Fall may have just begun, but before long winter will be creeping up on us, and you know what that means: Frigid weather and snow. You may be dreading it like the rest of us, but there are things you can (and should) do to keep your truck in great shape for the long winter ahead. Read more »
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 a normal life to commit to the industry.
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 News.
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 in touch as much as possible, especially if you have younger children. Children will need to be reminded their truck driving mother or father is there for them even if he or she cannot physically be there all the time. Here are some simple things you can do to stay connected to your family that will mean the world to them.
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.
Truck drivers come across road hazards on a daily basis, it’s simply a fact of the life. It could come in the form of a poorly placed road sign or an inefficient highway entry or exit ramp. Maybe even a driver distracted by a cell phone. These types of hazards can cause accidents that could lead to lost time on the road, lost money, injury and even death.
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.
Whether you’re a religious or political talk-show listener or a music guru, chances are you have your radio on during your hauls. After all, endless hours on the road can get pretty dull if you don’t have some good noise to cruise along to.
Some of you might have your favorite FM/AM stations programmed in for your route or you’ve got your favorite CDs lined up for each trip. But have you tried satellite radio yet? Satellite radio seems tailor made for truck drivers because the amount of stations and options for finding them are endless.
Are you struggling to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for that special truck driver in your life? The truth is, Father’s Day is going to roll around before you know it, and who doesn’t want to wow dad every year.
And if your dad is a trucker, what better way to treat him than to find something that’s going to make all those trips a little better?
So if you’re struggling with some ideas, we’ve gathered up some items to add to your shopping list or at least spark your imagination.
If the cost of a preventive maintenance program worries you, consider the cost of not having one.
Vehicles that don’t receive regular maintenance experience a greatly reduced lifespan, excessive breakdowns, expensive repairs, lost time on the road and even litigation due to negligence.