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Tractor Trailer Parking Tips: Back That Rig Up
Sep29

Tractor Trailer Parking Tips: Back That Rig Up

Let’s be real. Parking a big rig can be pretty intimidating, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the area. Hell, I failed my first driver’s test because I couldn’t parallel park in my Nissan Sentra — a compact car. Whether or not you passed your road test with flying colors, applying your skills while on the open road is a lot more challenging than you might think. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best...

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Can You Carry a Gun in a Commercial Vehicle?
Jul26

Can You Carry a Gun in a Commercial Vehicle?

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 requiring self-defense....

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Tokes for Truckers | Can Truckers Smoke Weed?
Jul01

Tokes for Truckers | Can Truckers Smoke Weed?

As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, there are growing questions on the impact this will have on the trucking industry. Weed has already been decriminalized in 37 states, with an increasing number of states hopping on the trend. So, what’s the future going to look like – can truckers smoke weed without facing legal consequences? Although the substance is flourishing in popularity, and being...

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Best Navigation App for Truckers: The Top 3 Contenders
Jun15

Best Navigation App for Truckers: The Top 3 Contenders

For many truck drivers, the GPS built into smart phones just won’t cut it. Truckers have unique needs, and google maps doesn’t offer any features that accommodate that. Sure, you could splurge and purchase an expensive Garmin. But why waste the money when there are plenty of free navigation apps out there. The most essential part of your job is delivering your load safely and efficiently. So, what is the best navigation app for...

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Truck Driving with Pets: Ruff Riders
Jan26

Truck Driving with Pets: Ruff Riders

Did you know that about 40 percent of truck drivers take their pet on the road with them? If you think about it though, who would make a better co-pilot than none other than man’s best friend? It would sure kick out the loneliness on long drives and keep things from being boring. But, despite the many benefits of truck driving with pets, there does involve more planning and some changes to your routine. All and all though, being...

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Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers
Sep29

Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Hurricanes can wreak havoc on not only homes, roadways, and communities as a whole, but they also affect truck drivers. Hurricanes can damage shipments and equipment, wash out roads, create route changes or idle trucks, and increase prices due to fuel costs rising. They can also pause scheduled deliveries so that truck drivers are available to take relief and emergency supplies to those in need. Unfortunately, we are at the very...

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