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Dec

10 Savvy Ways to Save on Gas

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With gas prices constantly on the rise, everyone is looking for ways to save. Most of us know the bare basics to save on gas — not driving aimlessly, not cranking your air conditioning, etc. — but here are ten more savvy ways to save on gas and increase the value of your truck loans. Buy gift cards for gas at a discount Like many other businesses, gas stations sell gift cards. You might be able to find discounted gift cards for different gas stations online. If you pay $40 for a $50 gift card, you’re getting ten dollars worth of gas for free. It’s hard to beat that bargain! Don’t drive angry It’s tempting to drive aggressively and angrily when you’re behind slow drivers, in the middle of heavy traffic, or just plain exhausted. But angry driving has a huge impact on your gas mileage. When you floor your…

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Dec

10 Tips to Help Your Truck Run Well Into Old Age

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There’s a lot to be said about owning a truck. Like most important things in your life, you’ll get back what you put in. If you need your truck to deliver results every day, you should make sure that you take good care of your vehicle. Each make and model comes with specific needs, which means that you’ll need to check your owner’s manual for maintenance advice. However, these ten simple tips should help any truck continue running for a long time, so your truck loans will be worth it. Always change your oil on time Even though this is an easy thing to do, it’s surprising how many people neglect to do it. Oil changes are an incredibly important aspect of ensuring your truck’s longevity. If you have a truck newer than 2007, it’s recommended that your oil is changed either every six months or every 7,500 miles, depending…

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1
Nov

31 Newbie Truck Driver Tips And Tricks You Need To Know

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If you’re new to a truck driving job, here is a great list of tips to make your experience easier. Even veteran drivers might find something helpful on this list. When you go to CDL school, you’ll get your certification to drive a truck. But being a truck driver is more than just a certification. As a new truck driver, you’ll likely encounter things that you never expected to see. There’s a lot of learning to be done on the job. Follow these truck driver tips for an easier time on the road: Don’t start in the winter It’s hard to drive a truck in the winter. In snowy and icy areas, truck driving can even be dangerous. You don’t want your first time behind the wheel to be in icy conditions. Alternatively, start in the winter Many truck drivers do recommend starting in the winter so that you can…

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24
Apr

How To Become A Truck Driver

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There is more to being a truck driver than simply being able to secure truck and trailer leasing. There is a lot of allure to being a truck driver — the open road, the freedom, a chance for ample alone time. Many people pursue a career as a truck driver for exactly these reasons. If you are thinking about trying out commercial truck driving as a career, but aren’t entirely sure how to get started, below are some tips to help you become a truck driver and pursue your dreams. Get your high school diploma or GED While it is not completely set in stone that you need this in order to get a job as a truck driver, many companies look for this as a sign that you are competent and are able to accomplish things that you put your mind to. Have a clean driving record The sheer…

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11
Jul

The Rules Of Trucking: Canada Versus US

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When it comes to driving a Canada-to-US route, you need to know more than the rules of the road. The reason for this is that both countries have their own unique trucking regulations, and ignorance of these rules can cost you. Before securing your payload, doing a final check and pulling out to head to your cross-border destination, be sure that you are well-versed on what is expected of you on both sides of the border. Much of these rules have to do with how many hours you can legally spend behind the wheel. Read on for the rules of trucking – Canada versus the US. Driving Time While U.S. regulations require drivers to work no more than 11 hours after 10 hours off, Canadian regulations call for up to 13 hours of driving each day after eight hours off. If you’re travelling from Canada to the US or vice-versa,…

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