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May

4 Navigation Tips For Truck Drivers

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As a truck driver, a large portion of your time is going to be spent on the open road, going from point A to point B and you are going to have to know where you are going. Being able to navigate is key for a commercial truck driver, and just because you have received your commercial truck loan, does not mean you now know how to navigate. It takes time and practice to learn the basics. Below are four navigation tips to get you started. Don’t use GPS, maps, or apps meant for the general public The difference between navigating a car and navigating a commercial truck is huge. Most of the roads, bridges, overpasses, etc. are built to accommodate the weights and dimensions of cars, pickups, minivans and SUVs. With tractor trailer setups, many overpass clearances are too low, and a lot of municipal roads don’t allow certain…

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21
Dec

Five Ways to Find Great Eats on the Road

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When you’re on the road, deciding where to go for a bite may be challenging. If you’re in a new area you may not know where the best restaurants and diners are which could lead you to eating at the same generic fast food places whenever you stop. Although a burger and fries from the “golden arches” works when you’re in a pinch, there are great eats on the road, you just need to know where to find them. So, how do you discover the best places to eat while you’re driving through North America? Read up on the area: If you know your route in advance you’ll have time to read the “best of” guides for the areas in which you’ll be traveling. You don’t have to stop at Zagat rated restaurants but any place that’s included in a “best of” article is definitely worth checking out. Watch TV:…

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14
Dec

Documents to Carry While Moving Goods Across Borders

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Picking up and moving your entire family across North America can be very exciting. Whether you’re moving from Canada to the United States or vice versa, you will need to ensure that you have the proper documentation in order to enter each country without problems. Also, if you are working at job that requires you to transport goods across borders you will need the right documents too. Your employer will take care of providing the legal papers and duty expenses (if applicable) for the load you are transporting but it is your job to present these documents to the border agents when you cross into another country. To enter into Canada Before crossing the border into Canada, customs agents will require the following papers from you: Passport Canadian immigration Visa and confirmation of Permanent Residence for each member of your family traveling with you (if applicable) Vehicle registration For truckers…

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19
Oct

How To Exercise While On A Long Haul Drive

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Certain body types are common within the long haul driving community because eating and exercise habits will tend to be similar due to the nature of the work. Our recommendations aren’t going to make you as buff as your favourite action star, but at least the next time you visit the doctor’s office for your yearly medical, you’ll be able to tell your doctor that you’re staying healthy by keeping up the number of hours you exercise. It’s Too Cold, Dark, and Empty Outside! Walking is an often recommended form of exercise, prized for being low impact, suitable for people of various activity levels, and easily performed without special equipment. It’s not always possible to go out for a quick hike, and there may even be times when it’s a bad idea to leave your vehicle, for example it’s either not safe to leave the cab for you or your…

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9
Sep

5 Safest Roads In North America

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There are a lot of ways to measure the “safest” road: lowest impaired driving rates, fewest total accidents, fewest injuries, fewest fatalities, safest urban roads, safest rural roads, etc. Each measure gives a slightly different ranking. We crunched the stats together to find the safest roads overall, and here’s how it breaks down. Nevada Nevada loves its Highway 15, and it shows. The beautifully maintained highway is one of the safest in the world, particularly because of the sunny Nevada weather that keeps rain and fog to an absolute minimum. Only impaired driving in Vegas keeps Nevada from being the safest place to drive in the United States. Utah Utah, a practical state that loves its truck stops, takes road safety seriously. Utah’s road infrastructure ranks among the best in the country. Even better, the Mormon Church’s longstanding stance against fun has led to a bottom-basement impaired driving rate. In…

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