Archive for September, 2017

Increase Fuel Efficiency by Reducing Idling Time

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

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

Friday, 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? (more…)

Tips for Surviving Your First 6 Months as a Truck Driver

Friday, 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.  (more…)

The Difference Between Night Trucking and Day Trucking

Friday, 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. (more…)