Best practices for reducing tire wear

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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 pattern can often point in the general direction of the problem, it can sometimes take considerable detective work to track down and correct the real source of unusual tread wear. Read more »

Protecting yourself from the sun

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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 the window. While a trucker tan is not very fashionable, more serious problems can be caused due to UV rays. Read more »

7 Tips to Keep You Safe at Railroad Crossings

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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 for trains, and we forget just how dangerous railroad tracks can be. Read more »

Being the Best Diesel Mechanic

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Doctors are to people, what diesel mechanics are to the trucking industry. Without diesel mechanics, the trucking industry would come to stand still when problems with big rigs would arise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2020, the employment level for diesel mechanics is expected to increase by 15 percent. Because this is an industry that isn’t going away anytime soon, it’s important that we have quality mechanics out on the floors to keep America moving. To be the best in the diesel mechanic industry, there are few skills and qualities one should possess. They are:

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Preventing Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft can occur anywhere and at any time. However, there are preventive measures that can (and should be taken) to help prevent cargo theft from happening to you. Here are a few tips that owner-operators and drivers can take to help keep their loads secure:

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Keeping Corrosion at Bay

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The main cause of corrosion is the frequent use of liquid de-icers during the winter months. The battle with ice and snow and keeping roads safe for travel returns every year. The properties that make these chemicals effective in keeping roads clear are the same characteristics that make them so destructive. Here are some tips to help keep corrosion from destroying your trucks and trailers: Read more »

Dangers of Overloading Your Truck

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Overloading trucks is a growing industry problem. It leads to unsafe situations and causes injuries and sadly, even fatalities. Statistics show that improperly loaded and overloaded trucks are among the leading causes of truck accidents. Here are the top dangers of overloading your truck:

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Characteristics of Successful Truck Drivers

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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 outlook on life. Here are some characteristics of successful truck drivers: Read more »