What you need to understand before becoming a CDL driver?

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.

7 spring cleaning tips for truck drivers

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.

How to keep a work-life balance as a truck driver?

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.

What is a dedicated route?

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.