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Righting Your Rig: Getting Your Overturned Tractor Trailer Upright

by Ashley Thompson on December 19, 2018

Inevitably, mistakes can happen when you're rolling the open road. And that means accidents. One of the scariest, most dangerous results can be a semi rolling, causing potential fires, injuries, fuel leaks, spilled cargo, and more. It's a mistake you hope not to make, but in the event that you ... read more

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Best Food To Store In Your Truck

by Ashley Thompson on September 6, 2018

Credit: Shopping for groceries when you're on the road can be difficult, and lead to unhealthy choices for the sake of convenience. But eating healthy doesn't have to be inconvenient at all! With this list of easy to prepare, easy to acquire foods to stock on your truck, you ... read more

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How To Keep Your Truck Cab Clean

by Ashley Thompson on August 30, 2018

Spring is right around the corner, and after a long, harsh winter your cab may be a little unkempt. While regularly cleaning your cab is best, Spring cleaning is the perfect time to give your rig a thorough clean-out, and a little organization can help sustain your efforts. Follow these ... read more

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Top 10 Essentials for Life on the Road

by Ashley Thompson on August 23, 2018

Life on the road isn't easy - it means long hours, time away from home and livin' life in the confines of your cab. But, it can all be made a little easier with some simple essentials. Here are the top ten must have's of any highway hero: Trucker's Top ... read more

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Top 5 Tips Trainers Give Truck Drivers

by Ashley Thompson on August 16, 2018

Learning to drive an 18-wheeler isn't as easy as you might think - it's much more than simply learning how to stop or make a turn. Trucking is truly a lifetime skill that many long time drivers have refined over the years. The foundation for good trucking skills is largely ... read more

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Tips For Driving in the Fog

by Ashley Thompson on August 9, 2018

Winter and Spring are two of the worst times of year for foggy driving conditions. With the land being very cold, and then moist, warm air moving over it, fog is an unavoidable encounter when you live life on the road. Because of this, it is important for truckers to ... read more

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Top Tips For Great Sleep On The Road

by Ashley Thompson on August 2, 2018

Getting enough quality sleep while you're doing long haul trucking isn't just an essential for your health, it's essential for your safety. According to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) study, fatigue was the blame for 31 percent of fatal-to-the-driver crashes, making that the single largest factor in these deadly ... read more

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Top 10 Interview Questions Truckers Need to Ask

by Ashley Thompson on July 26, 2018

It's a mistake you'll make at least once in your career as a trucker, and one that you'll quickly wished you hadn't - we're talking about asking questions in interviews. So often we're concerned with finding somewhere that's we're compatible with job-wise, and forget to consider that the we should ... read more

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Trucking Pre-Trip Inspection Guide

by Ashley Thompson on July 19, 2018

As a professional driver, your pre-trip inspection is a critical step in ensuring your truck is road worthy before each long haul. The inspections should be quite comprehensive, and for some can be quite difficult to remember, especially if you're in pursuit of your commercial driver's license (CDL). To that ... read more

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Healthy Tips for Truckers

by Ashley Thompson on July 12, 2018

Long haul drivers travel long distances frequently and can be away from home for weeks at a time. For many, it's a rough job that can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle, as the very nature of the work is sedentary and somewhat monotonous. As a result, many look to stimulants ... read more

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