Truck driving offers a consistent income throughout the entire year, regardless of the weather. Most new truck drivers know to expect difficulties as they take to the road during the winter. However, just because summer doesn’t threaten black ice and blizzards doesn’t mean that summer driving doesn’t require specific precautions.
As you anticipate summer long hauls, you should take steps to ensure that you and your truck are prepared for the challenges of extreme heat and unforgiving direct sunlight for every mile of your route.
In this blog, we discuss the fundamental steps you can take to ensure that you weather your first summer as a truck driver — and every future summer as well — with as few issues as possible. Continue reading “How to Prepare for Your First Summer as a Truck Driver”
If you own or work for a new or small trucking company, you know that the loading dock is where business often gets done. It’s the spot where the transfer of goods takes place, so the dock is the location where you meet your commitment to customers. Continue reading “5 Ways to Deal With Dock Business”
Louisville, KY: March 24, 2018. The winner of Women In Trucking’s ‘2018 Truck Giveaway, sponsored by Arrow Truck Sales, was announced at the “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel” event at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY on March 24, 2018. Tiffany Hanna, WIT member, and professional driver and trainer at Prime, Inc. is now the proud owner of this 2014 Volvo VNL 670 truck, donated by Arrow. Continue reading “Winner Announced in WIT ‘2018 Truck Giveaway’ Sponsored by Arrow Truck Sales”
Creating a balanced diet is one of the most difficult challenges for long-haul truckers. While many truckers opt to pack their own meals to avoid the temptations of the fatty, sugary, and high-sodium options found at truck stops, this tactic is not practical or appealing to everyone. Continue reading “6 Do’s and Don’ts of a Truck Stop Diet”
When adjusting to a career, everyone wants job satisfaction. It’s no secret that what determines this satisfaction is a person’s ability to find a comfortable balance between work and home life. Although this balancing act is something every working person has to manage, those in the trucking industry are especially affected.
Continue reading “3 Ways to Make the Road Your Home Away From Home”
Runaway truck ramps are important highway features for truckers driving in mountainous areas. Familiarize yourself with the locations of ramps wherever you are hauling goods on roads with steep grades. Here is a quick guide to runaway truck ramps and four locations where you may need to use one.
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When you purchase a refrigerated trailer for your produce or food service business, ask yourself a few questions about how suitable the trailer will be for your business. Of course, make sure your truck has the power to haul the trailer at its full capacity. Five other concerns are addressed below. Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Reefer for Your Food Service Business”
According to a recent New York Times article, truckers across the country feel like “throwaway people” who aren’t valued or even seen by the majority of the population. Truckers work absurdly long hours, often for too little payoff. They spend their time on the road getting cut off by dangerous, irate drivers of much smaller cars, and they suffer from health problems related to getting too little healthy food, too much junk food and too little exercise.
Continue reading “Lonely? 4 Key Ways to Stay Upbeat On the Road”
Yes, you have a smartphone that connects you to the world. You can text or call anyone you choose at any time (except while driving your rig). Dispatch is tracking you and checking in wherever you go, thanks to your GPS system. Plus, you’ve got satellite radio for entertainment, so who needs more? Continue reading “5 Ways for New Truckers to Appreciate the Relevance of Today’s CB Radio”
Kansas City, MO (July 26, 2017) Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. announced today that it will donate a 2014 Volvo VNL 670 to the Women In Trucking Association for their 2018 Truck Giveaway. WIT Ellen Voie, President/CEO of WIT, will hand over the keys to the winner on March 24, 2018 during the 9th annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
“We are thrilled to be able to give a truck to one of our members at our annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” said Voie. “I am especially looking forward to handing over the keys to the Volvo to allow one deserving member the chance of a lifetime, thanks to Arrow Truck Sales and their very generous donation,” Voie added.
Continue reading “Arrow Truck Sales Donates Volvo to WIT Truck Giveaway”