Best Truck Stop Restaurants
Nov20

Best Truck Stop Restaurants

Let’s face it – after long hours on the road dealing with bad drivers and intense traffic, it feels good to park the truck, get out, and sit down for a delicious bite to eat. Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, but when you’re constantly traveling for work you have to settle for second best. Truck stops don’t always have the finest quality food. Traditional restaurants, on the other hand, don’t always have convenient parking for your...

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The Best Headsets for Truckers and Why You Need One
Sep19

The Best Headsets for Truckers and Why You Need One

If you’re cruising down the road in your rig holding your cell phone out on speaker phone trying to talk to your wife, you know how cumbersome this task is. You’re trying to pay attention to the road. Maybe the phone is balanced on your lap. Depending on where you’re driving, your signal is fading in and out. The road is bumpy and nosy, making it hard to hear. Or you’re in a city where people are constantly laying on the horn. It...

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What is the True Cost of ELD Mandate Penalties on Truckers?
Sep06

What is the True Cost of ELD Mandate Penalties on Truckers?

We are about two years into the Electronic Logging Device mandate. Now, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is cracking down on any violations by handing out ELD mandate penalties. The mandate has cracked down on making sure that all drivers have an ELD in their rig. The device allows the driver, the carrier, and the government to better track their driving hours and performance. However, with the mandate surfaced many...

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Video! Truck Driver Ride Along | The Realities of the Highway
Aug13

Video! Truck Driver Ride Along | The Realities of the Highway

What I imagined trucking to be like vs. the reality that I discovered in my recent truck driver ride along are drastically different. My Truck Driver Ride Along Fantasy I imagine cruising down the highway. I’m blasting my favorite jams on the radio and counting how many people I see doing something they shouldn’t be while driving. When I get hungry, I stop at delicious roadside diners in adorable little towns. As I enjoy my meal, I...

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Technology Takeover | Truck Driving Simulator for CDL Training
Jul18

Technology Takeover | Truck Driving Simulator for CDL Training

You lift yourself up and climb into the semi-truck for the very first time. You sit down on the seat and reach for the belt buckle. Then, you get situated. The steering wheel is huge! There are so many gears and buttons – what does what? You check your mirrors just like you would in your car. That’s when you remember all of that trailer behind you. Let’s face it… this first moment in a big rig is intimidating. For this reason,...

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