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,…


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…


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 be written at the top of the…


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, the FMCSA tells truckers not to: Reach Hold Dial…


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,…