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Fatigued Truck Driving What You Should Know

Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Fatigued Driving may be caused by a lack of adequate sleep, driving when you would normally be sleeping ( i.e overnight), strenuous work or non-work activities, sleep disorders like sleep apnea, or a combination of factors. For better or for worse, humans have…

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Distracted Truck Driver Driving

What is Distracted Truck Driving? Distracted driving is anything taking your eyes, hands, or attention away from the task of driving a CMV. Common examples of distracted truck driving are: • Sending a text message • Talking on a cell phone • Using a GPS navigation system • Eating while driving • Talking to people…

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Truck Driving Too Fast For Conditions

Traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving is when truck driving is too fast for the conditions. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fastinclude: • Wet Roadways (rain, snow, or ice) • Reduced Visibility (fog, winter storms) • Construction Zones • Curves and Intersections…

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How to Install Chains on a Tractor Trailor

Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alan Cox, Safety Director for Knight Refrigerated here in Phoenix. I’m also a driver of 30 years, 17 of them with this company, and today we’re going to teach you how to chain your truck.” STATE-BY-STATE CHAIN LAWS VARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UNDERSTAND ALL CARRY AND CHAIN LAWS IN THE STATES…

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Top 10 Truck Driving Tips for Winter

Even if you are an extremely experienced and highly skilled truck driver, winter driving conditions can present a challenge and a danger. This is a documented fact backed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 42% of all auto accidents that occur in the winter are considered weather-related. Winter weather causes a reduction in traction…

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Trucking Industry Job Growth 2020

In the year 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 million tractor-trailer drivers currently employed throughout America. Just two years after that, the number increased to 1.7 million. While that might not seem like a lot just reading the number, in actuality, that increase represents the addition of 50,000 more drivers to the tractor-trailer driver career…

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Truck Driving Careers For People Over 50

Today, there are more and more people reaching retirement with little to no savings. Many of these retirees realize, after retiring or when contemplating it, that they need more income than social security provides in order to make ends meet. This has resulted in many retirees returning to the workforce shortly after saying goodbye to…

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Top 7 ELD Mandate Questions

In 2015, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate to be implemented by the end of 2017. With the new mandate has obviously come with a host of questions as it relates to how the mandate will change the trucking industry. The following are the seven most common…

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How Much Does It Cost To get A CDL

Truck driving is an adventurous, fun career choice. Unfortunately, it takes more than a desire to get behind the wheel of a big rig. You need to meet the qualifications to be a truck driver. This requires you getting a CDL license along with other training. There is a fee involved in obtaining your CDL.…

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How To Avoid Overweight Truck Fines

No one wants to pay overweight truck fines, but they are hard to avoid at times. As the driver, you may or may not know the weight, and the shipper may be trying to sneak a little more onboard. Even so, you will be held accountable, and the violation could go on your driving record…

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