Posts Tagged ‘trucking tips’

Healthy Foods You Can Stock in Your Truck

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Healthy Food to Stock in Your Truck

A healthy lifestyle can be tough to maintain when on the road. Here are some healthy foods you can keep in your truck!

When you’re always on the road, it can be difficult to eat healthily or make changes to your diet. Luckily, there are several ways to cook on the road that allow you to make healthier choices. Keeping appliances in your truck like a rice cooker, pressure cooker, portable grill, or portable blender will make it easy to cook a variety of your own meals with minimal ingredients to keep it healthy, and homemade while on the road. Using these appliances, you can turn simple ingredients into nutritious meals that will promote a healthier lifestyle. Here are just a few foods that you should keep in your truck to make healthy meals and snacks. (more…)

Performing a Through Truck Safety Inspection

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Performing a Through Truck Safety Inspection

Before you can hit the road as a trucker, you need to inspect your truck.

Before you can hit the road as a trucker, you need to inspect your truck. Thorough safety inspections are essential, both before you start moving your cargo and after you have completed your most recent haul. Your truck is a complex machine where over a hundred components must work together. Three of the most important components that you will need to keep a close eye on are the lights, the tires, and your fluid systems. (more…)

Benefits of Automatic Transmission in Your Truck

Friday, November 16th, 2018
Benefits of Automatic Transmission in Your Truck

In trucking, the manual transmission is still quite prevalent.

Since the beginning of motorized transportation, drivers have been shifting through gears manually. In trucking, the manual transmission is still quite prevalent. Many states even require new drivers know how to shift correctly before they can even earn their CDL. Because manual shifting can be so difficult to learn and master, the trucking industry has slowly started to shift to the use of automatic transmission. Here are just a couple of the reasons to make the switch. (more…)

How to Avoid Seasonal Illnesses

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
How to Avoid Seasonal Illnesses

Being sick can make it very difficult to do your job.

When you’re sick, you don’t feel your best. As such, your concentration and alertness will suffer, because all you will want to do is rest. However, when you’re a truck driver, you won’t really have time to do that. (more…)

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…)