Keep Cool When Making Temperature Controlled Deliveries

October 18th, 2019
Keep Cool When Making Temperature Controlled Deliveries

Temperature controlled deliveries entails special trucking considerations.

The type of cargo truckers deliver often incurs additional considerations. With climate-sensitive goods, temperature-controlled deliveries are necessary to protect the integrity of the products. A trucker can follow proper trucking safety to get the cargo where it needs to be, but like other types of specialized trucking, temperature-controlled deliveries require more care. How do truck drivers keep their cool when they need to keep their cargo cool? Here are some things truckers consider when fulfilling temperature-controlled deliveries. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

October 10th, 2019
Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Safe braking and following distance practices keep everyone safer on the road.

Any driver on the road should exercise proper safety, including practicing safe braking and maintaining adequate following distances. Truck drivers are operating much larger and dangerous vehicles that can carry oversize loads or tricky flatbeds. Truckers must demonstrate extra caution when maneuvering their trailers, and more so on a shared road. Truck drivers will have learned how to brake and maintain following distance in truck driving school. However, reviewing these trucking safety tips and considerations can inform all drivers on best practices. This way, truckers remember to check their driving habits, and others can recognize good or dangerous trucking on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

October 3rd, 2019
The Benefits of Intermodal Drayage

What’s so great about intermodal drayage? A lot more than you think.

Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, we have plenty of access to roads, rails, and ports. As the shipping and trucking industries progress, we take advantage of new methods to get deliveries from place to place efficiently. Intermodal drayage is one of those new methods. Evan Transportation provides valuable intermodal drayage services to our clients. Are you aware of the benefits intermodal drayage can create for your business?  Read the rest of this entry »

Make Your Trucking Sleeper Cab Feel Like Home

September 27th, 2019
Make Your Trucking Sleeper Cab Feel Like Home

Add some comforts of home to your sleeper cab.

A truck sleeper, or sleeper cab, is designed for truck drivers to rest or sleep in the cabin. Truckers, especially those trucking long hauls, spend a lot of their time in their truck cabin, sometimes more than they are at home. Making the sleeper cab feel more like home and adding small comforts go a long way toward keeping drivers feel better on the road. Keep reading to find different ways you can make a sleeper cab feel like home while you’re on the road trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

September 19th, 2019
5 Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

Are you aware of the extra precautions that go into delivering oversized loads?

Shipping wide or oversized loads presents its own particular set of challenges in the trucking industry. These challenges are similar to the ones associated with following typical trucking loading regulations or safety precautions on the road. However, like the shipments oversized trucks carry, some of these challenges are widened.

Tractors, bulldozers, large construction materials, and manufactured homes are just a couple of examples of oversized shipments. For transporting these shipments, even a more specialized flatbed service won’t always be enough. There are special regulations to follow and permits needed to move loads this large.

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4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

September 12th, 2019
4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

Flatbed service is a special type of trucking. Here are 4 truths about it.

Flatbed service is different than your typical trailer-hauling type trucking. With flatbed shipping, the freight is not enclosed in a dry van or temperature-controlled trailer. The freight is neither loaded or unloaded from docks. Instead, the goods are typically taken to its designated site and can be unloaded from all angles of the flatbed. You usually see flatbeds transporting oversized construction materials, machinery, or vehicles like cars.

Flatbed hauling entails some special considerations in the trucking industry. Let’s take a look at some of the truths about flatbed service.

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3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

September 4th, 2019
3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

Here’s the low-down on dropped trailer service.

Like several other lines of work, the trucking industry is full of jargon. We already know about the importance of trucking in the United States, so it makes sense to inform the average person on trucking terminology that may be useful to them and, more importantly, their business. Truckers know what a dropped trailer is, and trucking companies might be trying to sell their dropped trailer services to a shipper. What does that mean for you? Here are three questions we’ve answered about dropped trailers to tell you what you need to know.

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A Short Guide to Long Haul Trucking

August 30th, 2019
A Short Guide to (Surviving) Long Haul Trucking

Here’s our guide to making those long haul trips. What are some of your tips?

When you’re on the road for a long haul trucking job, it can usually go one of two ways; either you’re prepared and have a great comfortable time, or you’re miserable. Working long hauls can be grueling, but they’re necessary for the industry, and when prepared, they can even be fun. If you follow a few tricks, you’ll be able to take on the long haul trucking trips with nothing to fear! 

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Trucking Services Using Technology for Safety and Savings

August 21st, 2019
Adding trucking technology to trucking companies' fleets improves safety, saves money, and saves time.

Trucking services stay safe and stay competitive with modern technology.

While some trucking technology isn’t new and immensely groundbreaking, these innovations are helping trucking companies maintain safety and savings. Trucking services have added certain trucking tech for multiple good reasons. Some additions in the past few months or years have been for trucking service regulatory reasons. Others just make sense to keep the trucker, truck, and cargo safe.

Today we compiled a list of pretty standard trucking technology you would find in most fleets today. These add-ons help trucking companies improve their overall logistics. Trucking services can be made more accurate, faster, and safer in the process. Further, adding these technology to your fleet can keep your trucking service competitive.

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5 Reasons Why Truck Driving School Can Be Worth It

August 14th, 2019
Truck Driving

Is truck driving school worth it for you? Find out what some of the big benefits may be of getting your trucking education.

When it comes time to make a change in your life, the decision can be a stressful one, especially when that decision has long-term consequences impacting your future. Deciding on an educational path that leads to a career, while a stressful decision, is often a good one if the career is solid. Many people who consider getting a CDL to become a truck driver worry that it is not a good career choice. The truth is that going to truck driving school and obtaining a CDL is a good choice and provides many benefits. 

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