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Air Conditioning Vs. Driving With Your Windows Down in Summer

One of the great pleasures of summer weather is being able to drive with your windows down. That’s true whether you’re driving a big rig or a little car. Either way, there’s a sense of fun and freedom when the windows are down, isn’t there? There has been a debate– for a long time– whether… Read more »

Statistics About the Overall Wellness of Truck Drivers

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Recently insurance company Travelers held a symposium focused on truck drive health and wellness issues. Some of the statistics discussed included these: Approximately 1/4th of the U.S. commercial truck drivers on America’s roads suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, resulting in a crash risk up to 11 times higher than among non-commercial truck drivers. Roughly seven… Read more »

Ways to Pass the Time While in Your Cab

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In the old days of trucking, whatever AM (and later FM) radio station came in was what drivers would listen to as they crisscrossed America. So, if you were a Country music fan and there was a local station broadcasting Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn tunes you were in luck. Or maybe you’d catch the… Read more »

Helpful Hints for Keeping Alert While Driving

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We’ve all experienced that long commute into work or road trip that never seems to end. Keeping awake and alert are crucial to good defensive driving. Once you get drowsy or begin to lose focus the chance for an accident increases greatly. Driving drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence. So… Read more »

The Importance of Tire Rotations on Commercial Trucks

Tire rotation on commercial trucks is important because tires wear unevenly. By rotating tires, you can get a longer life out of your tires and ensure maximum traction on the road. Tires wear unevenly due to improper inflation, misalignment, and other reasons. Their position on the vehicle as well as your driving style and the… Read more »