Tips for Keeping a Balanced Diet While on the Road

August 17th, 2018
Tips for Keeping a Balanced Diet While on the Road

While an every once in a while indulgence isn’t going to do too much damage, you should do your best to keep a balanced diet for as much of the time as possible while you’re out on the road.

Marketing is an unbelievably powerful tool. Those sugary, salty, and or fattening snacks and meals you see all over truck stops and convenience stores are specially designed to make you think that your body needs all those things and crave them. While an every once in a while indulgence isn’t going to do too much damage, you should do your best to keep a balanced diet for as much of the time as possible while you’re out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Managing Your Time Wisely

August 10th, 2018
Managing Your Time Wisely

With only a finite amount of time to get from point A to point B, you need to make sure you spend your time wisely, and you are not wasting a single second.

In most career fields, good time management skills are crucial to success. There never seems to be enough time to get any job done, and everyone always wishes they had more of it. This is especially true for truck drivers, as you are expected to be at your destination by a certain time. With only a finite amount of time to get from point A to point B, you need to make sure you spend your time wisely, and you are not wasting a single second. To help manage your time more efficiently, here are a few useful tips. Read the rest of this entry »

Things that Can Help Alone Time Feel Less Lonely

August 1st, 2018
Things that Can Help Alone Time Feel Less Lonely

As you’re traveling, take a minute to just appreciate your surroundings.

Trucking isn’t just an occupation, it’s a lifestyle. It can be exciting and fulfilling, but it’s not for everyone. When you’re on the road, you spend long periods of time alone. A lot of truckers really enjoy that. For some, all the time on the road can get a bit lonely. Here are some tips for easing the loneliness. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Plan Your Route for Your Next Haul

July 27th, 2018
How to Plan Your Route for Your Next Haul

One thing that every truck driver should learn is the value of good planning.

One thing that every truck driver should learn is the value of good planning. Traffic can be brutal. It’s incredibly frustrating and it can really damage your fuel economy. Planning your route can help you to circumvent traffic and keep you on schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Trucking Around the World

July 13th, 2018
Trucking Around the World

You may be surprised to know that trucking actually looks quite different in some other parts of the world!

Many truck drivers choose the profession because of their adventurous spirit. Long-haul truckers get to see so much more than a lot of people in other professions. As you grow in your trucking career, you may be curious about what trucking looks like in other parts of the world. You may be surprised to know that trucking actually looks quite different in some other parts of the world! Read the rest of this entry »

3 Jobs You Can Do with Your CDL (Besides Hauling Freight)

July 6th, 2018
3 Jobs You Can Do with Your CDL (Besides Hauling Freight)

Have your CDL? There’s so much you can do!

If you’re just starting out as a truck driver, you might think that all it qualifies you to do is to haul freight. Hauling freight and other types of cargo is the most common use for your CDL. But here are some other possibilities that are still open to you if you wish to do something else. Read the rest of this entry »

On the Road: Choosing the Soundtrack for Your Haul

June 29th, 2018
On the Road: Choosing the Soundtrack for Your Haul

What do you like to listen to while you’re out on the road?

Whether you choose long-haul or short-haul trucking, if you’re driving for a living you’re going to be spending a whole lot of time on the road. You probably don’t want to spend all those hours just listening to the sounds of your truck’s engine mingle with the sounds of the other vehicles on the road. What do you like to listen to while you’re out on the road? Read the rest of this entry »

Staying Awake without Chugging the Coffee

June 22nd, 2018
Staying Awake without Chugging the Coffee

If you’re used to reaching for the coffee whenever you’re feeling sleepy, it can be a difficult habit to break.

Like any other job, trucking can be exhausting. You’re on the road for hours on end, and it is crucial for your safety and the safety of everyone around you that you remain awake and alert at all times. So, after being on the road for several hours you will probably find yourself fading a bit and your first instinct will be to grab a cup-o-joe from the nearest place. While this will almost always have the desired effect of keeping you awake, it may also have some other far less desirable effects. Here are some tips for staying awake without going through a bunch of coffee. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »