‘Truck Drivers’ Category

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 »

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 »

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 »