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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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26
Aug

Must Have Items In A Truck Driver’s Emergency Box

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Truckers get the opportunity to travel and they enjoy a degree of independence, but the joys of driving a big rig on the open road could ultimately give way to despair in the event of an emergency. If trucking is your profession, don’t allow improper planning to leave you in a tight spot. Whether caused by weather conditions, errors by other motorists or other events beyond your control, emergencies can happen. You can be prepared in the event that you come face to face with the unexpected. Read on to get some information on must-have items in a truck driver’s emergency box! Different strokes for different folks First things first, you need to understand that what you bring in your emergency kit will depend largely on the type of driver you are. For example, you will pack a different emergency kit depending on whether you are on the road for…

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25
May

Saving Money On The Road

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Life can get expensive when you’re on the road, and those costs can drastically cut into your profits and savings. With some planning in advance, you can save hundreds of dollars each time you hit the road for a job. Saving a Few Dollars at a Time Even though you might want to take a bite out of the cost of housing, the easier way to save is through your food budget. Fast food restaurants offer cheap meals, but they still add up given how much time you spend away from home. Many trucks come with refrigeration in the cabin, but even your vehicle doesn’t come with one, you can easily purchase an electric cooler that will help you preserve your food. While this option won’t be able to give you hot meals every day, you will end up eating better (think fresh fruits and vegetables and foods without preservatives).…

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