Best Ways to Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

Best Ways to Stay Awake Behind the Wheel   There is very little that is exciting about being on the highway for thousands of miles as a long-haul commercial driver. Imagine the last time you had to drive for a few hours in your personal vehicle. The open road gets boring very quickly, even in areas you’ve never been before. Now imagine that road trip times four. Long-haul truckers drive for hours at a time. It’s not unusual for commercial…


How to Deal with Summertime Traffic

  How to Deal with Summertime Traffic   If you are a truck driver, you know that each season brings with it its own set of headaches. You deal with rain in the spring and snow in the winter. The winds pick up in the fall. What about summer? It would seem that summer driving would be a breeze. The sun is shining, it stays light for longer and the temperatures are pleasant. You aren’t the only person thinking those…


Tips for the Truck Stop

Tips for the Truck Stop   As a trucker, you spend long hours on the road. If you are like many with a regular route, you have your favorite truck stops. If you don’t have a regular route, you’ve stopped at your share of unfamiliar truck stops to stretch your legs, fuel up and even grab a bite to eat. Did you know that there are ways to make your stops safer and more efficient? Read on to discover some…


Don’t Let Road Loneliness Overcome You

Don’t Let Road Loneliness Overcome You   The trucking industry is the perfect one for many people. The call of the open road, the more than decent paycheck, working by yourself and even sometimes for yourself — there can be a lot to like. Like any other job out there, being a truck driver has its downsides. If a person were coming up with a list of pros and cons to being a truck driver, road loneliness would have to…


Distracted Driving: Dangerous and Illegal for Truck Drivers

Distracted Driving: Dangerous and Illegal for Truck Drivers   Distracted driving is the number one cause of accidents on today’s roads. This is true for drivers who operate passenger vehicles and those who drive trucks for a living. If you spend your days behind the wheel of a semi, distracted driving is both dangerous and illegal. The FMCSA keeps its views on distracted driving concise. Here’s what you need to know. Distracted Driving Defined When it comes to cell phones,…


Pet Restraints

Driving with Pets: An Overview of Dog Car Seats & Safety Restraints   Many people love taking a drive with their dog, and many dogs love taking a drive with their humans. However, traveling with pets that are unrestrained can lead to major distractions inside the car, which can result in accidents and other road incidents. Also, in the case of an accident, a “loose” animal can be moved around the cabin unpredictably, proving dangerous to not only the animal,…


Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel Tips For Before You Hit the Road   It’s that time of year again when we as Americans prepare for a hearty, homemade meal around the dinner table. For some, it means snatching up the last turkey at the local supermarket and awaiting the arrival of family and friends. For many others, it means hitting the road on one of the busiest travel days of the year. As much as 40 percent of the nation will travel for…


Our Guide to the Best Road Trip Apps: 2015 Edition (Part 2)

Our Guide to the Best Road Trip Apps: 2015 Edition (Part 2) Nearly everyone has been on a road trip of some kind. Maybe you’ve driven the entirety of Route 66 or the California coastline, or perhaps your road trips have looked more like hours-long sojourns to and from relatives’ homes. Either way, you’ve likely used some sort of mobile device while on the road: to get directions, to watch movies, or to drown out your companions with music. Nowadays,…


Our Guide to the Best Road Trip Apps: 2015 Edition (Part 1)

Our Guide to the Best Road Trip Apps: 2015 Edition (Part 1) Road trips are a staple of American culture—we sing songs about them, watch movies about them, and take them ourselves. And in today’s mobile world, information that can improve our road trips is, quite literally, at our fingertips, in a variety of travel apps and services. But, with so many trip planning apps on the market, how do you know which one will help you avoid traffic, find…


Packing for a Road Trip? We’re Here to Help!

Packing for a Road Trip? We’re Here to Help! A road trip is the perfect chance for you to bond with your partner, family, or friends, as you travel to a beautiful destination. But before you take off, you’ll need to think about packing for your road trip. Once this is complete, you can dedicate your time to sightseeing with your loved ones! No one should be forced to make frequent stops along the way, but this very well could…