Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

October 18th, 2017
Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

As a truck driver, you will probably be spending multiple days out on the road, and there are a few things you will want to have with you.

When you’re in CDL school to become a truck driver, you learn all of the basics of trucking like how to maneuver your vehicle through traffic and the different federal rules and regulations related to trucking. Something that CDL school doesn’t usually capture is the things that you, as a person, might want to have with you on the road. There’s an age-old saying that says “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone”, and that could not be more true for some items. You really don’t realize how convenient it is to live in your home and come home from work every day. As a truck driver, you will probably be spending multiple days out on the road, and there are a few things you will want to have with you. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Relax and Enjoy the Ride as a Career Truck Driver

October 13th, 2017
How to Relax and Enjoy the Ride as a Career Truck Driver

The main goal of trucking is to get whatever you’re hauling from point A to point B, but that shouldn’t be everything.

As a career truck driver, you spend some pretty long hours on the road. The main goal of trucking is to get whatever you’re hauling from point A to point B, but that shouldn’t be everything. Many of today’s drivers are so focused on getting where they need to go that they don’t really stop to enjoy the ride. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the ride a little bit more. Read the rest of this entry »

Millennial Truck Drivers: Appearances Matter

October 5th, 2017
Millennial Truck Drivers: Appearances Matter

For younger truck drivers, particularly those belonging to the so-called “millennial” generation, appearances matter.

Driver shortage is a problem affecting the entire transportation industry. Trucking companies are doing whatever they can to bring in new people – signing bonuses, guaranteed pay, offering wellness plans, and so on. But for younger truck drivers, particularly those belonging to the so-called “millennial” generation, appearances matter. What exactly does this mean? Read the rest of this entry »

Increase Fuel Efficiency by Reducing Idling Time

September 26th, 2017
Increase Fuel Efficiency by Reducing Idling Time

Every trucker strives to increase their fuel efficiency.

Every trucker strives to increase their fuel efficiency. Independent truckers and trucking companies alike want to increase their profits by spending less on fuel. Diesel fuel is expensive, it’s a fact every trucker has to deal with. That said, there are several little things you can do to make sure you’re getting the most out of your tank. Read the rest of this entry »

How to See Past the Negativity and Start Your Truck Driving Career

September 22nd, 2017
How to See Past the Negativity and Start Your Truck Driving Career

It takes a special kind of person to really succeed as a truck driver.

There are good and bad things about any career, and truck driving is no different. It takes a special kind of person to really succeed as a truck driver. You should be hard-working, resourceful, and dedicated to safety. You should also be very comfortable being alone. Sometimes truckers are driving by themselves for very long periods of time. Truck driving is not for everyone, and the ones who fail tend to scare prospective drivers away. You really shouldn’t let them bother you if truck driving is something you really want to do. After all, how will you really know unless you try for yourself? Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Surviving Your First 6 Months as a Truck Driver

September 15th, 2017
Tips for Surviving Your First 6 Months as a Truck Driver

When you’re just starting out as a brand-new truck driver, it can be a tough life.

When you’re just starting out as a brand-new truck driver, it can be a tough life. Because this first phase of your new career is likely going to be the most stressful and exhausting of all, you have to find ways to survive. How do you avoid burning out from the constant grind? We’ll look at some hard truths about the job, and how you can make it through regardless of any challenges that might come your way.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Difference Between Night Trucking and Day Trucking

September 8th, 2017
The Difference Between Night Trucking and Day Trucking

There are several differences between trucking during the day versus at night.

There are several differences between trucking during the day versus at night. Which one is right for you will depend heavily on your delivery schedule and its flexibility. Finding a place to park your truck can also be a deciding factor. Regardless, just remember that your body will need plenty of time to adjust to the new schedule. Whether you’re driving at night or during the day, it’s important to not take on more than you can handle. Let’s explore a few of the differences between night trucking and day trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

Identify Your Commercial Vehicle with the Proper Markings

August 31st, 2017
Identify Your Commercial Vehicle with the Proper Markings

Driving a commercial vehicle comes with a certain amount of responsibility.

Driving a commercial vehicle comes with a certain amount of responsibility. Among these responsibilities is proper identification. Every commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on the road over 10,000lbs must be identified with certain markings, which must contain the following information, as outlined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in CFR 390.5:  Please refer to FMCSA for full details, below are a few key points. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety Advice Every Truck Driver Should Follow

August 25th, 2017
Safety Advice Every Truck Driver Should Follow

Here is some valuable safety advice that every truck driver from rookies to seasoned vets should remember.

Rookie truck drivers spend weeks training and learning how to drive their rigs. But once they’re out on their own, sometimes some of the safety rules and regulations they’ve learned can be forgotten. Here is some valuable safety advice that every truck driver from rookies to seasoned vets should remember.   Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prevent Tire Blowouts During the Summer

August 18th, 2017
How to Prevent Tire Blowouts During the Summer

Ensuring that tire pressure is at the proper levels is a key part of proper preventative maintenance for your fleet’s vehicles.

Tire pressure is as important for commercial fleet drivers as it is important for regular drivers on the road. Ensuring that tire pressure is at the proper levels is a key part of proper preventative maintenance for your fleet’s vehicles. Even as the summer time is dwindling, extreme heat can take its toll on vehicle tires. Here is a helpful guide on how to prevent tire blowouts during the summer. Read the rest of this entry »