Understanding Transportation Weigh Stations

May 20th, 2021
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Transportation weigh centers are an essential part of trucking on highways.

Whether you are a brand new truck driver or a well-experienced one, you are likely familiar with transportation weigh stations. These off road areas are found all over the American highway system and play a very important role in keeping roads safe for all vehicle drivers. Whether you’re a trucking professional or are just curious about the stations you see scattered across American highways, here’s what happens at transportation weigh stations.  Read the rest of this entry »

Using Storage Containers to Move Cross-Country

May 13th, 2021
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Storage containers can be used for a variety of purposes, including moving.

While some people are perfectly fine living in the same place, they grew up their whole lives, moving far away from where you once called home is a right of passage for others. Some people move for work, some move for transfers, some for retirement, and some just because they want to try somewhere new for a while. Whatever your reason for moving, you will most likely need some way to move your furniture and other belongings to your new distant place of residence. But renting a moving truck or hiring a move-out company can be very expensive and very time-consuming. How can you move to your new home on a relatively low budget? If you are lucky enough to own or be able to rent a semi-truck built for towing, there is one more solution you can use: shipping containers. Here’s how you can use storage containers to save some time and cash when moving far away from home.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Coach Your Trucking Fleet Team

May 6th, 2021
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A trucking fleet all works under one common goal, so why not try some team-building techniques?

As a manager of a trucking fleet, you want your employees to feel welcomed and confident in their ability to perform. Even though trucking fleet drivers spend most of their working days off on their own on countless roads across the American landscape, there is still a sense of community between all drivers. Therefore, it is very important to be a manager who is supportive of your employees and desires to see them grow and develop in their careers. So, compare yourself to a sports coach, and think of your trucking fleet as your team. Here’s how you can coach your trucking fleet team and develop their career potential as truck drivers.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Flatbed Service Drivers can Stay Connected

April 28th, 2021
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Staying connected to family and friends can be difficult while on the road, but not impossible thanks to technology.

Being a truck driver for a flatbed service can be very rewarding and fun. There are lots of places to visit, and you get paid to watch the American landscape roll by through your windows. But, like with any position, there are a few downsides. One negative part about being a flatbed service driver is that you will likely be separated from your loved ones for weeks to months at a time. This can put a great emotional strain on truck drivers and negatively affect their emotional and mental health. But luckily, we live in 2021. There are a variety of ways to keep in touch with family and friends in this day and age. Here is how flatbed service drivers can stay in touch with their favorite people even when on the road for frequent and long periods of time.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Path to Becoming a Truck Driver

April 22nd, 2021
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A truck driver is a rewarding and exciting career that takes you to all sorts of places.

A truck driver is an admirable career path with lots of benefits. It is a great position for those who love to travel and explore every corner of the United States. If any of these sentiments apply to you and if you are looking for a rewarding choice in your career, starting your journey to truck driver-dom is not as hard as you’d think. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to kickstart your career as a cross-country truck driver.  Read the rest of this entry »

Eat This, Not That When Trucking Long Distance

April 15th, 2021
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Trucking giving you a sweet tooth? Try a sweet apple instead of a donut.

As truck drivers, we all know how tempting it is to stop by a fast-food restaurant when we hear our stomachs growl. They are everywhere located off of the major highways we encounter while trucking. If not a fast-food restaurant, we may stop at rest stops or convenience stores and stock up on some potato chips or other greasy snacks. But since trucking is an already sedentary job, combined with eating unhealthy foods on the regular, it can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent later health problems, even while trucking. It starts by choosing the foods you bring with you, trucking wisely. Before you head out trucking long distances, consider taking some of these nutritional foods with you instead of stopping for fast food.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Truck Drivers Can Keep Themselves Safe

April 9th, 2021
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Truck drivers never know who might be lurking at a trucking rest stop.

Many truck drivers work an all-around schedule, meaning that sometimes they might be working at very late hours at night. Because nighttime is so dark, this, unfortunately, means that criminals are willing to use it to their advantage. Truck drivers are often prime targets for these crooks because they are out late at night, often alone, and sometimes unfamiliar with the area. Therefore it is required for truck drivers to not only know how to handle a dangerous situation but also how to protect themselves from harm. Here is a guide on how truck drivers can defend themselves when facing potential attacks from criminals. Read the rest of this entry »

How Your Trucking Fleet Can Improve Its Fuel Economy

April 2nd, 2021
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Reducing fuel consumption is a must have for any trucking fleet to stay as economical as possible.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and other factors, gasoline and fuels, especially diesel fuels, have been going up in price recently. This is a hindrance to any trucking fleet since they are now more expensive to maintain and keep on the move. While truck manufacturing companies are hard at work trying to maintain the best fuel economy possible per truck to conserve money and the environment, much research and development have been put on hold due to the pandemic. And with not as many people on the road, it makes sense for gas prices to be at a premium for providers to keep up with the normally required profit to stay afloat. When looking for trucks to add to a trucking fleet, most fleet owners say that they look especially for trucks that have a good fuel economy. But what exactly can trucking fleets do as a whole to keep the fuel economy at its best rate? Read to find out.

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The Benefits of Intermodal Truck Travel

March 25th, 2021
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Intermodal shipments come off boats looking like this, and they attach directly to your truck.

Truck driving is an essential job. Without truck drivers, freight would not be able to get from point A to point B, and businesses and entire industries would have great difficulty in receiving supplies. But truck driving is not an easy job. It can be physically and emotionally taxing since truck drivers often are away from home for many days or even weeks. Perhaps you are a truck driver looking to be able to spend more time with your family, or maybe you are tired of the achy joints. If so, have you considered intermodal truck driving? Intermodal is a different type of trucking than a traditional cross-country driver. Read on to learn more about intermodal trucking and why it could benefit you as a truck driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer Rentals vs. Trailer Leases: Which is Best for My Fleet?

March 18th, 2021
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Trailers are a requirement of any hauling fleet. But when do you choose a rental vs a lease?

In the trucking business, client load can change overnight. Businesses and construction sites are constantly ordering new stock or supplies to complete their projects, and they know there is no such thing as a science fiction instant teleporting beam. These clients need a fast and reliable trucking service to make the items they need arrive on time, and that can be done through a quality trucking fleet. But what happens when your trucking fleet doesn’t have enough semi-trailers to be able to complete a job? You must turn to either trailer rentals or trailer leases. Both seem to be similar,  but they are actually fundamentally different processes. This article will explain the differences between trailer rentals and trailer leases to clear up any confusion between the two. Read the rest of this entry »