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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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28
Mar

Most Popular Trucking Apps

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Driving a commercial truck is not easy work. It entails long hours on the road, by yourself and the amount of information truck drivers need and process in order to do their jobs safely and efficiently is staggering. Fortunately, there are a wide range of trucking apps available to help drivers manage and streamline this process. Below are 5 of the most popular trucking apps out there. Trucker Tools This mobile friendly app was designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. It’s free to download and use and provides comprehensive information on everything from regional fuel prices, to truck washes, rest areas and impending weather conditions. It also contains a job listing board and message forum, invoicing options and a whole host of other relevant process management software which makes being on the road easier to deal with. MyDAT Trucker This app was created for android operating systems and essentially…

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21
Mar

Benefits Of Truck Loan Refinancing

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Refinancing options for vehicles are not universally good or bad decisions. It depends on the circumstances of and the reasons for the re-financing. Refinancing entails transferring a vehicle’s ownership from one creditor to another and can serve you well financially if you go about it the right way. Below are some of the benefits of truck loan refinancing. Improve your credit score. As long as you are still paying for your truck loan, you may be able to refinance it and improve your credit score. If your financial situation has improved since you took the loan, and your credit has improved, you could benefit from refinancing. An improved credit score means access to better interest rates and loan terms which will save you money in the long-run. Take advantage of lower interest rates. If you financed your truck when interest rates were high, transferring the ownership to a new creditor…

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14
Mar

Common Mistakes Made By Drivers During Long Drives

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The opportunity for irresponsible driving, and even accidents, is greater the longer you are on the road. Accidents happen in an instant and every extra second you are on the road increases the odds that something will go wrong. Fortunately, most of the time, things go off without a hitch, or at least without a major hitch. Individual drivers can do a lot to minimize their and other people’s risk while they are out there on the road. Below are some of the common mistakes made by drivers during long drives. Lack of sleep. Sleep deprivation is a universal cause of accidents, but all the more important in the context of commercial truck drivers who spend much more time on the road than your average driver. Ensuring that you are getting sufficient sleep so as to be able to safely handle your vehicle and remain alert is absolutely necessary. Overexerting…

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7
Mar

5 Ways To Stay Entertained On The Road

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Driving a truck can be a great career for men and women of all ages. It can offer great job security and pay as well as the ability to work independently and travel. The nature of the job also means that drivers spend a lot of time alone, with only themselves and their environment for entertainment. Luckily, there are many things truck drivers can do to stay alert and help alleviate boredom to pass the time. Below are 5 ways to stay entertained while you’re on the road: Discover awesome apps. Truck drivers in 2016 have something that drivers of generations past wish they had: Smart phones and tablets. Apps like Skype and Whatsapp allow you to stay connected to friends and family and apps like Pandora or Spotify let you bring your entire music collection with you. Download Netflix and you have a portable home theatre during meal stops,…

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