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”
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”
You drive a truck to make money. Pay attention to your living expenses while on the road so you’ll bring home more of your pay.
Plan ahead to meet your needs. Stock your cab with the right supplies, and you’ll save money on the basic human necessities listed below.
Continue reading “Use These Frugal Ways to Meet Your Basic Needs As a Trucker”