How to Use a Runaway Truck Ramp Properly

Published on: 10/27/20 1:11 PM


When driving down a steep hill, you may have noticed the long off ramps to nowhere on the side of the highway. The ramps you are seeing are called truck escape ramps and they could be the only factor that prevents a horrendous emergency for heavy duty vehicles. How Do I Use a Truck Escape Ramp? 1. Remain Calm Hopefully you are not attempting to read this article while currently flying downhill without any brakes, but the first step (if…


Locked Out, Dead Battery and Flat Tires: How to Handle Common Roadside Emergencies

Published on: 02/27/19 9:00 AM


    Whether you’re heading on a cross-country road trip or running some errands in town, having a roadside emergency is always frustrating. Getting off-schedule can ruin your day — or your entire trip. A few of the most common roadside emergencies include getting locked out of your car, finding yourself with a dead battery, and getting a flat tire. There are plenty of ways you can handle these issues by yourself, especially if you know what you’re doing. But…


Avoid These Common New Trucker Mistakes

Published on: 06/19/18 9:00 AM


Beginning a new career is as exciting as it is nerve-wracking. People love or hate their jobs and will freely offer their advice either way. Trucking is no different. The allure of the open road is too much for some people to ignore, but reality doesn’t always meet fantasy. Like with any career, truckers just starting out trick over several common stumbling blocks. Some of those blocks are due to poor advice and some can be chalked up to an…


Car Seat Safety During the Winter

Published on: 12/21/15 9:32 PM


As a parent, you know that the safest thing you can do for your child in the car is to put them in an age-appropriate, properly installed car seat. And as the temperature begins to drop and the winter months roll in, you also know that you need to take steps to keep your child warm while in the car. But did you know that combining these two necessities—coats and car seats—can actually be extremely dangerous for your child’s safety?…