For those who haven’t heard of a dashcam, it is simply a small camera that people install either on their dashboard or the inside of their windshield. The purpose of a dashcam is to record the events of the drive. These little cameras are inexpensive, easy to find online or in stores, and pretty simple to use. So why should you, as a trucker, need one? Here are three reasons why.
The humid Maryland weather can often be unkind once the season gets warmer, and that is especially true for truckers who spend long hours on the road. If you have had too many uncomfortable trips, then you probably know that you can’t always rely on the air conditioning in your truck cab to help. Here are some ways that you can prepare your truck for the warmer weather so that you can stay healthy.
If you are looking for a truck as an owner-operator, then you have a big decision to make that will influence your career. The first question you’ll probably deal with is whether you should start looking for a new or used vehicle. Both options have their pros and cons, and it just depends on what you’re looking for. Here are some things to think about when choosing between a new or used freight truck.
No trucker wants to be faced with a costly and time-consuming breakdown. Sometimes bad luck just happens, but usually, breakdowns can be avoided by keeping up with maintenance. Read on to see some of the common areas that cause trucks to break down, which you can avoid by keeping your truck well maintained.
If your truck is your livelihood, then keeping it in good condition is a top priority. And that especially applies to your tires. Since a truck’s tires are its only direct contact with the road, it is key to make sure that these tires can stand up to anything. If your tires are old or worn, then they can make driving difficult and dangerous, not to mention that bad tires could throw off other parts of the truck, like the suspension. Here are some tips to help you take care of your tires so that they can keep taking care of you.
In addition to their size, one of the most significant differences that people first notice between a semi truck and a car is the mirrors. Trucks should have several mirrors on either side, each one crucial to safe driving. Knowing how your mirrors work is key to helping you be aware of your surroundings. Here are some important steps to take when it comes to your truck mirrors.
Sometimes, the trucking business can be full of high stakes. And when you are looking to invest in a used freight truck, in a way, you’re staking your career on finding the right one. There are a lot of resources out there to help you find used trucks, but you will also need to do a lot of digging to make sure you don’t get a bad deal. Here is a basic checklist to help you start your search for a used truck.
When you spend hours, if not days, at a time on the road, trucking becomes more than just another job but a lifestyle. While it can be easy for truckers to fall into the trap of unhealthy habits and surviving from stop to stop, why not make your life on the road better? Since the cab of your truck is where you spend most of your time, it’s the perfect place to make your own. Here are some ideas for personal elements you can add to make your truck feel like home.
There are many types of cargo that you could come across in your trucking career. In particular, you might need to transport refrigerated freight. As you probably know, there are a lot more things to consider when it comes to getting refrigerated freight to your destination in shape. If you’ve never had to deal with this before, then here is a basic guide of some things you should be prepared for.
It can be a stressful time to be a trucker, especially with everything going on in the world. But the good news is that time alone on the road is the perfect opportunity to create your own sanctuary, even when there are moments that could encourage road rage. Here are some ways to help you stay in a good mood during long hours on the road.