Tuesday, 08 October 2013 00:00

9 Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

There are no secrets when it comes to winter driving. If there’s ice on the road, it’s dangerous. The big truck flying past you at 55 mph when everyone else is crawling along at 15 or 20 mph doesn’t have the inside track on the winter roadways. You’re liable to see him in the median a few miles up the road. If you’re driving on ice, you won’t know it until you need to stop. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a sedan, a 4-wheel drive or a big rig: brakes are the great equalizer.  Here are the 9 tips:
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 00:00

Night Driving Tips

Plenty of us hate night driving—there's no feeling quite like getting someone else's high beams shined in your eyes. But beyond the pure annoyance, few of us realize how dangerous it can be. Fatalities on the road occur at a rate three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only a quarter of all driving is done at night, more than half of all driving deaths occur then.
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 00:00

Pass or Stop? - Weighing Stations

Most states collect taxes based on the weight ­of transported goods. Truck weigh stations are­ used for these ta­x purposes as well as to monitor the weight of a truck to ensure that it falls within the safety guidelines that each state has in place for its road system.  Whether or not you need to stop at a weigh station is going to depend on the laws of the state you are passing through.  As you map your route, check the laws of the states to make sure you comply with their rules.
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 00:00

Safety Tips for Bad Weather Driving

During our years as professional drivers,we've driven through all types of bad weather and learned a lot about staying safe. We’d like to share some of our tips to help you stay safe. You may have heard many of these tips before, but when it comes to safety, a few reminders can't hurt. 
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