Summer Driving Tips for Truckers

Summer is just around the corner, as Memorial Day unofficially kicks off the warm-weather season. However, if you are a truck driver, the summer season means a whole new set of issues to be aware of and safety measures to take. Follow these tips for summer driving safety.

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Finding Your First Trucking Job

Getting a trucking job can be tough, as many companies want drivers to have at least one year of experience in the field. For new CDL holders, this may seem almost impossible. Don’t give up yet, there is hope! There are trucking companies that will provide new employees with additional CDL training upon hire..

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Winter Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

For drivers, winter can cause many problems. Rain, sleet, and snow make roads dangerous and slippery, and sometimes altogether impossible. Truck drivers, especially, must be prepared to face the hazards that winter driving brings.

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Preparing for your HAZMAT Test

When handling hazardous materials, you can never know too much about how to deal with these situations. Truck drivers must be qualified to deal with potentially hazardous spills, as responding appropriately could be the difference between an accident and catastrophe.

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Which CDL Endorsement is Right for Me?

An endorsement is an authorization placed on an individual’s CDL permit that allows the individual to operate certain types of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Every endorsement is an opportunity at a subset of truck driving jobs, so when taking your CDL test, you’ll want to decide which (if any) endorsements you want to obtain.

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Life on the Road: What All Truckers Should Pack

Life as a truck driver is more than just coasting down the highway on cruise control. Sometimes the road can get a little bumpy. This is why drivers should always prepare themselves for a long – and unexpected – road ahead. Here are just some of the necessities to pack for the road.

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Truck Driver Shortage Could Lead to Younger Drivers

It was recently announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is in the process of writing new regulations that will profoundly affect the trucking industry, expected to hit by late 2016. Two dozen new or changed regulations will take place, ranging from electronic logging devices and training provisions to speed limiters and a database […]

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Best Apps for Truck Drivers

There are plenty of mobile apps for truck drivers that will help simplify your daily routine and assist in time management and structured logs. In some cases, these apps can also save you money! Here is a quick rundown of some of the most popular trucker apps.

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Heavy Trucks Required to Have Electronic Stability Controls

By August 1, 2017, all heavy trucks will be required to be equipped with electronic stability control (ESC). This mandate is the latest in a series of actions to improve safety taken by the federal government. Once implemented, the National Highway Transit Safety Association (NHTSA) expects the controls to prevent 1,700 crashes annually.

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Trucking Industry Nearing Pre-Recession Numbers

The U.S. trucking industry is approaching pre-recession employment numbers. In the month of May, the U.S. economy added 280,000 jobs. According to the numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), total employment for transportation and warehousing grew by 13,100 jobs in May.

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Military Servicemen Can Become Truckers

Driving a semi-truck takes a lot of training and practice. Trucking companies tell their recruiters to search for the most reliable drivers they can get their hands on. The demand for such high standards makes military servicemen and women an ideal choice for employment.

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Do Truckers Get the Holidays Off?

Professional truck drivers grow accustomed to being on the road for long stretches at a time. The trucking lifestyle is not for everyone, but for many, the financial freedom easily makes up for the time spent away from home. However, there are still certain times of the year (the holiday season especially) when no one […]

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