Posts Tagged ‘truck drivers’

Essential Cab Accessories For Truck Drivers

Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Check out our list of essential cab accessories for truck drivers.

Check out our list of essential cab accessories for truck drivers.

Truck drivers spend long hours sitting in their cab and driving for hours at a time, so it’s important to make the trip as comfortable as possible. There are a few essential cab accessories that every trucker should have on hand to ensure they are able to carry out their job safely and enjoyably. (more…)

Pros and Cons Of Team Truck Driving

Friday, August 10th, 2018

If you prefer to have some company on the road, team truck driving may be a good option for you!

Team driving is when two truckers partner up to drive one truck. While not the most common, some trucking companies allow team driving as it allows for long-haul shipments to be made faster. Two drivers take turns driving according to a schedule, while this can have its advantages, it has plenty of disadvantages as well.  (more…)

10 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Truckers

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
little girl giving her dad a christmas gift

Have you done this year’s holiday shopping?

Do you have a truck driving spouse, sibling, or friend? Make sure they’re well taken care of this holiday season by buying them an awesome truck driver gift. Here are a few gift ideas that every truck driver would appreciate. (more…)

How to Prepare Your Truck for Winter Weather

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
winter weather

Is your truck ready for winter weather?

While the first day of winter is still a little ways off, colder temperatures are starting to settle in and it’s never too early to start getting ready for the change of season. As a truck driver, freezing temperatures and icy roads can present a number of a dangers while on the road. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your truck is ready for winter time. (more…)

Why Every Trucker Needs a Dash Cam

Friday, October 7th, 2016

dash cam

A dash cam can be incredibly useful for truck drivers.

Technology has done a great deal to change the trucking industry. While not every change is well received, some can be extraordinarily helpful to drivers. Dashboard cameras are one such new technology that has proven exceedingly popular and useful for truck drivers. A dashboard camera or “dash cam” is a small camera that’s fixed to the front of your dashboard in order to record traffic while you drive. Here are a few reasons why you should consider installing a dash cam on your truck. (more…)

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…)

Smart Devices and Truck Drivers

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Cargo theft jamming devicesIn today’s society, almost everyone has a smart device. While mobile phones are helpful and convenient in numerous situations, they can be a major source of distraction for truck drivers. In fact, they have become such an issue that the FMCSA has created new regulations to help cut down on smart devices being used by truck drivers.

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Bad Habits of Truck Drivers

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

bad-habits

Bad habits are important to break for all of us. Whether they are bad habits at work or bad habits at home, they are known to cause problems. However, while some may think that bad habits are harmless, bad habits by truck drivers can be fatal. Bad habits should be broken and avoided by truck drivers to ensure safety on the roads.

Bad habits for drivers to avoid include:

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Promise for Pennsylvania Trucking Companies

Friday, February 13th, 2015

On February 5th of this year, National Public Radio published a map that indicates the most common job in each state. Along with information from 2014, the map also includes a timeline that shows the change in common jobs for each state from 1978 up to 2014. The map was compiled using information provided by the Census Bureau.

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What Makes a Professional Truck Driver?

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Professional Truck DriverDriving a large tractor trailer takes skill and patience. While there are plenty truck drivers available throughout the nation, there are some jobs that require a professional truck driver. When your business is relying on a freight shipment to arrive at a specific time, a professional truck driver is the best person to turn to. At Evan Transportation, we hire professional truck drivers to ensure freight entrusted to us is shipped in a manner that is safe, efficient, and quick. So what exactly makes a professional truck driver?

Professional Truck Driver Traits

  1. Focus- A professional truck driver is focused on his truck only. He will avoid any distractions within the cab of his truck, including cell phones, food, and unnecessary passengers. While paying attention to surroundings is important when driving, a professional truck driver will avoid becoming involved with another driver and how they are managing their job.
  2. Safe- A professional truck driver never sacrifices safety when shipping freight. This means they never engage in aggressive driving behaviors, no matter what the circumstance is. A professional truck driver will never get behind the wheel when feeling fatigued, and will know when to pull over should they meet inclement or severe weather.
  3. Professional- There are drivers that sometimes let the road get the better of them. This means they will engage with aggressive drivers who feel the need to cut off or out run truck drivers on the road. While it may be easy to “teach” a lesson to other drivers, a professional truck driver never takes part in such behavior.
  4. Attentive- Being attentive is crucial when shipping freight in a tractor trailer or large semi-truck. A professional truck driver will always check the weather and traffic reports before leaving for his destination. This allows them to be aware of possible poor weather and congested traffic areas.

 

Choose a Professional Truck Driver from Evan Transportation

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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Source:

http://www.truckingtruth.com/trucking_blogs/Article-2696/the-difference-between-truck-drivers-and-professional-truck-drivers