One of the biggest things that truckers in the industry have to get used to is lots of highway traveling. As tricky and stressful as getting on an exit can be in a regular car, the pressure is much higher for a semi-truck. With these tips, we hope to put you more at ease when exiting the highway.(more…)
Archive for October, 2019
It’s a true worst-case scenario for a trucker to have their cargo robbed, which is costly and ruins a job. Whether or not that has happened to you, the good news is that theft is very preventable. Here are some things you should know about cargo theft, and how to prevent your freight from getting robbed.(more…)
One of the things about a career in trucking that most appeals to people is the feeling of being your own boss without having to work with a manager sitting over your shoulder. This freedom of trucking life also takes much responsibility, and over time it can become a significant drawback to the career. Most people aren’t used to having a completely free schedule, even if trucking has been their only career because of the way we structure schooling. You’ve spent most of your life adhering to a schedule set by someone else – your parents, your school, and your non-trucking jobs. Adjusting can require a lot more work than you might expect, but once you learn to do it and embrace the solo life, it can be enjoyable.
Dealing with a fire is something everyone wants to avoid — particularly truck drivers. When you’re towing a load of potentially flammable, expensive, and even hazardous material, the last thing you want is an easily avoidable fire. Some of the most common ways that truck fires start come from preventable human error. Keeping your equipment in good condition, not smoking, and following maintenance routines will help keep you on a safer track.