September 13th kicks off Trucker Appreciation Week 2015. This is the week we honor professional truck drivers nationwide for their hard work and dedication as they tackle one of the most demanding jobs. Make sure to say a huge “thank you” to the truckers in your life for not only working hard, but also sacrificing… Read more »
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Are you a women looking for a secure, good paying job with excellent benefits? Have you ever thought about truck driving? If you’re thinking, “That’s a man’s job,” consider the fact it’s estimated that of the three million truckers in the United States, more than 200,000 are women, according to Go By Truck Global… Read more »
Finding time to stay connected to your family while you’re on the road can be a challenge. If your schedule is second or third shift, it becomes even more of a challenge because your family will be on a different schedule than you. No matter how difficult it is, it is important to keep… Read more »
There are some must-have items you should have in your truck all the time. Emergencies don’t come with much, if any, warning. And when they do hit, you’ll thank yourself that you were prepared for any situation. Here are five essentials that will prepare you for many of the situations you could find yourself in.
Accidents happen daily for any number of reasons, and now more than ever, distracted driving is rising as a major contributor car and trucking wrecks. Distracted driving is a term used for anything that takes your focus off the road for any given period of time.
The winter was long but now that spring has arrived we can all breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the sun and warmer weather. It’s also that special time of year when homeowners and office employees do their annual spring-cleaning. For truck drivers, your truck is practically both an office and a home most… Read more »
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has once again stressed the importance of screening and testing truck drivers for sleep apnea. In December, the FMCSA faced criticism for not having clear enough guidelines for medical examiners with regard to sleep apnea – the health condition that impairs the quality of sleep people get and increases… Read more »
Whether you are just starting out as a truck driver or looking to change companies, it’s important you know exactly what you are getting into. Getting to know the company you’ll be driving for will ensure you’re making a decision you won’t regret later. One way to look before you leap is to ask the… Read more »
You’re on the road for hours and weeks at a time. You’ve got deadlines to meet. And above all, you want to get home from your trip safe and sound. Sometimes crashes and accidents happen from sheer bad luck, but more often than not, safe driving is the result of good habits while on the… Read more »
Have you ever taken a step back and considered what an incredible responsibility it is to be a semi-truck driver? Considering the job entails navigating giant vehicles that carry up to — and sometimes more than — 80,000 pounds of cargo from coast-to-coast and deliver important goods in a timely fashion, it’s an incredibly important… Read more »