The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced dates for several truck inspection campaigns set to take place in 2021.
Your truck has faithfully served you during the harsh winter months and now it’s time to prepare your truck for warmer weather. Here are a few simple steps every truck driver should take.
The study was recently released by Australian insurance provider Budget Direct. Researchers examined tolling practices on more than 400 roads worldwide “to see just which are the most expensive and cheapest.” Tolls were calculated using the highest possible passenger vehicle toll for the entire roadway.
So you are thinking about becoming a professional truck driver. While being a truck driver is an honorable, noble profession, there are many things– good and bad– every prospective trucker must know. To better understand some of the challenges that truck drivers face everyday we put together the follow list of potential problem areas that you need to be aware of before becoming a truck driver. We are not trying to scare you away from becoming a trucker. We are just trying to get you thinking about some of the harsh realities that drivers have to deal with. Remember, trucking is a lifestyle, not a job, but at the same time it can be very rewarding and it just might be the dream job that you never thought about.
If you’ve been putting off basic cleaning for the past few months, then don’t skip out on the spring cleaning tradition and get your truck back into tip-top condition. Here are seven simple steps to clean your truck this spring.
Trucking trade groups and a group of fleets and drivers are urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow truck stops and travel plazas to offer vaccinations to drivers passing through.
Few careers offer the benefits and flexibility that make trucking a top choice for many drivers. If you’re thinking about making a career change, here are a few reasons why trucking is the smart choice.
No matter what you do for work, maintaining a good work-life balance is important to keep you healthy, avoid burnout, and enjoy the job you do. For truckers, work-life balance has always been a challenge, especially for OTR truckers on the road for days or weeks at a time. Learning how to balance work and life as a truck driver takes practice, but if you plan to be a trucker for life, it’s something you’ll need to put into practice.
These routes are most often assigned to specific drivers who drive the assigned routes and no others. Dedicated route drivers are often regional or local and have more opportunities for home time. They are also frequently reserved for drivers who may find OTR routes more difficult.
Truck drivers face many health challenges, and nearly 80% of truck drivers are overweight. Some reasons that help contribute to being overweight are easy to find: work environment, limited access to health care, lack of healthy food choices and lack of exercise.