The Pros and Cons of Being A Hot Shot Truck Driver

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While running a Class 8 rig and trailer is by far the most common and well-known type of trucking, it is by no means the only one. Hotshot trucking has grown in popularity over the years, filling a need for smaller loads, local runs and expedited transportation. It’s given numerous … Read more

Complete Guide To Using An 18 Speed Transmission

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When you think of driving truck, what is one of the first things that comes to mind? For many of us, it’s shifting gears. When you talk to long time truck drivers, one of the first things you’ll learn is what kind of transmission is in their truck. Make of … Read more

What Happens If Your Truck Is Overweight?

Once a person gets their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) the are expected to keep track of numerous bits of information about their truck. One of the most important pieces of information they are expected to know at all times is the weight of their truck. Federal and states laws have … Read more

How Manage Depression As A Truck Driver On The Road

For new truck drivers, life on the road catches them off guard. Many times, this is the first time for them to be away from home for extended periods of time. In addition, they find themselves responsible for expensive cargo that has strict deadlines for delivery. All these factors can … Read more

How Do Truck Drivers Get Loads As An Owner Operator

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If you are looking at moving from being employed by a company to becoming your own boss as an Owner/Operator (O/O), then it’s crucial for you to learn how to find your own loads. When you become an O/O, you are starting your own business. The business you are starting … Read more

How To Manage Anxiety As A Truck Driver While On The Road

Anxiety is something that trucker drivers often face. This is especially true for drivers that are just starting out. However, many experienced drivers report having to deal with stress and panic attacks as well. Many drivers fear that if they seek medical attention for their anxiety disorders that the medication … Read more

How Truck Abandonment Will Kill Your Trucking Career

Being a truck driver is far more stressful than people realize. Most of the time inexperienced drivers don’t realize the large responsibility that goes into being a driver. Other times, young drivers don’t take the job seriously and are surprised when they are held accountable for missing deadlines or constant … Read more

Why Do Truck Drivers Leave Their Trucks Idling So Much?

If you’ve ever driven around a truck stop before at night, you most likely saw long rows of semi-trucks parked for the night. If your window was down or you walked inside the truck stop, you probably also noticed a low hum of engines running. If so, you probably asked … Read more

How Do Truck Drivers Watch TV While Out On The Road?

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One of the biggest surprises for new truck drivers is how difficult it can be to live a life on the road. Being away from your family and loved ones is difficult. Add to that the pressure of delivery deadlines and having to fight traffic and it’s no wonder drivers … Read more

Complete List Of Owner Operator Expenses For Trucking

Whether you are a first time owner operator just starting up or a seasoned veteran who knows his operation inside out, we’ve all heard the adage- preparation is the key to success. The more you can plan for your operating expenses, the smoother things will go and you and your … Read more