Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

“On Duty, Not Driving”

Friday, June 17th, 2022
"On Duty, Not Driving"

“On Duty, Not Driving” is lingo common in the trucking world.

A trucker’s job is more than just hauling stuff around behind their cab. A huge part of their everyday existence centers around being calm, safe, and compliant. Safety is incredibly important because the trucker is not only responsible for his own safety, but also the safety of every other person on the road around them. If they cause an accident (or even have one due to harsh weather,) it could be life-altering (or ending) for the people in the smaller vehicles around their rig. Compliance means adhering to the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe, like rules about how many hours in a day or week someone can spend behind the wheel. But the time behind the wheel isn’t the only time you spend working, so let’s dig into what it means to be on duty but not driving. 

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How Inflation Affects the Trucking Industry

Friday, May 27th, 2022
How Inflation Affects the Trucking Industry

Inflation is on the rise in 2022. How does it affect the trucking industry?

Inflation is everywhere in today’s world. The United States, in particular, is facing inflation in all areas. Ultimately, this phenomenon affects all people and all industries, and today, we are looking at how inflation affects the trucking industry in 2022. It is a multi-pronged issue, but not one that has no recourse.

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OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

Friday, April 29th, 2022
OTR vs. Regional vs. Local Trucking

You may have heard the terms of OTR, regional, and local trucking. Here are the differences.

Within the trucking industry, there are so many different types of trucks in use in the industry that most everyday people are not aware of. However, understanding the nuances and differences among OTR (over the road), regional, and local trucking can help guide you as you embark on your new trucking career. The reality is, while all of these are different, there are some similarities as well. Just like most driving jobs, CDL truck drivers will usually help load and unload the freight. Here are the key nuances associated with OTR, regional, and local trucking overall.

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What It Takes to Become a Trucker

Friday, February 25th, 2022
What It Takes to Become a Trucker

A trucker has the experience, reliability, and credentials to deliver precious goods.

Trucking is a tough business, but for the right person, it is great fun and a fulfilling career. Being a trucker involves driving long hours, enjoying plenty of solitude, and adhering to a strict schedule. It also requires significant exposure to the elements and excellent customer service. If you got it, a trucker brought it. When working with Evan Transportation, you can rest assured you are working with a qualified crew. Below is a little more insight into what it really takes to be a trucker.

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How Long Can a Trucker Truck at a Time?

Friday, February 18th, 2022
How Long Can a Trucker Truck at a Time?

Truckers maintain a routine schedule that changes every week!

The life of a trucker has its joys and its challenges. Truckers enjoy a relatively solitary life, enjoying the scenery of the road. Of course, there are rules for trucking, which mainly apply to driving hours and breaks. There is little more dangerous for a trucker than to drive while fatigued and distracted. Therefore, the following guidelines are in place via the DOT (Department of Transportation) to help a trucker truck in safe measures.

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Healthy Tips For Truckers To Stay Fit On The Road

Friday, January 14th, 2022
Healthy Tips For Truckers To Stay Fit On The Road Evan Transportation

Fortunately, you may find it beneficial for you to complete an exercise in the morning, giving you an energy boost.

Are you a truck driver looking to stay active and healthy but find yourself on the road too often? First and foremost, staying active isn’t an easy task for most people to remain consistent with. Let alone it may feel impossible for a truck driver on the road to accomplish their fitness goals. Whatever the case, maybe you’re in luck! In this blog, we’ve put together healthy tips for truckers to stay fit on the road and keep up with their overall health. Continue reading!

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The Top Benefits of Flatbed Trucking Services

Friday, November 12th, 2021

 

The Top Benefits of Flatbed Trucking Services Evan Transportation

Ultimately, it can be challenging to load large packages and boxes into a small, contained space.

For the most part, flatbed trucking can be an excellent choice for transporting a variety of large, bulky items. You see, there are many different benefits associated with using flatbed trucking services. Here are a few of the perks that come equipped with flatbed trucking services.

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Get Some Better Rest in Your Sleeper Cabin!

Friday, October 8th, 2021

 

Get Some Better Rest in Your Sleeper Cabin! Evan Transportation

The smallest amount of light can bother some people enough to have trouble falling or staying asleep.

Life on the road can be incredibly stressful and exhausting. Most people see the trucking life as easy – you get to sit down, right? – but they don’t realize the toll that driving can have on your physical, mental, and emotional health. One of the best ways to recoup each day is to get a good night’s sleep, (plus it will help you be a safer driver on the road). That’s a lot harder to do on the road than people might think. There are some tips and tricks you can use to get a better night’s sleep in your sleeper cabin, however. Read on to learn more. 

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5 Insightful Tips For Renting Trailers

Friday, October 1st, 2021
5 Insightful Tips For Renting Trailers Evan Transportation

The cost of renting trailers depends on the type, size, mileage, and towing services.

As trailer rental companies struggle with last-minute trailer reservations, their potential clients strive for trailer renting information. Whether you plan to haul unusable trucks or cars, deliver some building supplies or move furniture, trash, or livestock, renting a trailer can be a great idea. Below are some insightful trailer rental tips to keep in mind as you look for the ideal moving solution.

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The Ultimate Guide For Truck Leasing

Friday, September 24th, 2021

But before you risk your hard-earned cash, do your research. You will be surprised that there are many trustworthy and legit truck leasing firms.

There has been a lot of rumor-mongering and gossip on the truck leasing business in the United States. Surprisingly, some of the rumor mongers have never leased cars, let alone trucks. Don’t get us wrong, but this gossip affects the industry and prevents many professional and business-minded drivers from progressing. There are testimonies of bad leasing experiences as there are good ones. With all these sorts of positive and negative reviews, how do you lease a truck? Are there legit truck leasing companies that exist today? Why are there more claims in the truck leasing business than they are in the closely related car hire business? This ultimate guide tries to answer all these queries.

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