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Our Most Recent Trucking Blogs

6 Ways To Lower Your Blood Pressure For The DOT Physical

Posted on 20 June 2017

The DOT physical has stringent blood pressure requirements. Here are 6 ways to lower your blood pressure for the DOT physical

How To Get Yourself Dispatched 5,000 Miles In One Week

Posted on 13 June 2017

Getting as many miles as you can handle as a truck driver means learning how to manage your clock and take initiative.

What Happens If I Fail A DOT Drug Or Alcohol Test?

Posted on 6 June 2017

What do you have to do when you fail or refuse a DOT drug test? Here is the return-to-duty process explained simply.

Two Types Of Tractor-Trailer Jackknives, And How To Deal With Them

Posted on 23 May 2017

How do jackknives happen, and what should you do? How can truck drivers avoid locking their wheels and jackknifing on slippery roads?

Dealing With Homesickness, And Staying Focused On Being A Succesful Truck Driver

Posted on 17 May 2017

How do truck drivers deal with homesickness? Advice for truck drivers on coping with being away from friends and family on the road.

Are Self-Driving Vehicles Really Going To Take Truckers Jobs?

Posted on 9 May 2017

Are autonomous vehicles going to start taking jobs away from truck drivers? Is the technology ready for widespread deployment? Are people ready for it?

One Critical Piece To The Puzzle Of Success In Trucking

Posted on 2 May 2017

Being successful in trucking takes a good understanding of how the industry works. Here is one critical piece of that puzzle.

What Are The Best Types Of Freight For A Rookie To Haul?

Posted on 5 January 2017

What are the best types of freight for rookies to haul? Which should be avoided? Which pay the best? We'll cover it all right here.

CDL Training During The Winter: Good Idea Or Impending Doom?

Posted on 3 January 2017

Learning to drive a truck in the snow can be scary, especially if you have no experience in snow. But CDL training in the winter isn't a bad idea. Here's why.

Distracted Driving For Truck Drivers: The Penalties And Risks

Posted on 3 June 2015

Distracted driving is a serious issue that is now defined and regulated by the DOT. We'll discuss the definition, penalties, and risks involved.

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