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How to Avoid Common Trucking Accident Causes

Trucking accidents are more severe than those involving passenger vehicles only. This is due to the large size and weight of tractor-trailers. As a semi-truck driver, you play a key role in keeping roads safe. Being aware of the most common causes of truck accidents and how to prevent them can help you be a … Continue reading “How to Avoid Common Trucking Accident Causes”

FMCSA Regulations to Know

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the trucking industry. As a commercial driver, you will need to be aware of and follow all guidelines from this organization. Your motor carrier should keep you informed about relevant FMCSA regulations and assist you in staying compliant. Some regulations truckers need to know: Drug and Alcohol … Continue reading “FMCSA Regulations to Know”

How to Improve Semi-Truck Fuel Economy

Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for a trucking business. Semi-trucks average around 5.6 miles per gallon (MPG). For reference, the average fuel efficiency of a passenger vehicle in 2019 was 24.9 MPG according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The difference in fuel economy shouldn’t be too surprising since tractor-trailers have a lot … Continue reading “How to Improve Semi-Truck Fuel Economy”

4 Dangers of Speeding in a Semi-Truck

Safety is essential for truck drivers and helps protect you and everyone else on the road. Unfortunately, truckers sometimes feel pressure to maximize efficiency at all costs. While making deliveries on time is definitely important, driving safely is the most important responsibility you have as a commercial driver. This includes not driving too fast, as … Continue reading “4 Dangers of Speeding in a Semi-Truck”

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”

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