Whether you’re a semi-truck driver or you manage a fleet of trucks, you can save a lot of money by minimizing your fuel costs. Gasoline and diesel costs tend to add up in an industry that requires a lot of pickups, deliveries, and travel time.
Since semi-trucks are so heavy, they aren’t the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. On average, semi-trucks get only 6.5 miles per gallon. Their efficiency ranges wildly between 3 mpg going up hills to more than 23 mpg going downhill. But even if it were possible to plan entire routes with only downhill roads, that’s not the most efficient method of improving fuel efficiency.
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As a trucker, your job is anything but typical. A normal day doesn’t begin at 8 and doesn’t end at 5. You keep odd hours to minimize your encounters with bad traffic. And while driving from dusk until dawn might help you make the most of your time, it can wreak havoc on your body.
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Semi truck drivers play a vital role in the American economy. The trucking sector moves close to 70% of domestic shipments – literally driving the economy forward. Because America relies so heavily on truck drivers, it’s no surprise that truck stops dot the country.
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The road can be a dangerous place. No one knows this better than the truckers who spend their waking hours travelling on America’s highways. Follow these safety tips to ensure a peaceful, danger-free drive.
Perform a Pre-Trip Inspection
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To keep your fleet running efficiently, your truck drivers must spend a lot of time out on the open road. While this job offers freedom, chances for personal advancement, and travel, long periods behind the wheel can also wreak havoc on your drivers’ bodies.
Injured and achy drivers are more likely to make mistakes, which increases the risk of accidents, missed deadlines, and further injury. In fact, 41% of accidents involving semis are due to driver recognition factors or physical factors that affect the driver-like chronic pain. Help your drivers alleviate the negative side effects of frequent driving through the following methods.
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Last Updated November 5, 2012
This summary describes how to obtain a certificate of reporting and how brokers, motor carriers, contractors, public agencies, developers, and others must verify the fleets they hire or dispatch are in compliance with the Truck and Bus regulation. The regulation does not apply to state and local government vehicles, most solid waste collection trucks, drayage trucks that transport marine cargo, and public transit buses because they are already subject to other regulations.
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As an owner/operator or a leased-on driver, you know you need to work hard to protect yourself and your trucks while driving and keep other drivers on the road safe. All D.O.T certified drivers have passed safety training courses to obtain their CDL licenses, and you have complete faith in your fellow drivers to drive safely.
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Keeping a semi-truck clean is a big job. When truckers spend so much time on the road, they have little cleaning time, and they live in a fairly limited space. That means the truck’s cabin can get messy pretty fast.
Why is keeping your truck clean so important? For one thing, it helps make a good impression as you travel across the country…you’re a professional driver and you want to project that image to everyone. Additionally, it vastly increases your trucks’ future resale values. If you’re planning on selling your truck and upgrading at a future date, you can’t afford not to keep your truck spotlessly clean.
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