To be honest, most of the skills truck drivers learn is learned on the job. That first year as a truck driver is tough as you really find out quickly how much more there is to being a truck driver other than driving.
Where do we safely park to comply with the HOS rules? That’s one of the challenges we face every day.
It’s time to tighten up your purse strings. Have you been wondering where on earth does all your hard-earned money go? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one. You work hard for your money and make more sacrifices than the average workforce (along with your family), so it’s safe to say that you deserve to [...]
It's important drivers are prepared. Inclement weather can easily shut you down in an area without services for truckers. Severe storms can strand you without services for days.
Don’t believe everything you hear. Between misconceptions and, well, the bad apples out there, the trucking industry can have a less than ideal reputation but the perception of trucking has recently received a boost
It's hard to imagine trucking before mobile devices. Remember plotting your route with a truckers atlas? Using payphones and calling cards?
As Operation Safe Driver wraps up it's important to remember that our focus on safety is more than a week-long enforcement blitz. Safety is our primary focus all the time.
It’s a tough business but owning your own truck can be a great move forward in your trucking career. Truck ownership has plenty of financial potential. Plus, there’s nothing like the freedom of entrepreneurship.
There are reasons why professional drivers can log that many miles safely. The trucking industry is more safety-focused now more than ever. The entire culture has changed to safety and compliance over the past few decades. That trend continues with trucking associations, trucking companies, and truck drivers prioritizing safety.
We’re always in a rush. And sometimes we miss some of the little things. Then the little things add up and the next thing you know, our truck is a cluttered mess