Practical Tips for Truckers with Pets

March 22nd, 2019 | Truck Driving News

Few jobs allow workers to bring their pets to work. But the trucking industry is different. It offers truckers greater flexibility and freedom than the average worker. Many trucking companies allow you to bring your pets on the road with you. But before you do, there are a few things you ought to know. Scheduling […]

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Looking Back on the CB Radio

March 8th, 2019 | Truck Driving News

For decades, truckers and amateur enthusiasts alike have relied on CB radio to stay in touch, share information, and exchange witty banter across long distances. These days, CB radio is being edged out by newer communications equipment. However, you’ll still find a sizable percentage of truckers who wouldn’t think of hitting the roads without a […]

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What Are the Advantages of Leasing Your Big Rig?

February 22nd, 2019 | Uncategorized

If you’re like many truckers, you joined the industry because of the freedom of the open road and competitive pay. All CDL drivers enjoy the independence of being away from the cubicle, without a boss looking over their shoulders. But at some point, you might consider taking it a step further by becoming your own […]

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How Does Veteran Apprenticeship Work at DSW?

February 8th, 2019 | Truck Driving News

Transitioning back to civilian life is a process with many challenges. One of the most pressing challenges is finding gainful employment. As a military veteran, you already possess a number of important skills. These, along with your background, work ethic, and dedication, could make you a valuable member of the trucking community. DSW is proud […]

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Pre-Trip Inspection Advice

January 28th, 2019 | Truck Driving News

Pre-Trip Inspection Advice for New Truck Drivers When you land a job as a new truck driver and get your first route assignment, you’ll probably be anxious to get on the road quickly. But don’t forget that you’re required by federal regulations to conduct a thorough pre-trip inspection before driving each day. This inspection covers […]

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Factors to Consider

January 14th, 2019 | Truck Driving News

Factors to Consider Before You Decide to Drive as a Team Team trucking is the practice of pairing two CDL drivers with one truck. Team drivers can maximize their mileage because one driver can sleep while the other drives. This allows them to cover more ground while still complying with hours of service regulations. As […]

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What Truckers Need to Know About Mountain Driving

December 28th, 2018 | Truck Driving News

When you’re new to trucking, driving in the mountains can be a little intimidating. With time, you’ll get used to navigating the ups and downs of mountain roads with ease, but until you feel confident, remembering some basic rules of the road can help. If you’re just getting used to driving your rig in the […]

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Dealing with Sickness on the Road

December 14th, 2018 | Truck Driving News

When you’re out on the road and not feeling well, calling in sick doesn’t quite work the way it does for other kinds of careers. Many truckers find themselves feeling sick when they’re hundreds of miles away from home with a trailer full of cargo that has to get to its destination. What should truck […]

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What Is It Like to Be an Owner-Operator Driver?

November 23rd, 2018 | Truck Driving News

Lots of CDL drivers start out as company drivers. It’s simply the most affordable way to get your foot in the door in the trucking industry, since you won’t have to worry about investing in your own equipment. But after being a company driver for a while, you might start to wonder what life would […]

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Jake Brake 101

November 9th, 2018 | Truck Driving News

The Jacobs Engine Brake, more commonly called the Jake brake, is a compression release engine brake. It’s installed on some diesel engines, such as big rigs. When a trucker uses a Jake brake, the exhaust valves in the cylinders open up. This causes the release of the compressed air within the cylinders, which consequently slows […]

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