How to keep your trailer in shape

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How to keep your trailer in shape

Every driver knows that keeping their trailer on the road is critically important. Whether on a long haul or an overnight trip, those wheels delivering goods across the country are just a part of what makes America thrive. Keeping your trailer in good shape will help ensure success and minimal downtime.

How to repair your semi truck AC

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How to repair your semi truck AC

It’s the middle of summer. It’s hot. It’s humid. And suddenly, you notice the inside of your cab getting hotter. Your semi truck AC is still blowing, but the air isn’t cold. You know you’re going to have to stop soon for repair. But in the meantime, let’s talk about what may be causing the… Read more »

Best practices for reducing tire wear

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Best practices for reducing tire wear

Tire wear has always been a major concern for truckers, and rightfully so. New tires can get expensive and if old tires blowout, there can be considerable downtime on the side of the road waiting for a replacement. Many factors can be responsible for, or at least contribute to, irregular tread wear. While the wear… Read more »

Protecting yourself from the sun

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Protecting yourself from the sun

The warm sun may feel nice on your face, but when those rays magnify through the windows, it brings added risks. Truckers have sometimes found themselves with what is known as the “trucker tan.” This type of tan is caused by extended periods of driving time with the sun only reaching the left arm through… Read more »

7 Tips to Keep You Safe at Railroad Crossings

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7 Tips to Keep You Safe at Railroad Crossings

Think for a moment about the route you drive every day, whether it’s to work, school, or your favorite breakfast joint. Are there any railroad crossings on your daily route? Have you ever just assumed there’s no train coming and driven straight over the tracks? All too often, we don’t even slow down to check… Read more »

Characteristics of Successful Truck Drivers

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Characteristics of Successful Truck Drivers

As with any job, there are good and bad aspects to the job; and what is considered good and bad often depend on your personality and characteristics that match the challenges. Because truck driving is a career with a high turnover, you will want to evaluate the challenges and see how they fit with your… Read more »