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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”

Tips for Getting More Miles as a Trucker

Since over-the-road (OTR) truckers are typically paid per mile, being able to travel efficiently is an essential skill to develop. There are many factors that can influence your ability to get the most miles as a trucker. Some of these are out of your control, but there are others that you can work to improve. … Continue reading “Tips for Getting More Miles as a Trucker”

What Is An APU In Trucking?

Long-haul truckers spend weeks at a time on the road and their semi-trucks become their homes away from home. During hauls, drivers often pass through many different regions with various climates, so maintaining a good temperature in the cab is essential for staying comfortable. However, keeping a semi-truck running so the AC or heat stays … Continue reading “What Is An APU In Trucking?”

Setting and Achieving Trucking Goals

In any career, being a self-starter and staying committed to your own success is essential for growth. In particular, trucking is a field that is very well-suited to self-motivated individuals. Since long-haul drivers are typically paid per mile rather than per hour worked, your performance is directly tied to how much money you take home. … Continue reading “Setting and Achieving Trucking Goals”

Managing Homesickness as a Trucker

Being an over-the-road (OTR) trucker has many benefits, but does come with its challenges as well. One challenge that drivers may face is managing the emotions that may arise when they are away from their homes and family for weeks at a time. Luckily, there are many ways you can overcome feeling homesick while on … Continue reading “Managing Homesickness as a Trucker”