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Tips for Backing Up a Semi-Truck Trailer

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One of the most challenging elements of truck driving is learning to successfully maneuver a trailer and be able to back up without great difficulty. Be patient with yourself if you can relate to this issue, as this can be difficult for both veterans and novice drivers. Thankfully, there are some tried-and-true tips you can…

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Driving a Semi in Windy Conditions

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Driving a semi-truck can be challenging enough without the added difficulties caused by high winds. In fact, driving a semi in high winds can be just as dangerous for large trucks driving in icy or snowy conditions. Dangers of Driving a Semi in High Winds Large, bulky vehicles like semis, are more sensitive to crosswinds…

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How to Put Snow Chains on Semi-Truck Tires

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Winter weather and slick, snowy surfaces don’t exactly mesh well with big-rig trucks. Thankfully, as a driver, you can install snow chains on your tires to give you much-needed stability and grip on slick roads. Read on for more information: Step-by-Step Guide to Putting Snow Chains on Semi Tires Of course, every truck is slightly…

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Top 10 Truck Driving Tips for Winter

Top 10 Truck Driving Tips for Winter

Above and beyond what is experienced by regular-sized vehicles, commercial trucks are extremely susceptible to dangerous winter conditions. Even if you are an extremely experienced and highly skilled truck driver, winter driving conditions can present challenges. Wet or icy roads make it difficult for trucks to handle a load and make it difficult for you…

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Nine Best Apps for Truck Drivers

Best Apps for Truck Drivers

By the amount of technology embraced by today’s truck drivers, life on the open road is anything but old school. Truck drivers are utilizing handy, helpful smartphone apps to aid them in accessing critical information and accomplishing essential tasks on long- haul trips. Here are the nine best apps for truck drivers for today’s modern…

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Top 10 Benefits of Truck Driving With Pets

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Long-haul or over-the-road trucking can be a lonely profession. There are many hours spent on the roads, without the companionship available in other career fields. Thankfully, though, many trucking companies, including Knight Transportation, do have an allowance for pets, giving drivers much-needed companionship while on the road. Below is more information on our specific pet…

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How To Avoid Overweight Truck Fines

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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Truck Driver Safety: Why Every Trucker Needs a Dashcam

Why Every Truck Driver Needs a Dash Cam

With all the accidents on the road, drivers need to protect themselves the best they can—and dash cams can help. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long recommended all trucks be equipped with a camera. These days every trucker needs a dashcam, here’s why. Legal protection It’s an unfortunate fact of life, truckers are…

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Truck Driver Time Management: How to get it right

Truck Driver Time Management

Are you new to truck driving? Of the many questions asked by rookie drivers, one of the most common is how many miles you should be driving. While this is a reasonable question, the better question to ask is how do you manage your time? Truck driver time management is so important because without it…

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How Truckers Pass Time on Long Hauls

How Truckers Pass Time on Long Hauls

Truckers work very long hours and spend a lot of time sitting. You do have to pay attention to the road, there may still be hours of nothing but Interstate to see, and not much to pay attention to. While long haul truckers do need to pay attention, they may need distractions to stay awake…

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