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Trucking Safely on the Road

May 6th, 2022

Regardless of the experience you have as a commercial trucker, you should always prioritize your safety and the other drivers you’re sharing the road with.

Trucking is much more than just driving from one place to another. Spending that many hours on the road is exhausting and can be monotonous or boring at times. Regardless of the experience, you have as a commercial trucker, you should always prioritize your safety and the other drivers you’re sharing the road with. Here are a couple of tips about staying safe when you’re trucking. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Summer Diesel Engine Checklist

April 8th, 2022

Remember your summer diesel engine checklist to ensure safe driving this season.

At a certain point, the summer will finally be here and your diesel truck will require a certain level of care and maintenance. In fact, during the hot, summer months, a truck driver will need a general checklist to make sure that their diesel engine is in proper working order before heading out on the road. The reality is, a diesel engine doesn’t tend to favor the brutal heat that comes during the summer season. Ultimately, there are some key aspects of your diesel engine that you’ll definitely want to take into account before you embark on a trip in your truck. Here is a helpful checklist to make sure you have a diesel engine that can withstand the summer heat effectively and efficiently. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety Tips for Truck Driving in Windy Conditions

March 28th, 2022

Learn how to stay safe on the road during windy conditions.

When it comes to effectively driving a semi-truck, it becomes imperative that truckers take the proper precautions when it comes to knowing what to expect regarding the weather conditions on their route. In fact, driving a semi-truck is already hard enough without unexpected weather conditions like rain, snow or sleet. But, wind is another weather condition that can be a safety hazard for truckers. The reality is, wind is all too common when truck drivers are driving routes across many different states. Ultimately, truck driving in windy conditions can be dangerous which is why having the proper safety measures in place is likely to make all the difference. Here are some key safety tips to take into consideration as you embark on a truck route and encounter windy conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Is Your Diesel Engine Overheating?

March 21st, 2022

Learn what you can do to keep your diesel engine from overheating.

If you have a diesel engine, you might be wondering why it seems to be overheating so quickly. In fact, overheating your engine is all too common. The reality is, when you don’t take proper care of your diesel engine, you’ll inevitably experience the engine overheating regularly. Ultimately, when traveling long distances, your truck is likely to overheat when you don’t take the right precautions. Here are the biggest reasons why your diesel engine is overheating — and the best ways to avoid it from happening ever again. Read the rest of this entry »

What Truck Drivers Want Other Drivers to Know

March 14th, 2022

Discover what truck drivers want other drivers on the road to know.

Today’s topic of discussion will be what truck drivers want other drivers to know. Whether handling a semi-truck or passenger vehicle, every driver knows that even while practicing safe driving, other drivers can cause accidents. It’s impossible to control what another driver will do. For that reason, driving defensively at all times is everyone’s best bet. Legally, semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, 20 times the size of passenger vehicles. No one wants to experience being side-railed by a semi-truck with that thought in mind. Every driver can do their part to keep the roads safe. Here is what truck drivers want other drivers to know.  Read the rest of this entry »

Expenses You Cannot Deduct on Your Taxes This Year

March 11th, 2022

There are plenty of savvy deductions that you can make when filing your tax return as a truck driver, but there are also expenses that will not factor in. It can be hard to know the difference without the help of a tax professional.

There are plenty of savvy deductions that you can make when filing your tax return as a truck driver, but there are also expenses that will not factor in. It can be hard to know the difference without the help of a tax professional. That’s why this post will go into some detail about which expenses you cannot deduct, and why. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Avoid Fatigued Driving

February 28th, 2022

How can you avoid fatigued driving? Remember these tips.

Fatigued driving is ordinary among truck drivers. The long hours that truck drivers face can take a toll as they attempt to juggle the proper work-life balance and time management. An eight-hour day for a truck driver is a rarity. However, every truck driver should take fatigue seriously. Physical or mental exertion impacts performance negatively. According to the CDC, being awake for 18 hours in a row is comparable to someone having a blood alcohol content of 0.05%. In addition, being awake for 24 hours straight is the equivalent of someone having a 0.10% BAC. In short, the proper amount of sleep is crucial. Here are tips that can help you avoid fatigued driving.  Read the rest of this entry »

What Can Truckers Deduct on Their Taxes?

February 23rd, 2022

By keeping organized, careful records of your expenditures throughout the year, you could even end up with a big payoff after filing your taxes.

Believe it or not, tax season is nearly upon us. While it likely isn’t the highlight of your year, it doesn’t have to be as painful as you may fear. In fact, for truckers, there are ways to save significant amounts of money on your taxes. By keeping organized, careful records of your expenditures throughout the year, you could even end up with a big payoff after filing your taxes. If necessary, be sure to ask a professional to help with your taxes. However, knowing what some of the possible deductions are can change how you file. Here are some tax deductions that truckers ought to consider this tax season. Read the rest of this entry »

What to Do When You Notice Truck Brake Issues

February 14th, 2022

Learn what you should do when you notice truck brake issues.

It’s vital to take proper action if you notice truck brake issues. Semi-trucks weigh anywhere between 35,000 to 80,000 pounds, meaning that it takes a lot of momentum to get a truck to stop. A damaged braking system is not only a danger to you but everyone surrounding you on the road. Here are truck brake issues you should keep on your radar and what to do when you notice them.  Read the rest of this entry »

Work Van Organization

February 11th, 2022

You don’t want to waste a client’s time and money digging around in the back of your Sprinter Van for some misplaced tool.

Cleaning up your work van may be your least favorite chore, but it makes life undeniably easier. You don’t want to waste a client’s time and money digging around in the back of your Sprinter Van for some misplaced tool. Depending on what you keep in your van, it may even be dangerous to you to have your equipment loosely thrown all over the place. We’ve put together some helpful tips for getting your van organized and keeping it that way. Read the rest of this entry »

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