Posts Tagged ‘truck driver’

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…)

Road Signs to Pay Attention To When Trucking

Friday, April 17th, 2020
Road Signs to Pay Attention To When Trucking

When it comes to trucking, road signs can be much more valuable and play a significant role in truck drivers’ journeys.

You’re probably thinking that all drivers on the road, trucks or not, should pay attention to road signs while driving. Of course, staying vigilant of all road signs and following their instructions helps keep all travelers safe. When it comes to trucking, road signs can be much more valuable and play a significant role in truck drivers’ journeys. Trucking takes drivers far and to unfamiliar places, so they must depend on road signs of all sorts to navigate lawfully and safely. The following are some road signs that are especially relevant to those trucking across our country. (more…)

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…)