Wednesday, January 01 2020 17:21

Top 10 Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

In the dead of winter, temperatures can plunge to 5 degrees and below. This effectively reduces traction, which makes keeping a big rig on the smooth road harder. Even experienced truck drivers have a rough time in such conditions. Visibility is reduced so it’s hard for truck drivers to see where they are going. 

However, it's not all gloom. You can drive through the winter season without major incidents. All you need to do is use your preventative safety skills when driving in icy weather and roads. 

Below are 10 driving tips that will help truck drivers in icy conditions stay safe on the road.

Monday, April 06 2020 17:18

How to Eat Healthy on the Road

One of the biggest challenges of truck driving is eating healthy food on the road. After all, you don’t always have easy access to fresh, healthy food when you’re away from home and relying on truck stops so much. This common issue can lead to health problems that include obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and more. If you want to reduce your risk of these and other health concerns, take a look at these tips for eating healthy on the road.

Wednesday, March 04 2020 17:12

Can You Transport Hemp Across State Lines?

Recent changes in federal regulations have brought changes to the legal status of cannabis. With those changes came confusion over the legality of transporting certain products through states where hemp remained illegal. Fortunately, newly issued guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarifies interstate commerce laws.

Monday, February 03 2020 17:07

The Unofficial Trucker's Guide to Sleep

Long-haul truck drivers average just under 5 hours of sleep every day, according to one study. Long shifts, early mornings, late nights — these drivers are in serious need of some shut-eye. As you know, spending hours on the road can make it difficult to maintain a regular sleep schedule, but there are plenty of solutions to this problem. Read this trucker's guide for better sleep. 

Friday, December 20 2019 15:44

4 Awesome Trucker Apps for 2020

The average trucker in the United States travels 2,000-3,000 miles every single week. That's kind of like driving from New York City to Dallas, Texas — and back again. This often means long journeys with nothing but the open road and FM radio to keep you company. While we certainly don't advocate using your smartphone while driving, the apps on this list will make your next journey just that little bit smoother. 

Restless sleep, insomnia, and waking up tired and lethargic are maladies that affect millions of people daily. Television is filled with commercials for pharmaceutical solutions to help you sleep, but these manufactured drugs often come with unwanted side effects. Thankfully, there are a number of natural supplements to help you sleep better that are easy to find both in pharmacies and online. If you are having trouble sleeping, consider trying one of these 5 natural sleep aids.

Do you have a healthy routine in place? If you're wanting to make positive changes in your life, it's a good idea to take a look at your everyday routine. You can make your life better by developing good habits and making smart choice. This can help you feel better each day and it improve both your personal and your professional life. Ready to make some changes so that you feel great and live a life you love? Check out some of our top suggestions for developing healthy routines:

Employee retention is difficult in a number of fields and trucking is no exception. Many smaller trucking companies have a turnover rate above 80%, and this number increases with larger businesses that hire more truck drivers, peaking with a historic streak of over 100% in 2015. This is certainly problematic, as high turnover is usually indicative of serious problems in any industry and it tends to cost businesses more than having a stable roster of employees over time. There are a number of complex factors working together that have caused this problem, but most are related to the lack of opportunity, potential for advancement, and minimal investment into truck drivers by their employers. In other words, employers may need to start treating their drivers better and giving them more incentives to stay.

Thursday, October 10 2019 17:09

The Road Life: Battling Obesity

Commercial truckers take on risk when they hit the road. Average long-haulers work 60 hours a week, and they drive around 107,000 miles every year. Most people are under the impression that the biggest health risk for truckers is a crash caused by driver error. It’s true – long hours lead to drowsy and distracted driving, with fatal consequences. But there is another health risk that doesn’t get the same kind of attention, even though it affects a much larger percentage of truckers: obesity.

A report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that approximately 12 percent of crashes occur when drivers have a heart attack, experience diabetic shock, fall asleep, or have some other health-related episode that causes them to lose control of their vehicle. Here’s what to watch for – and how to prevent this common reason truckers have to leave the profession.

As technology advances the possibility of self-driving trucks, many have been inclined to make predictions about the impact they may have on the truck driving industry overall. While is was previously assumed that autonomous trucks would eliminate truck drivers' jobs, many experts now assert that jobs won't be eliminated, just transformed. This blog post will examine those predictions and what changes self-driving vehicles might have for life on the road.

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