May 5, 2017 @ 3:28 pm | Category:News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: ,

Like most oilfield jobs, dump trucking can be a very dangerous gig if not performed correctly. Don’t believe me? Do yourself a favor and type in the words “dump truck accidents” in the Google search box. Hell, I’ll even do it for you.

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May 5, 2017 @ 3:02 pm | Category:Apps, Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags:

The issue of safe truck parking, while never going away, has received increased attention lately. With last week’s announcement from the Dept. of Transportation that it was creating a national coalition to – hopefully – address the problem, the time may have arrived when safe parking gets more than just lip service. Maybe real change […]

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April 27, 2017 @ 9:43 am | Category:News, Trucks | Tags: , ,

Fleet leasing and maintenance outsourcing continues to increase as companies direct a laser-like focus on growing their core business.

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April 27, 2017 @ 9:11 am | Category:Drivers, News, Trucks | Tags: , ,

Crashes are very, very stressful. Throughout the chaotic aftermath of a crash, you may experience a heightened sense of fear and loss of control, especially if there are serious or life-threatening injuries. All parties involved may exhibit everything from stunned, shocked silence, to tears or extreme aggression. Sometimes, the anger and aggression will be directed […]

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April 27, 2017 @ 8:57 am | Category:News, Tips | Tags: , , , , , ,

Each year blogtalkradio like to review winter driving tips for truck drivers to reinforce a commitment to safety. RWIT Member Michelle Kitchen shares some reminders on how to plan for winter driving season and practices that all drivers show prepare for during the winter driving months.

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April 20, 2017 @ 2:10 pm | Category:News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,

Drowsiness has a globally negative impact on performance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sleepiness, a result of lack of rest, slows reaction time, decreases situational awareness and impairs judgment. The news is full of accidents caused by tired truckers, and many of the injured and deceased are the truck drivers themselves. […]

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April 19, 2017 @ 4:27 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags:

Learning to drive an 18-wheeler does not stop at making a correct left turn. It is a lifetime skill many talented drivers have refined to an art form. My first lessons included good practices to make your day go more smoothly. I didn’t get that information from a book, but from qualified trainers who took […]

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April 11, 2017 @ 3:17 pm | Category:News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: ,

The 2017 truck show season is here.  The first big one is held at the Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS, in Louisville at the end of March.  The truck show season runs in the Midwest until around the end of September.  If you’ve never checked out one of these competitions before, I strongly encourage everyone that has the […]

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April 5, 2017 @ 5:19 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,

Resume tips for truckers To earn top salaries, truck drivers need to distinguish themselves on paper. Here’s how.

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March 27, 2017 @ 9:43 am | Category:News, Trucks | Tags: , ,

The 18 speed transmission is strong, versatile and easy to use, once you get the hang of the pattern and if you are experienced with manual transmissions. It’s not the easiest of transmissions if you are just starting to learn to drive a tractor trailer. Versatility is the best feature of the 18 speed. The […]

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