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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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16
May

Tips For Safe Driving In Spring

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You made it through winter safe and sound. Your truck is still intact and you are thrilled by the thought of dry roads. Although spring weather driving may be less dangerous than trekking through a winter snowstorm, there are real hazards privy to the months leading up to summer. Four general spring driving safety tips: Replace wiper blades: Worn wiper blades will not clearwater effectively from your windshield, which will hamper your vision. Replace yours if necessary. Check lights: Rain can cause lessened visibility while driving, so make sure all lights (including headlights and turn signals) work well before heading out on the road. Check tire pressure: Your tires may be a bit deflated after winter driving. Make sure you have enough air in them so your truck runs efficiently. Look out for bad road conditions: Poor winter weather is the perfect recipe to hide potholes and other driving dangers…

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18
Apr

Is Truck Driving The Right Career For You?

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Truck driving is one of the most rewarding careers for individuals around the world. But it isn’t for everyone. The truck driving industry offers a unique set of benefits and challenges that attract a large number of people from all walks of life. In order to know if truck driving is right for you, it’s important to consider some key factors related to the industry. Although many are familiar with truck driving, they know little about what it takes to run a successful truck driving business. Do Your Research One of the best ways to determine if truck driving is the right career for you is to research all aspects of the industry. This provides you with the knowledge you need for building your business. Truck driving can consist of cross-country or local transport. Most truck drivers get started doing long-distance transporting, which often requires them to be away from…

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