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3 Best Truck Stops in Arizona

August 29, 2022

3 Best Truck Stops in Arizona

Truck stops have been around since truckers started on the long haul. They began as places for truckers and drivers to pull into after many hours of driving to refuel, enjoy a hot meal, and maybe even a hot shower. Some truck stops stayed traditional, where the usual truckers would sit in their usual booths […]

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Benefits of a Trucking Simulator

August 26, 2022

Benefits of a Trucking Simulator

Simulation-based training can be found in the trucking industry, and many other areas of work such as aviation, military, and medicine. Trying out a simulator before starting a career can help you determine if that career is something enjoyable or not. If trying a simulator doesn’t bring you joy, it might be time to rethink […]

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How Truckers Deal with Weigh Station Stress

August 15, 2022

How Truckers Deal with Weigh Station Stress

While traveling on just about any significant highway, now and then, a green sign with white letters reading “weigh station” will pop up, beckoning truckers and other drivers of heavy vehicles to follow its arrow off the highway to be weighed. What are these weigh stations for, and how do truckers deal with the stress […]

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AB5 Timeline and Truck Driver Concerns

July 31, 2022

AB5 Timeline and Truck Driver Concerns

Assembly Bill 5, or AB5, is a 3-part “ABC” test created for independent contractors in California and passed by the Supreme Court in September 2019. The law aims to extend workers’ benefits, eliminate the misclassification of workers, and protect them from companies that use these misclassifications to avoid certain financial obligations. The bill is about […]

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Trucking Road Highlights: Pilot Truck Stop

July 17, 2022

Trucking Road Highlights: Pilot Truck Stop

Truckers Need Truck Stops that Make Trucking Easier Truck stops are made in all shapes and sizes, but the importance they have to truckers looking for a place to rest after hours on the road are all the same. Basic amenities every truck stop should include are gas, a safe place to park, and at […]

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Should Teenage Drivers Be Allowed on the Long-Haul?

July 12, 2022

Should Teenage Drivers Be Allowed on the Long-Haul?

Is 18 Too Young for Long-Haul Interstate Drivers? The long-haul truck driver transports goods and other items in commercial vehicles to many destinations across many states. Currently, the minimum age requirement to cross state lines during a long-haul trip remains at 21. With an increased demand for goods, unfilled driver seats, and the yearning for […]

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How to Save on Gas and Improve Driving

July 2, 2022

How to Save on Gas and Improve Driving

Whether or not a stimulus check or gas tax breaks are on the horizon, prices continue to remain high, and habits that save on gas are more important to learn than ever. Many jobs like trucking rely on the roads to run their commerce, and many others rely on roads to commute, needing gas no […]

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Truck Driver Named Job of the Future

June 7, 2022

Truck Driver Named Job of the Future

With a future full of self-checkouts and robots serving fast food, the threat to job security is higher than ever. Which careers will thrive over the years, and which will technology leave in its dust? A truck driver is one job that will continue to thrive in the future, growing and innovating but staying very […]

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Should Commercial Trucks Have Speed Limiters?

May 10, 2022

Should Commercial Trucks Have Speed Limiters?

Will FMCSA Implement Speed Limiter Mandate on Commercial Trucks? Speed governs just about every daily activity, and we are constantly being told not to eat too fast, or you’ll choke, don’t run too fast, or you’ll fall, and don’t drive too fast, or you’ll have an accident. When it comes to driving speed, the struggle […]

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How Do Music Choices Affect Driving?

April 25, 2022

How Do Music Choices Affect Driving?

Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, or Snoop Dogg, whichever artists’ tunes move us on the dance floor, also influence how we move on the road. For truck drivers or anyone spending time behind the wheel, making the right music choice is essential because music influences mood, emotions, and alertness. How does music affect us, and what […]

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Are You A Distracted Driver?

April 6, 2022

Are You A Distracted Driver?

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, find out what makes a distracted driver and how to avoid it. Millions of people hop into their cars or trucks and hit the road hoping for a smooth and safe journey to their destination, but these people may be putting their lives at risk because a distracted driver […]

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Trucking Road Highlights: Iowa 80 Truck Stop

March 26, 2022

Trucking Road Highlights: Iowa 80 Truck Stop

In the city of Walcott, just 20 minutes North of the Mississippi River, Iowa 80 Truck Stop beckons drivers to its grandeur, both in size and amenities. Not all truck stops are created equal, and Iowa 80 is no exception. Iowa 80 truck stop both serves and celebrates truck drivers and is rooted in rich […]

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Truck Drivers Feeling Pressures of Rising Gas Prices

March 15, 2022

Truck Drivers Feeling Pressures of Rising Gas Prices

On the road again after what seemed like a year-long hiatus, drivers are now faced with record-high gas prices. Factors like pandemic setbacks, war, and other issues contribute to the rise and fall of gas prices affecting commuters and truckers. Truck Drivers Question Causes of Rising Gas Prices What’s causing these record-high gas prices? Truck […]

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New Trucking Changes Appealing to the Truck Driver

March 8, 2022

New Trucking Changes Appealing to the Truck Driver

Addressing Trucking Issues and Challenges Truck Drivers Face The demand for truck drivers continues to increase, pushing driver-focused changes to appeal to prospective drivers. The Biden-Harris Administration is partnering with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to tackle challenges truck drivers are facing when starting a trucking career and the roadblocks employers are encountering when trying to […]

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Trucker Protests in Canada, A Timeline

February 17, 2022

Trucker Protests in Canada, A Timeline

Two years ago, a virus that shook the world to its core arrived and remains widespread today. The timeline of the COVID19 pandemic shows closures of entire cities, deaths in the thousands, and a vaccine aimed to help but bringing with it one of the biggest debates the nation has seen in a while: to […]

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Common Truck Driver Lingo and Jargon

February 15, 2022

Common Truck Driver Lingo and Jargon

At a truck stop diner along a busy highway, four men sit together in discussion, sipping cups of coffee. It’s clear who they are from the hats, beards, and things they’re saying. They are truck drivers, the unsung heroes of the roads that bring us everything from the clothes on our backs to the juice […]

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The Future of the Semi-Truck

January 25, 2022

The Future of the Semi-Truck

What Does 2022 Bring for the Future of the Semi-Truck? The new year is well on its way, and innovations for the trucking world are rolling out in the form of new and better semi-trucks. The future of the semi-truck is bright, and with it brings improvements on the classics, as well as all-new beauties […]

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Winter Driving Challenges: Ice

January 18, 2022

Winter Driving Challenges: Ice

Tips for Dealing with Ice Challenges When Driving in Winter Recent storms have brought plenty of snow and cold temperatures. When the snow stops falling, the struggles don’t stop because another culprit prepares its debut and its ice. Frozen roads, black ice, frozen car parts continue to be a problem throughout the freezing winter days. […]

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New Year, New Road Work?

January 8, 2022

New Year, New Road Work?

Road Work in the New Year: Improvement Do’s, Traffic Dont’s It’s 2022, the new year is rolling along, ready or not, and although everyone may need a break from new changes, they aren’t stopping now. Covid19 plagued the last two years with hardships, so here’s to hoping for a less stressful and less germ-filled 2022. […]

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New Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

January 5, 2022

New Entry-Level Driver Training Requirements

New Training Requirements for Entry-Level Drivers Getting The CDL Starting February 7th, 2022, drivers attempting to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License for the first time, upgrade an existing license or get specific endorsements will have to complete a new Entry-Level Driver Training. Completing the new Entry-Level Driver Training is required before a prospective commercial driver […]

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