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How to Combat Highway Hypnosis

September 24th, 2020

Commercial truck driving is a grueling job, and one that is absolutely vital to our nation’s economy. There’s no doubt about it: our country would practically fall apart without our truck drivers. As if that wasn’t enough reason for us to admire truck drivers, don’t forget how dangerous their profession can be. Of the many hazards a truck driver faces, highway hypnosis is one of them. Driving long hours through countless miles of seemingly identical highway is bound to make any person feel sleepy. Here are some tips to help you combat highway hypnosis.

Driving long hours through countless miles of highway is bound to tire out anyone. Here are some tips to help you combat highway hypnosis.

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What to Look for in a Body Shop

September 17th, 2020

Every truck driver has a duty to themselves and to others on the road to drive as safely as possible. But even if your own driving is immaculate, there is always the chance that things will go wrong. Perhaps severe weather damages your truck. Or maybe you will end up paying the price for the negligence of another truck driver. It’s unfortunate, but at the end of the day, the odds are pretty good that you’ll have to pay a visit to a body shop before long. When that happens, you can count on these tips to make sure you’ve found the right place.

Sooner or later, your vehicle is going to need some repairs. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a body shop.

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Safety Tips for Fall Truck Driving

September 10th, 2020

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, and the nights are starting to get cooler, it’s a good time to start thinking about how to stay safe on the road in the coming season. You might not think much about it, but fall poses a few new dangers for truck drivers that summer does not. Below, we have laid out a few autumnal hazards for you to keep in mind while driving your route. We hope these will help you increase the safety of yourself and others on the road.

Here are a few tips to help you stay safe while driving your route this fall.

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Three Truck Parts that Might Need Replacement

September 3rd, 2020

For anyone who drives an automobile, car maintenance is essential. But it is absolutely vital if you are a truck driver. Not only does staying on top of the parts of your truck that need repair or replacement help to prevent you from breaking down, but it can also protect your own life and the lives of others. As a truck driver, you have a duty to yourself and to society to keep our nation’s roads and highways safe. Replacing and repairing your truck parts can go a long way to helping to do your part. Below, we have laid out three parts of your truck that often needs repair or replacement.

As a truck driver, you have a duty to yourself and to society to keep our nation’s highways safe. Replacing and repairing your truck parts can go a long way to helping to do your part.

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Tips for Time Management on your Route

August 28th, 2020

Time management is vital for everyone—but especially for truckers. In fact, tight deadlines are part and parcel of the job of any truck driver. Both the trucking company you work for, along with customers, expect their deliveries to be delivered on time. But, how can truckers ensure packages arrive as scheduled? With traffic delays and other issues that can easily arise, it becomes increasingly crucial for truck drivers to manage their time properly. Here are some ways to ensure you have the best time management skills when driving on your routes.

Here are some ways to ensure you have the best time management skills when driving on your routes.

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How to Buy From a Used Truck Dealer

August 21st, 2020

When you decide the time is right to become an owner-operator, it can be a little overwhelming to think about shelling out for our own rig. After all, newer models can carry up to a six-figure price, which is a huge commitment. For many drivers, the smart choice is to buy used, but choosing to buy from a used truck dealer is also nerve-wracking. You want this investment to last without breaking down and breaking your budget on upkeep and repairs. When you’re ready to buy, keep these tips in mind.

For many drivers, the smart choice is to buy used, but choosing to buy from a used truck dealer is also nerve-wracking. When you’re ready to buy, keep these tips in mind.

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What You Can Do If Your Truck Breaks Down Mid-Journey

August 13th, 2020

If your truck breaks down mid-journey, take these steps.

Nothing will make your heart sink quite like realizing that your truck is about to break down. Getting stuck on the side of the road is never fun, but for truckers, it takes on a whole new meaning with tight schedules and precious cargo. It’s an awful feeling, but you shouldn’t despair as there is plenty to be done about the situation. Today we’re offering our tips for when you find yourself in a tricky roadside scenario. Read on to determine what you should do if your truck breaks down while you’re out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

The 4 Critical Truck Parts to Maintain

August 7th, 2020

These four truck parts must be maintained for safe and efficient travel.

We see them on the road every day, doing major jobs from hauling goods to performing construction services and things in between. Trucks, simply put, help America run. But to keep the country and the economy going figuratively, those trucks have to be well-maintained so that they can keep going literally. When it comes to maintaining a truck, there are many truck parts, but these four parts are the absolute most critical. Read the rest of this entry »

The Parts of a Freight Truck

July 27th, 2020

Take a look at a short overview of the parts of a freight truck.

We probably see them on the road every day, but it can be easy to take for granted that a freight truck has a specific design where each piece plays a key role. Today we’re getting back to basics. If you have never gotten up close to a freight truck, are new to trucking, or a veteran looking for a refresher, then take a look at a short overview of the parts of a freight truck. 

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How Diesel Fuel Differs from Gasoline

July 20th, 2020

Learn more about what diesel fuel is and how it works.

Whether you are a seasoned trucker or a regular motorist when it’s time to fuel up, you have probably noticed how diesel fuel is on an entirely different pump at the gas station. This is just one example of the many ways that diesel fuel is completely different from gasoline. Read on to learn more about what diesel fuel is and how it works.

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