Keep Your Rig in Check This Summer
Summer is well underway and so far, it’s been a scorcher. With temperatures hitting triple digits across the country, it’s important that truckers do the necessary planning and take the proper precautions before hitting the road. Their own well-being, as well as that of their rigs and the other drivers on the road, can depend on it.
That’s why we at America Truck Driving School have put together a few tips to keep in mind while driving in the summer heat. Read on for more information! (more…)Read more
The Best On-The-Road Snacks
For some reason, there’s just something about being on the road that makes you want to snack. And we’re not talking about stopping for lunch at a restaurant or grabbing a sandwich and coffee at a gas station. We mean full on SNACKS: Chips, soda, ice cream bars, licorice – the list goes on and on.
Of course, when you go on road-trips once or twice a year, you can get away with this kind of junk food binge. But when road-trips are, in fact, your Monday-thru-Friday, nine-to-five gig, your health and well-being just can’t handle the same type of eating habits. In other words, if you plan to embrace the trucking lifestyle, your snacking has to change.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of healthy, tasty treats out there. Read on to learn about how you can satisfy your snack cravings without deteriorating your health. (more…)Read more
Tips for Safe Summer Trucking
Summer is right around the corner! Already temperatures have hit some record highs, and if our weathermen are to be trusted, we should expect another two months of scorchers! If you’re new to the trucking game, you might be thinking: “That’s all well and good, but how does that affect truckers? Don’t they spend all day in their air-conditioned rigs?”
For long-haul drivers, that is mostly the case, but they still need to take precautions against summer temperatures. This is also important for the shorter haul and delivery drivers, as they spend far more time outside of their vehicles, often loading and unloading freight in the heat.
The dog days of summer are no joke, and whether you have a long-haul or short-haul, it’s always a good idea for truckers to plan ahead and get ready for the heat. Here are just a few ways to stay safe during the hottest months of the year: (more…)Read more
Five Tips from Licensed Truck Drivers
Learning to drive an 18-wheeler doesn’t stop at making a perfect right turn. Whether you’re just starting trucking school or have been driving for a few months, truck driving is a lifetime skill that takes time to perfect.
If you’re a newbie to the world of truck driving, set yourself up for success by listening to the advice of seasoned pros. We’ve compiled the best advice we could gather from professional truck drivers to offer you here. Read on to learn about their tricks of the trade. (more…)Read more
Knowing the Signs of the Road: Why It Matters
It’s true. We live in a digital age. We’ve got all the world’s maps available at the swipe of our smartphone screens. A GPS can track our location and speed and can even display the current speed limit. Traffic updates? Covered. Weather and road condition warnings? Yup, those too, loading on your smartphone in nearly real time.
With all this information ready, it almost seems like there’s no need to consider road signs. These days, your tech does a lot of your seeing for you anyway, right? Wrong. Besides it being required by law to know and understand these road signs, there are several other compelling reasons to learn their meanings and keep your eye on them while driving. Read on to learn why. (more…)Read more