Friday, February 27 2015 00:00

Trucking Jobs on the Rise

  Do you know someone who is a professional truck driver? It extremely likely you do; truck driving is currently America’s most common job, according to a recent study by National Public Radio. According to the study, truck driving has been so successful in America because it is impossible to automate or outsource! Even better, the industry is expected to grow in the coming years. Check out the following map, which shows the most popular career in each state. Bancroft and Sons is always looking for dependable, licensed team and solo truck drivers! We offer competitive truck driver salaries with…
Fleets should prepare for and practice what to do in the event of a serious accident just like they do for fire drills — from top management to dispatchers to drivers — said Don Jerrell, a safety expert at HNI Risk Services, to attendees of the Fleet Safety Conference. Jerrell outlined seven steps drivers need to take when involved in an accident, which should be ingrained in them through proper training:
Tuesday, October 08 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, October 08 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.
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