What to Do In an Emergency Over the Road

It’s getting to be that time of year when the roads are getting icy slick and the temperatures are in the single digits. If you want to be prepared for the winter weather consider what you would do in an emergency. Say you are stranded on the side of a highway during a blizzard. Who…

3 Reasons You Might Need to Supply Your CSA Score

Having a CSA score is just another way for the DOT to turn you into a number. This time that number is a grade recorded in the publicly accessible CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) database. The CSA program is part of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Every truck driver or carrier licensed by the…

Ever Wish You Were a Trucker in the 1970s? So Did This Driver

This is an ode to the good old days of trucking before all of this technology and regulation. Ask any trucker who was sitting behind the wheel of a big rig in the 70s and he’ll tell you. It was paradise. Sure, the roads and trucks were rougher than they are today. But at the…

5 Fall State Fairs for Truckers to Check Out

Fall is the perfect time to hit a state fair. With cooler temperatures and the hyper focus on entertainment, the bounty of different activities that state fairs offer make them a great way for truckers to enjoy some of their favorite things. The following guide will help you find the best fall state fairs along…

Solar Paneled Big Rigs: Fiction or Reality?

As talk of self driving trucks, automated semis and electric big rigs continues, it’s only natural that the conversation would include solar paneled big rigs. Every country wants to decrease carbon emissions and cut back on fuel usage. Companies ranging from tech firms to trucking companies are looking at ways to follow suit with eco-friendly…

Trucking 101: How Do Truckers Shower

A funny question, but an important one, how do truck drivers take showers? If you are an over the road trucker you are well aware that you can’t pop off home whenever you need to bathe. For the majority of OTR truckers you’ll end up taking a lot of showers at truck stops. However, there…

Top Rookie Awards in Trucking

Every year, a panel of judges narrows down a field of rookie drivers to 10 professional drivers who are chosen as finalists for the year’s Trucking’s Top Rookie. The winner is announced at the Great American Trucking Show in the summer. This year, the show was in Dallas in August. Prizes The Top Rookie gets…

The Best Rest Areas in Arizona

Truck drivers hauling loads across Arizona are dependent on Arizona rest areas. After all, this is the best place to sleep in your truck if all of the local trucker parking lots are full. Rest areas are free to use, even though these facilities are limited in their services. For example, you aren’t going to be…

Who to Follow on Social Media to Make Your Trucking Job Easier

Social media is a fancy way of saying, “Facebook” or “Twitter” or “Instagram.” If you are on any of these, or Snapchat, LinkedIn or Google+, then my friend you are on social media. As a truck driver there are plenty of other truckers who are also on social media showing off their interesting perspectives. If…

How Do I Win Truckload Carriers Driver of the Year Contest?

Do you like to win prizes? Do you secretly like getting all the attention? If you do check out the Driver of the Year Contest by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive. You can win a substantial $25,000, which would look mighty sweet in your bank account. Not a top winner? You’ll still bring home…