Emergency Preparedness: Gear to Keep in Your Truck

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”

3 Things Every Trucker Should Know About Hauling Livestock

Do you want to haul livestock as a business? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that around 250,000 drivers are specialty livestock haulers in the U.S. alone. Obviously, you’ll be in good company if you choose to transport living freight. Here are three things every trucker should understand about hauling livestock. Continue reading “3 Things Every Trucker Should Know About Hauling Livestock”

Smart Summer Driving Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

Drivers can’t afford to be laid up at home with health problems in the summer months with so much freight out there to haul. However, it’s easier than you think to succumb to heat exhaustion or heatstroke while driving a rig in summer. Here are some smart trucking tips to keep you cool in the hottest driving conditions. Continue reading “Smart Summer Driving Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illness”

What Truckers Should Know About Clearing Rig-Top Ice and Snow

While spring is on its way in many areas of the U.S., snow will continue to fall in many locations. If you’re a trucker who routinely drives in snowy, frozen conditions, your truck and trailer can pose a hazard to other drivers (and you) if snow and ice build up on top of your rig. Here’s what you should know about keeping your semi and trailer clear of ice and snow. Continue reading “What Truckers Should Know About Clearing Rig-Top Ice and Snow”

6 Fatigue-Fighting Tips for Long-Haul Truckers

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”

4 Occupational Hazards for Truck Drivers and How to Minimize Risk

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.
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Manage Your Truck Mirrors for Increased Safety and Visibility

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”