How Truck Drivers Can Keep Themselves Safe

April 9th, 2021
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Truck drivers never know who might be lurking at a trucking rest stop.

Many truck drivers work an all-around schedule, meaning that sometimes they might be working at very late hours at night. Because nighttime is so dark, this, unfortunately, means that criminals are willing to use it to their advantage. Truck drivers are often prime targets for these crooks because they are out late at night, often alone, and sometimes unfamiliar with the area. Therefore it is required for truck drivers to not only know how to handle a dangerous situation but also how to protect themselves from harm. Here is a guide on how truck drivers can defend themselves when facing potential attacks from criminals. Read the rest of this entry »

How Your Trucking Fleet Can Improve Its Fuel Economy

April 2nd, 2021
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Reducing fuel consumption is a must have for any trucking fleet to stay as economical as possible.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and other factors, gasoline and fuels, especially diesel fuels, have been going up in price recently. This is a hindrance to any trucking fleet since they are now more expensive to maintain and keep on the move. While truck manufacturing companies are hard at work trying to maintain the best fuel economy possible per truck to conserve money and the environment, much research and development have been put on hold due to the pandemic. And with not as many people on the road, it makes sense for gas prices to be at a premium for providers to keep up with the normally required profit to stay afloat. When looking for trucks to add to a trucking fleet, most fleet owners say that they look especially for trucks that have a good fuel economy. But what exactly can trucking fleets do as a whole to keep the fuel economy at its best rate? Read to find out.

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The Benefits of Intermodal Truck Travel

March 25th, 2021
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Intermodal shipments come off boats looking like this, and they attach directly to your truck.

Truck driving is an essential job. Without truck drivers, freight would not be able to get from point A to point B, and businesses and entire industries would have great difficulty in receiving supplies. But truck driving is not an easy job. It can be physically and emotionally taxing since truck drivers often are away from home for many days or even weeks. Perhaps you are a truck driver looking to be able to spend more time with your family, or maybe you are tired of the achy joints. If so, have you considered intermodal truck driving? Intermodal is a different type of trucking than a traditional cross-country driver. Read on to learn more about intermodal trucking and why it could benefit you as a truck driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer Rentals vs. Trailer Leases: Which is Best for My Fleet?

March 18th, 2021
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Trailers are a requirement of any hauling fleet. But when do you choose a rental vs a lease?

In the trucking business, client load can change overnight. Businesses and construction sites are constantly ordering new stock or supplies to complete their projects, and they know there is no such thing as a science fiction instant teleporting beam. These clients need a fast and reliable trucking service to make the items they need arrive on time, and that can be done through a quality trucking fleet. But what happens when your trucking fleet doesn’t have enough semi-trailers to be able to complete a job? You must turn to either trailer rentals or trailer leases. Both seem to be similar,  but they are actually fundamentally different processes. This article will explain the differences between trailer rentals and trailer leases to clear up any confusion between the two. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Safely Deliver Oversized Loads At Night

March 12th, 2021
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Traveling with an oversize load can be very stressful, especially at night. Make sure to follow these safety tips.

When it comes to oversized loads and nighttime driving, there are some safety implementation methods and protocols that should always be followed. In fact, there are some helpful tips truck drivers can take to ensure they stay safe when driving an oversized load at night. Here are some incredibly useful tips to stay safe at night with a heavy load.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Avoid Dozing Off While Trucking

March 4th, 2021
Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.

It’s perfectly okay for trucking professionals to take naps during their travels while parked in a safe area.

Sometimes, staring at a particularly monotonous road for long hours while trucking, especially at night, can be very tiring. Many trucking professionals have fallen victim to dozing off while on the road. This can lead to severe automotive accidents that can result in the death of the trucker or affected car drivers. Therefore it is vital that truckers take great precautions to remain well-rested and ready for the road at all times for everyone’s safety. Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.  Read the rest of this entry »

Truck Maintenance Suggestions for Spring

February 26th, 2021
Getting your Truck Ready for Spring

With spring on the way, take the opportunity to perform some maintenance tasks on your truck!

Throughout the winter season, trucks take on a huge toll. Snow, mud, and salt can start accumulating and causing serious damage to your truck, which can make transitioning into the spring a little tougher. To ready yourself for the new season, you’re going to have to take some time and perform a few maintenance tasks. Here are some truck maintenance tips you can use to get yourself ready for spring. Read the rest of this entry »

Driving Tips to Help Truck Drivers in Winter Weather

February 18th, 2021
Driving Tips to Help Truck Drivers in Winter Weather

Here are some tips we have for truck drivers to help them safely drive through winter weather.

As temperatures drop, it becomes more difficult for truck drivers to navigate through the weather. There are many problems that truck drivers have to handle when temperatures get low enough. Poor visibility is a concern, and tire traction isn’t nearly as strong, among other issues.

Fortunately, you can apply certain safety measures to make sure you keep yourself as safe as possible when on the road. Here are some tips we have for truck drivers to help them safely drive through winter weather. Read the rest of this entry »

Mistakes That Can Be Made While Trucking

February 12th, 2021
Mistakes That Can Be Made While Trucking

Here are some of the driving habits you’ll want to avoid while trucking.

With winter storms still being an issue in the mid-Atlantic, driving — and specifically trucking — can become hazardous. Living in the mid-Atlantic, the weather can have a significant impact on driving habits and behaviors. Unfortunately, incitement weather is notorious for being a leading cause of driving accidents. As a result, knowing the best ways to avoid any accidents on the road — especially for truck drivers — can alleviate the perry associate with traveling during the winter months when the weather can be at its worst. Here are some of the driving habits you’ll want to avoid while trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Buy Commercial Semi-Truck Tires

February 6th, 2021
How to Buy Commercial Semi-Truck Tires

Make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary when you buy commercial semi-truck tires.

When you drive or own a commercial semi-truck, maintenance isn’t a small thing. A well-maintained rig is more fuel-efficient, safer, and better to drive. Buying new semi-truck tires for your rig is an important part of your maintenance tasks. There are lots of tires to choose from, which can make it a time-consuming process to make sure you’re investing in the proper ones for your rig or fleet. There are already many time-sinks that exist in the trucking industry, like traffic, for example. Make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary when you buy commercial semi-truck tires by familiarizing yourself with four main factors of consideration. Read the rest of this entry »