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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New Technology in the Trucking Industry | This Isn’t Your Father’s Trucking
Mar26

New Technology in the Trucking Industry | This Isn’t Your Father’s Trucking

For years it seemed like the best part about having a trucker-dad is the smell of fresh-ground-black-coffee every morning. It’s not low-tech … it’s his trucker’s tick! Just like my dad’s routine, the personality of this industry seemed steadfast. Now with new technology in the trucking industry, things are really revving up. But before we dive in there are somethings that will never change. Mornings will always start...

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How to Use a Load Board | Advice and Best Practice
Mar04

How to Use a Load Board | Advice and Best Practice

You’ve probably heard about load boards, and if you haven’t, take a load off and let’s hit the broad basics. Load boards shouldn’t send your engines into Maximum Overdrive, Emilio. Knowing how to use a load board can drive profits and lower your stress. If you know how to use a load board properly, finding loads or carriers just got a whole lot easier. How to Use a Load Board in 3 steps In our latest episode of BigRigBanter, we dive...

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Finding Your Hustle | Side Income For Truck Drivers
Jan27

Finding Your Hustle | Side Income For Truck Drivers

There’s so new lingo that kids these days are throwing around. No, it’s not “swag” or “on fleek.” Those terms are so 2016. Nope, we’re talking about the art of the side hustle. A side hustle has entered the modern language and as a trucker, you might be hearing it more often. With the rise of companies like Uber and GrubHub, more and more people are finding new ways to generate supplemental income. Whether you’re a college kid looking...

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