Posts Tagged ‘truck driver’

Dealing with Traffic Tickets as a Truck Driver

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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Sadly, even the most experienced truck drivers are not immune to traffic violations.

Every truck driver is human like everyone else, and we all make the occasional mistake. And just because you are a truck driver does not mean you are immune to the dreaded traffic ticket. Unfortunately, since driving is your profession, traffic violations affect you more than most people. But, they also affect the company you work for. The best action to take is the know and follow the local rules of the road to the best of your ability, trying the best you can to abide by all speed limits and lane restrictions. But if a mistake does happen, here’s what you can do to retain your integrity as a truck driver. (more…)

How to Better Yourself as a Truck Driver

Friday, June 11th, 2021
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Being a truck driver is no easy job, so self care is very important.

Being a truck driver can be such a rewarding experience. Not only do you get to make a great living, but you do so by seeing the country and staying out on the road. However, there’s a level of discipline that comes with trucking that you don’t see in many other professions. Taking care of yourself and improving yourself, all from the cab of your truck, isn’t always easy. Don’t worry, we at Evan Transportation have some tips on how to better yourself as a truck driver and get the most out of the profession. (more…)

The Path to Becoming a Truck Driver

Thursday, 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.  (more…)

Why It’s Easier Than You Think to Eat Healthy While Trucking

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Why It's Easier Than You Think to Eat Healthy While Trucking

When talking about long-distance trucking, healthy eating is one of those things that probably does not come to mind.

When talking about long-distance trucking, healthy eating is one of those things that probably does not come to mind. Between the long hours of sitting, cheap takeout or gas station snacks, or the preserved food required to make the journey, there doesn’t seem like many opportunities to choose healthy items. However, what if we told you there was a way to keep a healthy diet and eating habits despite the naysayers? There are several different methods to stick to healthy eating and to avoid unhealthy situations even when you have a long road ahead. (more…)

Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Friday, September 11th, 2020
Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay.

Completing the delivery of hazardous materials can be a significantly more dangerous job given the nature of the shipment and the operation of different vehicles. Therefore, the transportation industry has set up requirements for only certified truck drivers with special hazmat knowledge to fulfill these deliveries. Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay. Here’s what you should know about the certification process in order to carry out safely and legally the delivery of hazardous materials. (more…)

Tips to Make Your Trucking Cabin Feel More Like Home

Friday, August 28th, 2020
Tips to Make Your Trucking Cabin Feel More Like Home

What are some ways to bring the comforts of home with you in your trucking cabin?

When out on the road, the long drive and hours can make one feel homesick because of all the nights one spends away from home. Many trucking employees and drivers eventually find ways to make the separation from home and hobbies easier. Today we’ll discuss a few tips and tricks to make your trucking cabin feel more like home. (more…)

Trucking Safety Tips for Semi-Truck Drivers

Friday, July 10th, 2020
Trucking Safety Tips for Semi-Truck Drivers

Trucking safety encompasses more than just smart or defensive driving skills; a lot of it can come down to demonstrating common sense.

As much as we believe that truck driving is a great career path, we also can’t forget to stress how dangerous and difficult the job can be at times. The actions and behavior of semi-truck drivers and other commercial vehicle drivers directly impact the safety of themselves and others on the road. Trucking safety encompasses more than just smart or defensive driving skills; a lot of it can come down to demonstrating common sense. Operating a big-rig like a semi-truck has its share of challenges, so check out these trucking safety tips applicable to all drivers. (more…)

Signs a Career in Truck Driving Could Be for You

Friday, June 19th, 2020
Signs a Career in Truck Driving Could Be for You

Some people can be rather well-suited for the work and lifestyle truck driving brings.

Have you ever wondered about a career in truck driving? Like most jobs, the occupation can come with a fair amount of stress and challenges. However, some people can be rather well-suited for the work and lifestyle truck driving brings. Today, we’re going to go over a few signs that likely indicate you would be pretty satisfied with a career in truck driving. (more…)

Tips To Fight Fatigue When Long Haul Trucking

Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Tips To Fight Fatigue When Long Haul Trucking

As with any driving based job, some real dangers lurk if drivers don’t take proper care of themselves when long haul trucking.

Taking a seat behind the wheel on a big rig can be a tempting idea. It can be exciting to see different parts of the country while on your routes, and the best part? You might be able to choose your coworkers! However, as with any driving based job, some real dangers lurk if drivers don’t take proper care of themselves when long haul trucking. Chief among them: fatigue. As an essential part of the workforce, let’s read about how truckers can combat the dangerous driving fatigue problem. (more…)

4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

Friday, May 8th, 2020
4 Ways Telematics Help Trucking Companies

By using telematics systems with a trucking companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.

Telematics is nothing new to most modern trucking companies. What is telematics, you ask? It refers to a field of study that encompasses telecommunications and vehicle technologies, like GPS and diagnostic systems, to send data about vehicle location, travel speed, and internal vehicle conditions to a central management system. Basically, telemetry’s practical uses are applied to monitor where in the world a vehicle is and where it’s traveling.

Now more than ever, trucking companies and their drivers are under immense pressure to keep the transportation and supply chain moving along efficiently. By using telematics systems with a companies’ fleet of commercial vehicles, managers can leverage this technology to keep an eye on their many trucks and drivers on the road.  (more…)