Most of your time behind the wheel of a truck will be spent on long highway drives. These three tips are designed to help you avoid accidents and common highway hazards.
It’s no secret that trucking involves a lot of long hours on the road. With this lifestyle, it can be easy to fall into bad habits that can leave your sleep schedule, eating habits, and overall health lacking. This new year, try creating a healthier trucking routine that will leave you feeling better at the end of these long days. We’ve got some healthy habits that you can easily work into your trucking routine to help you improve your health and wellness this year.
With winter well underway and a polar vortex striking much of the country, having winter driving safety tips on hand is critical to trucking for any duration. While you might be aware of some of the winter driving basics, the current weather extremes mean that new precautions must be taken. We’ve put together four critical tips for winter driving to help ensure you and your cargo both arrive safely. (more…)
If you’re just getting started as a trucker, you’ve probably already heard what a tough job it can be. Between the long hauls far from home, the stress of road safety, and the surprises each day on the road will bring, truck drivers need to be prepared for all sorts of challenges on the job. This can seem daunting at first, but if you stay focused on your goals and remember some simple tips, you will do just fine in your new trucking career. Here are 5 essential tips for new truckers to follow. (more…)
Advances in technology are incredible, and it seems like every time we turn around there is a cool new gadget that will do something for us to make life easier. Alexa will be your personal DJ, your phone will monitor your health, or your self-driving car will take you to work. And it seems like self-driving is the futuristic tech most people are most excited about, perhaps because it means getting more done (or more sleep) on the way to work. But what about the trucking industry? Could self-driving trucks be a thing in our near future? (more…)
While the transportation industry is often slow to adapt to new technology, the tides are changing, and it’s expected that further advances will be adapted. While changes and tech for the trucking industry are not yet widely in use, the upgrades are a long time coming. The potential for advances in trucking is substantial, and many of the changes we expect to see are highly beneficial for all parties. (more…)
As a trucker, you’re on the road for long stretches of time. There are lots of things you’ll need to be prepared for any situation the road can bring. It’s important to get a checklist together, especially for your longer trips. Packing your truck with the right essentials can help you stay well-fed, hydrated, safe, and on the right track with your freight load. While there are many things you’ll need on the road, here are just 6 items that every trucker should pack. (more…)
A career in the trucking business can be an exciting choice. There are different directions in which your career can go, allowing you to create the perfect design for your life. Whether you’re an adventurous person or one that needs to stay closer to home, you can still go far with a career in trucking. Read on to learn more about how you can succeed and go far with a trucking career. (more…)
Driving a truck may be one of the most critical and dangerous jobs in the world. Successful truck driving requires caution, expertise, and stress management skills. As a profession that regularly makes the “ten most dangerous jobs” lists, trucking is not easy, though it is a very rewarding career. With that being said, here are a few safety tips to use when driving fleet trucks. (more…)
If you are someone that loves road trips and traveling, a truck driving career may be a perfect fit. Trucking is not your average career choice because it requires you to constantly be on the road traveling from destination to destination. Here are five great reasons to consider a truck driving career! (more…)