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Aug

What Every Truck Driver Needs to Know About the Weight of Di...

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Truck drivers need to consider the weight of their trucks everytime they are loading their next haul. Weight helps to determine fuel mileage and how much a trucker is paid for their haul. Truckers should also consider the weight of the fuel that helps their trucks move. Diesel weight is much smaller than the weight of a cab or a haul, but if these important details are not considered in their plans and calculations, it may be the most consequential part of an entire trip. Importance of Diesel Weight There are several important reasons why truck drivers need to know the weight of their diesel fuel. These reasons are all connected to avoiding potential regulatory scrutiny and making a ride as smooth and cheap as possible. The first reason is to calculate the weight that a truck can handle at any one time. Trucks have to carefully balance the amount of weight they are carrying both in their cabs and in the load they are hauling. The idea is to maximize that weight and maximize the money that they will…

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22
Jan

Transport Trucker Driver Requirements

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Transport Trucker Driver Requirements

Besides being able to travel long distances on your own, there are many requirements for individuals who wish work as transport truckers. Below you will find a comprehensive list of what you’ll need to gain employment in this field. Schooling and licensing Usually, secondary school must be completed, although there are some employers that don’t require this. You will need the proper training for your specific type of load (This is usually provided on the job). Hauling food will have different safety requirements than hauling gasoline. An accredited driver-training course must be completed. These courses can be taken at a…

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15
Jan

Four Tips for Driving Long Distances

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Tips For Driving Long Distances

Truckers travel long distances daily. These trips can take a toll on your mind and body, and if you’re not prepared, you can seriously damage both your vehicle and your health. Before you set off on your journey, consider these four tips to make your long-distance drive a pleasant one. Eat well Diners and greasy spoons line the roadways. They’re easy to pull in to, offer ample parking for trucks, and always offer cheap food. However, eating fast food may lead to acid reflux, heartburn and even drowsiness. To say alert and to give your digestive system a break, pack…

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7
Jan

Five Safety Tips for Hauling Heavy Loads

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Safety Tips For Heavy Loads

When it comes to hauling heavy loads, there’s little room for mistakes. This is an extremely dangerous job that takes the right driver and the right safety measures. One small slip-up could cause you to lose your license or even worse, cause a fatality. Before you set off on the open road to transport your goods, here are five safety tips for hauling heavy loads. Know the rules Familiarize yourself with the regulatory requirements in each province or state you will travel through. Regulations may vary geographically, and you don’t want to incur any unnecessary tickets or brushes with authority…

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1
Jan

Seven Benefits to Renting VS Buying Trucks

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Renting VS Buying Trucks

Although many who work in the trucking industry prefer to own their vehicle, it may be hard to purchase your truck outright. Instead of rushing to obtain a loan, you may want to think about renting a rig. Renting a truck is akin to renting a place to live. When you rent an apartment, you pay your landlord monthly and in return you’re given somewhere to call home. Your landlord will take care of any maintenance issues like broken heaters and leaky faucets, and should you need to move out, will provide you with a reference. When you rent a…

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