Trucking In Bad Weather
Nov25

Trucking In Bad Weather

It’s almost guaranteed that you will eventually be faced with trucking in bad weather, unless you have extremely good luck and the weather gods are on your side. But seeing as you are probably like the rest of us, the scenario will most likely look like this. As you race against the clock, that winter sprinkle of flurries and rain will quickly turn into a full blizzard brought to you by Mother Nature. This leaves you with two options:...

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Ice Road Truckers: Picking Away at the Truth
Jun24

Ice Road Truckers: Picking Away at the Truth

You’ve probably heard of the American reality television series, Ice Road Truckers. It aired on the History Channel from 2007-2017 and it featured truck drivers traveling on seasonal routes through Canada and Alaska. We get it. Watching truckers drive in dangerous conditions may not sound very exciting. However, the show’s suspenseful nature and occasional melodramas kept viewers entertained for 11 seasons. It even spawned a spin-off...

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Driving a Semi in High Winds: Navigating a Windy Weather Forecast
Mar09

Driving a Semi in High Winds: Navigating a Windy Weather Forecast

March is notorious for high winds, and this year the month arrived with quite a gust in the northeastern United States. A storm now known as the “Bomb Cyclone” of 2018 brought with it strong winds, rain, snow and wreaked havoc on the region. And another storm is on its way, the Weather Channel warns. During the “Bomb Cyclone,” Media covered stories of trees falling, millions of people without power and semi-trucks blowing over from...

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Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers: Hauling Through Harvey
Sep05

Hurricane Safety Tips for Truck Drivers: Hauling Through Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas hard in late August, and millions of people in the state are still reeling through what’s being considered one of the top disasters in U.S. history. The trucking industry, too, is feeling the hit of the hurricane and will likely continue to feel it for a long time, according to industry observers. The hurricane is directly hindering about seven percent of the industry and will continue to do so for at least...

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Trucking During Tornado Season
May01

Trucking During Tornado Season

As the warm weather begins to roll in, it’s important to be aware of the growing threat of hazardous weather. While I’m sure you know the proper safety precautions of trucking the rain, sleet, and snow – it’s important that you’re also aware of more severe weather – tornados. This past month kicked off tornado season, so it’s important that you know what to do if you come across inclement weather. Severe thunderstorms or even...

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