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Summer Maintenance Checklist

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Make sure your freight truck is in good shape this season with this summer maintenance checklist!

The summer season is right around the corner and you want to make sure your freight truck is in good shape for those upcoming road trips. You want to inspect and maintenance your vehicle before it gets uncomfortably hot outside. Here are some items you don’t want to leave off of your summer maintenance checklist for your freight truck.  (more…)

Tips for Transporting Refrigerated Freight

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Transporting refrigerated freight can be tricky so you want to make sure you do it correctly.

Summer is approaching quickly and that means prime time for refrigerated freight. Truck drivers are transporting fresh produce, meat, and ice cream for those hot days and summer BBQ’s. It is important that you transport refrigerated freight correctly because you want the products to stay fresh and as cold as they need to be. Here are some tips for transporting refrigerated freight.  (more…)

The Truck Driver Shortage In The U.S

Friday, June 1st, 2018

The truck driver shortage in the U.S isn’t just impacting those in the industry, but it is impacting the entire country.

As baby boomers retire and millennials get into the workforce, there is a noticeable shortage in the amount of truck drivers we have here in the U.S. While this shortage has been apparent for years, it is beginning to take more of a toll now more than ever because demand is increasing. Here is what you need to know about the truck driver shortage in the U.S. (more…)

A Day In The Life Of A Truck Driver

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The first thing a truck driver must do is go to a given location to pick up the freight to transport.

A truck driving job is nothing like your ordinary 9-5. This makes it great for some people and maybe a little too unconventional for others. If you are considering becoming a truck driver, it is good to know everything that goes into it. Here is a day in the life of a truck driver to give you a better idea of what to expect.  (more…)

5 Things To Keep In Your Truck For A Long Road Trip

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Truck drivers travel all across the country so it is important to be prepared for a long road trip!

As a truck driver, your job consists of taking long road trips on a regular basis. You may be in your truck for longer than you are at home sometimes, so it almost becomes a second home for you. Because of this, it is important that you pack well for your trips because driving is unpredictable. Here are five things to keep in your truck for a long road trip.  (more…)

Tips For Ensuring That Your Truck Mirrors Are Providing The Most Safety

Friday, May 11th, 2018

You can’t check your blind spots in a big truck like you can in a regular vehicle, so it’s important that your truck mirrors are in good shape!

Truck driving is very different from driving a regular vehicle because trucks are so much bigger. One of the biggest visible differences is the fact that trucks have so many mirrors attached to them, while regular vehicles have one mirror on each side. You want to make sure that you are using your mirrors correctly when driving a truck. Here are some tips to ensure that your truck mirrors are providing the most safety.  (more…)

The 3 Commercial Driver’s License Classifications

Friday, May 4th, 2018

The first thing you must do when you decide to pursue a truck driving career is get your commercial driver’s license!

If you are about to kick off your truck driving career, the first thing you must do is obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This gives you the ability to drive bigger trucks and vehicles versus a regular car. There are different types of CDL’s depending on which type of commercial vehicle you want to drive. Here are the three commercial driver’s license classifications. (more…)

Tips For Getting Exercise While On The Road

Friday, April 27th, 2018

It can be difficult for truck drivers to get exercise when they are always on the road, so here are some tips that can help!

It may be hard to stay fit as a truck driver because most of your time is spent sitting inside of your truck. Even though it may take a little more effort to get a workout in, it is very possible to do, and while on the road. When you are taking your rest stops, take a few minutes to get some exercise in. Here are a few tips for getting exercise while on the road (more…)

4 Things To Consider Before Starting A Truck Driving Career

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Here are a few things to consider before starting your truck driving career!

The trucking industry is experiencing a shortage of drivers, and the industry is in dire need of a new wave of workers wanting to start a truck driving career. Despite there currently being a shortage of drivers, a truck driving career offers growth and plenty of benefits that you will not find in many other careers. However, there are several things you will need to closely examine to determine whether or not a truck driving career is right for you.  (more…)

5 Things To Check Before Buying A Used Truck

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

When purchasing a used truck, you want to make sure that it is in the best shape possible.

You are about to kick off your independent truck driving career and all the excitement is building up. One of the most important aspects of a successful truck driving business is the truck itself. Essentially, your truck is your place of business so you want it to be the best quality possible. Buying a used truck can save you a lot of money and still give you good quality. Here are five things to check before buying a used truck.  (more…)

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