Posts Tagged ‘truck driver’

Certain Truck Driver Behaviors, Explained

Friday, March 6th, 2020
Certain Truck Driver Behaviors, Explained

What are some things many truck drivers do that confuse other drivers on the road?

For people who don’t have experience driving commercial vehicles, they may not understand why truck drivers drive the way they do when operating their semi-trucks. Some truck driver behaviors seem to go against what most people learn in driving school. However, commercial vehicle drivers know they must adjust their driving style to keep their shipment and others safe on the road. For all those who share the road with truck drivers, here are your common frustrations with their driving behavior explained. (more…)

Essentials to Keep in Your Truck Cab

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Essentials to Keep in Your Truck Cab

What are some useful supplies you want to keep in your truck cab?

Even when your truck cab has limited space, you want to make sure you keep a few essential items with you. You may encounter an emergency on the road, or run into other situations where these items can give you some comfort. Keeping these items with you in the truck cab may even make the difference in you making your delivery safely and on-time. (more…)

Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

Friday, January 3rd, 2020
Alleviating Truck Driver Fatigue and Pain

Truck drivers face physical and mental strains on the job — here are ways to manage those stresses.

We know the life of a trucker isn’t easy. The job eventually takes its physical and mental toll on the truck driver. There are plenty of healthy lifestyle tips for truckers that improve their physical well-being. In turn, these can have positive effects on their mental and emotional state as well. Here are some common pains and strains truck drivers face and ways to cope or alleviate some of these issues. (more…)

Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Trucking Safety: Braking and Following Distances

Safe braking and following distance practices keep everyone safer on the road.

Any driver on the road should exercise proper safety, including practicing safe braking and maintaining adequate following distances. Truck drivers are operating much larger and dangerous vehicles that can carry oversize loads or tricky flatbeds. Truckers must demonstrate extra caution when maneuvering their trailers, and more so on a shared road. Truck drivers will have learned how to brake and maintain following distance in truck driving school. However, reviewing these trucking safety tips and considerations can inform all drivers on best practices. This way, truckers remember to check their driving habits, and others can recognize good or dangerous trucking on the road. (more…)

4 Truck Driver Accident Prevention Tips That Work

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Learn about four truck driver accident prevention tips that work.

Learn about four truck driver accident prevention tips that work.

As a professional truck driver, your number one goal is to get from point A to point B as safely as possible, so it is crucial to know as many accident prevention tips as possible. Some tips are common sense, such as driving slow and keeping a significant amount of distance between your truck and the vehicle in front of you, but there are plenty of other helpful tips for avoiding preventable accidents. (more…)

A Day In The Life Of A Truck Driver

Friday, October 12th, 2018
What does a day in the life of a trucker consist of?

What does a day in the life of a trucker consist of?

Before starting a new career, you want to know as much about the job as possible. Truck driving is different than a typical 9-5 job, and you may not know the daily tasks of a trucker. Continue reading to have a better understanding of what a day in the life of a truck driver looks like before deciding if a trucking career is right for you. (more…)

The Life of a Truck Driver

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

It is safe to say that truck driving is not a simple occupation. From icy weather conditions to the erratic hours, truck driving is not for the faint of heart, and it is probably best that you discuss the possibility of becoming a truck driver with your loved ones. Being a more of a lifestyle than a job, here are some aspects of the truck driver’s way of life that you may want to consider.

Life of a Truck Driver

Being a truck driver is not a simple occupation.


Best Apps for Truck Drivers

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Trucking apps

Apps can make your life on the road easier.

It seems like there’s an app for everything when you search through the GooglePlay or Apple app stores. Thanks to a wave of new apps designed specifically for truckers, countless digital tools are available in the palm of your hand. These refined new applications can help you avoid traffic and delays that cut into your time and profit. (more…)

Choosing a Professional Truck Driver

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Professional Truck DriverHaving the ability to properly operate a tractor trailer requires plenty of discipline, patience, and skill. While you can go online and find a number of different truck drivers available to ship your important freight, you want to make sure the truck driver you hire can get the job done properly. While it may take some practice to drive the truck, it takes a professional truck driver to get the job done.


The Truck Driver of Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

While some may see truck driving as an immutable, unchanging profession, the truth is that the industry is quickly headed in many different and exciting new directions at breakneck speed. The successful truck driver of 10 years from now may be a very, very different kind of person and employee than the successful truck driver of today.truck driver

According to Market Research firm Frost & Sullivan’s Sandeep Kar, the truck driver of the future will be younger, more highly educated, have a greater amount of technical acumen, and be paid significantly more than the truck drivers of today. Kar made these industry predictions at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, part of this month’s Great American Trucking Show. It’s not incredibly surprising. As navigation and transportation technology changes rapidly, so too must the workforce.  Younger drivers with more technological experience will inevitably have a leg up when it comes to learning and managing new technologies like partially self-driving trucks.

Despite these changes, the driver of the future will still probably be fueling up with diesel. While there is a consistent push to use more natural gas, it’s availability, now and for the conceivable future, is limited, particularly outside the United States. Still, Kar predicts that natural gas will see steadily increasing use within the US, albeit at a slow rate.

As for the trucks of 2022, they will undoubtedly be more fuel-efficient, leave a smaller carbon footprint, be safer, and have more built in “smart” technology, allowing communicate automatically to other drivers, through social media, and other infrastructures. These advances will help drivers boost productivity immensely and offer up to the minute ETAs.

Kar also said that there is an increased industry interest in failure detection systems that can detect and predict impending failure of any individual part of a truck, warning the driver, home office, and contacting the closest repair service simultaneously and automatically.

Here at Evan Transportation, we strive to stay current with shifting industry trends and technology to ensure that your product is being moved in the most-efficient and safest way possible. We hire professional truck drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll and are a top-notch freight provider with high-level customer service and a track record of dedication and industry excellence.

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.

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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