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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…)

Tips For Becoming An Owner Operator

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Becoming an owner operator is an exciting decision, but requires a lot of work. Here are some tips to make your transition easier!

Not everyone wants to work for another company their entire lives. Many people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and being their own bus. In the truck driving industry, this is known as becoming an owner operator. The idea of owning your own truck and driving independently for others is a great one, but it requires a lot of work. Here are some tips for becoming an owner operator. (more…)

Tips For Managing Your Fuel Usage

Friday, March 30th, 2018

As a truck driver, the cost of gas can really start to add up. Here are some tips for managing your fuel usage!

As a truck driver, you spend most of your time on the road traveling from place to place. That means that you are using a lot of gas and the cost of that can really add up, especially if you are independent and using your own truck. You want to preserve as much fuel as you can when you’re out on the road to reduce the stops you must make and the money you have to spend. Here are some tips for managing your fuel usage. (more…)

Spring Truck Maintenance Checklist

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Snow and ice filled roads can really take a toll on your truck. Make sure you are getting your spring truck maintenance done!

After this unpredictable winter that we’ve had in Maryland this year, it is important that we make sure our vehicles are in good shape. This is especially true for all of the truck drivers out there because they are on the road for so much longer than the average vehicle. You want to make sure your truck is in good shape for the upcoming spring season so here is a truck maintenance checklist to help you out!  (more…)

Choosing The Right Freight Truck For Your Shipment

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Dry vans, also known as box trucks, are the most popular option for interstate shipments since it keeps cargo protected.

A truck driver has to transport large shipments on a regular basis. Whether you work for a company or have your own independent one, the shipments that you transport will vary from time to time. It is important that you choose the right type of freight truck to get the shipment from one place to another safely. There are three common types of freight trucks in the U.S Here is some information on the types to help you choose the right freight truck for your Baltimore shipment.  (more…)

Tips To Prevent Road Rage

Monday, March 12th, 2018

It can be frustrating when you are driving in traffic all day, so here are some tips to help prevent road rage!

Being angry on the road is bad enough when you are driving a small car, but when driving a big truck, you need to be even more cautious. You can’t afford to get mad and lightly tap the car in front of you to try and prove a point. People’s lives are on the line as well as your job, so it is best to remain calm. This can be difficult when you are constantly on the road and dealing with traffic all day long. Here are some tips to help you prevent road rage.  (more…)

How To Keep Your Diesel Engine Warm

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Diesel engines take a longer time to warm up so use these items to make the process faster!

Even though the warmer season is approaching, we still have some cold weather left. Diesel engines are tougher to start in the cold because of thicker oil and the cold causing the internal parts to resist movement. Diesel engines require a much higher temperature to fire the fuel which is why they are so much harder to start in cold weather than regular engines that take gasoline. Here are some things you can use to keep your diesel engine warm. (more…)

Advantages Of A Truck Driving Job

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Truck driving is a great career choice if you enjoy being on the road!

Being a truck driver is definitely an unconventional career when you compare it to a 9-5 office job, but what is conventional anyway? It is great to step outside of the norm and do something different for a change. Maybe, that’s what led you to start a truck driving career or maybe it has always been your passion. No matter the reason, it is a great choice. Here are some advantages of having a truck driving job.

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How To Stay Awake On The Road

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Staying awake while trucking is essential for your safety and the safety of those around you!

Trucking requires you to be on the road for long hours at a time. It is important to be awake and lively while taking these trips because you don’t want to endanger yourself or anyone else on the road. Falling asleep while trucking is simply not an option because it could cause a bad accident. Here are some tips for truck drivers on how to stay awake on the road. (more…)

Maintenance Tips For Your Truck

Monday, February 12th, 2018

You want to keep your truck in top shape to make sure it runs for a long time.

Truck driving is an important job and requires that you be on the road for hours on end. That being said, maintenance of those big trucks is really important because they have to make long, frequent trips. Here are some easy ways to make sure your truck stays in tip-top shape.  (more…)

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