Feeling Sleepy on the Road? Here’s How to Catch More Z’s
Ask any long-haul truck driver about driver fatigue, and you’ve probably heard them tell you about their battle with it behind the wheel. Some try to load up on caffeine, while others blast their music. Regardless of how it’s dealt with, drowsy driving is a big issue and any mistake can be extremely dangerous, if not deadly.
Feeling overly tired while driving is generally a result of not getting enough sleep and many new truck drivers struggle to catch the appropriate amount of sleep on the road. America Truck Driving School has put together a few tips to help you get more sleep and make sure you’re awake and alert on the road: (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