in pretty challenging circumstances due to the environment. Still, the deliveries need to be made, and drivers need to get there swiftly yet safely. Keep these summertime trucking tips in mind as we head into the sweltering season. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Things to Keep In Mind During Delivery of Hazardous Materials

June 5th, 2020
3 Things to Keep In Mind During Delivery of Hazardous Materials

There are a few essential things to keep in mind when contracted with the delivery of hazardous materials.

At some point, most transportation services will engage in the transportation and delivery of hazardous materials. These hazardous materials are things that can cause damage to the environment or organisms within the environment. Such materials can be solid, liquid, or gas and can range from common household chemicals to industrial-strength substances, any of which require special transportation instructions. There are a few essential things to keep in mind when contracted with the delivery of hazardous materials. Read the rest of this entry »

Defensive Driving for Commercial Truck Drivers

May 29th, 2020
Defensive Driving for Commercial Truck Drivers

Commercial truck drivers who practice defensive driving must stay active, alert, and engaged.

You may have already heard of this term, but what is defensive driving? Simply put, defensive driving is operating a vehicle passively and reactively to your surroundings and other drivers in order to avoid any incidents. While the definition does imply a passive driving strategy, commercial truck drivers who practice defensive driving actually must stay active, alert, and engaged. Yes, these are all qualities commercial truck drivers should be demonstrating anyway when behind the wheel of a big rig, so what are some defining actions of defensive driving? Read the rest of this entry »

Tips To Fight Fatigue When Long Haul Trucking

May 22nd, 2020
Tips To Fight Fatigue When Long Haul Trucking

As with any driving based job, some real dangers lurk if drivers don’t take proper care of themselves when long haul trucking.

Taking a seat behind the wheel on a big rig can be a tempting idea. It can be exciting to see different parts of the country while on your routes, and the best part? You might be able to choose your coworkers! However, as with any driving based job, some real dangers lurk if drivers don’t take proper care of themselves when long haul trucking. Chief among them: fatigue. As an essential part of the workforce, let’s read about how truckers can combat the dangerous driving fatigue problem. Read the rest of this entry »

How Gasoline and Diesel Engines Compare in Commercial Trucks

May 15th, 2020
How Gasoline and Diesel Engines Compare in Commercial Trucks

Commercial trucks have made the shift to diesel technology because fleet owners recognize the long-term value of leveraging this type of engine and fuel.

While more than 97 percent of all U.S. Class 8 trucks — the class including tractor-trailers — run on diesel fuel, it seems strange this day in age for companies to debate whether they should have fleets of commercial trucks with gasoline or diesel engines. Commercial trucks have made the shift to diesel technology because fleet owners recognize the long-term value of leveraging this type of engine and fuel. In truth, cost determination for acquiring and maintaining these vehicles are important to consider, as it is typically in any business. However, when we compare gasoline and diesel engine performance and operation for commercial trucks, one can see why diesel engines amount to the superior choice. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

May 8th, 2020
4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

By using telematics systems with a trucking companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.

Telematics is nothing new to most modern trucking companies. What is telematics, you ask? It refers to a field of study that encompasses telecommunications and vehicle technologies, like GPS and diagnostic systems, to send data about vehicle location, travel speed, and internal vehicle conditions to a central management system. Basically, telemetry’s practical uses are applied to monitor where in the world a vehicle is and where it’s traveling.

Now more than ever, trucking companies and their drivers are under immense pressure to keep the transportation and supply chain moving along efficiently. By using telematics systems with a companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.  Read the rest of this entry »

Truck Drivers: Be Aware of These Critical Health Issues

May 1st, 2020
Truck Drivers: Be Aware of These Critical Health Issues

The nature of truck drivers’ work can contribute to adverse health conditions and issues.

Truck drivers, you know a career composed of trucking, long-hauls, and deliveries isn’t the easiest or safest occupation. Apart from the risk of road-related accidents, the nature of the work can contribute to adverse health conditions and issues. Fulfilling your work duties means long sedentary days driving stretches of highway while eating quick and easy but not the most nutrition-rich foods. Of course, not all truck drivers’ lives are like this, and individual genetics, as well as other factors, can play a huge role in your health. However, these are a few of the common and critical health issues that many truck drivers face today due to the job. Read the rest of this entry »