Your future as a truck driver

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Keeping roadways safe of distracted truck drivers

Truck driver's hand on console

Sisbro expects its drivers to abide by federal law and industry standards, which includes all matters involving distracted driving. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are five rules of thumb for truck drivers to follow to avoid distracted driving: No reaching; No holding; No dialing; No texting; No reading. The FMCSA also…

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Tips To Keep Truckers Awake

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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…

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Truck Driver Summer Must Haves

Hand holding insect spray can outdoor

Like the Boy Scouts, many truck drivers live by the motto, “Be Prepared”. Long hours on the road can become less profitable when you forget something at home. Over the road truck drivers even pay attention to the ever-changing temperatures and seasons, as their livelihood depends upon it. We’ve got a great summer list for…

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What is a truck driver recruiter?

Illinois Truck Driving Jobs-Sisbro

Thirty years ago, there were no such thing as a truck driver recruiter in the trucking industry. It was unheard of primarily because it was unnecessary. Trucking companies didn’t have trouble finding drivers for their trucks because trucking was a well-paying, respected profession. In recent years, there is a higher demand for truck drivers but…

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Finding the freight job for you

Driving a Sisbro truck

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…

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Women in the trucking workforce

Woman truck driver speaking on behalf of Sisbro

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes truck drivers, as well as several other manual labor jobs, as nontraditional for women. Steadily, that is changing. Women made up 6 percent of the 3.5 million sales workers and truck drivers employed in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but it was a…

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Navigating The Roadway Alongside Semis In High Winds

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High winds and severe weather create unique challenges for both the truck driver and other drivers. Sisbro put together a few tips to help the average car or truck safely navigate around tractor trailers in special conditions. Anticipate wind gusts The best way to deal with windy conditions is for both the truck driver and…

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High Blood Pressure and Truck Driving

Doctor taking blood pressure measurement

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…

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What’s a dedicated truck driver?

Paul Castellanos-Sisbro Chicagoland Truck Driver

Most truck drivers are “dedicated” to their jobs, but not all are dedicated truck drivers. Does that make sense? Starting in the industry, you’ll see all types of truck drivers. Some are independent contractors, some are over-the-road drivers, but then there are also dedicated truck drivers. This is when a driver operates in a specific…

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Your future as a truck driver

Sisbro Truck Driver-Cody Cecil

Every year there is a new batch of adults looking to enter the workforce or switch up their employment opportunities. With each passing year, trucking companies see an increased desire for the driver career choice. We also see those looking for something different than that regular 9-5 life with a hovering boss. One of the…

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