Category: Miscellaneous

The First Year of Being a Truck Driver Might Be the Most Difficult

Young, first year truck driver in his cab

So you’re training to become a truck driver and you’re getting ready for your first year on the road. How will it go? The first year of being a truck driver might be the hardest. Everything’s new, after all– meeting new people, getting used to a new job, the truck you’ll drive, using new driving… Read more »

Consider These Presents for the Truck Driver In Your Life

Truck driver taking a break in the back of his cab

Truck drivers spend a lot of time in their trucks, going down the open road, traveling from city to city and then some… What kind of gifts would be good for the truck driver in your life? Help Truck Drivers Protect Their Valuables For starters, how about a portable diversion safe they can take with… Read more »

Best Trucker Certifications to Get

Commercial Driving 101 on Chalkboard for Class to Read

Okay, so you want to be a trucker and you need some certifications, right? What are some of the best to get? CDL The main certification you’ll both want and need to be a professional truck driver these days is your CDL (Commercial Driver License). You need one of these if you drive interstate, within… Read more »

A CDL Placement Company Can Help Trucking Companies in Myriad Ways

Files in Filing Cabinet at Truck Driver Placement Agency

A CDL placement company can help trucking businesses in several ways. Streamlined Hiring If you want fast and streamlined hiring, have a CDL placement company handle interviews, background checks and skill tests. CDL placement companies focus on searching for/recruiting quality drivers. Because this is their business, they typically have a pool of qualified drivers “in… Read more »

Why Sleep Apnea is a Concern For Truck Drivers

Young male truck driver sleeping in bed with apnea machine

Have you heard of sleep apnea? It’s when a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts while sleeping. For those who have sleep apnea, they can feel tired and irritable during the day since they did not get the kind of restful sleep they truly needed. Good sleep is important, especially if your job is to… Read more »

How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Weight Gain

Truck Driver Walking in Parking Lot

There are hefty truck drivers. There are thin ones. What can truck drivers do to keep weight off? Well, the trucking lifestyle isn’t an easy one. You may be away from home for days or weeks at a time. You may only encounter fast food joints and vending machines full of sugary sodas and snacks…. Read more »

How Have Pay Hikes Affected the Truck Driving Industry?

Truck Driver putting truck in cruise control

Have you noticed it seems like there are “help wanted” signs everywhere you go? And have you been reading news reports about many industries offering pay hikes to keep and attract workers? How have pay hikes affected the truck driving industry? So, as you probably know, people have been buying things online in record numbers,… Read more »

Lack of Parking Is an Issue for Truck Drivers

Several Semi Trucks Parked in Parking Lot

If you’re a truck driver, you probably experienced a time when you wanted to park your truck but there weren’t any available spaces. This is an all-too-common problem in the trucking industry. Now, on some highways, you’ll see a sign that indicates how many parking spaces are available for trucks at rest stops ahead, and… Read more »

Make Summertime Trucking Routes a Success by Following These Tips

Happy truck driver giving a thumbs up at rest stop

Summertime usually means not just warm driving days, but hot ones. And then you factor in the humidity? You’ll be sweatin’! So what are some summertime tips for truck drivers? Stay Cool In the old days, truckers didn’t have air conditioned cabs and they didn’t carry water bottles everywhere. But in 2021, thankfully, you can… Read more »