‘American Truckers’ Category

Price Negotiation Tips

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
For most truck drivers, finding a truck they want is not difficult. Getting it for a good price takes a bit more effort. Before you begin talking with a seller, make sure you have everything ready on your side for the best negotiating position. Financing The finance company will need a copy of your purchase contract to finalize the loan, […] ... continue reading »

Tips For Truckers – The Best Hours For Trucking

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Anytime a new driver ask experienced drivers about the best time to drive, they get the same response: “Drive when you have to, sleep when you can.” The road and customers can wreck havoc on your nerves, making restful sleep difficult and sporadic. Even when you do get seven or so hours of sleep, you can still spend your waking […] ... continue reading »

Managing Your Cellphone Data on a Long Haul

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Many truck drivers remember a time when their communication with the family was limited to pay phones that were frequently out of order or being used by someone else when you were lucky enough to find one and have a few minutes of down-time to use it. These days, it is difficult for any of us to imagine life without […] ... continue reading »

Trucking Hours – Are You Being Forced Into a 5 Day Work Week?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Being your own boss and setting you own work schedule are two of the top reasons you started driving a truck. New government mandates are now restricting the total number of hours you can work in a week and regulating your off hours, too. These regulations are altering the income and independence of drivers. The changes in regulations went into […] ... continue reading »

Keep Fit with 15 Minute Exercises Perfect for Off Load Downtime

Thursday, October 9th, 2014
You’ve reached your destination, and it’s possible that it’s been hours since you took a break and stretched your muscles. It’s also possible that you’re not getting nearly as much exercise as you’d like to get because of all the hours you spend on the road. Why not take advantage of the time you have while your rig is being […] ... continue reading »

Comfort is King with Removable Seat Cushions

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Whether you’re an over-the-road truck driver, or you only deliver locally and work long hours, you know that your comfort in your truck is of utmost importance, and for many reasons. In fact, if you’ve ever driven a truck that had a broken seat, or a seat that was worn down on one side, you probably had a horrible day […] ... continue reading »

Tips For Truckers – Staying In Shape

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
While life on the road gets you out of the regular confines of an office, it does share one pitfall with a desk job. The sedentary nature of truck driving can make it difficult to stay in shape and keep the pounds from adding up. Difficult, but not impossible. With just a little thought and pre-planning you can add some […] ... continue reading »

Tips For Truckers – Keeping Happy On The Long Haul

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
The enjoyment most truckers get from their chosen lifestyle can start to wear thin on long hauls. Opportunities to relax and think about yourself are few, if they exist at all, when you are on the road with a deadline to meet and hundreds or thousands of people relying on you to make that delivery. Follow these tips to stay […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Truths – The Feds in Washington Don’t Understand Truckers

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Why on earth would politicians in Washington know what’s best for truckers? If you ask the feds about why truckers have faced increased regulation and stricter limits on driving times, they’ll tell you it’s about safety—that more restrictive Hours of Service laws will reduce driver fatigue and crashes. Safety Is Everyone’s Concern Truckers understand the concern for safety, but politicians […] ... continue reading »

Is Bringing Your Child Along for the Ride a Good Idea For Truckers?

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
If you’ve ever taken one of your kids with you on the road, you know how their faces light up when they hear about your plans. Even so, it might not be a good idea for you to bring them along, no matter how much fun you both think it’s going to be. Lack of Movement Kids need to play […] ... continue reading »