Posts Tagged ‘trucking’

A Short Guide to Long Haul Trucking

Friday, August 30th, 2019
A Short Guide to (Surviving) Long Haul Trucking

Here’s our guide to making those long haul trips. What are some of your tips?

When you’re on the road for a long haul trucking job, it can usually go one of two ways; either you’re prepared and have a great comfortable time, or you’re miserable. Working long hauls can be grueling, but they’re necessary for the industry, and when prepared, they can even be fun. If you follow a few tricks, you’ll be able to take on the long haul trucking trips with nothing to fear! 

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4 Tips For Preventing Trucking Workplace Injuries

Friday, July 5th, 2019
Professional Truck Driver

Check out these four tips for preventing trucking workplace injuries.

Trucking can be a hazardous job- and not just because of driving accidents. Trucking fleets know how crucial it is to minimize and prevent risks while on the road, but there are also plenty of risks before a driver even puts the truck in gear. Continue reading for four essential tips on how to prevent workplace injuries. (more…)

5 Tips For Truck Driving Through Rain and Storms

Friday, June 7th, 2019
Learn about five tips for truck driving through rain and storms.

Learn about five tips for truck driving through rain and storms.

Maryland experiences a lot of rain and thunderstorms in June, so it is important for all truck drivers to be prepared when bad weather strikes. Some storms are more extreme than others, resulting in extremely high winds that make driving very dangerous. Continue reading for five tips for truck driving through rain and storms to be prepared when thunder or lightning strikes. (more…)

4 Helpful Planning Tips For Truck Drivers

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Check out these four helpful planning tips for truck drivers.

Check out these four helpful planning tips for truck drivers.

Trip planning is a crucial part of being a truck driver, as drivers need to know the best possible route to get to their destination. It’s best to plan out a trip ahead of time to avoid traffic, bad areas, and to know where to stop for gas and food. Continue reading for a few helpful planning tips that all truckers should know. (more…)

Helpful Tips For Truck Drivers To Sleep Better

Friday, April 19th, 2019
Check out these helpful tips for truck drivers to sleep better.

Check out these helpful tips for truck drivers to sleep better.

Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for our mind and body, as a lack of sleep severely impacts our overall health. Sleep deprivation not only results in a lack of focus and productivity the next day, but it is also linked to weight gain, health issues including heart disease, and mood disorders. With their hectic schedules, truck drivers often find that getting quality sleep is a challenge. Continue reading for a few helpful tips to sleep better to ensure you remain healthy and safe while on the road. (more…)

Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Truck

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Check out this spring cleaning checklist for your truck.

Check out this spring cleaning checklist for your truck.

It’s never too early to start thinking about spring cleaning! After a long and cold winter, the best way to feel refreshed and ready for the spring season is with a good cleaning in your home and office space. For truckers, their big rig is their workspace as well as their “home away from home,” so it’s crucial to ensure it’s clean and in tip-top shape! Continue reading for a spring cleaning checklist to get the spring season off to a great start. (more…)

Uber For Trucking Is Changing The Industry

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
Uber recently launched Uber Freight, an app for long-haul trucking jobs.

Uber recently launched Uber Freight, an app for long-haul trucking jobs.

Uber has completely changed the modern transportation industry since it began in 2009. People went from fending for themselves and hailing taxis to using ride-sharing services from their cell phones. With the success of Uber– currently valued at $69 billion- it is no wonder that other industries, including the shipping freight industry, want to start including the ride-share model. That is where “Uber for trucking” comes in. (more…)

Trucking: Day Vs. Night

Friday, July 28th, 2017
truck

Driving during both day and night hours each come with their own challenges.

In many ways, being a trucker is more of a lifestyle than a job. Its demands, particularly upward of 300 days per year on the road, will certainly limit what time you spend at home, thus impacting relationships with those around you. And because it may be two years before you can move into a regional driving position that allows for you to return home weekly, instead of once every three weeks, spouses or partners deserve some say in your deliberations before you decide if driving a truck for a living is for you. When it comes to life on the road a lot of things have to be taken into account. One major factor being: is better to drive during the day or at night? (more…)

Making Your Truck a Home Away From Home

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Man driving a truck

There are ways to make your truck feel more like home!

When working in the transportation services industry, all truckers know that they are going to be spending a lot of time on the road, especially behind the wheel of a truck that will come to seem all-too familiar as the route goes on. While there are many options to pass all that time, while also maintaining safety and staying alert, are there ways to make that truck feel more comfortable — your home away from home? There certainly are! And here are a few suggestions to make your next road journey just a little more cozy and familiar. (more…)

Distracted Driving is Trucking’s Worst Enemy

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Distracted Driving is a trucker's worst enemy.

When on the road, distractions while driving can come from anywhere.

There are more vehicles on the road than ever before — and more evolving vehicle technology than drivers have ever had at their fingertips. But those devices and onboard features that are meant to provide convenience can easily lead to trucking’s worst enemy: distracted driving. (more…)