Ways to Eliminate Distracted Truck Driving

November 13th, 2020
Ways to Eliminate Distracted Truck Driving

These precautions and preparations keep the focus on truck driving and less on the unimportant factors.

Of all the ways to practice safe truck driving, keeping one’s focus on the road and away from distractions should be a given. Yet, there will always be things that will try to divert the driver’s attention away from the road. When, not if, these distractions do come up, the driver faces unnecessary obstacles that can get in the way of safe truck driving. However, one can take a few steps before and during truck driving to eliminate as many distractions from the job at hand as possible. These precautions and preparations keep the focus on truck driving and less on the unimportant factors. Read the rest of this entry »

What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

October 30th, 2020
What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle.

When people are out on the road, everyone owes everyone some extent of responsibility to keep us all safe. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists should have the sense to keep themselves and others safe, as do semi-truck drivers. Eventually, semi-truck drivers will find themselves in close quarters with pedestrians in high-traffic places, like in a city or town. Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

Safe Truck Driving Tips for Autumn

October 23rd, 2020
Safe Truck Driving Tips for Autumn

Autumn, in particular, can bring some challenges that are easy to overlook. The good news is that there are ways to make sure your truck driving is as safe as it can be this fall.

Autumn is officially here. A lot is changing but what isn’t going away is the persistent need for truckers to stay safe when out on the road. Whenever there are seasonal changes, there are also changes to what you need to think about in terms of safety. Autumn, in particular, can bring some challenges that are easy to overlook. The good news is that there are ways to make sure your truck driving is as safe as it can be this fall. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips on Semi Truck Tire Maintenance and Care

October 16th, 2020
Tips on Semi Truck Tire Maintenance and Care

Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet manager, maintaining tires is always a critical part of working with semi trucks.

Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet manager, maintaining tires is always a critical part of working with semi trucks. Nothing feels quite as bad as a flat or blowout when you’re out on the road, which doesn’t always cut into your productivity, but also creates huge safety issues. Aside from that, keeping your tires in good condition can impact fuel economy and increase the lifespan of other parts of a truck like the suspension system or brakes. Take these semi truck tire maintenance and care tips to heart and keep your tires in better condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Hours of Service Violations Truck Drivers Make

October 9th, 2020
Common Hours of Service Violations Truck Drivers Make

While the hours of service regulations aren’t too difficult to understand, truck drivers and the companies they work for can run into problems with keeping accurate logs of these hours, thus resulting in violations.

Hours of service (HOS) regulations are in place to keep drivers and others on the road safe. These rules dictate when and how long truck drivers can be on duty and driving for their carrier companies. While the hours of service regulations aren’t too difficult to understand, truck drivers and the companies they work for can run into problems with keeping accurate logs of these hours, thus resulting in violations. Further, these can seem like minor infractions at the time, but accruing several HOS violations reflects poorly on a trucking service. These are the most common violations truck drivers can make when it comes to abiding by their hours of service. Read the rest of this entry »

Why It’s Easier Than You Think to Eat Healthy While Trucking

October 2nd, 2020
Why It's Easier Than You Think to Eat Healthy While Trucking

When talking about long-distance trucking, healthy eating is one of those things that probably does not come to mind.

When talking about long-distance trucking, healthy eating is one of those things that probably does not come to mind. Between the long hours of sitting, cheap takeout or gas station snacks, or the preserved food required to make the journey, there doesn’t seem like many opportunities to choose healthy items. However, what if we told you there was a way to keep a healthy diet and eating habits despite the naysayers? There are several different methods to stick to healthy eating and to avoid unhealthy situations even when you have a long road ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Checklist: Can I Trust This Trucking Service?

September 25th, 2020
Checklist: Can I Trust This Trucking Service?

A shipper certainly isn’t short of options when looking for a carrier, so how can they know which carrier’s trucking service to trust?

Plenty of businesses depend on the right trucking service to make their company succeed and thrive. Therefore, there’s a lot of pressure for businesses to partner with a trustworthy and reputable trucking company that can provide the trucking service they need. A shipper certainly isn’t short of options when looking for a carrier, so how can they know which carrier’s trucking service to trust? If you’re looking for professionalism and dependability with your trucking service, then make sure the next carrier you work with meets these items on this checklist. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

September 18th, 2020
Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case.

The trucking industry sure doesn’t look like it used to. One area where that’s increasingly evident is the increased use of technology, like dash cameras being deployed by trucking companies. The use of dash cameras can impact so many different parts of trucking: your insurance, driver training, and overall safety. Deciding whether or not you should use dashboard cameras can be an expensive, challenging endeavor, though it isn’t a process without its benefits. More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

September 11th, 2020
Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay.

Completing the delivery of hazardous materials can be a significantly more dangerous job given the nature of the shipment and the operation of different vehicles. Therefore, the transportation industry has set up requirements for only certified truck drivers with special hazmat knowledge to fulfill these deliveries. Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay. Here’s what you should know about the certification process in order to carry out safely and legally the delivery of hazardous materials. Read the rest of this entry »

Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

September 4th, 2020
Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

Both shippers and trucking companies can find ways to improve their operations with dropped trailers.

Both shippers and trucking companies can find ways to improve their operations with dropped trailers. The nature of dropped trailer service can cut down on time spent waiting for a shipment to be loaded or unloaded. Paired with some other transportation services, dropped trailers could increase delivery efficiency while alleviating some time-related pressure. Read the rest of this entry »