OOIDA Insurance: Is It Right for You?
Jul10

OOIDA Insurance: Is It Right for You?

It’s not a pleasant thought, but what if something does go wrong while you’re on the road? Even the industry’s best drivers need to think about their insurance options as owner-operators. Continue reading for a brief overview of OOIDA insurance and how it can help you. Once you sign up, you’ll be driving care-free in no time! An Introduction to OOIDA The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) offers small business...

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Rookie Driver Tips You Should Know
Jul05

Rookie Driver Tips You Should Know

A wise trucker once said that the first year on the road isn’t about the money, it’s about survival. Those who have made it past their first year on the road know just how true that statement is. Life on the road is not for the weak of heart. Regrettably, a lot of drivers fail before they get all 18 wheels spinning down the freeway. So why do so many rookie drivers fail? Perhaps it’s the long hours alone with your thoughts, or maybe...

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Scams and Schemes: A Look Into CDL Fraud
Jun25

Scams and Schemes: A Look Into CDL Fraud

It’s a simple fact that almost every industry in the world depends on trucks. And with a driver shortage, trucking companies have been increasing employee wages. This has caused potential drivers, trucking schools, and even some Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employees to participate in fraudulent Commerical Driver’s License (CDL) schemes. CDL fraud is a problem that extends beyond the trucking industry because putting...

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Ice Road Truckers: Picking Away at the Truth
Jun24

Ice Road Truckers: Picking Away at the Truth

You’ve probably heard of the American reality television series, Ice Road Truckers. It aired on the History Channel from 2007-2017 and it featured truck drivers traveling on seasonal routes through Canada and Alaska. We get it. Watching truckers drive in dangerous conditions may not sound very exciting. However, the show’s suspenseful nature and occasional melodramas kept viewers entertained for 11 seasons. It even spawned a spin-off...

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Tractor Trailer Parking Tips For New Drivers
Jun13

Tractor Trailer Parking Tips For New Drivers

Let’s be real. Parking a big rig when you’re new to trucking can seem pretty scary. Hell, I failed my first driver’s test because I couldn’t parallel park in my Nissan Sentra — a compact car. Whether or not you passed your road test with flying colors, applying your skills on the open road is more challenging than you may think. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tractor trailer parking tips for new drivers. If you...

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