Crucial Tips for New Truckers

Driving Alert the Natural Way

The trucking lifestyle for newbies, but the right tips can go a long way towards success!

Many people are attracted to the idea of being a trucker as a profession. Not only does it provide a great salary, but it also allows for a sense of freedom and an opportunity to see large parts of the country. Though, it is more than just sitting behind a wheel and can prove difficult for seasoned truckers, let alone rookies. Before a truck driver starts on his or her route, they must inspect the truck and trailer. If the driver notices anything out of the ordinary, he or she will have to resolve the issue before setting out for the day. Many drivers also check the weather, road conditions and construction news before leaving. They also need to plan for fuel stops and weigh stations. Knowing what to expect before leaving makes for a smoother travel experience. Here, we’ve curated some more useful tips for new truckers.

Communication is Key

The trucking business is all about relationships. Get to know your colleagues, including your dispatcher and fellow truck drivers. By keeping good lines of communication, you’ll build strong relationships, which could help you get better freight lanes and help you advance your trucking career. Also, be a friend on the road and communicate with your fellow truckers if you go through a construction zone, a slowdown, or if you see an accident, so the OTR drivers behind you can be prepared.

Eat Healthy and Stay Active

Eating right can be a challenge when you drive a truck, but with a little pre-planning and some healthy tips, you can practice healthy habits even on the road. Some ways to keep your health in check include packing your own nutritious food and choosing healthy options at the truck stop. When you’re constantly on the move and in a new place every day, it can be a challenge to find a time and a place to work out. So why not incorporate it into your schedule? Pull over at pit stops and stretch, maybe even go for a run. While keeping your body healthy on long hauls, you will find your brain even more active and responsive, which is an obviously a benefit for a job that requires constant mental and physical vigilance.

For All Your Trucking Needs

Evan Transportation provides trucking and transportation services for clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. All of our drivers and staff are offered competitive salaries, benefits, and are guaranteed to be home every day. Interested in finding out more? Visit us online or give us a call at 443-673-3365. For even more information, visit us on FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedIn, and Google+.

This entry was posted on Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 5:40 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.