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4 Truckers Reveal Their Craziest Rest Stop Stories

by Phoebe Trilles on August 3, 2020

Image Source: Pixabay Truck driving in the sweltering months of summer can pose significant challenges and risks to truck drivers' safety and health. That is why many truck drivers, particularly those who drive long-haul routes, are thankful for the rest stops that provide them respite along the nation's highways. A ... read more

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#ThankaTrucker: 5 Ways America Shows Support to the Road’s Unsung Heroes

by Lyn Leoncito on July 30, 2020

Image Source: Twitter During the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world has come to a halt, one of the few things that remained constant is truck drivers' hard work and dedication. Despite the health crisis and the risks they face as soon as they get out of their house, truck drivers ... read more

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5 Ways to Fight Boredom While Trucking (Without Losing Focus)

by Alvin Ybañez on July 27, 2020

Image Source: Pixabay Long-haul trucking can be a very lucrative career, but it does have its share of downsides. And for many truckers, a common complaint is boredom. While driving a truck does require one’s full attention, most of the work hours are spent either on long stretches of highway ... read more

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Are Truck Stops Still Open During COVID-19? What To Expect

by Alvin Ybañez on June 30, 2020

Image Source: Pixabay While the U.S. is still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis, many of the country’s truckstops and travel center chains remain open. Lisa Mullings, President and CEO of the National Association of Truck Stop Owners (NATSO) said that keeping truck stops open is essential even when other businesses ... read more

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How the Truckers Help in Moving America Forward during a Pandemic

by Lyn Leoncito on June 22, 2020

The truck drivers are among the country's unsung heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the majority of the Americans put under lockdown and ordered to stay at home while the country is battling against the coronavirus crisis, truckers bravely remain behind the wheel of their big rigs to supply the ... read more

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8 Crucial Steps to Keeping Truck Driver Safety During Protests

by Phoebe Trilles on June 16, 2020

In Minneapolis, the George Floyd protest that began peacefully on Tuesday, May 26 has turned into an ongoing series of civil unrest. Truckers are advised to use caution before entering any protest area with demonstrators and police clashing in bloody confrontations in the city's streets. Trucking companies are no strangers ... read more

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Truckers Share Their Worst Mistakes Made As Rooky Drivers

by Ashley Thompson on December 27, 2018

It's every drivers worst nightmare - making a mistake, while you're hauling a load. It's even worse as a rooky, but it happens to everyone. Read below for some of the worst rooky mistakes drivers have made while working as professional drivers: I was helping out a Wal-Mart dedicated account ... read more

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10 Things Truckers Learn In Their First Year

by Ashley Thompson on June 28, 2018

The first year as a professional driver is often the hardest to handle - you're still learning the ropes, and you're low on experiences that can help you navigate life's many potholes. Luckily, there are seasoned vets who can share what it's like that first year to help give you ... read more

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Truckers Favorite Truck Stops

by Daniel LaBare on May 31, 2018

Professional drivers know that not all truck stops are created equal, and they all have their favorites. Whether it's the showers, the travel plaza, fueling stations or the food, each stop has perks that make them fan favorites. Here are some of the favorites, as found on Reddit's r/Truckers thread: ... read more

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How do you pass the time when you're waiting to be unloaded?

by Ashley Thompson on May 10, 2018

It happens to everyone - you show up to make your delivery, and there's a wait to get you unloaded. While it is surely frustrating for everyone who encounters this scenario, each driver handles that time differently. Here are some of the ways professional drivers pass the time while they're ... read more

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