Archive for the ‘Road Travel’ Category

3 Exercises To Improve Your Health On The Road

Friday, October 26th, 2018
Check out these three exercises to improve your health while on the road.

Check out these three exercises to improve your health while on the road.

A career in trucking is very rewarding, but it also comes with a few drawbacks. One of the most significant disadvantages is the negative effects it can have on your health, as sitting for long hours every day can take its toll on your body. While it can be hard to find the time to work out, do your best to complete these three simple and quick exercises while on the road to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle! (more…)

Essential Cab Accessories For Truck Drivers

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Check out our list of essential cab accessories for truck drivers.

Check out our list of essential cab accessories for truck drivers.

Truck drivers spend long hours sitting in their cab and driving for hours at a time, so it’s important to make the trip as comfortable as possible. There are a few essential cab accessories that every trucker should have on hand to ensure they are able to carry out their job safely and enjoyably. (more…)

A Trucker’s Packing List: Essentials To Take On The Road

Friday, July 27th, 2018
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Check out this guide of essentials every trucker needs on the road!

A truck is like a second home for truck drivers, as they spend a significant amount of time on long hauls across the country. If a trucker forgets an essential item before leaving on a long haul, it can be hard to make it through until the next assignment. Before taking off on your next job, make sure to follow this guide of essentials to keep in your truck! (more…)

How To Make Your Truck Seat More Comfortable For Long Hauls

Friday, June 15th, 2018
Learn how to make your truck seat more comfortable for long hauls.

Learn how to make your truck seat more comfortable for long hauls.

It’s very important for truckers to have a comfortable seat, as driving for a long period of time in an uncomfortable position can take its toll on your body. Since truckers drive all day or all night, it’s crucial to have support to avoid lower back pain and keep all focus on the road. Continue reading for a few tips on how to make your truck seat more comfortable. (more…)

How Summer Truck Drivers Can Beat The Heat

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Learn how truck drivers can stay safe during the summer months.

Learn how truck drivers can stay safe during the summer months.

Driving in the summer comes with a lot of challenges, between the sun getting in drivers eyes and the increased traffic. The summer heat is also tough to handle, even when inside your truck all day. Check out these tips to beat the heat and stay safe while trucking during the summer months. (more…)

Self-Evaluation Checklist For Truckers

Friday, February 16th, 2018
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All drivers must be cautious while driving, but a good professional trucker knows all the best practices and works to correct his/her mistakes.

Truck driving requires a lot of skill, and it takes a dedicated person to thrive in a trucking career. Since truckers spend the majority of their days on the road, they must always stay up to date on driving safety and practice their skills. Take the time every once in a while to take a day where you pay close attention to everything you do on the road to evaluate yourself and make notes of areas where you need improvement. (more…)

Weigh Stations 101

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

A weigh station is a designated stop where the Department of Transportation (DOT) inspects the weight of a vehicle to ensure you are traveling with a safe load. Weigh stations are very important for all cars on the road, as overweight vehicles can cause major problems on a highway. In the U.S., the maximum weight of a truck with a full trailer is 80,000 pounds. For new truckers who have yet to encounter their first trip to a weigh station, here are a few things you should know. (more…)

Can Truck Drivers Bring Pets Along For Long Hauls?

Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Pets can provide great benefits for truck drivers on long hauls.

Pets can provide great benefits for truck drivers on long hauls.

Last week’s blog touched upon truck drivers’ struggles with homesickness and loneliness, and a great solution we mentioned was to bring along a pet for long hauls. In this week’s blog, we’ll look at how possible it is for truckers to bring along their cat or dog on the road, and the many benefits that come with having a furry friend in the passenger seat. (more…)

How To Manage Loneliness And Homesickness While On The Road

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
If you struggle with loneliness or homesickness while on the road, you’re not alone- many truckers feel like same. Here are some ways to manage those feelings.

If you struggle with loneliness or homesickness while on the road, you’re not alone- many truckers feel like same. Here are some ways to manage those feelings.

Many truckers around the world agree that one of the hardest parts of the job is leaving home for long periods of time to be on their own. Everyone feels homesick at some point, but truckers have to deal with this feeling as just another part of their job. For those who feel as though the homesickness and loneliness on the road are affecting their overall well-being and their career, take a look at some of our tips on how to manage those feelings. (more…)

How to Manage Your Road Rage

Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Got road rage? Find out how to manage it for a calm and stress-free drive.

It happens to all drivers at some point- another driver on the road is really getting on your nerves. Whether they’re driving too slow or dangerously cut in front of you, road rage happens to the best of us. However, for truck drivers, calmly managing that road rage is what makes a great professional trucker. Knowing how to remain stress-free on the road is important for all truckers, so here are a few tips on how to manage your emotions. (more…)