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…

Trucking is Major and Here’s Why

If you are a truck driver you rock and roll, literally. Any little kid will tell you that big rigs are super cool, and getting to drive an 18-wheeler with chrome stacks and awesome detailing is only one of the perks of being a trucker. In addition to getting to travel the country during your…

From One Trucker to Another: 8 Ways to Show Appreciation to Truck Drivers

Truck drivers, get ready for a week dedicated to all things truckers. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show your love for your fellow truck drivers. After all, who knows more about what truck drivers go through day after day than other truckers? So take…

Truckers Help Fight Sex Trafficking

If you think that some of the prostitutes out there are doing it because they chose to, you’d be wrong. Many of the women – or barely women, in some cases – were kidnapped and are forced into this “profession.” Back in the 1980s, a teenager asked a man – someone who seemed friendly and…

Trucking 101: 11 Essentials for Women Truckers Traveling OTR

While the number of women OTR truckers is nothing compared to the number of men, these numbers are climbing. Women truck drivers are becoming more commonplace, both at trucking companies as well as in the role of owners of companies. That means it is time to address a pressing concern. What should women carry along…