For owner-operators, roadside inspections are an unavoidable fact of life. Even if you’ve gone through them a thousand times, you can still fall afoul of inspections if you don’t show care. On top of that, the laws regarding inspections change periodically, so that’s something else to remain cognizant of. Here are a few things you might not know about roadside inspections.
OTR trucking can mean long hours on the road and days away from home. While you’re out there, you need a way to communicate with people, whether it’s family or clients. Here are some tips for choosing a carrier and smartphone for your OTR trucking needs.
Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) are substances that have the potential to harm one’s health. These materials can also damage property and the environment. The danger hazardous materials pose means they require careful transportation.
Businesses and owner-operators who want to purchase one or more used semitrucks have several options available to them. Which of the following buying options is best for you depends on the specifics of your business and situation. Continue reading “Ways to Purchase a Used Semitruck”
A list of common trucking terms and definitions commonly used in the freight, transportation, and trucking industries in the United States. Continue reading “Glossary of Trucking Terms”
A list of common semi-trailer terms and definitions commonly used in the freight, transportation, and trucking industries in the United States. Continue reading “Glossary of Semi-Trailer Terms”
You may want to be an owner/operator who takes on any job, but not all trucks are suitable for all types of trucking. OTR and regional trucking are some of the most common types of work available. Discover what you need to know about them. Continue reading “OTR or Regional Trucking? What a New Owner-Operator Should Know”
Are you a truck driver who is thinking about becoming an owner-operator? If so, you’re in good company. According to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, there are 350,000 owner-operators in the United States. In 2013, those owner-operators drove about 110,000 miles.
Truck stops are convenient places to get food, with lots of options available. Not everything at a truck stop is healthy or entirely helpful when you need to stay awake while driving, though. If you’re a trucker, here are some go-to foods that are good to eat at truck stops. Continue reading “What to Eat at a Truck Stop”
Regardless of your experience driving your truck cross-country, you might not be able to maneuver your vehicle through a natural disaster or severe storm. And breakdowns can pose their own slew of problems when you’re trying to make a deadline on your delivery. Fortunately, you don’t have to embark on your next route unprepared. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness: Gear to Keep in Your Truck”