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What to Know About Prescription Meds and Trucking

Safety is an essential consideration for any driver, and even more so for those who drive professionally. The trucking industry takes safety seriously and truckers have to follow various regulations as part of this commitment. One such requirement is being drug-free. It should go without saying that driving under the influence of illicit drugs or … Continue reading “What to Know About Prescription Meds and Trucking”

The Importance of a Safety-Conscious Trucking Company

Truck drivers have an essential job that keeps our nation’s economy moving forward. They also have a key responsibility to put safety first. As a driver, choosing to work with a safety-conscious trucking company makes it easier for you to ensure you have the tools and support you need to achieve this goal. The Roles … Continue reading “The Importance of a Safety-Conscious Trucking Company”

Getting Better Sleep as a Team Trucker

Sleep is essential to your health, and getting enough rest is also an important safety consideration for truckers. There are some unique challenges that make it harder to get good-quality sleep in a semi-truck, but luckily, there are also tips that can make this easier. We’ve already shared some general trucker sleep advice in our … Continue reading “Getting Better Sleep as a Team Trucker”

Signs You Should Become a Driver Mentor

Trucking gives you the opportunity to have a rewarding career in an essential industry. As you gain more experience as a driver, you may have the chance to pursue advancement and continue to shape your career to your preferences. One such opportunity is becoming a driver mentor, which may also be called a driver trainer … Continue reading “Signs You Should Become a Driver Mentor”

What Happens If You Get a Speeding Ticket in a Semi-Truck

Receiving a traffic ticket of any kind is not a fun experience. However, getting a speeding ticket in a semi-truck differs from the average violation. Drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) face more serious consequences to their career and the status of their driving privileges. If you are a CDL holder, it is critical … Continue reading “What Happens If You Get a Speeding Ticket in a Semi-Truck”

Trucking Navigation Tips for New Drivers

As a commercial truck driver, a large portion of your work day is spent on the open road, transporting your cargo to its destination on time. Navigation is a key skill for truckers, taking time and practice to learn the basics. This skill will improve with experience on the road, but for new drivers, there … Continue reading “Trucking Navigation Tips for New Drivers”

How Driving in a Personal Vehicle Affects Your CDL

After you come home from a haul, there’s a good chance you’ll be driving your personal vehicle for one reason or another. Whether you’re driving your kids around, going out to meet your friends, or simply running errands, your actions have the potential to affect your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Although you do not have … Continue reading “How Driving in a Personal Vehicle Affects Your CDL”

Balancing Freedom and Responsibility in Trucking

One of the biggest motivating factors to join the trucking industry is the sense of freedom it provides: the freedom of the open road, the absence of a boss looking over your shoulder, and the ability to manage your daily schedule. However, there is also a great deal of responsibility in trucking. The best truckers … Continue reading “Balancing Freedom and Responsibility in Trucking”

What to Do If You’re Pulled Over as a Trucker

Seeing a cop car pull up behind you is never a fun experience. However, it’s important to be prepared for what to do if you are pulled over. For truckers, this is even more essential since there are additional regulations you will need to follow. Here are some tips for what to do if you’re … Continue reading “What to Do If You’re Pulled Over as a Trucker”

Tips for Preventing Cargo Theft

Semi-trucks moved 72.5% of freight in the United States in 2020 according to data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Simply put, trucks and their drivers keep our nation’s economy moving. Unfortunately, thieves are aware of this fact and target trucks for cargo theft. This is a serious issue and it’s important to be prepared … Continue reading “Tips for Preventing Cargo Theft”