Buying a Big Rig | Should You Buy New or Used?
Aug12

Buying a Big Rig | Should You Buy New or Used?

“Should I buy a new or a used rig?” If you’re an owner-operator or small fleet manager you’ve probably asked yourself this question at least once. Sure, we’d all love a brand new, shiny truck, but we sure as heck wouldn’t love the price. When it comes to buying a big rig new versus used, there are a number of things to take into account. So, we compiled a list of pointers and main considerations for...

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What You Need to Know About Trucking Through A Protest
Jul31

What You Need to Know About Trucking Through A Protest

An ongoing pandemic threatening normal routines, massive shutdowns across the world, and protests blocking major roadways throughout the United States – suddenly truck drivers are hauling through risky territory. Although the life of a trucker always comes with its unique challenges and threats, the current climate in the United States is really putting pressure on drivers who just want to deliver safely. Although older truckers have...

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TruckTracks: 8 Songs to Keep You Rockin’ and Rollin’
Jun10

TruckTracks: 8 Songs to Keep You Rockin’ and Rollin’

A career spent on the road can get lonely, long, and monotonous. Without a passenger, the next best shotgun-rider to turn to is music. There are hundreds of songs dedicated to life on the road. Music can be relaxing, empowering, and can even help get your blood pumping. Below are a handful of songs that are perfect for your long haul. Check out our compilation of the best trucking songs. Not all of them are about trucking, but...

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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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DOT Blood Pressure Guidelines | Don’t Wreck Your Health!
Apr10

DOT Blood Pressure Guidelines | Don’t Wreck Your Health!

An estimated 75 million Americans have high blood pressure or hypertension. According to the CDC, that’s roughly 30% of the US population. But what exactly is high blood pressure and what are the DOT blood pressure guidelines? High blood pressure can be caused by a myriad of unhealthy lifestyle habits or even genetics. Measuring blood pressure is a common step in an annual physical. However, if you’re found to have hypertension, the...

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