Posts Tagged ‘trucking’

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…)

What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

Friday, November 15th, 2019
What To Do If My Truck Breaks Down

Do you know what to do in the event your truck breaks down mid trip?

If a truck breaks down, that puts the driver, others, and the condition of the vehicle and freight in danger. Many trucking companies, including Evan Transportation, are cautious with safety practices and keep excellent track records. However, in the event of an emergency where you find your truck has broken down, here are some steps to take. (more…)

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…)