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Everything You Need To Know Before Becoming A Truck Driver

July 14th, 2017
Everything You Need To Know Before Becoming A Truck Driver

Choosing to become a truck driver is a big decision, as it affects you, your family, and your health.

Choosing to become a truck driver is a big decision, as it affects you, your family, and your health. Being on the road isn’t just a job, it’s actually a lifestyle. Depending on where you work as a truck driver, you might easily spend 300+ days on the road every year, which has a huge impact on the place you call home and how many relationships you can maintain. Keep in mind that most regional driving positions are not open to new truck drivers, so you might need to cut your teeth for 2 years before being able to narrow your focus. Here are some of the behind-the-scenes things you should know before becoming a truck driver. Read the rest of this entry »

De-Bunking Common Myths About Truck Drivers

July 7th, 2017
De-Bunking Common Myths About Truck Drivers

It’s not super easy to be a truck driver. They work hard like everyone else.

It’s not super easy to be a truck driver.  They work hard like everyone else.  There are still a lot of rumors around that really just aren’t true.  Here, we de-bunk a few of them. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Basic Truck Driving Practices

June 30th, 2017
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In order to operate a large truck, a person must be trained to follow a set of basic practices.

Driving a large truck is not like driving a car. This is a common misconception and could not be further from the truth. In order to operate a large vehicle, a person needs sufficient training. Here are 4 basic truck driving practices that every trucker should follow. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips To Help Truck Drivers Stay Awake At Night

June 23rd, 2017
5 Tips To Help Truck Drivers Stay Awake At Night

Don’t allow yourself to fall asleep behind the wheel.

There are many truck drivers that need to drive at night. Most people are usually tired when the sun goes down. If you are a truck driver and are concerned about falling asleep during one of your assignments, here are some tips that will keep you awake. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Tips For Summer Truck Driving

June 14th, 2017
5 Tips For Summer Truck Driving

Summer is here! Get ready for some summer trucking!

The summer heat can be relentless. If you are a truck driver, do not let the summer heat waves beat you down. There are several things you can do to prepare yourself for trucking in the upcoming summer months. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Becoming a Healthy Truck Driver

June 9th, 2017

health effects sittingTrucking is known for being a lonely profession – lots of time spent by yourself, away from your loved ones, and in strange cities. Not only is it lonely, it can be easy to let yourself fall off the wagon and into unhealthy habits. There’s no one there to keep you in check but yourself, and you don’t have the benefit of your local grocery store and refrigerator, not to mention your job requires constant physical inaction, and mental focus. It doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult to maintain stability and strong habits while you’re working, though. With just a little bit of organization, truckers can live just as fulfilling and vigorous lives as non-nomads. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Stop Distracted Driving

June 2nd, 2017
How to Stop Distracted Driving

Are you guilty of distracted driving? You are going to end up hurting someone or yourself.

Distracted driving is one of the most common issues plaguing truckers today. Unfortunately, this issue is growing as smartphones and other portable technology become 24/7 sources of entertainment for those on the road. How can you stop distracted driving and keep your truck, other cars, and yourself safe on the road? Read the rest of this entry »

Daimler Opens New Test Facility

May 26th, 2017
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A new test facility is a wonderful thing!

Western Star’s parent company, Daimler Trucks North America, has recently completed construction of its newest test facility, only 120 miles from its headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The move pinched the distance between its former testing facility in Indiana, and was spearheaded by the company’s newest CEO, Roger Nielson. Daimler invested a whopping $18.7 into what they’re calling the High Desert Proving Ground, and it can only mean a brighter future for all of its subsidiaries, including Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. Read the rest of this entry »

Steps To Thwart Cargo Theft

May 19th, 2017
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Protecting your cargo is vital!

Whether or not you realize it, cargo theft is one of the most pressing financial threats to many fleets. Many cargo thieves are very skilled at what they are doing, so prevention is key. How can you stop cargo theft from wreaking havoc on your fleet? Read the rest of this entry »

Western Star Celebrates It’s 50th Anniversary In Style

May 12th, 2017
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Celebrate 50 years with Baltimore Freightliner!

Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star celebrated its 50th anniversary in April with ride and drives and a respectful nod to our long history and roots. Our company actually began in 1967 due to the work of the White Motor Co. They wanted to take care of the demands of Western logging customers in Kelowna, British Columbia. Western Star, which is currently headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America. Read the rest of this entry »

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