Tips for New Truck Drivers

TruckingFor truck drivers who have been within the business for years, trial and error has been the key in managing their time on the road. However, new truck drivers don’t have the time to go through the trial and error process. In order to manage their time properly, new truck drivers should consider the following tips.

One of the biggest time wasters when it comes to truck driving can be the parking options. After certain times, parking spots throughout truck stops can be hard to find. When this happens, new truck drivers will find themselves wasting hours trying to find a spot to park for the evening. Instead of wasting your time with parking spots, place yourself on an early schedule that will help you avoid the parking spot struggle. Parking by 6 in the evening to have yourself up by 3 in the morning can help you stay on schedule while avoiding the major hunt for a spot.

New truck drivers should also familiarize themselves with the traffic patterns of the areas they will be passing through. Not knowing about the common rush hour times in each area can have new truck drivers sitting in heavy traffic for several hours, which can quickly place them behind schedule. New truck drivers should check the traffic reports a week before heading out onto the road to determine which areas of interstate to avoid during certain times.

New truck drivers should also be sure to allow time to rest before they fall victim to fatigue. While they may think that pushing through will save time, they could be placing themselves in serious danger of crashing.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

We higher drivers with previous trucking experience, who know how to avoid these common mistakes while driving. Our drivers know how important safety is while on the road, which is why they are trained in safety before they are on the road.

We service the following areas:

  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Central Pennsylvania and points east
  • West Virginia (eastern part of the state)
  • Northern Virginia
  • Richmond


Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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