Archive for April, 2018

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…)

How to Prepare for Your CDL Physical

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
How to Prepare for Your CDL Physical

The CDL physical is a necessary part of trucking.

One of the first things you need in order to start your trucking career is your CDL (commercial driver’s license).  Obtaining a CDL requires special training and a physical examination by an FMCSA-approved physician. The CDL physical is a necessary part of trucking. Here are some tips to help you prepare! (more…)

Tips for Making the Open Road Feel Like Home

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Tips for Making the Open Road Feel Like Home

Many truckers find themselves feeling homesick after several days out on the road.

Transitioning from one career to another takes quite a bit of adjustment. If you’re transitioning into a trucking career, you’re going from being home at the end of every day to being home every couple of days. It takes a great deal of balance to succeed at this. Many truckers find themselves feeling homesick after several days out on the road. Fortunately, there are several ways to combat the homesick feelings that sometimes occur when you’re out on a long haul! (more…)

Are You Suffering Burnout or Are You Just Tired?

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Are You Suffering Burnout or Are You Just Tired?

Like any other job, trucking can be exhausting.

Like any other job, trucking can be exhausting. The long hours on the road can really take a toll on your body. If you’re not getting enough sleep, that will just make everything worse. As a truck driver, you operate very large machinery on the road, so not getting enough sleep can have dire consequences. Know the signs of fatigue and burnout so that you can keep yourself and other drivers safe! (more…)