Archive for July, 2016

Tips for Trucking with Pets

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

trucking pet

A trucking pet can make long hours on the road more enjoyable.

Trucking for extended durations can become quite lonely, which is why many truck owners bring along a co-pilot — just not of the human variety. A trucking “pet” can make the experience of driving long hours much more enjoyable. Here are a few tips when it comes to trucking with an animal companion.


Defensive Driving Techniques

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Defensive driving techniques can help you avoid a collision.

If you’ve been driving for a long time, you probably know that driving is risky business. Not everyone drives well! It’s important for responsible drivers to develop a set of skills to defend themselves against possible collisions due to bad drivers, drunk drivers, or dangerous weather conditions. You can’t control the actions of other drivers, but you can prepare yourself for the worst case scenarios. Here are a few tips for practicing defensive driving techniques. (more…)

Pokémon Go: Trucker’s Delight or Road Hazard?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is the hot new thing, and truckers might have the advantage when it comes time to play.

Unless you’re living under a proverbial rock you’ve probably heard something about the recent “Pokémon Go” phenomenon that has just about everyone obsessed. And if not you’re probably saying to yourself, “Poka what?” Don’t worry. We’ll fill you in on what Pokémon Go means for truckers and hopefully dispel some of the confusion. (more…)

The Growing Appeal of Trucking Simulators

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
trucking simulator

Trucking simulators are a cool new way for people to experience what it’s like to be a trucker.

One unusual trend in the video game industry is the rise of trucking simulators such as American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck simulator. These games put players right in the driver’s seat and enable them to experience the thrilling life of a trucker as they journey across breathtaking landscapes. And we’re not kidding—these games are seriously popular right now. American Truck Simulator, released this past February, has already accumulated 9,500 reviews on the digital distribution platform Steam, 92% of which were positive. So why are trucking simulators so trendy? We’ve set out to find out. (more…)