Can You Carry a Gun in a Commercial Vehicle?
Jul26

Can You Carry a Gun in a Commercial Vehicle?

3 / 5 ( 3 votes ) Driving to new locations on a daily basis can definitely bring a sense of adventure and a self-reliant attitude. Like a pioneer charting new paths to find an ideal way to live, hauling interstate loads may be the closest thing to the fabled American cowboy (and cowgirl) left in the United States. And yet while it may not be the Wild West, that doesn’t mean you want to leave yourself exposed in a risky situation...

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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?

3 / 5 ( 2 votes ) 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...

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No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers
Dec30

No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers

3.6 / 5 ( 17 votes ) 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...

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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

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) 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...

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