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October 24, 2019
Unique Driving Laws by State – Part Two

In last week’s blog, we shared with you some of the most unique driving laws for half of these United States. This week, it’s Montana through Wyoming’s turn. Happy driving!   Montana Sure, you know to stop at railroad crossings. But did you know that in some places in Montana you can’t drive an animal […]

October 17, 2019
Unique Driving Laws by State

OTR drivers, put down your sleep masks and handkerchiefs – it’s illegal to drive in Alabama while blindfolded. Those of you who trek through North Carolina? Stop playing soccer in the middle of the road – it’s against the law here to play in traffic. These laws might sound unbelievable, but they’re actually on the […]

September 4, 2019
Four Tips for Better Sleep in Your Truck

As an OTR driver, you spend a lot of time on the road. Even though you get to drive to and through a lot of interesting places and meet new people, the route can sometimes feel monotonous. This is especially true if you’re sleepy or fatigued.   Although the hours of service regulations you’re required […]

August 22, 2019
Back to School Safety Tips for OTR Drivers

As with most years, summer has passed quickly, and most children are back to school. It’s back to a busy routine – and busier roads in a lot of places. Though OTR drivers don’t pass through residential areas for much of their route, it’s an occasion that requires extra safety awareness. That’s why it’s a […]

August 1, 2019
Six Tips for Staying Alert on a Long Haul

As an over-the-road driver, you’re used to long hauls. Sometimes you get to see new places, other days it’s the same old scenery. Either way, sometimes it can be tough to stay alert while driving a big rig for multiple hours per day.   Driving tired can be dangerous for you and others with whom […]

July 25, 2019
Company Drivers: Why You Should Read Your Orientation Handbook

If you’re one of those people who buy a new electronic gadget and throw away the instructions before reading them, you’re not alone. Who wants to spend 20 minutes reading paragraph after paragraph of technical terms and directions? If you’re an OTR driver, though, not reading your orientation handbook can have negative consequences.   A […]

July 4, 2019
Freedom and Flexibility: The Life of an OTR Driver

The United States of America gained its independence from England on July 4, 1776. One year later, residents of Philadelphia celebrated that freedom in the city’s streets. However, most Independence Day observances didn’t commonly occur until after the War of 1812. As a democracy, the U.S. offers us a lot of freedoms. We can live […]

June 27, 2019
The Hunt for a Truck with A Manual Transmission

Driving with a newer vehicle comes with a lot of perks: more advanced technology, less wear and tear and (hopefully) fewer repairs. At Dynamic Transit, each and every one of our drivers is either in or soon will be in a 2018 or newer Peterbilt 389. We outfit each truck with TriPac auxiliary power units […]

May 23, 2019
The Advantages of GPS Tracking Systems on Trucks

You may think trucks rarely have things stolen from them due to their sheer size and obvious presence. You’d be wrong. The United States trucking industry experienced a reported 592 cargo thefts of cargo in 2018. These thefts average $142,342 in stolen property per incident. Full truckloads constituted 74 percent of those thefts. Most occurred […]

May 16, 2019
Smartphone Apps for OTR Truck Drivers

Can you believe the first smartphones debuted almost 25 years ago? Gone are the days of using at atlas to plan a driving vacation. Few people pick up their phone to check in with a friend when it’s easier to send them a quick text message. Others rarely go to a mall to buy a […]