Archive for April, 2021

How Flatbed Service Drivers can Stay Connected

Wednesday, 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.  (more…)

The Path to Becoming a Truck Driver

Thursday, 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.  (more…)

Eat This, Not That When Trucking Long Distance

Thursday, 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.  (more…)

How Truck Drivers Can Keep Themselves Safe

Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Truck drivers never know who might be lurking at a trucking rest stop.

Many truck drivers work an all-around schedule, meaning that sometimes they might be working at very late hours at night. Because nighttime is so dark, this, unfortunately, means that criminals are willing to use it to their advantage. Truck drivers are often prime targets for these crooks because they are out late at night, often alone, and sometimes unfamiliar with the area. Therefore it is required for truck drivers to not only know how to handle a dangerous situation but also how to protect themselves from harm. Here is a guide on how truck drivers can defend themselves when facing potential attacks from criminals. (more…)

How Your Trucking Fleet Can Improve Its Fuel Economy

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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Reducing fuel consumption is a must have for any trucking fleet to stay as economical as possible.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and other factors, gasoline and fuels, especially diesel fuels, have been going up in price recently. This is a hindrance to any trucking fleet since they are now more expensive to maintain and keep on the move. While truck manufacturing companies are hard at work trying to maintain the best fuel economy possible per truck to conserve money and the environment, much research and development have been put on hold due to the pandemic. And with not as many people on the road, it makes sense for gas prices to be at a premium for providers to keep up with the normally required profit to stay afloat. When looking for trucks to add to a trucking fleet, most fleet owners say that they look especially for trucks that have a good fuel economy. But what exactly can trucking fleets do as a whole to keep the fuel economy at its best rate? Read to find out.