Archive for January, 2023

How Truckers Find Loads

Friday, January 20th, 2023
shipping containers

How exactly do truckers connect with companies needing freight shipping?

Whether you are a new trucker or are interested in learning more about the truck driving career, one of the most common questions that you might wonder is how truckers find loads. After all, many truckers need help finding enough loads to keep themselves afloat using one method alone. What are some of the most common ways that truckers use to locate loads?

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What is a Jake Brake?

Friday, January 13th, 2023
What is a Jake Brake?

Many trucks use Jake brakes to rule the road. What are they? Let’s find out.

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is a Jake Brake anyway?” It’s a compression release brake used to help truckers slow their truck down without unnecessarily wearing out their service brakes. Sometimes it’s also called an engine brake, and you’ll see it in many large diesel engines that come on semi-trucks.

So there you go, we’ve answered the age-old “what is a Jake Brake” question. There’s plenty more to Jake Brakes though, so let’s take a deeper dive into how they work and any other questions you may have about this kind of brake that truckers often rely on to keep themselves safe.

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How Runaway Truck Ramps Work

Friday, January 6th, 2023
How Runaway Truck Ramps Work

Runaway truck ramps are there for peace of mind, and emergencies!

In mountainous areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, you might pass off-ramps that soar up a steep incline, eventually reaching a dead end. They have the label “Runaway Truck Ramp.” Other names for them include truck escape ramps and escape bays. What are they, exactly? We’ll learn below how runaway truck ramps work and how vital they could be for your Evan Transportation trucker.

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