Posts Tagged ‘trucking tips’

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Good Health Habits for Long Haul Truckers to Follow

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Good Health Habits for Long Haul Truckers to Follow

For long haul truckers, staying healthy while on a trip can be difficult.

For long haul truckers, staying healthy while on a trip can be difficult. It’s easy for any number of bad habits to set in, considering how little you physically move your body despite going across the country for weeks on end. What good health habits can you follow in order to ensure you enjoy a long and happy career? (more…)

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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