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Truck Driver Essentials

Due to the relatively small size of semi-truck sleeper cabs, truckers need to be efficient about what items they take on hauls. However, it’s also important to be prepared. If you are a new truck driver, you may feel overwhelmed trying to figure out what exactly is necessary for your first solo trip. This list … Continue reading “Truck Driver Essentials”

The Importance of Trucking Trip Planning

Delivering freight efficiently is an essential skill for any truck driver. This is important not only for your motor carrier and the customer you are delivering to, but also for you because it allows you to get more miles and earn more pay. One of your keys to success is trucking trip planning. Preparing before … Continue reading “The Importance of Trucking Trip Planning”

Tips for Sleeping in a Semi-Truck

Getting enough sleep is important for health and wellbeing regardless of your career. As a long-haul truck driver, there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. Sleeping in a semi-truck can take some getting used to. However, the tips included in this article can help make it a little easier for you. Block Out … Continue reading “Tips for Sleeping in a Semi-Truck”

Safe Trucking at Night

If you haul freight as an over-the-road trucker, it is likely that you will drive your semi-truck during the night at some point during your career. Some drivers actually prefer this because there are fewer cars on the road. However, trucking at night can also be dangerous if you don’t take proper precautions. Knowing how … Continue reading “Safe Trucking at Night”

Making Your Semi-Truck Sleeper Feel Like Home

As an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver, you spend a lot of time in your rig. Making your semi-truck sleeper feel more like home can make a large difference in the quality of your day-to-day life. Luckily, you don’t need to completely transform your truck’s interior to accomplish this. A few small changes and personal touches … Continue reading “Making Your Semi-Truck Sleeper Feel Like Home”

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Long-Haul Truck Drivers

It may be a bit of a cliche, but it’s true: trucking is a lifestyle as much as it’s a career. When you spend weeks at a time on the road, your day-to-day life looks very different from someone who is working a 9-to-5 job. There are many aspects of trucking that are exciting and … Continue reading “Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Long-Haul Truck Drivers”

Trucking Tips for New Drivers

After earning your commercial driver’s license (CDL), you’re ready to hit the road and enter the trucking industry. A career as a truck driver can be incredibly rewarding and you are making an important contribution to society by delivering freight. The first year as a driver is often the most challenging as you get used … Continue reading “Trucking Tips for New Drivers”

Benefits of Team Truck Driving

As a trucker, there are many decisions you can make to build a career that matches your goals and desires. One of these is choosing whether to operate solo or to partner with another driver. Team truck driving often increases your earning potential and can be a great choice. Some of the benefits of team … Continue reading “Benefits of Team Truck Driving”

Trucking Industry Statistics

Truck driving is essential to keep our country functioning. The trucking industry statistics in this article show the impact drivers have and also provide interesting information about transportation trends. American Trucking Associations The statistics in this section are from 2019 and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported them. This organization advocates for the trucking industry … Continue reading “Trucking Industry Statistics”

Tips for Trucking With a Dog

Truck driving is one of the few careers where you can bring your pet with you. This can make life on the open road much more enjoyable and is beneficial for your mental and physical health. DSW is a pet-friendly company and we want to help make trucking with a dog easy for you. Here … Continue reading “Tips for Trucking With a Dog”