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Tips for New Truck Drivers

If you are interested in embarking on a fulfilling and exciting career with lots of potential for advancement, you may want to apply to work at a Tucson trucking company. With the help from your truck driving school instructors, you will have the knowledge and experience needed to pass your CDL exam and become a … Continue reading “Tips for New Truck Drivers”

Mechanics of Slowing and Stopping Aren’t So Simple Anymore

Safety is an important factor whenever you get behind the wheel of your truck. Truck braking systems must meet six separate requirements set forth by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards to ensure proper function when they are needed most. Modern brake systems are more effective than ever before—however, they are also more complicated than … Continue reading “Mechanics of Slowing and Stopping Aren’t So Simple Anymore”

Looking Out for the Seven-State Speed Trap

Part of handling your truck safely means obeying all posted road signs, including speed limits. In many states, speeding is the reason cited for half or more of all vehicle stops made by police and other highway officials. Knowing where speeding stops are most likely to occur can help you maintain vigilance and a lighter … Continue reading “Looking Out for the Seven-State Speed Trap”

Trucking News: FMCSA Denies Window Tinting

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for the issuance and enforcement of safety regulations to reduce crashes, injuries, and deaths in the trucking industry. Recently, the International Window Film Association submitted an application for an exemption regarding the maximum allowed window tinting level in large trucks; however, this request was denied. Keep reading … Continue reading “Trucking News: FMCSA Denies Window Tinting”

Safety and Maintenance Council Update from the Arizona Trucking Association

The Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) is dedicated to promoting safe, effective trucking practices throughout the state of Arizona. Periodic updates are released by the chairman of the ATA’s Safety & Maintenance Council to provide truck drivers with up-to-date information about safety regulations, training opportunities, and smart practices. This summer, the Safety & Maintenance Council update … Continue reading “Safety and Maintenance Council Update from the Arizona Trucking Association”

Is Truck Driving the Right Career Choice for You?

The trucking industry provides plenty of job opportunities that offer a lot of people the chance to make money on their own terms. Keep reading to find out if truck driving could be the right career choice for you: You Like to See New Things If you do not like the idea of waking up … Continue reading “Is Truck Driving the Right Career Choice for You?”

A Look at the Different Types of Trucking Jobs

When you get your CDL, you have the opportunity to choose between a variety of trucking jobs. Keep reading to learn more about the different types of trucking jobs so you can find the one that works the best for you: Pulling a Dry Van When most people start out in the industry, they usually … Continue reading “A Look at the Different Types of Trucking Jobs”

The Importance of Using Your Mirrors When Operating a Truck

When you drive a commercial truck, you always have to pay attention to what is happening around you to ensure your own safety and the safety of other drivers. Keep reading to find out why it is essential to use your mirrors while you are operating your vehicle: They Help You Anticipate Movements Driving defensively … Continue reading “The Importance of Using Your Mirrors When Operating a Truck”

Spotlight on Women in Trucking

More and more women are starting out in careers as drivers for trucking companies to enjoy the freedom of the road. Keep reading to learn more about these ladies and what they bring to the industry: Less Aggression on the Road In general, women tend to be less aggressive than men. This translates well on … Continue reading “Spotlight on Women in Trucking”

Essential Tips for Getting Started as a Trucker

Working as a truck driver is a good way to make a living without being restrained to a desk in an office. If you are thinking about changing careers, keep reading for tips that will help you get started in the industry.   Get Your License Before you can start to work with a trucking … Continue reading “Essential Tips for Getting Started as a Trucker”

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