‘American Truckers’ Category

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 »

Trucker’s Truths – All Truck Stops Are Not Equal

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
A while ago TruckersReport.com asked truckers: “What do truckers really want from a truck stop?” Like a tsunami, the answers flooded in from commercial truckers across the country. Here’s what truckers said they want most when they pull into a truck stop: Trucking Tips: Cleanliness IS next to Godliness Cleanliness topped the list of truck driver requests. Like other travelers, […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Truths – There Are Such Things as Bed Bugs

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
When you were a kid, your grandma may have sent you to bed with the old saying, “Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” A common household pest in the U.S. before World War II, these blood-sucking parasites were all but wiped out in the 1940s. Now, they’re back and causing panic in New York subways, Chicago skyscrapers, […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Truths – Things We Wish Car Drivers Wouldn’t Do

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Sharing the road with car drivers is a necessary but frustrating evil of being a professional truck driver. Car drivers often seem to be clueless about the vast differences between zipping through traffic on four wheels and maneuvering a heavy-haul 18-wheeler down the highway. Here are a few of the things we wish car drivers wouldn’t do: Trucking Tips #1: […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Truths – Worst Highways for Traffic

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Don’t fall into the traffic traps of the busiest highways without being warned first. Here are the worst highways for truckers in terms of frequent traffic problems—keep these in mind when a job calls you to new territory. Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-78 and I-80) Even when you’re in-between cities, the pike makes you contend with sluggish, stop-and-go traffic. Cars tend to […] ... continue reading »

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 »