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Avoiding Truck Driver Fatigue

Safe trucking is essential to protect yourself, your cargo, and others on the road. One aspect of this is staying alert at all times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving contributed to causing over 90,000 crashes in 2017. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicates that truck … Continue reading “Avoiding Truck Driver Fatigue”

Summer Driving Tips for Truckers

Safe trucking is essential during every season, and to be fully prepared it’s important to know what to expect at different times of the year. Summer driving is easier than winter driving in most parts of the country. However, there are unique considerations to keep in mind. The following tips can help you drive safely … Continue reading “Summer Driving Tips for Truckers”

Meal Prep for Truck Drivers

As a truck driver, planning what to eat can be a little more complicated than it is for those working in an office every day. In many cases, grabbing a quick bite at a truck stop can seem like the most convenient option. While an occasional meal out isn’t a big deal, the cost can … Continue reading “Meal Prep for Truck Drivers”

Semi-Truck Parking Tips

After a day (or night) on the road as a trucker, it’s time to find a place to park and rest. This can sometimes be challenging, especially if you are trying to park at the same time as many other drivers. A lack of available semi-truck parking spots is more than just a nuisance. It … Continue reading “Semi-Truck Parking Tips”

Loading Dock Safety and Efficiency Tips

As a long-haul trucker, most of your time on the job will be spent driving. However, this is not the only responsibility you will have. When you reach your final destination, you will likely be dropping the freight off at a loading dock. Even if you are not the person who actually loads/unloads the truck, … Continue reading “Loading Dock Safety and Efficiency Tips”

Benefits of Husband and Wife Trucking Teams

Team truck driving can be a great way to make more money while also having company on the road. Some drivers prefer to be paired with someone they don’t know yet. However, if your spouse also has their commercial driver’s license (CDL), they could be a great driving partner. Husband and wife trucking teams are … Continue reading “Benefits of Husband and Wife Trucking Teams”

Truck Driver Essentials

Due to the relatively small size of semi-truck sleeper cabs, truckers need to be efficient about what items they take on hauls. However, it’s also important to be prepared. If you are a new truck driver, you may feel overwhelmed trying to figure out what exactly is necessary for your first solo trip. This list … Continue reading “Truck Driver Essentials”

The Importance of Trucking Trip Planning

Delivering freight efficiently is an essential skill for any truck driver. This is important not only for your motor carrier and the customer you are delivering to, but also for you because it allows you to get more miles and earn more pay. One of your keys to success is trucking trip planning. Preparing before … Continue reading “The Importance of Trucking Trip Planning”

Tips for Sleeping in a Semi-Truck

Getting enough sleep is important for health and wellbeing regardless of your career. As a long-haul truck driver, there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. Sleeping in a semi-truck can take some getting used to. However, the tips included in this article can help make it a little easier for you. Block Out … Continue reading “Tips for Sleeping in a Semi-Truck”

Safe Trucking at Night

If you haul freight as an over-the-road trucker, it is likely that you will drive your semi-truck during the night at some point during your career. Some drivers actually prefer this because there are fewer cars on the road. However, trucking at night can also be dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. Knowing how … Continue reading “Safe Trucking at Night”