Article Category: Safe Driving Tips

Prudence Seems To Be Lacking In Some Rookie Truck Drivers

by Old School

Prudence is critical when it comes to surviving your first year as a truck driver, but it's something many people seem to be lacking. Here's a good example.

Keepin' Your Cool: Managing Road Rage

by Brett Aquila

Even professional drivers get angry with other drivers sometimes. You have to keep it under control. We'll explain the dangers of road rage and how to prevent it.

Important Tips When Going On The Road With A Trainer Or Going Solo

by G-Town

Going on the road with a trainer or going solo is stressful and challenging, but exciting. Here are some important tips.

Trucking At Night Versus During The Day - What Should Your Strategy Be?

by Brett Aquila

Some prefer driving at night, others during the day. So what's the most effective strategy for truck drivers? Check this out.

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

by Brett Aquila

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

Distracted Driving For Truck Drivers: The Penalties And Risks

by Brett Aquila

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

12 Tips To Help Drivers Stay Awake Longer

by Brett Aquila

Staying awake and alert for long periods of time is critical if you want to be a safe, productive driver. Here are some tips for staying awake longer.

Your Mirrors May Hold The Key To Predicting The Future

by Brett Aquila

Watching your mirrors is almost as important as watching out the windshield. If you're watching closely you will almost never be caught off guard.

Trying To Teach Proper Driver Forecasting

by TruckerMike

Being a safe truck driver is never easy. Predicting what might happen next on the highway takes years to learn and is very hard to teach a new driver.

A Trainer's Perspective On Teaching Students How To Shift

by TruckerMike

I recently became a certified CDL instructor and I was given my first students to train on shifting gears. Here's the story, and some advice for newbies

The Difference Between Truck Drivers and Professional Truck Drivers

by TruckerMike

Being a professional driver means far more than simply driving for a living. It means maintaining a certain outlook and certain priorities at all times

Rookie Drivers: Time Management Tips And Mileage Goals

by Brett Aquila

For rookie truck drivers, time management skills are critically important to making good money and being safe out there. Here are some important tips.

Truck Driving in Winter Weather

by TruckerMike

Before I became a truck driver, there was nothing better than a good snow storm, sliding around in my 4-wheeler. But that was then, and this is now!

Trucking Safety: What Exactly Is The Golden Rule?

by Brett Aquila

Trucking driving safety is the most important aspect of life on the road, and safety can be boiled down to one golden rule - lets' see what it is.

Things That Irritate Truck Drivers

by TruckerMike

Previously I spoke about what truck drivers do on the road that irritates 4-wheelers. This post will help people understand what irritates truckers.

Surviving a Company Trainer

by TruckerMike

Wow, it's been two months since I hit the road with my trainer. I'll share a few of my thoughts on how to survive your trucking company trainer.

Stormy Weather In Trucking

by Rhonda

With the change of seasons comes another area of concern for all travelers of the highways - storms with hail, high winds and tornadoes.

A Trucker's Day Of Bad Weather

by Rhonda

Some days you just know are going to be bad. Today was one of them. Its the last of November and there is all sorts of weather heading our way.

More Snow? Now What's A Desert Dude to Do?

by Farmer Bob

Just when I thought it was spring time and there would be no more truckin in the snow, man was I wrong! Tire chains, tow trucks, and more adventures!

What's a Desert Dude Doing Driving in a Blizzard?

by Farmer Bob

I live in the desert. Blowing sand is common, and we have days when roads are closed due to blowing sand, but not snow! Oh man, here comes a blizzard!

Making Turns In A Semi Can Be Dangerous - And Comical Too!

by Rhonda

Somtimes four wheelers don't know how to handle situations with trucks. They do the funniest, and sometimes the scariest things!

Maintaining The Equipment: The Driver and The Company Share The Responsibility

by Rhonda

Whether a trucking company or bus company does proper maintenance is a great way to determine if it's a good company to work for or not.

This Really Burns Me...Bad News About Driving in the Fog!

by Tumbleweed

Why is it that people want to place the blame elsewhere for their own mistakes. This is one tragic example in trucking.

From the Driver's Seat

by Tumbleweed

I've seen a lot in my 10 years on the road. Some of my favorite memories are of the little things.

Sometimes It Just Happens!

by Tumbleweed

A great story about how quickly things can change when you're cruisin the highways. When the worst happens, your training kicks in.

Golden Rules Of Trucking Safety: Speed and Following Distance

by TruckerMike

Two of the most important safety guidelines in the trucking industry involve proper speed for conditions and following distance.

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