Starting a trucking career as an owner/operator is an exciting thing. Something about being behind the wheel of a big rig and hitting the road for a long-haul route appeals to many people. But in addition to enjoying the prospect of new adventures, consider how you’re going to stay safe during the long hours of solo driving. Continue reading “6 Fatigue-Fighting Tips for Long-Haul Truckers”
It’s no secret that long-haul trucking is a dangerous career. After all, every time you get on the road as a commuter, you see accidents, poor driving decisions, and near misses. Spending even more time on the road hauling goods from one end of the country to the other leaves you with no misconceptions about your career’s relative safety.
Continue reading “4 Occupational Hazards for Truck Drivers and How to Minimize Risk”
KANSAS CITY, MO – Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. has announced that Jeffrey Oldham has been appointed company president. Jeff will replace Steve Clough who has retired from the company. Continue reading “Arrow Announces New President”
The mirrors on your semi give you a view of the roadway and the other drivers around you. Well-placed, well-maintained mirrors can make the difference between a secure, successful delivery and a nightmare driving experience. Manage your truck mirrors by following these tips. Continue reading “Manage Your Truck Mirrors for Increased Safety and Visibility”
Truckers often face inclement weather as a part of their driving duties. But for truck drivers, heading into a snowstorm at the helm of their semi-truck for the first time can be an unnerving experience. Continue reading “6 Tips for Safe Travels Through Snowy Weather”
Trucking Associations Can Be A Valuable Asset for You
Joining your state trucking association can be a way for you to keep up with industry updates, voice your concerns or enjoy the camaraderie of other truckers like yourself. Continue reading “Trucking Associations Can Be A Valuable Asset for You”
Trucking industry regulations change regularly and it’s important to stay on top of the latest news. Continue reading “Department of Transportation – State & Federal | Arrow Truck Sales”
The Facts of Buying a Used Truck
There are plenty of articles and blogs on the internet today that talk about the financial advantages of buying a used versus new heavy duty truck. Used equipment has a lower purchase cost, no F.E.T. tax, lower total depreciation cost, and higher insurance rates. For some, buying a new $100k plus vehicle is simply not affordable and buying used is definitely a worthwhile consideration. However, those buyers must set proper and realist expectations. So here are some honest facts regarding buying used equipment. Continue reading “The Facts of Buying a Used Semi Truck | Arrow Truck Sales”
Hurricane season in the United States Atlantic and Gulf coasts generally begin in June and ends around November. If you must drive your truck in states in the Eastern U.S. or along the Gulf Coast, be aware of hurricane-related dangers during and after storms.
Here’s what truckers should know about hurricane safety. Continue reading “Important Hurricane Safety Tips for Truckers”
Wildfires are raging in California, Oregon, and Washington State. Last year, fires ravaged portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Wildfires pose a serious hazard to professional truckers who must travel in fire-prone areas. Stay safe when driving your rig in wildfire conditions by following these five best practices. Continue reading “5 Best Practices When Driving Your Rig in Wildfire Zones”