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How to Prepare Your Freight Truck for Cooler Weather

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Now is the time to start preparing your freight truck for the cold weather that is approaching!

Autumn is here which means that the weather is beginning to cool down. Those brisk mornings and nights are just a intro for what’s to come in the next couple of months. The winter will be here before we know it, so it’s important to prepare your freight truck for those cold road trips. Here is how to prepare your freight truck for the cooler weather. (more…)

4 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator

Friday, October 5th, 2018

An owner operator is responsible for everything from purchasing a truck to booking their own pick ups and deliveries!

Being your own boss can be very rewarding, but the reward doesn’t come without a lot of hard work, time, and dedication. An owner operator is in charge of all the elements of their trucking business from purchasing the truck to maintenance to renting it out to others for use. If you want to become an owner operator, here are four things to consider. (more…)

Your First Year as a Truck Driver: What to Expect

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Your first year as a truck driver will require a lot of adjusting, but can be very rewarding in the long run!

A truck driving career is like no other career you will have. It allows you the opportunity to make good money while traveling the world simultaneously. It is a very rewarding career choice, but just like any other career, it isn’t always easy. Here is what to expect during your first year as a truck driver. (more…)

The Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs: Part 2

Friday, September 14th, 2018

If you want to drive in teams or don’t want to work overnight, there are truck driving jobs for you as well!

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the most common types of truck driving jobs available: Company, Lease Purchase, and Owner Operator. This next part will go into the more unconventional options for truck driving jobs. Here are the second set of truck driving jobs to give you further insight on the options that you have.  (more…)

The Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs: Part 1

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Find out about the types of truck driving jobs so that you know where to being your trucking career!

When you enter the truck driving industry, it is important to know what types of trucking jobs are available. People may think that there is only one option when it comes to truck driving, but there are actually several based on how independent you want to be, your schedule, etc. Here are some of the different types of truck driving jobs.  (more…)

How Does a Diesel Engine Work?

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

With a diesel engine, fuel is sprayed into chambers and the pressurized air heats up and ignites the fuel.

Most cars on the road use gasoline engines that work by causing a small explosion from the mixture of fuel and air. A diesel engine works a little differently – fuel is sprayed into combustion chambers as pressurized air heats and ignites the fuel. Read on for more detailed information about how diesel engines keep vehicles on the road.  (more…)

Common Types of Freight Trucks

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Dry vans are the most common type of freight trucks that you will see on the road!

When it comes to transporting freight, there are a variety of different truck options available. This is because there are so many different types of products that need to be transported and they all can’t use the same truck style. If you are trying to figure out which truck is best for your specific freight, here are some common types of freight trucks. (more…)

Diesel Fuel vs. Regular Fuel: What’s The Difference?

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Diesel fuel goes directly into the fuel cylinder, while regular fuel is first activated by a spark plug.

When we go to the gas station to fill up our tanks, our options range from regular to premium. However, it’s hard to miss the diesel pump that sits off to the side by itself. How bad could it really be to use the diesel fuel for your standard vehicle? Here are the differences between diesel fuel and regular fuel. (more…)

The Potential Impact of Self-Driving Trucks on the Trucking Industry

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The introduction of self-driving trucks is both exciting and concerning for those in the truck driving industry.

The future is now, and in some ways, it is hard to tell if that is necessarily a good thing or bad thing. Technological innovations bring along with them a flurry of benefits and advantages that previously could only be dreamt of. However, with every brand new technological advancement there are always the possibility that they also bring along unforeseen consequences. These possibilities are especially true when it comes to the idea of self-driving trucks. The true impact of self-driving trucks is unknown, but can be predicted in how it will affect the trucking industry as a whole.  (more…)

4 Fuel-Saving Tips for Truck Drivers

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Fuel prices fluctuate often and can become a very costly expense over time, especially for truck drivers who spend most of their time on the road!

A truck driver spends most of their time on the road traveling from one destination to another. This means that their fuel usage is well above the average driver. Gas prices fluctuate and can become a very high expense for truck drivers. Here are four fuel-saving tips to help truck drivers save some time and money.  (more…)

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