Truck drivers have the freedom to travel all over the country. Traveling through different states, you encounter many different types of weather as well. From hurricanes in the south to tornadoes in the midwest and snowstorms in the north, it is imperative that you know how to stay safe in all types of weather. Rain or shine truck drivers are always on the road, delivering freights to their destination. This constant driving means that truckers need to be prepared for any weather.
Sprinter vans perform some serious heavy lifting in all kinds of industries. Whether you use your vehicle to transport people, supplies, or tools, your sprinter van likely serves a few different simultaneous functions. Many companies use their sprinter vans to haul goods and act as billboards on wheels, and a good-looking company vehicle can speak volumes about your business. A reputable team of repair professionals is invaluable. Here are three reasons to visit your trusted sprinter van body shop:
Everyone who owns a vehicle knows the importance of brakes, but brakes on a truck are a very different system than what you’d find on your average car. Truck braking systems rely on air rather than hydraulic fluid, which makes them much more reliable since they can never leak or run out of fluid and lose effectiveness. This doesn’t mean they last forever, however. Even air brakes can wear over time because of the strain of stopping the tremendous weight of a tractor-trailer. This is especially true of the brake pads and rotors. Read on for signs that you need to add brake pads to the shopping list when buying truck parts. The safety of your rig is at stake.
You can’t live the life of a truck driver without having to buy truck parts. Shopping for the parts you need or want is just a part of the profession. But it’s not always easy to know which parts to buy, or where to buy them from. Ultimately, it’s up to you—the consumer—to make these decisions. Still, we’ve laid out a few considerations you ought to keep in mind next time you purchase parts.
Every year, countless thousands of Americans try to get into a career in truck driving. This is no surprise. There is so much to love about the profession—from the freedom, to the adventure, to the compensation. But one question we often hear from people who are interested in truck driving is this: am I too old to become a truck driver? Today, we’ll teach you what you need to know about the right age to become a truck driver.
There’s a world of reasons why you might want to become a truck driver. But there are a few hurdles you’ll have to jump through before you can get started in your new career. Few of these hurdles intimidate more would-be truckers than the CDL exam. This written exam has been a necessity for truck drivers to pass since 1992. Today, we’ll arm you with the information you need to pass it.
Maintaining your health is important. Too many people live a sedentary lifestyle, or rely on heavily processed and greasy foods to get by. This concern is especially pertinent to truck drivers. Did you know that obesity is more than twice as prevalent among truck drivers than the general population? One of the best ways to take your health into your own hands and lose weight is through your diet. Here are some of the best healthy snacks for truck drivers!
Anyone who has ever overseen the management of a whole fleet of commercial trucks knows that there are all kinds of minor (and major) body problems like scratches, dings, and dents. They may not feel like the most pressing issue, especially when more mechanical issues pose a serious problem. That said, you shouldn’t ignore truck body damage entirely because it’s still worth addressing. If you’ve been putting off investing in truck body repair, you’re about to see why it’s so important that you reconsider.
There are plenty of reasons to consider a career in truck driving. Many people feel drawn to the lifestyle. After all, what other profession enables you to see so much of the country? Others might enjoy the solitude that comes with long hours on the road. Countless people have felt attracted to the profession due to what they’ve heard about generous compensation. But you might be wondering: which truck drivers make the most money? Today, we’ll explain the factors that impact the compensation of truck drivers.
Are you considering a career as a truck driver? If so, we need to be up-front about one thing: it isn’t for everyone. While no one would tell you trucking is easy, there are a few challenges to the lifestyle that you just can’t understand until you’ve experienced them for yourself. Today, we will explain some of the qualities you need to have to be the most successful as a truck driver.