Posts Tagged ‘truck drivers’

How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

Here are some great things you can do to offer your support to truck drivers.

Truck drivers keep America moving. This year has proven many old adages true, especially this one. Without hard-working truck drivers, there would have been even more shortages than we’ve seen throughout this pandemic. They continue to work tirelessly to transport goods across the country and throughout the cities to keep stores stocked when we needed it the most. Like many professions that have selflessly served the nation through this, awesome truck drivers deserve thanks and recognition. Here are some great things you can do to offer your support.  (more…)

These Simple Steps Can Help Truck Drivers Avoid an Accident

Friday, December 11th, 2020
These Simple Steps Can Help Truck Drivers Avoid an Accident

It’s important not to forget how truck drivers can best avoid accidents when they’re driving.

Truck drivers are trained to do their jobs and do them well, but there’s never any harm in brushing up on some tips to help avoid an accident. As much as safety is always urged, it can be easy to forget some of the fundamentals when you’re thinking about everything else that matters. Your mind may be focused on getting the job done efficiently, staying healthy and happy on the road, and more. It’s important not to forget how truck drivers can best avoid accidents when they’re driving. (more…)

How Truckers Can Handle Both Sides of Road Rage

Friday, December 4th, 2020
How Truckers Can Handle Both Sides of Road Rage

Truckers can keep a few things in mind if they ever start to feel mounting frustration or sense hostility from other drivers to overcome road rage before it gets worse.

Any driver who has been on the road for any amount of time can tell you that road rage is a very real thing. Truckers can sometimes find themselves in a position where they are angry at other drivers, or they are receiving that negativity from others. Either way, these can turn into dangerous situations that need to be diffused by keeping those emotions in check. Truckers can keep a few things in mind if they ever start to feel mounting frustration or sense hostility from other drivers to overcome road rage before it gets worse. (more…)

What To Think Over Before Team Truck Driving

Friday, November 6th, 2020
What To Think Over Before Team Truck Driving

Before you decide to sign up for team truck driving, here are a few factors to consider.

Trucking is often one of the lonelier careers and lifestyles to pursue. For some, it’s a wonderful aspect to enjoy so much privacy and independence. On the other hand, some drivers can have a hard time with so much silence and solidarity on the road. There are different ways to combat the loneliness aspect of trucking, and one of them is to consider team truck driving. When drivers make their deliveries with a partner, there are a couple of benefits to such an arrangement. Before you decide to sign up for team truck driving, here are a few factors to consider. (more…)

What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Friday, October 30th, 2020
What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle.

When people are out on the road, everyone owes everyone some extent of responsibility to keep us all safe. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists should have the sense to keep themselves and others safe, as do semi-truck drivers. Eventually, semi-truck drivers will find themselves in close quarters with pedestrians in high-traffic places, like in a city or town. Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle. (more…)

Common Hours of Service Violations Truck Drivers Make

Friday, October 9th, 2020
Common Hours of Service Violations Truck Drivers Make

While the hours of service regulations aren’t too difficult to understand, truck drivers and the companies they work for can run into problems with keeping accurate logs of these hours, thus resulting in violations.

Hours of service (HOS) regulations are in place to keep drivers and others on the road safe. These rules dictate when and how long truck drivers can be on duty and driving for their carrier companies. While the hours of service regulations aren’t too difficult to understand, truck drivers and the companies they work for can run into problems with keeping accurate logs of these hours, thus resulting in violations. Further, these can seem like minor infractions at the time, but accruing several HOS violations reflects poorly on a trucking service. These are the most common violations truck drivers can make when it comes to abiding by their hours of service. (more…)

How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

Friday, August 21st, 2020
How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

Here are some tips trucking companies follow to manage their fleet and truck drivers during these times of uncertainty.

As a result of COVID-19, we know that the trucking industry has experienced major disruptions and may continue to do so throughout the upcoming seasons. Working in trucking and transportation can already be a stressful job under normal conditions, but now trucking companies are trying to cope during these uncertain times. Trucking companies need to help their fleet navigate this “new normal,” Some are rising to the occasion. Here are some tips trucking companies follow to manage their fleet and truck drivers during these times of uncertainty. (more…)

3 More Health Tips for Drivers of Trucking Companies

Friday, July 17th, 2020
3 More Health Tips for Drivers of Trucking Companies

As a product of their lifestyles, drivers for long-distance trucking companies often have more health problems than those in other careers.

Long-distance routes and trucking on the road can be challenging. As a product of their lifestyles, drivers for long-distance trucking companies often have more health problems than than those in other careers. There are numerous aspects of trucking that can impact a driver’s health. Let’s look at a few tips to help limit the effects of these aspects on drivers’ health. (more…)

Truck Drivers: Be Aware of These Critical Health Issues

Friday, May 1st, 2020
Truck Drivers: Be Aware of These Critical Health Issues

The nature of truck drivers’ work can contribute to adverse health conditions and issues.

Truck drivers, you know a career composed of trucking, long-hauls, and deliveries isn’t the easiest or safest occupation. Apart from the risk of road-related accidents, the nature of the work can contribute to adverse health conditions and issues. Fulfilling your work duties means long sedentary days driving stretches of highway while eating quick and easy but not the most nutrition-rich foods. Of course, not all truck drivers’ lives are like this, and individual genetics, as well as other factors, can play a huge role in your health. However, these are a few of the common and critical health issues that many truck drivers face today due to the job. (more…)

Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Transportation services and workers can’t slow down as they play a vital role in maintaining critical society infrastructures and supporting other essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Those working in trucking and transportation services are still reporting for work every day as millions of others are staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Transportation services and personnel have always been essential to the delivery of various goods and products, and the importance of this task has only become more pressing as our nation responds to the current public health crisis. Transportation and logistics workers continue to provide critical infrastructure services that keep us safe and comfortable, all the while supporting countless other essential workers at the frontlines battling the spread of COVID-19. (more…)