Work Zone Awareness Week 2023: What You Need to Know

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Truckers and construction workers have something in common: Both make their offices right in the middle of traffic. The only difference is that workers don’t have an 80,000-pound steel cage to protect them. Work Zone Awareness Week is an opportunity to become educated on work zone safety. Workers, like truckers, often put their lives on… Read more »

How to Tell If Your Tires are Slowing You Down

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Tires are a primary expense for fleets, but did you know that condition of your tires can slowly eat away at your wallet?

Good tires keep your rig moving right, but choosing the wrong tires make can take the wheels off of your budget. In today’s difficult market, minimizing expenses is what keeps most truckers in for the long haul. Tires are obviously a primary expense for fleets, but did you know that condition of your tires can… Read more »

What to Expect at a Weigh Station

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Knowing what to expect at a weigh station can help make the process smooth for both you and your fellow truck drivers.

Weigh stations, or coops, are a common part of life as a trucker–but do you know everything that happens when you stop? Knowing what to expect can help you to be prepared each time and get back on the road.   What to Expect at a Weigh Station: The Scale This one may seem obvious… Read more »

Are Retreads Safe? and Other FAQs

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Are Retreads Safe

Retreads are tires that have had their worn tread replaced with a new one to prolong a tire’s life, and to some, they are a cheaper, more environmentally-friendly way to drive. But is that true? Retreads have sometimes carried a negative connotation for being inferior to new tires in terms of performance and safety. Many… Read more »

Catching Scammers: 3 Times Truckers Stopped Fraud

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Ever since the pandemic, truckers have been the targets of an onslaught of schemes. From double-brokering to skimming and shimming, thieves have become increasingly creative in their efforts to rob drivers of their profits. Fortunately, truckers are observant people, foiling scams with their ability to pick up on fishy details and suspicious characters. We’ve compiled… Read more »

What Makes a Good Trucker? Ethics in Trucking

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To help you be prepared to make difficult decisions on your freight journey, here are a few ethics in trucking essentials.

Consider this situation: You are just minutes away from making your load on time. It’s late in the evening and raining, making it considerably hard to see. To your dismay, you notice that the exit for your stop is coming up in a few moments. You could make the exit by merging immediately, but it… Read more »

Veterans in Trucking: Advice from the Pros

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Veterans of the trucking industry have braved storms, setbacks, industry downturns, and more. Here are a few pieces of advice they have.

We respect truckers for a lot of reasons, but there’s one trait of drivers that is especially admirable: Truckers are in it for the long haul. In a trucker’s marriage to the road, you rarely hear about divorce. Drivers usually stay driven in their careers as truckers until they retire. This makes for real road… Read more »

Fuel Cards for Truckers… Are They Worth It?

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Who doesn’t love saving money on gas? Fuel prices are always something to watch and now is the perfect time to reevaluate your strategy to save money. The addition of a fuel card is a route many truckers take, but you may be asking the question: Are fuel cards worth it? There are other questions… Read more »

Top 3 Things Slowing You Down: Tips for Owner Operators

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As owner operators, carriers are faced with a complicated issue: They must play the roles of both business owners and employees, and somehow do both with enough grace to generate profit. Not only do owner operators manage the books, buy the trucks, and balance the accounts, but they must also keep the rubber on the… Read more »

How to Spot Dangerous Truck Stops

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It was a late Monday night in South Carolina when a driver, who has remained anonymous, chose to park his rig in a secluded gas station. Shortly after he had fallen asleep, he was awakened by two armed men demanding money, one with a gun to his chest. Though this driver wasn’t hurt, the thieves… Read more »