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What is Life Like as a Truck Driver?

Life as a truck driver is, jokingly, like life as a rock star without the audience applause every night. In other words, it involves a lot of travelling (or “touring”), going to many different places and not staying there long. It is an opportunity to travel across the country, and rarely be stagnant in one… Read more »

How To Prep Your Home For An Extended Absence

Truck driving has proved repeatedly to be a very stable job. Good pay, benefits and professional training are customary for truck drivers. The one catch to the job, you are often away from home for several weeks at a time. The initial period you can expect to be away from home for professional training is… Read more »

Uber for Trucking Apps: Transforming Our Industry

When Uber was introduced a few years ago, it transformed the taxi service forever. Now there are new apps being released that could alter the freight industry for the better. Cargomatic and Convoy are two of the mobile applications that are looking replace the traditional middleman linking truckers to shippers and vice versa. The creation… Read more »

The Importance of Staying Hydrated While on the Road

Truck drivers need to stay hydrated, especially during the summer months when outside temperatures can climb above 90, and in some locales 100 or 110. Our bodies thrive on water. Without it, we die. Our cells, tissues and organs must have water to function properly, so it’s no wonder that water makes up more than… Read more »

A Statistical Analysis of How Sleep Apnea Affects Truckers

If you ever wondered about the statistics of how sleep apnea affects truckers and their wallets, you’ve come to the right place. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) did a survey of 800 truck drivers with sleep apnea. The findings were interesting. Did you know, for instance, that the average trucker with sleep apnea pays… Read more »

Are Automated Vehicles the Future?

The idea of self-driving cars has been in the news for some time now, and the public pretty much thinks, “Yeah, but what about when they mess up and crash?” Still, companies like Google seem pretty set on making self-driving vehicles the new normal. Well, it’s not only self-driving cars that could change the way… Read more »

How to Safely Share the Road With Truck Drivers

Many motorists have no idea about trucks. They tend to think of them operating just like small cars do. Truckers know, however, that a big rig is nothing like a small car on the road. There are many things truckers wish motorists knew about big rigs. For instance, a big rig uses gears to shift… Read more »

Why Logistics is a Growing Industry

Similar to the trucking industry, the U.S. depends on logisticians to make sure that products get from one location to their destination. An important element of any business, it is the responsibility of a logistician to analyze and coordinate the supply chain. This includes managing the life cycle of a product – from how the… Read more »

Things for Truck Drivers to Pack While on the Road

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Truck drivers need to pack certain things for their trips. Of course, it helps to have a Trucker’s Atlas handy for navigation purposes, as well as a working CB to stay in contact with other truckers along the way. A box of tools for minor repairs to the truck is always a good thing to… Read more »