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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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 Maintainance Tips

Trucker Maintenance Tips – In trucking, the big costs are fuel, equipment, and maintenance. So maintenance tips and reminders pay. 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 smooth. Make Your Smart Phone Your Assistant Most every truck…

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6 Ways for Truck Drivers to Stay Alert At Night

The trucking industry is a serious business. When you’re behind the wheel, you’re taking your safety and the safety of the people around you into your own hands. No one ever means to get into an accident, but driving at night raises the risk. The good news is that there are a number of tried…

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