The Value of Trucking Endorsements

If you are interested in new trucking job opportunities or a way to increase your income, consider adding one or more trucking endorsements to your commercial driver’s license (CDL). These certifications are beneficial and go a long way in the industry. Learning more about the available endorsements and their value will help you better expand … Continue reading “The Value of Trucking Endorsements”

Types of Trucking Trailers

Trucking is the preferred method of shipping for most goods, accounting for over 70% of all the freight transported in the United States. There is a wide variety of semi-truck trailers available, each suited for a different kind of cargo. Finding the right trailer for your job will make all the difference in facilitating the … Continue reading “Types of Trucking Trailers”

Trucker Budgeting Tips

Managing your money and time are two of the key aspects of being a successful truck driver. Living on the road introduces unique budgeting challenges for truckers, especially when it comes to meal planning. With a bit of effort, however, it is possible to create and follow a budget to save your hard-earned money.   … Continue reading “Trucker Budgeting Tips”

5 Tips for Semi-Truck Backing

Learning to drive a semi-truck can be a daunting task. Among the different driving skills new truckers need to learn, backing is often the one that causes the most anxiety. If you’re worried about semi-truck backing, you definitely aren’t alone. This skill takes time to develop, but with consistent effort, it’s possible to learn how … Continue reading “5 Tips for Semi-Truck Backing”

What to Know About ELDs

The trucking industry is subject to a variety of regulations that are intended to help protect truckers and others on the road. Your commercial driver’s license (CDL) training will cover topics related to these regulations and you’ll be expected to know and follow them during your career. One such requirement is the cap on hours … Continue reading “What to Know About ELDs”

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

In 2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 3,142 people were killed in traffic accidents where distracted driving was a factor. This is according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which also estimates that 18% of injury-causing crashes involve distracted driving. All drivers have a responsibility to avoid distractions, but … Continue reading “The Dangers of Distracted Driving”