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Maintaining Healthy Relationships as a Long-Distance Trucker

March 8th, 2019 | Blog

Long-distance trucking is financially rewarding, but it does require truckers to be away from home for long periods of time. It can be tricky to nurture relationships when a trucker is in the family, but it’s definitely possible. The following tips can help. Making Time for Your Partner Your home time is precious, but there more »

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Tips for Exercising on the Road

February 22nd, 2019 | Blog

For truck drivers, staying in shape on the road can be a real challenge. Along with keeping up a healthy diet, you’ll need to find ways to get in some exercise. Not only will regular exercise help you stay fit, but it will also keep you from feeling cramped and fatigued while you’re driving. Here more »

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Signs That You Should Consider Team Driving

February 8th, 2019 | Blog

Even if you’re thinking of becoming a commercial truck driver, you may not have considered the possibilities of team driving. Team driving simply means that you are sharing driving duties with another driver who accompanies you on your runs. These are some of the reasons you may want to consider going into team driving: You’re more »

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What You Need to Know About Working with Your Dispatcher

January 28th, 2019 | Blog

As a truck driver, your most important point of contact with the company you’re working for is the dispatcher. The dispatcher’s role is to manage the movement of freight. To do this job efficiently, dispatchers try to reduce the number of miles that a truck is driven while empty. They also try to schedule drivers more »

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Getting Enough Rest as an Over-the-Road Truck Driver

January 14th, 2019 | Blog

Did you know that sleep deprivation can cause the same level of impairment behind the wheel as intoxication? As a professional truck driver, your number one concern is safety, and sleep is an essential part of promoting safety on the roads. As you gain more experience, you’ll settle into a sleeping routine that works best more »

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Mountain Driving 101

December 28th, 2018 | Blog

When you start a new career as a professional truck driver, you can look forward to incredible scenic views across the country. Many people never get to experience the thrill of driving a powerful big rig alongside oceans, through valleys, and over mountains. Just remember that safety takes priority over enjoying the views. This is more »

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A Guide to Your First Year on the Road

December 14th, 2018 | Blog

Your exciting new career on the road awaits you, and truck driving school will teach you everything you need to know about handling a big rig and passing the CDL exam. But there’s still a bit of a learning curve with regard to on-the-job training. Many veteran truckers remember their first year as being the more »

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What Truckers Need to Know About Dealing with Severe Weather

November 23rd, 2018 | Blog

Any commercial truck driver can encounter hazardous weather. If you’re driving a local route in Arizona, for instance, you may encounter a serious dust storm. But if you’re an over the road (OTR) trucker, you need to be prepared for a wide range of severe weather hazards—from freezing rain and intense cold to dust storms more »

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Truck Stop Showers: A Guide for New Drivers

November 9th, 2018 | Blog

Personal hygiene is something that the average American takes for granted. But when you’re out on the road for days at a time, it can get a little trickier. It’s important to become familiar with truck stop shower facilities and to use them frequently. Truck drivers should always strive to present a professional image, especially more »

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Long-Haul Trucking: Should You Drive with Your Spouse?

October 26th, 2018 | Blog

Not every job allows you the opportunity to bring your spouse to the office with you every day. But trucking does, and if both spouses earn commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), then they can form an ideally compatible driving team. There are quite a few benefits to driving with your spouse, but be sure to talk more »

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