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.
Whether or not you are new to trucking, you already know that there is a clear difference between cars and large commercial vehicles. In particular, semi-trucks run on diesel engines, which have their differences and similarities to a standard car engine. There has been a lot of misinformation about how to treat a diesel engine, and this post will help to clear up the three biggest misunderstandings.
There is a lot of important information to learn when someone is just starting out, especially when it comes to safely handling a freight truck. And one thing that all new truck drivers should know how to do correctly is set up their truck for a dock. Whether you are a trucking veteran or a first-timer, here are the basic steps to setting your truck up for a dock.
One of the most common causes of accidents on the road for both truckers and car drivers is still distracted driving. Even though there is a lot of awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, you will still find people behind the wheel using their phones. It’s understandable how tempting it is to check your phone for just a second, or you might have something else going on that takes your attention from the road. Here are some ways to keep yourself from falling into the trap of distracted driving.
Although there are many different varieties of vehicles for transporting freight on the road, there are specific types of trucks that are better for certain jobs. If you want to hone your expertise in one area, then it’s good to know how different freight trucks work and which would be the best fit for you. Here are four of the main types of freight trucks you will come across.
Many people gravitate to trucking as a career because it offers the opportunity to travel to new places and “be your own boss.” While it’s true that trucking gives you lots of independence and you don’t have a supervisor over your shoulder, you need to remember that you’re really not a one-person-band. There is a whole fleet of people involved in the process, from the mechanics who keep the trucks running to the office personnel who assign the jobs. Remembering this will help you have a successful career when you’re driving for a company.
As a trucker, you probably spend most of your time on the road in highways specifically. So it’s important to make sure that you drive safely even when other cars on the road aren’t. Here are some tips to help you drive safely on the highways.
If you have been thinking about starting a new career in trucking, then that could be a great choice. But it depends on if you have made the right considerations before you get in over your head on such a demanding job. There are a few things that people who are new to trucking might not know in order to be successful. Here are three rookie mistakes that you should avoid when you begin your career as a trucker.
Often essential to most construction projects, concrete trucks are responsible for mixing, delivering, and pouring cement. It’s an important job, whether for large construction sites or smaller capacities. And, believe it or not, there are different types of concrete trucks for different responsibilities. Here is a quick breakdown of the common types of concrete trucks.