The Rants, Raves, and Top Complaints of Truck Drivers

No job is perfect, and anyone you ask will tell you a thing or two that they hate about their boss, occupation or workplace. That’s just a fact of life. Take the trucking industry, for example, where truck drivers have plenty of issues. While truckers may not be able to solve their problems today, tomorrow,…

You’ve Got to See These Interesting Facts About Semi-Trucks and Trailers

If you drive a big rig you are in a class above all the rest, literally. A semi truck is one of those vehicles that interests people who’ve never been in or driven one. Think about it. How many times a week do you honk your horn when a kid pumps his arm at you?…

What Makes the New Mack Mobile App So Special?

Mack is all over the mobile app map with several apps already out, and another one in piloting mode. With all of these Mack trucking apps available it can be difficult to figure out which one you need. Here is an overview of the current Mack mobile apps, as well as a sneak peak at…

The Best GPS Choices for Truck Drivers

Being able to find your destination is one of the biggest requirements of a truck driving career. However, long gone are the days when you were forced to depend on a paper map. The truck drivers of today have a whole slew of technological advancements that help them run their routes. Take global positioning systems…

What are the Best Truck Driving Jobs for Big Paychecks

Everybody wants to make the most money, that’s a given. In the trucking industry, the way to make more moola is to find better paying trucking jobs. The best truck driving jobs are the ones that pay well over the long run. For example, you can find seasonal hauls for package delivery companies like UPS…

Is Vaping Acceptable for OTR Truck Drivers?

Vaping is a newish trend involving electronic cigarettes, nicotine and fewer toxic carcinogens from actually smoking. E-juice is made from flavorings and edible mists and are smokeless. Truckers who are tobacco smokers might be thinking of doing the vape thing. But can you as a trucker, and what are the safety considerations you need to…

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…