Being a truck driver comes with many challenges. One of the challenges of the job that nobody told you about was the loneliness. Truck driving is by nature a solitary profession. A little solitude every once in a while is good for a person. But spending too much time alone on your long haul can certainly take a toll on you. With this in mind, we’ve laid out a few tips on how to cope with loneliness on your route.
The lifestyle of a truck driver is unlike any other. For most truck drivers, their primary goal is safety. But not only should you be on the look-out for the safety of others on the road, but also your own health. The profession has numerous benefits, but one downside is that it tends to be very sedentary. This is one reason why there is a higher frequency of obesity among truck drivers than other professions. It is undeniably difficult to lose weight while on the long haul, but here are some weight loss tips to help.
If you’re a truck driver, we know you live a work hard play hard lifestyle. One of the most difficult aspects of the profession is just how difficult it is to get a good night’s sleep. In fact, you might simply have given up. But if you don’t sleep at least seven hours, you put yourself at risk of falling victim to highway hypnosis. It might be impossible to sleep as well on your route as you would at home. But here are some sleep tips for truck drivers.
A truck cannot do its job without the right truck parts. As a truck driver, you know this. You need the truck parts that are of the highest quality so that they can go as long as possible without needing replacement. Baltimore Freightliner has one of the widest selections of parts in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We stock as many as 26,000. We feel as though this qualifies us to speak about some of the commonly held myths about truck parts. Here are a few of the ones we most often see.
Every truck driver is thoroughly familiar with the importance of safety when on their route. When you’re driving a freight truck, the stakes are much higher than in an ordinary passenger vehicle. Not only are you concerned with your own safety, but you also have to understand how your truck can wreak havoc on others. One of the many threats to personal safety truck drivers have to combat is distracted driving.
Distracted driving has long been a threat to the safety of truck drivers. There was always the radio to fiddle with. Or perhaps you had distracting passengers. Even your thoughts can be a source of distraction. But with the advent of cell phones, this concern is far more pertinent than it has ever been. With this in mind, here are a few tips to help you avoid distracted driving.
While it’s easy to feel as though things have returned to normal, COVID-19 cases have been increasing as of late. As a truck driver, you know that safety is paramount. Even if you aren’t worried about your own health if you contract the virus, you would still be imperiling others on your route. With this in mind, here are some tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 while on your route.
If you’re currently in the market for truck parts, you may have heard a good deal about aftermarket parts. But you may not have a good sense of what ‘aftermarket’ means, and whether or not these parts could be a good fit for your needs. Today, we’re going to be giving you the basics of aftermarket truck parts. We’ll define what they are, their benefits, and their drawbacks. Then it’s up to you to choose whether or not they’re right for your truck.
If you’ve ever driven on a highway, the chances are that you have passed your fair share of Western Star trucks. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company is famous nationwide for its Class-8 tractor-trailers. For over 50 years, they’ve built a reputation for themselves as a manufacturer of comfortable and safe trucks. That’s why you may have heard their products referred to as “trucker’s trucks.” Today, we’re giving a brief history of Western Star trucks.
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.
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.