‘Truck Drivers’ Category

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 »

Sell Your Big Rig: Online Advertising Tips for Truckers

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Twenty bucks doesn’t buy much these days, but that’s all it takes to sell your truck on TruckerToTrucker.com. The cost of a single online ad on TruckerToTrucker.com is just $19.95 and your ad runs until your item sells. That’s a lot of bang for a few bucks! “Best trucker website to sell a truck on. I did not receive any […] ... 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 »

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 »