Archive for June, 2018

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…)

How Trucking Became One of the Most Important Jobs in America

Friday, June 1st, 2018
How Trucking Became One of the Most Important Jobs in America

Without trucking, there are many things we just wouldn’t have access to, and it would be extraordinarily slow and expensive.

Without a doubt, trucking is one of the most important jobs in America. Without trucking, there are many things we just wouldn’t have access to, and it would be extraordinarily slow and expensive. The technological advances of the last 150 years or so have been groundbreaking in every industry, including trucking and hauling freight.   (more…)