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October 31, 2019
What Truckers Want Other Drivers to Know

Those trucks with which you share the road can legally weigh around 80,000 pounds. That’s 20 times the size of most automobiles. Just like you, the drivers of those trucks are doing their best to get safely to their destination.   Some people fault truckers for a lot of serious vehicle crashes. However, data shows […]

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 14, 2019
Pre-trip Checklists for OTR Drivers: Ensuring Safety for You and Your Teammates

Planning and preparation are an important part of any trip. This is especially the case for OTR drivers carrying heavy and sometimes hazardous materials.   In addition to avoiding problems down the road, pre-trip checklists give drivers a systematic method to ensure their truck and all its connected systems are ready for a long haul. […]

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 […]

June 6, 2019
The Case for Dashboard Cameras on the Truck

With all of the safety regulations and hours rules, it can really feel like Big Brother is breathing down the trucking industry’s neck. The idea of adding a dashboard camera to a truck is enough to push any easy-going truck driver into a frustrating debate. As we broach this topic, we can already hear the […]

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 […]

April 18, 2019
10 Tips Truck Drivers Can Follow to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Unless you’re very wealthy or driving a company-owned truck, you’ve probably noticed the recent increase in gas prices. Take a look at these statistics from AAA:   *As of today, California’s average pump price is $4.01, the most expensive in the state since July 2014. *Pump prices on the West Coast increased as much as […]

April 11, 2019
Five Tools For Cooking In The Cab

While on the road, truckers all face the same dilemma. They have to decide between the conveniences of fast food or trying to eat healthily. Long runs across the country necessitate a dedicated schedule. Truckers don’t always have the luxury to sit down to a balanced and healthful meal. It’s just an unspoken fact that […]