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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 »

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 »

Five Trucker Driving Tips to Share With Your Teens

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Teens that seem to have driving in local traffic can quickly find themselves in trouble when they cruise up a freeway ramp and the world suddenly zooms into high gear. Navigating traffic at high speeds requires faster thinking and a different application of driving skills than moseying around the neighborhood at 35 mph. Teaching your teen how to share the […] ... continue reading »

Five Trucker Road Safety Tips

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Working as a commercial truck driver may not be as dangerous as being a logger (#1) or commercial pilot (#3); but at #8 on Time magazine’s list of The 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs (click to view the infographic), driving a truck is no wimp job. Dangerous Highways Overall, workplace safety in the U.S. has improved dramatically over the past […] ... continue reading »

Trucker’s Top Tips to Finding Free WiFi When on the Road

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
In today’s world Internet access is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. This is particularly true when you’re spending most of your time on the road. Staying connected keeps you in touch with family and friends along with necessities like bank accounts. Fortunately, the virtual world is so integrated with the real world that it’s getting easier all the […] ... continue reading »