How Truckers Find Loads

January 20th, 2023
shipping containers

How exactly do truckers connect with companies needing freight shipping?

Whether you are a new trucker or are interested in learning more about the truck driving career, one of the most common questions that you might wonder is how truckers find loads. After all, many truckers need help finding enough loads to keep themselves afloat using one method alone. What are some of the most common ways that truckers use to locate loads?

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What is a Jake Brake?

January 13th, 2023
What is a Jake Brake?

Many trucks use Jake brakes to rule the road. What are they? Let’s find out.

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is a Jake Brake anyway?” It’s a compression release brake used to help truckers slow their truck down without unnecessarily wearing out their service brakes. Sometimes it’s also called an engine brake, and you’ll see it in many large diesel engines that come on semi-trucks.

So there you go, we’ve answered the age-old “what is a Jake Brake” question. There’s plenty more to Jake Brakes though, so let’s take a deeper dive into how they work and any other questions you may have about this kind of brake that truckers often rely on to keep themselves safe.

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How Runaway Truck Ramps Work

January 6th, 2023
How Runaway Truck Ramps Work

Runaway truck ramps are there for peace of mind, and emergencies!

In mountainous areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, you might pass off-ramps that soar up a steep incline, eventually reaching a dead end. They have the label “Runaway Truck Ramp.” Other names for them include truck escape ramps and escape bays. What are they, exactly? We’ll learn below how runaway truck ramps work and how vital they could be for your Evan Transportation trucker.

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Driving a Semi-Truck vs. Driving a Car

December 30th, 2022
Evan Transportation Driving Semi-Truck vs Car

Driving a semi-truck isn’t quite the same as driving a car—if you’re interested in a career as a trucker, it’s important to know the differences.

If you are interested in pursuing a career on the road, one of the biggest questions that you have is probably whether or not you can handle driving a truck. Particularly if you have no commercial driving experience, it can be intimidating to switch over. What are some of the key differences between driving a semi-truck vs driving a car?

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About Trucking During the Holidays

December 22nd, 2022
Types of Trailers in Trucking

What are the holidays like in the trucking world? Find out here.

Trucking is not a job for the faint of heart. It has its benefits and its challenges, just like any job, and one of the challenges is the long hours on the road. When traveling throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, some truckers might have to be on the road for days at a time. Only local truckers are home every night. There is much more to trucking during the holidays especially than meets the eye; here is more about what goes on and how truckers manage during the holidays.

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Wide Loads and Oversize Loads

December 16th, 2022
Wide Loads and Oversize Loads

Do you need to transport a wide or oversize load in the Mid-Atlantic region? Contact us!

Your company might have a particularly large load to transport in the Mid-Atlantic region. If so, Evan Transportation is up for the job! We provide trucking services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and are based in Maryland. We provide transportation for the long and short haul as well as A-1 trailers and mobile storage container rentals. Before you seek trucking services for wide loads and oversize loads, here is what you should know. 

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Importance of CDL for Truckers

December 8th, 2022
Importance of CDL for Truckers

A CDL is something you want your truckers to have. Here’s why.

Truck driving remains a popular industry that attracts a broad range of people. This fact is one of the things that makes truck driving so great, but it can also mean that some people are attracted to it looking for an easy job, which is not the case! Unfortunately, recently there have been multiple cases of truck drivers who do not have a CDL taking to the road. Legally, you are required to have one. Beyond that, what is the real importance of CDL for truckers?

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Challenges Facing Truckers in 2023

December 1st, 2022
Challenges Facing Truckers in 2023

Truckers face numerous challenges entering into 2023, all of which can be conquered.

The last few years have shown us that it is hard to predict the future. Covid surprised the world. Then, there were massive supply chain disruptions and unexpected increases in fuel costs. However, gathering as much insight as possible for the next few months is necessary to prepare and be flexible. 

Looking ahead to 2023 helps identify a list of connected challenges facing truckers that will continue to create uncertainty in the trucking industry. Below are some challenges facing truckers in 2023. 

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How Truckers Help the Supply Chain

November 23rd, 2022
How Truckers Help the Supply Chain

Truckers are essential players in keeping the supply chain going; here’s how.

According to Furniture Today, the trucking industry lost more than 11,00 truck driving jobs as of September 2022. This problem needs addressing for drivers to keep up with the demand while reducing the impact of ongoing supply chain issues. 

Truck drivers are essential for the supply chain because they are the ones who move products across the country. Without truck drivers, the necessities we need and conveniences we enjoy would not be accessible to us. Workers in the trucking industry keep our grocery store shelves stocked with food, gas stations filled with fuel, retail stores packed with clothes, and warehouses loaded with products to ship. 

Truck drivers help the supply chain because they support our thriving economy. Here is more information about how truck drivers help the supply chain. 

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Keeping Safe with an Oversize Load in Trucking

November 17th, 2022
Keeping Safe with an Oversize Load in Trucking

Safety is the top priority in transporting an oversize load!

For the most part, truckers will have to deal with an oversized load at a certain point in their careers. A lot of specific preparation needs to happen for a truck driver about to embark on a trip with an oversized load. An oversize load is a tricky and complicated element of any truck driver’s route. Ultimately, it comes down to being properly prepared and knowing the best approach to take when handling an oversized load. Here is some information to better help explain what an oversized load is and the best way to deal with it effectively and efficiently.

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