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
truck cab

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
defensive-driving

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 »

Tips For Night Driving

April 3rd, 2017

 

truck

How can you stay safe when driving at night?

Anyone who has long been a member of the trucking industry will tell you that spending so much of their daily lives on the road includes a heightened amount of risk. You can’t be responsible for your fellow drivers, leaving your one and only option as a keen sense of awareness and knowledge of advanced safety precautions. Although it is mandated that all members of the trucking industry clock out for proper sleep breaks during a given route, driving during the night is sometimes inevitable. In that case, your awareness and knowledge is always your greatest asset in staying safe along your journey!

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How is Uber Changing Trucking Life?

March 24th, 2017
Freight truck on the road

Driver-less vehicles may soon exists, but the trucking industry will continue to thrive.

It’s only been a few years since Uber came along and changed transportation as we know. While the GPS-based mobile phone application continues to prove the most popular in major cities, many people across the US (and in many other countries, with growing numbers) have come to depend on its services to provide their primary means to work and school. It was only a matter of time before the successful start-up company found its way into the freight and trucking arena. So this poses the question, how will Uber’s increasingly-popular method of transportation change trucking life for those who spend most of their life out on the road? Read the rest of this entry »

More Cars on the Road, Mean Better Defensive Driving

March 17th, 2017
a busy freeway

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

As the weather finally begins to warm up, drivers involved in every area of transportation services will soon be noticing many more vehicles on the road. With that in mind, spring is the perfect time to remind yourself on some basics regarding defensive driving, keeping yourself always safe and alert! Read the rest of this entry »

Making Your Truck a Home Away From Home

March 10th, 2017
Man driving a truck

There are ways to make your truck feel more like home!

When working in the transportation services industry, all truckers know that they are going to be spending a lot of time on the road, especially behind the wheel of a truck that will come to seem all-too familiar as the route goes on. While there are many options to pass all that time, while also maintaining safety and staying alert, are there ways to make that truck feel more comfortable — your home away from home? There certainly are! And here are a few suggestions to make your next road journey just a little more cozy and familiar. Read the rest of this entry »