Category: Safety Tips

Why Might a Semi Truck Overheat?

Repairing Broken Semi Truck that Overheated

Do you drive a big rig or semi-truck? It’s summertime and temperatures are soaring to triple digits in many places. Can a 100-degree day be good for a truck? Probably not! What are some reasons why a semi-truck might overheat? Impeded Thermostat If your truck has a partially open or stuck shut thermostat you might… Read more »

How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Feeling Burned Out

Truck Drivers Avoiding Burnout

Like any job, trucking can get “old” and “tiresome.” When you do the same thing, over and over, for 40 to 90 hours a week, it can lead to burnout. Did you know that burnout is defined in the dictionary as “physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress?” Long Haul Burnout If the… Read more »

How Truck Drivers Can Prevent Tire Violations

Closeup of tire on semi truck

If you drive a truck you know that you don’t want to violate vehicle maintenance rules. Therefore, you’ve got to be on the lookout for a regrooved tire on the front of a truck, an underinflated tire, weight carried exceeding the tire load limit, exposed fabric, ply or belt material on the tire, sidewall or… Read more »

What Can Truck Driver Do to Drive Safe in the Spring?

Happy truck driver giving a thumbs up at rest stop

What are some things truck drivers can do to drive safely this Spring? Be Ready for Rian First, Spring brings with it rain– lots of it. Rainy roads and foggy mornings make Spring driving a little more difficult than dry, clear days. Therefore, it’s important to remember to make sure you can see out of… 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 »

Truck Drivers: Don’t Forget to Remove Snow Off Your Roof!

semi truck hauler driving snow

How’s the weather where you are while you’re reading this? If you’re in the Northeast or upper Midwest, and it’s winter, chances are it’s cold outside and there’s some snow on the ground. One of the things truckers shouldn’t forget to do is to remove snow off your truck in colder climates. Did you know… Read more »

Tips for Truck Drivers Driving in the Fog

Driving in the Fog

Few things are more difficult than trying to drive through a thick fog. This is true when you’re driving a little sports car. It’s even more true when you’re a commercial truck driver, and one false move could put many lives in danger. As such, what can truck drivers do to drive safely in the… Read more »

Things Truck Drivers Should Bring During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Truck Drivers During Pandemic

Truck drivers, along with other essential workers, have proven to be the heroes Americans can rely on during the COVID-19 pandemic. As truck drivers continue to answer the call of the bell day after day to provide the country with the items they need, it’s important they remember to also take care of themselves and… Read more »

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Truck Drivers?

Truck Driver During COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the entire world. The global economy has come to a near halt and even more tragically, there have already been (as of this writing) over 62,000 deaths worldwide and over 8,000 deaths here in the United States as the result of the coronavirus. Put simply, the COVID-19 pandemic has… Read more »