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Aug

How Much Do Truckers Earn Annually?

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If you love to drive, have the physical capacity to load and unload goods, and possess good customer service skills, a job as a truck driver just might be up your alley. Before embarking upon such a career, however, you’ll likely want to find out certain aspects about the job, such as how much you can expect to make in an average year. There is no simple answer to this question since lots of different factors have to be taken into the equation. But, as you’ll see over the course of this article, there are things within your control that can help you increase your salary within the industry. Size matters One of the factors that will determine how much you pull in as a truck driver is the type of truck you drive. On the one hand, if you become a heavy truck driver (which would require you both…

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18
Jun

Worst Highways For Traffic In North America

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There is no doubt about it; some of America’s highways are dreadful to drive on, especially when you’re in the middle of a long haul. The high traffic hours make it more difficult to drive safely or to make it anywhere in time. Not to mention, the anxiety the highway already brings to some truckers only increases when traffic becomes a bother. In North America especially, there are some highways that are not even worth traveling on unless there isn’t an alternative route. The following are some of the busiest highways in the continent, as well as a few routes to get around them: New York: Cross Bronx Expressway Alternative Route: The Cross County Parkway runs north to south New York: Van Wyck Expressway Alternative Route: Yes, depending on where you are headed, however most alternative routes in this area are generally also pretty busy. Check a traffic app with…

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10
Jun

Surprising Statistics About Truckers

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Every time you get on the highway, you are bound to drive alongside a trucker at some point. Still to this day, semis are relied on heavily for the transportation of goods; when it comes to shipping products from one place to the next, the national interstate system is just as crucial as sea and air. Those of us who spend a majority of our months in a truck are generally unfazed by the average statistics surrounding lengths of time on the road, but there are several stats and facts about our industry that remain surprising. Here are a few intriguing facts about the trucking industry at large, some of which even seasoned drivers may find hard to believe: Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Trucking: In an industry that employs close to 9 million, one-third of these individuals are the long-haul truckers you see daily on the road.…

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4
May

Best Apps For Truck Drivers

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Apps make all our lives a little less boring. With so many options to watch videos, play games or chat with friends, there’s a never-ending chain of entertainment on the App store. But did you know that they can improve aspects of your job as well? We’ll cover the best apps for the job and your time away from home one the road. Co-Pilot Live Truck This app gives you routes that are truck-legal specific to the weight and size of your truck, and that is far more important than other navigation apps. The popular app called Waze may help you save time by avoiding traffic jams, but the most important part about a route is being able to safely cross over and under certain driving structures. This app downloads maps so you can prepare your route in advance. It’s also voice-guided so you can keep your eyes on the…

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