Archive for November, 2017

Understanding Jackknifing And How To Prevent It

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

To be able to prevent a jackknife from occurring, you must know every situation where the accident may happen.

Jackknifing is a type of trucking accident that happens when a truck skids, causing the trailer to spin and collide with the cab. The accident often causes serious injuries, not only to the truck driver but also to the other drivers on the road, as the driver loses control of the vehicle. To understand jackknifing and to prevent it ever to happening to you, here are a few tips to keep in mind. (more…)

Strategy For Trucking At Night And During The Day

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Trucking driving during the day and night each come with their own challenges.

There are many differences between night driving and day driving when it comes to trucking. While you may have a preference, your delivery schedule and its flexibility are the main factors when it comes to what time of day you’ll have to drive. Either way, remember that your body will need time to adjust to a new sleeping schedule, and you should be aware of not taking on more than you can handle. Getting enough rest is crucial for all truck drivers, and it is critical that truck drivers are always wide awake and alert. (more…)

Must-Have Qualities Of A Professional Truck Driver

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Man driving a truck

A professional truck driver must have a long list of essential qualities to be successful in the industry.

Truck drivers are often underappreciated, as many people don’t know the truth of what it means to be a trucker, or how hard the job can be. A professional truck driver must be experienced and educated, and must have a long list of essential qualities, including responsible, dependent, and have strong social skills. At Evan Transportation, we hire professional truck drivers to ensure freight entrusted to us is shipped in a manner that is safe and efficient. (more…)