Do you love driving? Do you want a career that will allow you to spend time outside rather than at a desk every day? Do you want to feel like you’re doing something that matters and has an impact on people’s lives? Then you might want to consider working as a professional truck driver!
When it comes to getting the trucks you need to build your fleet or advance your career as an independent trucker, you have several options that include leasing, financing, paying in full with cash, and renting.
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Whether you’re an independent trucker ready to upgrade your big rig or you’re a business owner who needs to improve a fleet of vehicles, it’s worth weighing the pros and cons of investing in used commercial trucks rather than brand new models. Check out the reasons below to see why.
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Exhaust from a diesel engine can be harmful to the environment and human health. So, to make the exhaust cleaner, manufacturers started adding an aftertreatment system to their trucks in 2007. This includes a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
Even though the Peterbilt 379 is no longer in production (it was introduced in 1986 and discontinued in 2007), it’s still one of the most popular models of Class 8 trucks for anyone who wants a high-quality vehicle that will support their trucking career. And the good news is you can still purchase used Peterbilt 379 trucks! But, before you start shopping for one, it’s wise to take a look at some of its history and features. Read the rest of this entry »
Big rigs, also known as 18-wheelers, are designed to make life on the road as a trucker a lot more comfortable. Spending extended periods of time away from home can be rough. But if you’re in the right vehicle, the important job of transporting goods over long distances can be easier because you’ll have all of the essentials you need right in your truck.Read the rest of this entry »
As people all over the world slow down, stay in, and do their best to stop the spread of the coronavirus, they’re also taking note of the workers who are putting themselves on the front lines.
Medical professionals aren’t the only ones helping others during this crisis. Grocery store employees are stocking shelves as often as they can, restaurant workers are still preparing meals for takeout orders, and delivery people are making sure families don’t have to leave their homes to get the food and supplies they need.
But there’s another group of heroes during this pandemic: truck drivers. The truth is that, if the trucking industry were to stop, everyone would be affected, including those grocery store workers, medical pros, and delivery people mentioned above. So here’s a brief look at some of the ways that truckers are supporting all of us.Read the rest of this entry »
Driving your semi in treacherous conditions during the winter, when there’s ice and/or snow on the road, can be dangerous. This is where tire chains can come in handy. By simply putting these chains onto your truck’s tires when you know you’ll be driving on slippery roads, you can get more traction to better maintain control.
The life of a trucker is a life spent on the road, a lot. They are alone, a lot. And let’s face it, being on the road can be difficult for truck drivers at times. It can bring loneliness. Being away from family and friends for a long period of time will take a toll on anyone. For truckers, this is just a day in the life. The feeling of loneliness is a feeling no one should feel on a daily basis. Here are a few tips that we’ve received about how to deal with the loneliness and make the days easier.