Posts Tagged ‘trucking tips’

Navigating Fall Weather on the Road

Friday, October 19th, 2018
Navigating Fall Weather on the Road

Trucking, whether it’s for a short trip or the long haul, is a year-round job. It’s important to know how to drive safely in many adverse weather conditions.

Trucking, whether it’s for a short trip or the long haul, is a year-round job. You might have seen the shows where truckers drive into extreme winter weather in the harshest and most remote areas of the country. Chances are that your new trucker job won’t take you there. But here are some tips for navigating the rough fall weather while you’re on the road. (more…)

3 Easy Exercises You Can Do without a Gym

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
3 Easy Exercises You Can Do without a Gym

It is essential to your physical and overall health and well-being that you carve out a little bit of time to do at least some sort of exercise even without a gym.

As a trucker, you spend a lot of your time traveling. This doesn’t really leave a whole lot of time to maintain a membership at your local gym. It is essential to your physical and overall health and well-being that you carve out a little bit of time to do at least some sort of exercise. Here are some simple exercises to get you moving that don’t require a lot of time, or a gym membership. (more…)

4 Qualities of an Excellent Truck Driver

Friday, October 5th, 2018
4 Qualities of an Excellent Truck Driver

If you want to be excellent at your job, you will need more than just a basic knowledge of what is required.

Being a competent truck driver requires a certain level of education and skill. If you want to be excellent at your job, you will need more than just a basic knowledge of what is required. Trucking is constantly growing and evolving and the best drivers know how to keep up! (more…)

New Trucker: Preparing for Your First Day

Friday, September 28th, 2018
New Trucker: Preparing for Your First Day

The first day of a new job can be a little overwhelming, and trucking is no exception. Here are some tips to help you as you prepare for your first day as a trucker.

The first day of a new job can be a little overwhelming, and trucking is no exception. You have to adjust to the new team, learn logging procedures, familiarize yourself with new equipment, and all sorts of other things. As with everything else you do in your trucking career, preparation is key. Here are some tips to help you as you prepare for your first day as a trucker. (more…)

4 Helpful Tips for Caring for Your Mental Health

Friday, September 21st, 2018
4 Helpful Tips for Caring for Your Mental Health

Staying on schedule can be difficult due to the unpredictability of traffic and weather patterns, and planning is a huge help but even that only goes so far when it comes to mental health.

Trucking is a fulfilling and rewarding career, but like any other career, it can also be stressful at times. Staying on schedule can be difficult due to the unpredictability of traffic and weather patterns, and planning is a huge help but even that only goes so far. If you’re having trouble keeping your head in the game, here are some helpful tips to help you de-stress. (more…)

How to Excel in Your Trucking Career

Friday, September 14th, 2018
How to Excel in Your Trucking Career

Trucking can be an enjoyable and fulfilling career.

When you choose a profession to be your career, it’s only natural that you will want to excel at what you do. Trucking can be an enjoyable and fulfilling career. If you’d like to excel in your trucking career, follow these tips!   (more…)

Finding a Safe Place to Park Your Truck

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Finding a Safe Place to Park Your Truck

When you need to stop and rest during one of your trips, it’s essential that you find a safe place to park.

Parking is one of the most frustrating parts of driving any vehicle. Even so, it’s much easier to park a regular passenger car or truck than a rig with a 53-foot trailer on the back of it. When you need to stop and rest during one of your trips, it’s essential that you find a safe place to park. (more…)

Maintaining Fuel Efficiency

Friday, August 31st, 2018
Maintaining Fuel Efficiency

As a trucker, one of your biggest expenses is always going to be fuel. How can you maintain optimal fuel efficiency?

As a trucker, one of your biggest expenses is always going to be fuel. Your truck’s fuel tanks are enormous, and diesel fuel can be quite expensive. Even if the price of fuel isn’t coming out of your pocket, it is important to try to keep fuel costs as low as you can. Here are some ways you can keep your fuel use as efficient as possible. (more…)

Meeting Your Basic Needs without Breaking the Bank

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
Meeting Your Basic Needs without Breaking the Bank

Buying things from truck stops and convenience stores can get expensive quickly, so bringing as much as you can from home is usually going to be your best bet.

You’re out on the road to earn a paycheck. In order to keep as much of that paycheck as possible, you’ll need to do a bit of planning to make sure your needs are met. Buying things from truck stops and convenience stores can get expensive quickly, so bringing as much as you can from home is usually going to be your best bet. (more…)

Tips for Keeping a Balanced Diet While on the Road

Friday, August 17th, 2018
Tips for Keeping a Balanced Diet While on the Road

While an every once in a while indulgence isn’t going to do too much damage, you should do your best to keep a balanced diet for as much of the time as possible while you’re out on the road.

Marketing is an unbelievably powerful tool. Those sugary, salty, and or fattening snacks and meals you see all over truck stops and convenience stores are specially designed to make you think that your body needs all those things and crave them. While an every once in a while indulgence isn’t going to do too much damage, you should do your best to keep a balanced diet for as much of the time as possible while you’re out on the road. (more…)