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What You Need To Know To Be A Truck Driver

What you need to know to be a truck driver To be a truck driver you must have your commercial driver’s license, or your CDL. There are two classifications. Long-haul truckers must have their Class A CDL. Regional and local truck drivers in straight trucks must have their Class B CDL. Class B means that [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What You Need To Know To Be A Truck Driver

Pre-trip Inspection Guide for Truckers

Truck driving is a time-critical industry, so it’s important to make every moment count. Missing your pre-trip inspection can mean wasted time later on when you’re on the road and on deadline. That pre-planning can help you avoid certain disaster! Your pre-trip truck inspection is to double check the working condition of your truck. As [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Pre-trip Inspection Guide for Truckers

5 Tips For Long Drives

Do you have a long drive in your near future? If you're a truck driver, chances are this isn’t your first long haul. Harvard's School of Medicine discovered that over 50 percent of participants would admit to driving while drowsy. But there are a couple of things you can do to make your trip safer [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Tips For Long Drives

GPS Woes for Truckers

For a regular joe, the failure of a GPS can lead you to miss your favorite restaurant. But things are a little worse for a truck driver en route to deliver a load. GPS failure can be significant when you’re stuck on a route that bans trucks altogether or when you’ve reached a bridge with [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on GPS Woes for Truckers

Updated List of Apps for Truckers

Technology for trucker drivers keeps improving, and the apps being made are impressive. Apps are being created that could contribute to making your many miles easier, or even more worth your while. Safety while driving is your biggest responsibility, but while you’re parked you can enjoy some of the benefits these highlighted apps have to [...]

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High Blood Pressure and Truck Driving

If you have high blood pressure, you may be fit to drive as long as you are working to reduce stage 1 or 2 hypertension. Your DOT physical will become part of your driving record and you may be medically certified to drive a truck anywhere from three months to a year depending upon the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on High Blood Pressure and Truck Driving

Tips To Keep Truckers Awake

Truck drivers must deal with unusual driving schedules and erratic sleep habits. Whether they get paid by the mile, by the hour, or by how much work is done, staying awake and alert is critical to productivity and safety. We put together some tips to help over the road drivers maintain the best habits. Nap [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Tips To Keep Truckers Awake

Truckers and Sleep Apnea

Almost a quarter (24 percent) of respondents reported health issues as being a reason for truck driver turnover, according to the HireRight Transportation Spotlight. Life on the road is an extremely physically demanding occupation and certain health issues can be made worse by driving. One of which is sleep apnea. The FMCSA’s guidelines state that [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Truckers and Sleep Apnea

What Types Of Freight Jobs Are Out There?

Truck driver jobs are demanding and dangerous. The industry has various types of jobs that range in complexity and levels of training and conditions vary widely by the job. We are happy to take a few minutes to go over all the different types of freight jobs. Dry Van and Refrigerated Freight Dry van and [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on What Types Of Freight Jobs Are Out There?

Time Management On The Road

Employers are looking for truck drivers that can manage their time and prioritize their work. Good time management can bring with it reduced stress and a great feeling of accomplishment on the road. For that reason, here are a few things to help you get the most from each day on the job. Checklists are [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Time Management On The Road