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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.

Paid To Travel

Traveling is something that most people want to do throughout their lifetime, but it’s not always as easy as just going. Traveling requires a lot of planning and a good amount of money to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Well, imagine being paid to travel the world. In fact, you don’t even have to imagine it because the opportunity is already here. Truck drivers are paid to drive all over the country and get to see all parts of the world, even if only for a short time. You can discover new places and make plans to come back and actually have the time to explore.

Peace And Quiet

One thing you don’t have to worry about when you have a truck driving job is noise. At most jobs, you are bound to have coworkers, even if there aren’t that many. Not everyone enjoys being surrounded by people constantly throughout the day. If you are one of those people, trucking may be the career for you. In your truck, you can enjoy your own company and don’t have to worry about talking to anyone else or your boss nagging you all the time. That means you can play your music or audio book as loud as you want to keep yourself alert and just enjoy the view of the road.

Job Security

It is easy for people to get comfortable in their positions, but the fact of the matter is, no job is 100% secure. However, the security of a truck driving job is pretty high in comparison to others. This is a field that is and will always be in demand so long as we have vehicles and a demand for goods. There’s always a chance that the truck company you are working for could shut down, but aside from that, you rarely have to worry about getting laid off for economical reasons.

Easy To Qualify

Though you need to be sure that truck driving is the job you want, it isn’t hard to qualify for the position. It requires long, consistent hours of being on the road so make sure that you are ready for that before you decide to go down this path. If you are, you can get your commercial drivers license in less than three months. It will vary depending on how you choose to do it, but it can be done pretty quickly.

Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star For All Your Trucking Needs

Whether you need new parts for you truck or are simply interested in the latest trucking technology, you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. We have provided top-notch service for the trucking industry for 30 years and would love to assist you in buying a new top-of-the-line truck, finding the specialty parts you need, or repairing your truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474, or contact us online. To find out more about what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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.

Check Your Oil

Powerful engines require a lot of oil, so you want to make sure you check it before you take a long trip. This only takes a minute and could be the difference between making it to your destination and breaking down half-way there. If you do not have enough oil, you will damage your engine very quickly and that leads to some costly repairs.

Radiator

You want to check on your radiator before you take long trips as well. Make sure to top off the fluid if necessary and if you come across any small leaks, fix them as soon as possible. Though they might not look like that big of an issue initially, they can cause your engine to overheat.

Tire Pressure

A flat tire is the last thing you want while trucking down the highway. This slows down your trip which delays your entire schedule. Weather can cause fluctuations in tire pressure. When it gets cold outside, tire pressure tends to decrease and needs to be fixed. You do not have to check this every day, but once a week is a good idea, and of course before really long trips. You want to be sure your tire pressure is correct because one that’s too low can cause flats and lower fuel mileage, while too much pressure puts your tires at risk for punctures.

Fuel Vent

When your truck sits for a while, it is possible that insects and other small bugs could have ventured inside. You want to check your vent after a period of time of not driving your truck to ensure that there are no nests inside of it. If this does happen, it creates a blockage and the truck will appear as if it is out of fuel.

Brakes

Your brakes need to always be working properly as they are very important in staying safe on the road. Any time you feel vibration or hear any sort of squealing when you press on the breaks, you should address it immediately. The sooner you fix possible issues, the more time and money you are saving in the long run.

Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star For All Of Your Trucking Needs

Whether you need new parts for you truck or are simply interested in the latest trucking technology, you can rely on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. We have provided top-notch service for the trucking industry for 30 years and would love to assist you in buying a new top-of-the-line truck, finding the specialty parts you need, or repairing your truck. Give us a call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474, or contact us online. To find out more about what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

Ready to Hit the Road? Consider These 4 Simple Facts About the Truck Driving Profession

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

While your your hours may be flexible at times, it is best to complete a majority of your daily driving before rush hour is a concern.

On average, truck drivers cover approximately 125,000 miles per year on the road. While there are many advantages to earning a living as a truck driver, there are plenty of difficulties that come along with the job as well. Like many other demanding professions, there are numerous pros and cons about the truck driving profession that should be carefully considered before applying. If you are curious about becoming a truck driver, below are some of the key factors that you should consider. (more…)

Freightliner Cascadia Chosen For 2017 Good Design Award

Friday, January 19th, 2018
Freightliner Cascadia Chosen For 2017 Good Design Award

The Cascadia Model is essentially the new standard for how trucks should be designed on the interior, and it should start a movement toward increased comfortability for the driver.

As truck drivers know, the experience doesn’t always lend itself to be the most comfortable. Transporting various packages and freight can be grueling, and the long drives can take a considerable toll. Freightliner Trucks new Cascadia model is here to reverse that trend. This past year, the model received the Good Design award, which highlights excellence in design. Submissions come in from all over the world, whether it’s Fortune 500 companies or design firms and agencies. (more…)

How Truck Driver’s Can Stay Fit

Friday, December 22nd, 2017
How Truck Driver’s Can Stay Fit

If you’re struggling to stay fit, here are some helpful tips to help you lose a little bit of weight.

Let’s face it, weight gain is really easy when you’re sedentary all day long. Weight loss can also feel impossible when you’re on the road, surrounded by unhealthy choices at truck stops and sitting for hours at a time. According to the Federal Motor Safety Commission, truck drivers must pass medical evaluations that indicate no history of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes because those medical conditions can impair driving ability, and therefore result in a loss of your license. If you’re struggling to stay fit, here are some helpful tips to help you lose a little bit of weight. (more…)

The Expected Trends for the Trucking Industry in 2018

Friday, December 15th, 2017
The Expected Trends for the Trucking Industry in 2018

In 2018, the trucking industry could see increases to the cost of diesel fuel.

The trucking industry is booming and vast, and handles freight for a number of other industries to ensure that companies and customers across the nation get the materials and products they need. For truckers and other people in the industry, it’s important to stay on top of upcoming trends to ensure that they understand all the rules of the road, to be successful in their position. Check out these trends for 2018 and plan accordingly before heading back out on the road.The trucking industry is booming and vast, and handles freight for a number of other industries to ensure that companies and customers across the nation get the materials and (more…)

Freight Shipping 101

Friday, December 8th, 2017
Freight Shipping 101

Freight shipping is more popular this time of year thanks to eager consumers waiting on products and stores ordering higher amounts to meet the demand.

Freight shipping is more popular this time of year thanks to eager consumers waiting on products and stores ordering higher amounts to meet the demand. Freight shipping is a relatively easy process, but if you do some preparation beforehand it can go even more smoothly. (more…)

How To Prevent A Truck Accident

Friday, November 17th, 2017
How To Prevent A Truck Accident

Truck accidents are more prevalent than people recognize, especially considering how large and difficult they are to drive.

Truck accidents are more prevalent than people recognize, especially considering how large and difficult they are to drive. The unfortunate reality is that many truck accidents are completely preventable. The reason they happen is because we aren’t taking enough precaution to prepare for these scenarios. There are further reasons why these accidents occur every year on the road. (more…)

The Importance Of Tire Pressure And Inflation

Friday, November 10th, 2017
The Importance Of Tire Pressure And Inflation

The inflation of your tires can be beneficial and surprisingly detrimental in different ways.

When analyzing your truck, the tires are probably the most important aspect. After all, they do put in all the work to get you from point A to B. Especially for trucks, tire upkeep is crucial to making long trips. Any truck driver will tell you that all they want is for the air in their tires to last as long as possible. It’s a clear benefit if that happens, which is why we have a variety of pressure systems to monitor this exact situation. The inflation of your tires can be beneficial and surprisingly detrimental in different ways. (more…)

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