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Archive for December, 2021

At Home in Your Semi-Truck Sleeper Cab

Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

For truckers, the cab of the vehicle isn’t just for work. To keep hauling for those long days and longer nights, you have to turn your truck into a place where you can relax, sleep, and feel at home. Your sleep routine is integral to keeping you healthy and safe at the wheel of a semi because drowsiness and distractions can be harmful to you and others on

For truckers, the cab of the vehicle isn’t just for work. To keep hauling for those long days and longer nights, you have to turn your truck into a place where you can relax, sleep, and feel at home.

the road. Below, we have some tips on how to make your sleeper cab comfortable.

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Essential COVID-19 Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

We are over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is still essential to take precautions while on the job.

We are over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is still essential to take precautions while on the job. After all, stopping trucking companies from transporting essential goods and services is not an option. So, it is necessary for business owners and fleet managers to communicate proper health and safety guidelines and for drivers to take all precautions seriously to prevent them from catching or spreading the coronavirus. Here are some truck driver tips for staying safe from COVID-19.

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Should You Buy or Lease a Commercial Truck?

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Figuring out what you need and want in a vehicle will help when it comes to deciding whether to buy or lease your next commercial truck

If you have made the big decision to become an independent contractor, you might be facing another dilemma — to buy or lease a commercial truck. In fact, there are some key pros and cons associated with both buying or leasing your next truck. The great thing is, we’ve created this helpful guide to inform you about both buying and leasing your next commercial truck. The reality is, figuring out what you need and the specific must-haves you want in your commercial truck will steer you in the right direction when it comes to making the big decision of whether it’s time to buy or lease your next commercial truck. Here is a super useful guide to help you make the best decision regarding how you plan on getting your next commercial truck — leasing or buying.

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Understanding Different Truck Classifications

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

You have most likely heard the terms “medium-duty” and “heavy-duty” trucks. But what exactly do these terms mean?

You have most likely heard the terms “medium-duty” and “heavy-duty” trucks. But what exactly do these terms mean? Truck classifications are usually based on the maximum loaded weight of the truck, typically using the gross vehicle weight rating and sometimes the gross trailer weight rating. These ratings can vary among local or regional regulations. While some may think of equipment like tractor-trailers, flatbeds, and refrigerated units, there is a wide range of vehicle types in these categories. Let’s go over the different truck classifications.

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