All About Semi-Trucks and What You’ll Need to Know

June 18th, 2021
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Semi-trucks are a staple of American highways, and also keep the economy afloat.

If you are a truck driver, chances are you will be driving semi-trucks. After all, they are the most common vehicle type that truck drivers drive due to their large size, durability, and weight capacity on the road. But no two types of semi-trucks are alike, and it’s important for truck drivers to know the difference before choosing their own personal favorite type to drive. Here are a few of the most common types of semi-trucks truck drivers will often be operating and the similarities and differences between them. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Better Yourself as a Truck Driver

June 11th, 2021
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Being a truck driver is no easy job, so self care is very important.

Being a truck driver can be such a rewarding experience. Not only do you get to make a great living, but you do so by seeing the country and staying out on the road. However, there’s a level of discipline that comes with trucking that you don’t see in many other professions. Taking care of yourself and improving yourself, all from the cab of your truck, isn’t always easy. Don’t worry, we at Evan Transportation have some tips on how to better yourself as a truck driver and get the most out of the profession. Read the rest of this entry »

Improve Your Company Logistics in 3 Steps

June 4th, 2021
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Logistics is a complicated web of handling, but it always gets the job done.

Now that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are finally starting to stabilize, we can now see a much clearer picture of just how important good logistics management was in the past year. With a huge shift in online business making and sales, many old-fashioned companies were not able to make it based on their old business model. Other companies learned from their failures: they either must adapt to the new normal or risk a total shutdown. One thing a lot of business owners jumped on to stay afloat was the great management of their company’s supply chain logistics model. After all, in a mostly online shopping world, having a better supply chain and shipment logistics became more important than ever before. Here are some sensible ways you can begin adapting your supply chain and shipment logistics management today for a more efficient tomorrow.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Truckers Can Stay Safe on Roundabouts

May 27th, 2021
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Roundabouts may be stressful for some truckers, but it’s not the end of the world!

Although they’ve been used for decades in other countries such as England, Australia, and France, roundabouts are a relatively new introduction to American highways. Many years ago, there were a few roundabouts scattered here and there across the landscape, but you could probably count how many you’d encounter as cross-country truckers. Now, due to their more ergonomic approach to traffic control as opposed to traditional stoplight systems, more and more truckers are having to deal with roundabouts all over the place. While a roundabout may not seem like a big deal to someone in a small car, many truck drivers know that it can be much more difficult to navigate when driving a semi-truck with a large trailer. Being safe at a roundabout isn’t impossible for trucking. However, it just takes a bit of effort from the trucker’s side. Here’s how truckers can remain safe and use roundabouts with ease across America.  Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Transportation Weigh Stations

May 20th, 2021
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Transportation weigh centers are an essential part of trucking on highways.

Whether you are a brand new truck driver or a well-experienced one, you are likely familiar with transportation weigh stations. These off road areas are found all over the American highway system and play a very important role in keeping roads safe for all vehicle drivers. Whether you’re a trucking professional or are just curious about the stations you see scattered across American highways, here’s what happens at transportation weigh stations.  Read the rest of this entry »

Using Storage Containers to Move Cross-Country

May 13th, 2021
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Storage containers can be used for a variety of purposes, including moving.

While some people are perfectly fine living in the same place, they grew up their whole lives, moving far away from where you once called home is a right of passage for others. Some people move for work, some move for transfers, some for retirement, and some just because they want to try somewhere new for a while. Whatever your reason for moving, you will most likely need some way to move your furniture and other belongings to your new distant place of residence. But renting a moving truck or hiring a move-out company can be very expensive and very time-consuming. How can you move to your new home on a relatively low budget? If you are lucky enough to own or be able to rent a semi-truck built for towing, there is one more solution you can use: shipping containers. Here’s how you can use storage containers to save some time and cash when moving far away from home.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Coach Your Trucking Fleet Team

May 6th, 2021
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A trucking fleet all works under one common goal, so why not try some team-building techniques?

As a manager of a trucking fleet, you want your employees to feel welcomed and confident in their ability to perform. Even though trucking fleet drivers spend most of their working days off on their own on countless roads across the American landscape, there is still a sense of community between all drivers. Therefore, it is very important to be a manager who is supportive of your employees and desires to see them grow and develop in their careers. So, compare yourself to a sports coach, and think of your trucking fleet as your team. Here’s how you can coach your trucking fleet team and develop their career potential as truck drivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Flatbed Service Drivers can Stay Connected

April 28th, 2021
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Staying connected to family and friends can be difficult while on the road, but not impossible thanks to technology.

Being a truck driver for a flatbed service can be very rewarding and fun. There are lots of places to visit, and you get paid to watch the American landscape roll by through your windows. But, like with any position, there are a few downsides. One negative part about being a flatbed service driver is that you will likely be separated from your loved ones for weeks to months at a time. This can put a great emotional strain on truck drivers and negatively affect their emotional and mental health. But luckily, we live in 2021. There are a variety of ways to keep in touch with family and friends in this day and age. Here is how flatbed service drivers can stay in touch with their favorite people even when on the road for frequent and long periods of time.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Path to Becoming a Truck Driver

April 22nd, 2021
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A truck driver is a rewarding and exciting career that takes you to all sorts of places.

A truck driver is an admirable career path with lots of benefits. It is a great position for those who love to travel and explore every corner of the United States. If any of these sentiments apply to you and if you are looking for a rewarding choice in your career, starting your journey to truck driver-dom is not as hard as you’d think. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to kickstart your career as a cross-country truck driver.  Read the rest of this entry »

Eat This, Not That When Trucking Long Distance

April 15th, 2021
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Trucking giving you a sweet tooth? Try a sweet apple instead of a donut.

As truck drivers, we all know how tempting it is to stop by a fast-food restaurant when we hear our stomachs growl. They are everywhere located off of the major highways we encounter while trucking. If not a fast-food restaurant, we may stop at rest stops or convenience stores and stock up on some potato chips or other greasy snacks. But since trucking is an already sedentary job, combined with eating unhealthy foods on the regular, it can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent later health problems, even while trucking. It starts by choosing the foods you bring with you, trucking wisely. Before you head out trucking long distances, consider taking some of these nutritional foods with you instead of stopping for fast food.  Read the rest of this entry »