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”
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”
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”
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”
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”