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Should You Bring a Cat or a Dog OTR?

Life as an over-the-road (OTR) trucker is exciting, but it can also get lonely. You spend long periods of time out on the open road and away from home. One perk is that this is one of the few careers where you can bring a pet along with you every day on the job. Many … Continue reading “Should You Bring a Cat or a Dog OTR?”

Budgeting Tips for Truckers

Sticking to a monthly budget is a worthwhile goal for anyone. For truckers, there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. Living on the road introduces some challenges, especially when it comes to meal planning. However, with a bit of effort, it’s definitely possible to create and stick to a budget and save money … Continue reading “Budgeting Tips for Truckers”

Simple Tips to Stay Active as a Trucker

Staying active is a difficult task for anyone who has a sedentary job. However, there are additional hurdles for truckers compared to those with an office job. Despite these challenges, regular physical activity is important for your health and is a worthwhile pursuit. It also may be easier than you think. You don’t have to … Continue reading “Simple Tips to Stay Active as a Trucker”

The Dangers of Aggressive Driving

Drivers have a responsibility to others on the road. When you’re operating a semi-truck, this responsibility is even more pronounced. Commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than other motorists because of the greater risks of accidents involving such large vehicles. If you’re a trucker, it’s important to avoid dangerous behaviors, including aggressive driving. … Continue reading “The Dangers of Aggressive Driving”

Personal Safety Tips for Truckers

Knowing how to stay safe on the road as a truck driver is essential. In many cases, the conversation focuses on driving safety since truckers spend most of their time behind the wheel. In addition to this, it’s important to keep your personal safety in mind. Female drivers are often more aware of the importance … Continue reading “Personal Safety Tips for Truckers”

Managing Stress in Your Truck Driving Career

Any career has the potential to cause stress, and it’s important to know how to manage this for the sake of your mental and physical health. When it comes to truck driving, there are some unique challenges to take into consideration. However, it is definitely possible to reduce stress levels as a trucker. Following the … Continue reading “Managing Stress in Your Truck Driving Career”

What is Regional Trucking?

Over-the-road (OTR) driving is one of the most common career options for truckers. This involves spending a few weeks at a time on the road and making deliveries across any combination of the continental United States. OTR jobs give you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of the open road. However, it isn’t the only … Continue reading “What is Regional Trucking?”

Team Trucking vs Solo Driving

If you choose to become an over-the-road (OTR) driver, you’ll be able to choose between team trucking and solo driving. There are pros and cons for both types of trucking and at the end of the day, which is best for you will depend on your personal preferences. Team Trucking Overview Team truckers alternate who … Continue reading “Team Trucking vs Solo Driving”

Defensive Driving for Truckers

One of the top safety tips for truck drivers is to always drive defensively. You’ve probably heard this advice even before you entered the trucking industry since it applies to drivers of passenger vehicles as well. But what does defensive driving actually mean, and how can it help you stay safe on the open road? … Continue reading “Defensive Driving for Truckers”

Why Pre-Trip Inspections are Essential

Before hitting the road each day, you need to complete a pre-trip inspection. Although it can start to seem repetitive to do this every day, it is absolutely essential for your safety and for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliance. A thorough pre-trip inspection can help prevent accidents and save you time and trouble … Continue reading “Why Pre-Trip Inspections are Essential”