‘American Truckers’ Category

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Highways by 2025

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Good news for commercial truckers! Trucking itself is the hottest trend in U.S. transportation. In the American Trucking Association’s annual analysis of the transportation industry, trucking was again shown to be the primary transporter of freight in the U.S., beating all competitors. Moving nearly 70% of all domestic freight tonnage and collecting more than 80% of all freight revenue, “trucking […] ... continue reading »

Poorly Maintained Bridges Endanger Truckers

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
One in 10 of America’s bridges is an accident waiting to happen. According to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, more than 63,000 interstate highway bridges urgently need critical structural repairs to protect the safety of the millions of drivers that travel across them every day. For professional truck drivers, who spend more time crossing these unsafe bridges than […] ... continue reading »

Tips to Keep from Becoming an Aggressive Driver – Drive Stress-Free

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, aggressive driving is a major safety concern for all motorists. Are you contributing to the problem? What constitutes “aggressive”? Any unsafe driving behavior performed without regard for safety such as tailgating, illegal passing, or erratic lane changes, which contribute to up to 56 percent of fatal crashes. Graduating to road rage Extreme […] ... continue reading »

How Much Caffeine is Too Much for Your Health?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Most of us consume caffeine in some way, shape, or form. As truckers, it is fairly common to partake of caffeinated beverages as a means of alleviating fatigue and staying alert and focused through many a long, rough haul. But how much is too much? Safe caffeine consumption According to the Mayo Clinic, 400 milligrams of caffeine per day appears […] ... continue reading »

Flatten Your Belly While You’re Driving

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Human bodies developed organically to perform certain tasks that help them survive. Our close-together eyes allow us to better judge distance when hunting. The tilt of our hip bones make it easier to walk or run upright. One task the body never adapted to, though, is spending the better part of your day or night driving a big rig. The […] ... continue reading »

Top Truck Appliances to Make Your Life Easier

Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Commercial trucking has never been an easy life, but there are some truck appliances available today that will definitely make life on the road more enjoyable. Driving a heavy haul truck will never be like checking into the Trump Towers, but the mattresses in today’s sleeper trucks aren’t bad. If you can find space in your rig to stash a […] ... continue reading »

Quick Review of Federal Drug and Alcohol Rules for Commercial Drivers

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Commercial truck driving is one of the country’s Top 10 most hazardous jobs. When you spend your work day (and night) battling traffic and inattentive drivers on America’s highways, safety needs to be Job One if you want to return home safely. As every heavy duty truck driver knows, job safety begins with personal safety. Safety Is Job #1 To […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Top Tips to Finding the Cheapest Fuel

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
These days there’s no such thing as cheap fuel, especially diesel, Only prices a few pennies shy of stroke-inducing. How can you find the best prices to stretch your fuel budget and ensure profitability? Understand the laws of supply and demand. Gas is typically cheaper at in areas with multiple gas stations, as competition keeps prices lower. Pay attention to […] ... continue reading »

Taking Your Pet on the Road – Should You?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
More than 60 percent of truckers report having pets, with more than 40 percent traveling with them in their trucks. While not all companies allow drivers to travel with pets, there are currently 41 trucking companies that do allow drivers to take pets on the road. Does your best friend ride shotgun in your trucking travels? From companionship to health, […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Top Tips to Healthy Eating on the Road

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
The life of a long haul trucker doesn’t lend itself to a healthy lifestyle. Long hours sitting behind the wheel of your big rig drinking coffee and munching on convenience store snacks and too many high calorie, salt laden fast food meals contribute to the weight gain, diabetes and high blood pressure that plaque many truck drivers. Cost of Unhealthy […] ... continue reading »