Archive for November, 2016

How to Stay Awake When Driving Long Hauls

Friday, November 25th, 2016
sleepy man

Driving while on the verge of falling asleep is one of the worst things you could do. Not only is there the threat of falling asleep at the wheel, but it also lowers your reaction time and ability to judge distance.

For new truckers especially, long hauls may seem intimidating–and boring.  Long driving distances are never exciting, especially if you’ve already driven the route.  There’s nothing new, nothing to keep you focused.  This is incredibly dangerous.  Driving while on the verge of falling asleep is one of the worst things you could do.  Not only is there the threat of falling asleep at the wheel, but it also lowers your reaction time and ability to judge distance.  For tips to help keep you awake, read on.

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How to Stay Healthy While On the Road

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
healthy food

Healthy eating typically falls to the bottom of the list, but it’s surprisingly easy to stay healthy on the road with only a little bit of work.

Driving a truck day after day means worrying about tons of things—whether it’s traffic, how much weight you’re hauling, or whether or not you’ll reach your destination on time. Healthy eating typically falls to the bottom of the list, but it’s surprisingly easy to stay healthy on the road with only a little bit of work. Here are some of the best ways to keep healthy habits while you’re on the road.

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Protect Yourself From Attempted Insurance Fraud

Friday, November 11th, 2016
insurance fraud

There’s a new, dangerous trend sweeping the nation’s driving scene. Drivers are purposefully swerving in front of truck drivers and slamming on their brakes.

There’s a new, dangerous trend sweeping the nation’s driving scene.  Drivers are purposefully swerving in front of truck drivers and slamming on their brakes.  Dozens of dash cam videos from truck drivers show that these drivers are purposefully endangering themselves, and brake checking when there are others on the road.  Why are they doing this?  Insurance fraud.  These drivers hope to blame truck drivers for a fender bender, and make the truckers pay for monetary damages.  Here’s how you can protect yourself from this damaging phenomenon.

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Easy Ways to Prevent a Tire Blowout

Friday, November 4th, 2016
tire blowout

Not only can you lose control of your vehicle when this happens, but the pressure from the tire blowout can be extremely dangerous for anyone nearby.

It’s every trucker’s worst nightmare: you’re driving along, minding your own business, when a deadly tire blowout occurs.  Not only can you lose control of your vehicle when this happens, but the pressure from the tire blowout can be extremely dangerous for anyone nearby.  Not to mention, a tire moving at high speeds can completely total a car.  But tire blowouts are easily preventable, and don’t have to be a common problem.  Here are some easy ways to ensure your tires will all stay exactly where they are.

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