Archive for October, 2017

4 Benefits of Automatic Transmissions

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
4 Benefits of Automatic Transmissions

In recent years, there has been a slow but definite push toward automatic transmissions in trucking.

Ever since the very beginning of the trucking industry, drivers have been manually shifting through gears. The training for a CDL heavily emphasizes learning to shift properly. Some states have even made shifting a part of their exams. However, just because things have always be done a certain way doesn’t mean they should always been done that way. Trucking is no different. In recent years, there has been a slow but definite push toward automatic transmissions in trucking. There are several reasons for this change. Here are just a few of them. (more…)

Essential Personal Cargo for Every Truck Driver

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

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

Friday, 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. (more…)

Millennial Truck Drivers: Appearances Matter

Thursday, 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? (more…)