Regional Food Specialties You Should Consider Trying while Traveling

June 12th, 2018
Regional Food Specialties You Should Consider Trying while Traveling

While trucking around the country, try some of the local food! You won’t regret it!

One of the greatest perks of being a truck driver is that you get to see more of our great nation than most people. You can see all of the beautiful places and meet all sorts of interesting people. And let’s not forget, you can eat lots of different types of food! While trucking around the country, try some of the local food! You won’t regret it! Read the rest of this entry »

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road

June 8th, 2018
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road

Get some sleep while you’re on the road!

As a long haul trucker, you’re going to be spending quite a few nights on the road. Sleeper cabs are very useful for when drivers need a place to crash, but they weren’t all created equal. Especially if you are new to the trucking lifestyle, you may find it a bit challenging to get some shut-eye while you’re on the road. Fortunately, there are some little things that you can do to make sleep come a little easier! Read the rest of this entry »

How Trucking Became One of the Most Important Jobs in America

June 1st, 2018
How Trucking Became One of the Most Important Jobs in America

Without trucking, there are many things we just wouldn’t have access to, and it would be extraordinarily slow and expensive.

Without a doubt, trucking is one of the most important jobs in America. Without trucking, there are many things we just wouldn’t have access to, and it would be extraordinarily slow and expensive. The technological advances of the last 150 years or so have been groundbreaking in every industry, including trucking and hauling freight.   Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Ways to Avoid Truck Accidents

May 25th, 2018
Simple Ways to Avoid Truck Accidents

Safety is your number one priority on the road!

As a new trucker, you’ll likely be starting out with a trainer or partner in the cab with you. Heed all of their advice. Safety should be your number one priority. If you’re starting out as a solo driver, just remember all the safety rules you learned in CDL training. If you need a refresher, here are some important safety rules to help avoid accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ups and Downs of Being a Long Haul Trucker

May 18th, 2018
The Ups and Downs of Being a Long Haul Trucker

If you’re considering a career in long-haul trucking, it is important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully to make the best decision for you.

Like any other career, long-haul trucking has its ups and downs. You get to see and meet so many different people, but the time away might make you miss your loved ones. If you’re considering a career in long-haul trucking, it is important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully to make the best decision for you.   Read the rest of this entry »

4 Ways to Combat Fatigue on the Road

May 11th, 2018
4 Ways to Combat Fatigue on the Road

Staying awake and alert is crucial for your safety as well as other drivers.

Trucking is a challenging, but rewarding, career choice. One of the challenges of driving for a living is that it can be very tiresome. When you’re driving for hours on end, your eyes can easily start to drift shut. Staying awake and alert is crucial for your safety as well as other drivers. Stay safe and awake with these tips! Read the rest of this entry »

Truck Fuel Efficiency 101

May 3rd, 2018
Truck Fuel Efficiency 101

Get as miles as you can from every tank of fuel!

Whether you’re an owner-operator or you work for a large shipping company, you’re always keeping track of your fuel efficiency. After all, truck fuel can be quite pricey, so you’ll want to make sure you get as many miles as you can from each tank. If you’re trying to increase or regulate your truck’s fuel efficiency, try some of these tricks! Read the rest of this entry »

Avoiding Counterfeit Truck Parts

April 26th, 2018
Avoiding Counterfeit Truck Parts

Unfortunately, there are all sorts of scam artists out there trying to peddle counterfeit truck parts and it’s not always easy to spot the fake.

If your truck needs to have something replaced, it is extremely important that you make sure you’re replacing the faulty component with a quality part. Unfortunately, there are all sorts of scam artists out there trying to peddle counterfeit truck parts and it’s not always easy to spot the fake. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prepare for Your CDL Physical

April 18th, 2018
How to Prepare for Your CDL Physical

The CDL physical is a necessary part of trucking.

One of the first things you need in order to start your trucking career is your CDL (commercial driver’s license).  Obtaining a CDL requires special training and a physical examination by an FMCSA-approved physician. The CDL physical is a necessary part of trucking. Here are some tips to help you prepare! Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Making the Open Road Feel Like Home

April 10th, 2018
Tips for Making the Open Road Feel Like Home

Many truckers find themselves feeling homesick after several days out on the road.

Transitioning from one career to another takes quite a bit of adjustment. If you’re transitioning into a trucking career, you’re going from being home at the end of every day to being home every couple of days. It takes a great deal of balance to succeed at this. Many truckers find themselves feeling homesick after several days out on the road. Fortunately, there are several ways to combat the homesick feelings that sometimes occur when you’re out on a long haul! Read the rest of this entry »