10-4 Tips | CB Radio Etiquette for Truckers
Nov19

10-4 Tips | CB Radio Etiquette for Truckers

They’re not just glorified walky-talkies. In fact, The Citizens Band Radio Service (CB) is arguably one of the most important pieces of equipment in your cab. Essentially, this is your main line of communication with other truckers on the road. We know that the trucking community is a close-knit group and that truckers generally watch out for each other. CB radio is a great way to do just that. Whether there’s an accident on the road...

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Let’s Get REAL About Lot Lizards
Nov04

Let’s Get REAL About Lot Lizards

We’d love to tell you that a “lot lizard” is just another kind of pet that you can take with you on the road. Imagine taking a look at your friend’s new rig only to find a cool little terrarium in the sleeper. As neat as it would be to haul with a reptile, the truth behind this term is much more sobering. And if you’re a truck driver, it’s pretty hard to escape this phenomenon. Today, we’ll...

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Pissed Off: The Problem with Trucker Bombs
Oct23

Pissed Off: The Problem with Trucker Bombs

There are lots of things you shouldn’t keep bottled up–emotions, feelings, and definitely not urine. However, trucker bombs might not always be the best solution. But when you gotta go, you gotta go, right? This is what brings me to the nasty topic of “trucker bombs,” a truly repulsive phenomenon. Basically, if you’re unfamiliar with the term, it’s the slang that has been coined to name plastic jugs...

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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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5 Defensive Driving Tips For Truck Drivers
Jun26

5 Defensive Driving Tips For Truck Drivers

We all know the old sports adage that “defense wins championships.” However, did you know that defense also keeps truck drivers safe on the road? One of the essential parts of truck driver safety is learning how to drive defensively. Luckily, we’ve partnered with Carlisle Carriers to provide an awesome video going over some crucial defensive driving tips for truck drivers. Below, we’ll provide some great tips to ensure that you’re...

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Weigh Station Rules for Big Rigs
Jun03

Weigh Station Rules for Big Rigs

As a truck driver, your work life is run by schedules and deadlines. Making stops is the ultimate time killer for professional drivers. This is especially the case when you don’t know for sure how long a stop might be or if it will lead to more red tape. So, what happens when you approach a weigh station? What if you see a red light go off? It’s important to be aware of weigh station rules and etiquette so that you can get back on...

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