A Refresher Course in CDL Suspensions
May18

A Refresher Course in CDL Suspensions

If you are new to trucking, (or simply need a quick refresher course) here are the major offenses, traffic violations, and other revocations that all drivers NEED to know. CDL suspensions can bring your trucking career to a grinding halt, and in some cases, end your career altogether. There are numerous ways that a trucker can get his or her CDL suspended. From reckless driving to failing a drug test, drivers can lose license in a...

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7 Mountain Driving Tips For Big Rig Billy – Goats
Apr26

7 Mountain Driving Tips For Big Rig Billy – Goats

Mountain driving can be dangerous for anyone, especially for a truck driver carrying a ton or two of freight. A slip up on a slick road can leave you wrecked, raw or ruined. Looking at the mountains in the distance can be a pretty sight on vacation, but driving through them (let’s face it) they can be hellish. Whether you’re just a “kid” or a full-blow big rig billy goat, these mountain driving tips really could be...

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Gender Differences in Driving | Do they REALLY Exist?
Apr26

Gender Differences in Driving | Do they REALLY Exist?

How many times a week do we hear “women are bad drivers” or that “men are more likely to be in an accident?” Let’s face it, there’s a truckload of gender stereotypes surrounding driving habits. But, when it comes to the gender differences in driving do they really exist? Let’s look at the facts. It might not be an issue of skill, but an issue between personality differences that really account...

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No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers
Dec30

No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers

There is fast-growing support for legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing it recreationally in many parts of the country. However, the transportation industry still isn’t budging when it comes to marijuana and truck drivers. It is a tricky topic. Many states have legalized cannabis for medical and even recreational use. However, the federal government says that marijuana use is illegal at the federal level. This causes...

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“Why Do Truckers Honk at Me?” 5 Pet Peeves While Driving
Nov26

“Why Do Truckers Honk at Me?” 5 Pet Peeves While Driving

Now, before we get into the wide range of frustrations that come with commercial driving, it’s important to note that safety is always a top priority! That said, as a professional driver you’re probably well aware of the rules of the road, and your pet peeves while driving are a result of years of dealing with numbskulls… or being one yourself! But seriously, while it’s okay to poke fun at fellow drivers and those pesky...

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Trucking In Bad Weather
Nov25

Trucking In Bad Weather

It’s almost guaranteed that you will eventually be faced with trucking in bad weather, unless you have extremely good luck and the weather gods are on your side. But seeing as you are probably like the rest of us, the scenario will most likely look like this. As you race against the clock, that winter sprinkle of flurries and rain will quickly turn into a full blizzard brought to you by Mother Nature. This leaves you with two options:...

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