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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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 @ 9:32 am | Category:Drivers, Tips, Trucks | Tags: ,

Remember to consider the weight of diesel fuel when scaling a truck! More than once, I’ve noticed a new driver scale his rig after loading, finding his gross weight is under the legal gross allowable, then happily head off down the road. He then loads up on product, only to be be ticketed for being […]

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March 21, 2017 @ 4:49 pm | Category:Drivers, News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,

Throughout the year, we have made many trucking industry predictions regarding technology and the future for drivers. Some of the topics we discussed were the inevitability of driverless trucks, the DOT speed limiter proposal, and updating transportation infrastructure. In 2016, Uber’s self-driving truck, Otto, made its first delivery of 50,000 beers, and companies, like Amazon, […]

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March 21, 2017 @ 4:44 pm | Category:News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: , ,

If you run a small to mid-sized  trucking company, you know tight margins and increasing expenses can put the health of your business at risk. While margins fluctuate with capacity, expenses can be controlled for the most part.

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March 17, 2017 @ 5:01 pm | Category:News, Tips, Trucks | Tags: No tags

Road signs are an important part of our transportation system. They help truckers get to their destinations by offering directions, speed limits and safety precautions. Many signs truckers see hundreds of times a day (e.g., stop signs, railroad crossings, speed limits), but other signs are an uncommon sight. Have you seen these five uncommon road […]

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