- Trucker Jim Tips: Save Your Skin! You Can Get Sunburned Even Through Glass
Trucker's tan � it's no joke. At some point, you've probably experienced a tanned left forearm after driving in short sleeves. Although we work with a roof over our heads, we receive countless hours of sun exposure through our windows and windshield. The sun's UV rays are doing their work whether we notice it or not.
- Trucker to Trucker Tips: Trucker Tire Safety Reminders
Commission, approximately 95,000 people suffered injuries and 3,964 were killed from accidents involving large trucks in 2013. Although some accidents were linked to bad drivers on suspended licenses, mental impairment and other drivers, some of these accidents involved trucks that did not have safe tires.
- Trending Trucker Helper Apps
Cell phones, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices have been some of the greatest innovations in the trucking industry. These gadgets are some of the most important instruments in a truckers life, and better still, you can download some great apps and make them even better.
- On-the-Road Trucking Fitness Rules
Hey you � put down the jelly doughnut! Just because your office is mobile doesn't mean you can't stay fit! Shuck the excuses and stay in shape � on and off the road. Drop and give me seven!! Following these seven simple strategies can encourage great fitness results, despite all those long, sedentary motoring hours�
- 5 Tips to Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather
5 Tips to Driving Your Big Rig in Snowy Weather
- November 2014 Scholarship Winner - April Varner-Chattman
Congratulations to April Varner-Chattman. April is the 2014 Fall winner of the $1000 Trucker to Trucker Scholarship Award.
- Tips For Truckers - The Best Hours For Trucking
Anytime a new driver ask experienced drivers about the best time to drive, they get the same response: Drive when you have to, sleep when you can. The road and customers can wreck havoc on your nerves, making restful sleep difficult and sporadic. Even when you do get seven or so hours of sleep, you can still spend your waking hours feeling run down and fatigued if you are on an inconsistent schedule.
- Trucker's Truths � Things We Wish Car Drivers Wouldn't Do
Sharing the road with car drivers is a necessary but frustrating evil of being a professional truck driver. Car drivers often seem to be clueless about the vast differences between zipping through traffic on four wheels and maneuvering a heavy-haul 18-wheeler down the highway. Here are a few of the things we wish car drivers wouldn't do:
- Defensive Truck Driving Safety Tips
Even the most well-trained, safety-conscious professional truck driver is at risk of engaging in driving behaviors that could lead to a crash on today's crowded highways. Weather conditions or road conditions change and suddenly driving too fast for conditions becomes a risk factor.
- Distracted: The Multitasking Myth
When people attempt to perform two cognitively complex tasks such as driving and talking on a phone, the brain shifts its focus and people develop "inattention blindness" where important information falls out of view and is not processed by the brain, NSC says.
- Last Call for Truck Driver Appreciation Week
At Rudolph Foods, we're just bursting with appreciation for the truck drivers that work each day to fill our pantries and grocery shelves nationwide with the things we need! Where would we be without these drivers?
- Using a Camera Adds Safety to Big Rig Driving
Something that truckers are finding very convenient for their big rigs are back-up cameras. Once a complicated arrangement that was not very practical, there is now a wide range of types that work very well.
- Trucking Jobs in Alaska
You think you have it bad with driving problems, how would you like to drive your truck on 414 miles of gravel road through ice and heavy snow? That is what happens if you haul your load on Alaska's Dalton Highway like Ice Road Truckers do.
- Swift Company Offers Trucking Tuitions for Veterans
There is good news for veterans who wish to become truck drivers. Swift Transportation Co. Inc., in a March 30 press release announced that the company is offering 1,000 full Swift Driving Academy scholarships to veterans, with a l-year commitment.
- Are There Too Many Distraction in Today's Big Rigs?
Many of the new and used big Semi-tractors now have devices available that can be distracting to the driver. There has been some talk of limiting what gadgets are allowed.
- So You Want To Be A Trucker
So you want to be a truck driver. Seeing these big rigs flying down the road is a striking sight and visions of visiting various areas of the country, while driving through the states is attractive.
- Five Amazing Truck Videos You Don't Want To Miss
Trucks carry over 11 million tons of commercial freight across the nation every year. With so many trucks on the road, there's an abundance of truck videos floating through cyberspace. But who has time to look through all those? Here are five top videos that show trucks at some of the best and worst moments, from crashes to jumps to floods. "Amazing Truck Driving Skills"
- FMCSA and Cell Phone Restrictions
In this post we look at the FMCSA's approach to cell phone restriction proposals: Texting is subject to a nationwide ban under federal regulations; however moves are afoot to extend the ban to all use of cell phones within the cab while driving. With cell phones playing an ever increasingly important role in modern trucking operations, the rules are guaranteed to have serious ramifications for how truckers use cell phones within their day-to-day businesses.
- State Trucking Associations
State Trucking Associations serve a vital role in protecting the interests of the trucking industry, drivers, and employers alike. Similarly minded people come together to represent their interests from a knowledgeable stand point to the various environmental and governmental regulatory committees that enact and pass legislation.
- Intra State Hazmat Haulers Face Texting Ban
There is a federal ban for all interstate truckers from driving and texting, however federal rules apply only to interstate commerce. Or truckers driving solely within a state, federal rules do not apply, however states are promulgating their own rules (which we reported on earlier this month).
- Truck Industry Capacity Under Pressure as Shippers Face Logistics Constraint
Trucker to Trucker - the best place to find trucks for sale on the Web - will look at the limits shippers are experiencing today in freight services: Shippers across the country are facing severe restrictions on their ability to ship cargoes across the country.
- Major Changes to HOS Rules Waiting Decision from White House
The White House is the final stage for new American legislation as it waits for the President's signature, and a major new law on Hours of Service (HOS) is expected shortly. While there has been no official statement yet, at least one major trucking organization is expecting major rule changes which include:
- Now He Makes Some Sense
Ray LaHood is making some sense now, tell us your stories here.