Trucking Industry Charities: An Interview with Trucker Charity Inc.
Nov08

Trucking Industry Charities: An Interview with Trucker Charity Inc.

Some roads are longer than others, and those in the trucking industry know that anything can be waiting around the bend. Sometimes, things happen on the road that are beyond our control. In these instances, it’s important to know that there is someone out there who cares. BigRigBanter, a trucking podcast powered by AllTruckJobs, interviewed several trucking industry charities in the month of November, all of which offer different...

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Do Not Be a Drowsy Driver | Drowsy Driver Prevention Tips
Sep06

Do Not Be a Drowsy Driver | Drowsy Driver Prevention Tips

Truck drivers know that a sleep routine doesn’t exactly exist in its general definition when you’re on the road. Sleeping patterns as a driver, especially if you are an over the road driver, lack any normal bedtime or standard amount of sleep time—in fact, there really is no pattern at all! You basically get sleep when you have time to do so. But driver fatigue is a serious issue when operating a truck for extended hours. It can cause...

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Identifying and Avoiding Truck Driver Burnout
Jun22

Identifying and Avoiding Truck Driver Burnout

If you’ve been truck driving for a while, chances are, you know what truck driver burnout is. If you don’t, you may not have been driving long enough. Truck drivers’ jobs are very demanding, tiring, and isolating. After years of sitting behind the wheel, it’s possible for a trucker to get beaten into that lifestyle, which could lead to burnout. Not only is truck driver burnout dangerous for a trucker,...

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Sleeping in Your Truck | Tips for New Drivers
Mar28

Sleeping in Your Truck | Tips for New Drivers

Fatigue and lack of adequate sleep are common problems for a lot of people around the world. However, truck drivers are especially susceptible to not getting enough high quality sleep. According to a recent study from the U.S. Center for Disease Control, more than half of all transportation workers suffer from short sleep duration. Since many drivers spend days or even weeks on the road at a time, establishing regular sleep patterns...

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Why is First Aid Important for Truck Drivers? | Trucking 101
Feb09

Why is First Aid Important for Truck Drivers? | Trucking 101

Why is first aid important? It may seem like an easy question, but first aid is an important topic to discuss. The answer is different in almost every situation! Of course, this short answer is that first aid can help save a life or prevent further injury. However, truck drivers are in the unique position of being on the road almost all day long. Regardless of how safely you drive, it is impossible to ensure that every other driver on...

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Common Truck Driver Injuries
Jan29

Common Truck Driver Injuries

Truck driving is a mechanical job in every sense — from shifting gears and maintaining your rig to pulling tarps and lifting freight. Sure, you spend plenty of hours sitting comfortably in a cab, but even this gives rise to some of the most common truck driver injuries. Similar to most occupational and workplace hazards, repetition is something that creates issues down the line. Whether you’re driving locally or crossing several...

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