Posts Tagged ‘trucking life’

Top Fall Safety Tips For Truckers

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Check out the top fall safety tips for truckers.

Check out the top fall safety tips for truckers.

Fall is a beautiful season, but it comes with potential driving hazards that all truckers should be aware of. The sun is setting sooner, wildlife is more active, and the weather is more unpredictable. Continue reading for a few essential tips for truckers to remain safe on the road this season! (more…)

How To Know If A Career In Truck Driving Is Right For You

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Answer these three questions to know if a career in truck driving is right for you.

Answer these three questions to know if a career in truck driving is right for you.

With so many job options out there, it’s difficult to know if you’ve chosen the right career path. If you are considering a career in the trucking industry, you must ask yourself a few tough questions to decide if this is the right fit for you and your lifestyle. Continue reading for a few tips on finding out if a career in truck driving is the right choice. (more…)

4 Tips For Passing Truck Driving School

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Check out these tips for passing truck driving school.

Check out these tips for passing truck driving school.

When starting truck driving school, it’s important to think of it as an investment in your career and to take it seriously. You are putting money and time when going to truck driving school, and you want to make the most out of it to ensure you have a great career! Check out these few tips on how to pass school and start your life as a professional trucker. (more…)

3 Things A Professional Truck Driver Should Never Do

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
 If you’re hoping to be a truck driver, check out these three things that a professional trucker should never do.

If you’re hoping to be a truck driver, check out these three things that a professional trucker should never do.

While you may think that being a truck driver is right for you, you first must make sure that you have the qualities that make a good professional trucker. Trucking is a serious career and involves dangerous situations. Because car accidents happen so frequently and truckers are on the road so often, company’s will only hire those who are safe, smart, and reliable. (more…)

Top Pieces Of Advice For New Truckers

Friday, May 11th, 2018
Take a look at the top pieces of advice for new truckers.

Take a look at the top pieces of advice for new truckers.

New truck drivers have a lot to learn from professionals who have been on the road for many years. Everyone who is thinking about becoming a truck driver should listen to every piece of advice if they want to excel in their career. Here is a compilation of a few of the top pieces of advice for new truckers from the professionals. (more…)

Importance Of Decision Making And Judgment As A Truck Driver

Friday, April 27th, 2018
A professional trucker must have strong decision making stills and good judgment.

A professional trucker must have strong decision making stills and good judgment.

All truck drivers must make quick decisions while on the road, and should have critical thinking skills to help them make the safest choice. Trucking has a lot to do with good decision making and sound judgment, as truckers are responsible for their truck and cargo. In certain situations, these decisions could be the difference between life and death. (more…)

Weigh Stations 101

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

Curious about what happens at a weigh station? Read all about them in our blog!

A weigh station is a designated stop where the Department of Transportation (DOT) inspects the weight of a vehicle to ensure you are traveling with a safe load. Weigh stations are very important for all cars on the road, as overweight vehicles can cause major problems on a highway. In the U.S., the maximum weight of a truck with a full trailer is 80,000 pounds. For new truckers who have yet to encounter their first trip to a weigh station, here are a few things you should know. (more…)

How Truckers Can Fit In Workouts To Their Day

Friday, January 5th, 2018
Daily exercise is important for everyone, but can be hard for truckers to fit into their busy schedule. Here are a few tips for fitting in workouts on long hauls.

Daily exercise is important for everyone but can be hard for truckers to fit into their busy schedule. Here are a few tips for fitting in workouts on long hauls.

We all know that frequent exercise is important for our health, but truckers know that fitting in workouts on a long haul is not always easy. With days consisting of early mornings, late nights, and hours of driving in between, there’s no easy way to fit in exercise in the day. Continue reading for some tips on how to optimize your workouts and maintain a healthy lifestyle as a trucker. (more…)

How to Manage Your Road Rage

Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Got road rage? Find out how to manage it for a calm and stress-free drive.

It happens to all drivers at some point- another driver on the road is really getting on your nerves. Whether they’re driving too slow or dangerously cut in front of you, road rage happens to the best of us. However, for truck drivers, calmly managing that road rage is what makes a great professional trucker. Knowing how to remain stress-free on the road is important for all truckers, so here are a few tips on how to manage your emotions. (more…)

Understanding Jackknifing And How To Prevent It

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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To be able to prevent a jackknife from occurring, you must know every situation where the accident may happen.

Jackknifing is a type of trucking accident that happens when a truck skids, causing the trailer to spin and collide with the cab. The accident often causes serious injuries, not only to the truck driver but also to the other drivers on the road, as the driver loses control of the vehicle. To understand jackknifing and to prevent it ever to happening to you, here are a few tips to keep in mind. (more…)