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Tips to Stay Awake for the Long Haul

Monday, April 15th, 2019

 

Here are a few ways to keep yourself alert on the road.

Trucking is all about finding ways to endure those hours on the road. No matter how dangerous you know falling asleep behind the wheel is, it can be hard to resist when you have nothing else to do. But here are a few ways to keep yourself alert on the road.

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What You Should Do If You Truck Breaks Down

Monday, April 8th, 2019

It happens to the best of us. You could be driving along and get a flat or your engine stalls. But in this worst-case-scenario, you can prepare by remembering the right safety guidelines to make sure that you can get back on the road.

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The Importance of Road Signs

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Road signs are a crucial part of road safety.

Road signs are a crucial part of road safety. They warn of hazards ahead, give directions, and information that specifically helps truckers. Here are a few reasons why you should always pay attention to road signs.

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Get Your Truck Ready for Spring

Monday, March 25th, 2019

With this simple checklist, you can make sure that your truck will be ready to hit the road this spring.

Spring is finally here! With the rough Maryland weather we’ve been having, chances are winter took a toll on your vehicle. Especially for truck drivers, it’s important that we keep our vehicles are in good shape. With this simple checklist, you can make sure that your truck will be ready to hit the road this spring.

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CB Radio: How it Works

Monday, March 18th, 2019

 

Here are a few basics for how to get started on CB radio.

If you are new to trucking or thinking about starting, you have probably already heard of citizens band, or CB radio. CB radio refers to the device and the radio frequency that is used publicly by mostly truckers for communication on the road. Anyone with a connection can broadcast information about road hazards with other truckers, or to have a conversation with anyone listening. Unlike most older forms of technology these days, CB radio has not become obsolete. It is still a useful tool for truckers on the road. Here are a few basics for how to get started.

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How to Deal with Solitude

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Trucking involves long hours alone on the road, and it can get easy to feel bored or lonely. But, there are also a lot of benefits to having time to yourself. Here are a few ways you can turn your trucking routine around.

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CDL Guide for Independent Contractors

Monday, March 4th, 2019

CDL licensing prepares you for driving commercially.

When it comes to a truck driving career, there’s plenty to prepare for. You’ll need to be ready for long days of driving, life on the road, and proper licensing in order to make sure you’re always prepared to handle a driving contract job. It’s extremely important to have your CDL license for independent contracting. CDL licensing prepares you for driving commercially, which is much more complex and very different from driving passenger vehicles. To make sure you’re prepared for long haul truck driving and meeting all the safety standards for independent contractors, here is our helpful CDL guide.

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Tire Care for Your Truck

Monday, February 25th, 2019

 

Tires are one of the most important parts of your truck.

Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook tires among the many priorities of your job on the road. Tires are one of the most important parts of your truck. If something goes wrong with them, it can literally stop you in your tracks. But it can be tricky to know how to take care of your tires outside of keeping them inflated and watching out for flats.

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How to Drive Safely in Freezing Rain and Inclement Winter Weather

Monday, February 18th, 2019

If you are on the road in your truck before the winter season loses its steam, there are many steps you can take to stay safe in inclement weather.

Winter is still hitting us with plenty of surprises. If you are on the road in your truck before the season loses its steam, there are many steps you can take to stay safe. While much of the chance for snow has passed (and we’ve written about snow storms  in our previous posts) the threat of freezing rain and that wintery mix remains.

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3 Safety Tips for Highway Driving

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Highway driving takes up the majority of a trucking route. It is important to take these safety precautions.

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.

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