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A Look Back at 1920-1930’s Semi Trucks

In the years beyond 1920, rural roads were the first of many improvements that lead to the spread of business. This was when mom and pop local stores began using the new trucking technologies available to spread their business outwards. […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

Understanding Left Lane Driving Laws

Every state has different laws regarding left lane driving. Typically, the left lane is supposed to be clear except to pass, unless there is a specified carpool lane there. These laws are not widely enforced and often times we try to use the lane to pass and get stuck behind a granny going 50. So, what’s this conundrum like for truckers and what are their left lane rules? […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

7 Truck Driving Songs for Every Taste

After 40 years, there are hundreds of trucking songs out there to choose from. The following list of the most famous trucking songs (in no particular order) has been assembled for a little bit of company on your next long route. […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History, Trucking Songs|0 Comments

A Look Back at 1890-1910s Semi Trucks

Prior to 1900, the large majority of freight transported over land was carried by trains along railroads. As you can guess, trains were highly efficient at moving large amounts of freight, however, they could only deliver that freight to centralized urban centers. The products were then further distributed by horse-drawn transport. […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Truck driving, Trucking History|0 Comments

Best Truck Stops USA: Kansas

Kansas can be a very long and tedious drive, especially if you are headed west. You’ll definitely need to take quite a few stops to make it through, so why not stop at the highest rated truck stops in the state? Below are five excellent places to fuel up and take a little break. […]

By |August 7th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

DOT to Expand Federal Drug Testing Panel

The DOT is amending its Federal drug testing program to include four Schedule II Opioid drugs. […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Summer Trucking Survival Tips

Driving a truck during the summer isn’t the same as driving during other months. You have to deal with the heat, the sun, construction, travelers, and more. Read on for a few tips. […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

The Dangers of Distracted Truck Driving

Unfortunately, distracted truck driving is a huge problem on the roads. It is dangerous enough in your average car. When you are operating a commercial vehicle, and don’t have as quick a stopping time, it is of even greater importance that you keep your eyes and mind on traffic. […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Truck Driving Space Management & Following Distance

An extremely common, and dangerous, practice in trucking is keeping an improper following distance in traffic. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to trucking or a veteran, anyone can benefit from a refresher course on space management. […]

By |July 4th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

5 Facts About a Truck Driver’s Way of Life

Odd Driving Times
Some drivers like a very early start so they can move with the light; other drivers prefer the relatively clear roads at night. Over the road (OTR) truck drivers don’t have distinct starting hours unless they’re calling in to dispatch after returning from “time off.” […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments