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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

Knight Transportation Pet Policy

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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Making Your Semi-Truck a Home Away from Home

Making Your Semi-Truck a Home Away from Home

The cab of a truck is more than just the space inside a vehicle for long-haul truckers. Long hours behind the wheel, and days far from your home, means that you may be spending more time in your truck than anywhere else. It is a home in a sense to a lot of truckers, so why…

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How To Improve Truck Fuel Efficiency

How To Improve Truck Fuel Efficiency

When long-haul truckers are paid by the mile, or by time, they may be tempted to drive faster or stay out on the road longer, to earn more money. However, there is a downside to doing so which you may not have considered. That downside comes in the form of truck fuel efficiency and ultimately…

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Trucker Maintenance Tips

Trucker Maintainance Tips

In trucking, the big costs are fuel, equipment, and maintenance. So, maintenance tips and reminders pay for themselves. Proactive maintenance can also save both time and money by keeping a truck on the right side of the safety regulations and keeping jobs running smoothly. Make Your Smart Phone Your Assistant Most every truck driver has…

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