Archive for the ‘Trucking Tips’ Category

How to Care for Your Mental Health While on the Road

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
How to Care for Your Mental Health While on the Road

Truck driving is a very rewarding and worthwhile career, but like anything else it can sometimes take a toll on your mental state.

Truck driving is a very rewarding and worthwhile career, but like anything else it can sometimes take a toll on your mental state. Sometimes even the best drivers need a mental health break! Here are some tips to help you care for your mental health while you’re out on the road. (more…)

Important Truck Stop Etiquette

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Important Truck Stop Etiquette

As a truck driver, you will surely encounter your fair share of truck stops along your many journeys.

As a truck driver, you will surely encounter your fair share of truck stops along your many journeys.  While you aren’t exactly expected to behave like high-society or dignitaries while at a truck stop, a certain level of decorum and professionalism is expected. Basically, just do whatever you would want a fellow truck driver to do. Follow these tips as some general guidelines. (more…)

3 Things You Should Know about Every Trucking Company Who is Recruiting You

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
3 Things You Should Know about Every Trucking Company Who is Recruiting You

When searching for the trucking company that’s right for you, be sure to ask these three questions.

As a new trucker, you are probably going to get several companies who would like you to come drive for them. There aren’t as many well-qualified drivers as there once were, so companies are on the lookout for the good ones. When searching for the trucking company that’s right for you, be sure to ask these three questions. (more…)

Qualities of a Successful Truck Driver

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Qualities of a Successful Truck Driver

So how can you measure success if you drive long haul trucks for a living?

How do you know you are a successful truck driver? In many professions, success can be easily measured: sports records set by an athlete, or number of albums sold by a singer, for instance. So how can you measure success if you drive long haul trucks for a living? You might know if you agree that you exhibit the following qualities. (more…)

3 Ways to Save Yourself from Back Pain While on the Road

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
3 Ways to Save Yourself from Back Pain While on the Road

Unfortunately, back pain is a common fact of life for many truck drivers.

Unfortunately, back pain is a common fact of life for many truck drivers. Spending that much time behind the wheel tends to take its toll on the body. Fortunately, back pain doesn’t have to make you miserable if you know how to alleviate it. Follow these tips to keep your back pain-free! (more…)

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…)

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…)