Keep Your New Year’s Resolution with These Exercises for Truckers

You have all the best intentions to stick with your New Year’s resolution. You’ve noticed that you’ve put on a few pounds since you started driving across the open road, and now is the time to drop the weight. It seems like a good plan, but the more you think about it, the more you realize just how difficult it could be. After all, you’re still going to be driving a truck on a tight schedule for most of the…


Could These Recent Trucking Regulations Be Rolled Back Soon?

The trucking industry and those who work within it are poised for change. Truckers last week staged a national protest trying to derail efforts by the administration to pass a regulation that would require electronic devices to be installed on trucks. These devices will track the number of hours spent on the road, and truckers want to know why paper logbooks aren’t good enough. The problem isn’t necessarily that truckers want to drive more hours than they are legally permitted,…


Be Sure to Keep Track of These Tax Deductions as a Truck Driver

It doesn’t matter what occupation you are in. You want to do everything you can throughout the year to ensure you get a bigger tax refund. If you are a truck driver, saving receipts is one of the best thing you can do for yourself. You can deduct things like meal and travel expenses, insurance costs and vehicle expenses. Read on to discover what you should be keeping track of.   1. Travel Expenses If you want to deduct travel…


Eating Healthy on the Road as a Trucker

It’s hard to eat healthy on the road. It’s far easier to grab a bag of chips and munch while you are driving. Pulling into a greasy spoon and eating a quick meal makes life simple. Unfortunately, if you aren’t watching what you eat while traveling the roads of America, you are making yourself unhealthy. It’s the truth. Even if you aren’t gaining weight, the damage done to your body by eating junk food and fatty meals can wreck your…


Encore Must-Visit Restaurants for Truckers Part 2: The West

If you’re a trucker looking for a great place to stop and eat while you’re on the road, we’ve got a list for you. In part one of this series, we covered restaurants in the Eastern part of the US. Now, From diners in South Dakota to cafes in Nevada, we have compiled a list of the best places to grab a bite in the West: Great Plains 1. Hays House (Council Grove, KS) You can find Hays House on…


Must-Visit Restaurants for Truckers, Part 1: The East

Part of life on the road — in fact, life anywhere — is food. As a trucker, you have a unique opportunity to try restaurants in every part of the country. To save you a bit of time or to get your must-visit list started, we have compiled our own list of what critics, locals and visitors alike describe as some of the best restaurants in the area. Let’s start with regions east of the Mississippi. The Northeast 1. Maine…


The Best Dogs for a Life on the Road

Driving across the country is a lonely job if you don’t have anyone to share it with. The thought of taking a buddy along on the job sounds good, until you really think about it. Some truckers enjoy the peace and quiet in their cab and would prefer to not have to entertain another human for hours. Did you know you could have the best of both worlds? Company and quiet can be found in a dog. While any dog…


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 drivers to clock eight or more hours in a…


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 things. When summertime hits, millions of people…


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 fantastic truck stop tips from professionals…