March 21: National Common Courtesy Day. You Know What To Do.

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Unfortunately, and many times for good reason, the stereotypes and reputation of truck drivers as a whole often precede them, and the General Public may have a certain perception for them which can make a hard job even harder.

Anyone who has spent any time here at TruckingTruth, and stuck around, is probably the type who doesn't have to be reminded of how far attitude and a little courtesy can go.

What Makes a Truck Driver: Dealing With The Stereotype

The general public often times gets upset at us for doing certain things on the road. While there are definitely some poor truck drivers out there, usually we are simply misunderstood for driving certain ways. But regardless, this also hurts our image. There's nothing drivers can do about that, but it definitely helps to tarnish our image.

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You might not be able to change the world alone, or today, but it's never a bad time to reflect and exercise patience, and drop a little extra courtesy where needed. Stop keeping score, use your attitude to pay it forward, and stay safe out there.

2 Mental Mistakes That Cost Drivers Their Sanity...And Maybe More

People tend to "keep score" as they go through life. They keep track of how many good or bad things happen throughout their day. Your bias toward the positive or negative events will build up over time. Eventually, like a snowball that grows bigger as it rolls down a hill, you'll develop a tremendously positive or negative perspective on life and it has a profound affect on your personality and perceptions.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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