Archive for the ‘Trucking Tips’ Category

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

Friday, 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. (more…)

On the Road: Choosing the Soundtrack for Your Haul

Friday, 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? (more…)

Staying Awake without Chugging the Coffee

Friday, 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. (more…)

Regional Food Specialties You Should Consider Trying while Traveling

Tuesday, 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! (more…)

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep on the Road

Friday, 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! (more…)

Simple Ways to Avoid Truck Accidents

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Simple Ways to Avoid Truck Accidents

Safety is your number one priority on the road!

As a new trucker, you’ll likely be starting out with a trainer or partner in the cab with you. Heed all of their advice. Safety should be your number one priority. If you’re starting out as a solo driver, just remember all the safety rules you learned in CDL training. If you need a refresher, here are some important safety rules to help avoid accidents. (more…)

The Ups and Downs of Being a Long Haul Trucker

Friday, May 18th, 2018
The Ups and Downs of Being a Long Haul Trucker

If you’re considering a career in long-haul trucking, it is important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully to make the best decision for you.

Like any other career, long-haul trucking has its ups and downs. You get to see and meet so many different people, but the time away might make you miss your loved ones. If you’re considering a career in long-haul trucking, it is important to weigh all of the pros and cons carefully to make the best decision for you.   (more…)

4 Ways to Combat Fatigue on the Road

Friday, May 11th, 2018
4 Ways to Combat Fatigue on the Road

Staying awake and alert is crucial for your safety as well as other drivers.

Trucking is a challenging, but rewarding, career choice. One of the challenges of driving for a living is that it can be very tiresome. When you’re driving for hours on end, your eyes can easily start to drift shut. Staying awake and alert is crucial for your safety as well as other drivers. Stay safe and awake with these tips! (more…)

Truck Fuel Efficiency 101

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Truck Fuel Efficiency 101

Get as miles as you can from every tank of fuel!

Whether you’re an owner-operator or you work for a large shipping company, you’re always keeping track of your fuel efficiency. After all, truck fuel can be quite pricey, so you’ll want to make sure you get as many miles as you can from each tank. If you’re trying to increase or regulate your truck’s fuel efficiency, try some of these tricks! (more…)

Avoiding Counterfeit Truck Parts

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Avoiding Counterfeit Truck Parts

Unfortunately, there are all sorts of scam artists out there trying to peddle counterfeit truck parts and it’s not always easy to spot the fake.

If your truck needs to have something replaced, it is extremely important that you make sure you’re replacing the faulty component with a quality part. Unfortunately, there are all sorts of scam artists out there trying to peddle counterfeit truck parts and it’s not always easy to spot the fake. (more…)