Posts Tagged ‘trucking’

Eat This, Not That When Trucking Long Distance

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
evan transportation trucking health maryland

Trucking giving you a sweet tooth? Try a sweet apple instead of a donut.

As truck drivers, we all know how tempting it is to stop by a fast-food restaurant when we hear our stomachs growl. They are everywhere located off of the major highways we encounter while trucking. If not a fast-food restaurant, we may stop at rest stops or convenience stores and stock up on some potato chips or other greasy snacks. But since trucking is an already sedentary job, combined with eating unhealthy foods on the regular, it can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent later health problems, even while trucking. It starts by choosing the foods you bring with you, trucking wisely. Before you head out trucking long distances, consider taking some of these nutritional foods with you instead of stopping for fast food.  (more…)

How to Avoid Dozing Off While Trucking

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.

It’s perfectly okay for trucking professionals to take naps during their travels while parked in a safe area.

Sometimes, staring at a particularly monotonous road for long hours while trucking, especially at night, can be very tiring. Many trucking professionals have fallen victim to dozing off while on the road. This can lead to severe automotive accidents that can result in the death of the trucker or affected car drivers. Therefore it is vital that truckers take great precautions to remain well-rested and ready for the road at all times for everyone’s safety. Here are a few reminders to improve your personal energy during long hours of trucking on dull roads.  (more…)

How to Buy Commercial Semi-Truck Tires

Saturday, February 6th, 2021
How to Buy Commercial Semi-Truck Tires

Make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary when you buy commercial semi-truck tires.

When you drive or own a commercial semi-truck, maintenance isn’t a small thing. A well-maintained rig is more fuel-efficient, safer, and better to drive. Buying new semi-truck tires for your rig is an important part of your maintenance tasks. There are lots of tires to choose from, which can make it a time-consuming process to make sure you’re investing in the proper ones for your rig or fleet. There are already many time-sinks that exist in the trucking industry, like traffic, for example. Make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary when you buy commercial semi-truck tires by familiarizing yourself with four main factors of consideration. (more…)

4 Goals That Truck Drivers Should Strive to Achieve

Friday, January 29th, 2021
Goals That Truck Drivers Should Have Evan Transportation

Like any professionals, truck drivers should want to do well and build a good reputation and business.

Like any professionals, truck drivers should want to do well and build a good reputation and business. You have to take responsibility for yourself and set goals for your improvement.  There are likely several goals or metrics that your trucking company wants you to meet. These possibly overlap with their goals, but if they don’t, you should undoubtedly add these to your list and try to achieve them for every delivery.

(more…)

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…)

Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

Friday, September 4th, 2020
Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

Both shippers and trucking companies can find ways to improve their operations with dropped trailers.

Both shippers and trucking companies can find ways to improve their operations with dropped trailers. The nature of dropped trailer service can cut down on time spent waiting for a shipment to be loaded or unloaded. Paired with some other transportation services, dropped trailers could increase delivery efficiency while alleviating some time-related pressure. (more…)

Delivery of Oversized Loads: Things to Keep In Mind

Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Delivery of Oversized Loads: Things to Keep In Mind

Whether it’s an extra-large load of supplies, a trailer home, or construction equipment, the delivery of oversized loads is a task best left to only the best trucking and transportation services.

Whether it’s an extra-large load of supplies, a trailer home, or construction equipment, the delivery of oversized loads is a task best left to only the best trucking and transportation services. While it sounds rather simple, the delivery of oversized loads can be a complicated and risky process. Both trucking contractors and their clients should understand some important considerations for this type of transportation service (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…)

Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Understanding Off-Duty Truck Driving

What is personal conveyance, and how can you exercise off-duty truck driving correctly?

By now, many of you know that operating a commercial vehicle beyond the allotted hours of service is grounds for a violation. However, it’s unrealistic that truckers on the road be stopped and stranded when making their long journeys without a personal vehicle. For that reason, guidelines are put in place to promote safe and reasonable personal conveyance. Personal conveyance is the driving of a commercial motor vehicle, like a truck, during the driver’s off-duty hours. To avoid committing truck driving violations, there are some things to understand about off-duty trucking. (more…)

More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

Friday, December 13th, 2019
More Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Truck Drivers

We’ve got even more tips to help truck drivers live a healthy lifestyle on the road.

Perhaps you share the perception with the general public, or you never expected this to impact to you before you started trucking, but the truck driver lifestyle makes it hard to lead a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, the job requirements don’t make healthy and active living easy, but it’s also far from impossible. Although truckers spend most of their days focused on driving, there are many opportunities to incorporate healthy choices into their routine. We’ve covered plenty of fitness and healthy eating tips before, but here are a few more healthy lifestyle tips truck drivers can start using today! (more…)