Drivers across the nation have spine-tingling tales of the strange and supernatural, from creepy local folktales to terrifying personal experiences. Last year, we reviewed 9 of the most haunted roads in America, which largely focused on the East Coast. This year we’re back, with 11 more haunted roads stretching across the United States, from Wisconsin to Texas to California. If you find yourself driving on any of these roads, especially around Halloween, take heed of these spooky warnings!Continue reading “Drivers Beware! 11 More Haunted Roads in America”
Across the country, students are returning to school (or virtual classrooms) to learn new things. And for those who are in the market for a new commercial vehicle, it’s time to go back to school too. There’s plenty to review about purchasing best practices, and now there’s a new subject: buying during COVID-19. So, before you purchase your next vehicle, hit the road with Commercial Truck Trader’s ABCs of Buying a Commercial Vehicle During a Pandemic: Continue reading “Back to School: Buying a Commercial Vehicle During a Pandemic (Infographic)”
As summer comes to end, families across the country are gearing up for the return of school. Notebooks, pencils, class schedules, carpools — there’s quite a bit to organize before a new semester. At Commercial Truck Trader, we’ve decided to go back to school, too, and have put together this list of tidy reminders for both new truckers and those simply looking for a refresher course in the basics.
Here is Commercial Truck Trader’s Back to School Checklist: Continue reading “Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers”
Even as the nation has reopened following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and government officials are urgently asking Americans to maintain precautions in order to slow the spread of the virus. Wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet of distance from others is simple enough, but how has coronavirus impacted the process of shopping for and buying trucks? Here are our tips for buying commercial vehicles in the Age of COVID-19: Continue reading “Buying a Commercial Vehicle in the Age of COVID: 6 Tips for Socially Distant Shopping”
Driving a vehicle always involves risk. Driving a large vehicle such as a semi-truck involves even greater risk. In addition to potential property damage in the event of a collision, big-rigs are also a greater risk for causing serious injuries if they crash on the road. While it’s true that many truck accidents are unavoidable, there are plenty of actions drivers can take to prevent a variety of semi-truck crashes. Because avoiding truck accidents is everyone’s job, here are 5 tips for preventing truck accidents for drivers of both big-rigs and passenger vehicles. Continue reading “5 Tips For Preventing Truck Accidents”
Everyone wants to have a “beach bod” when summer comes around, but it can be tough when you’re starting with “big-rig bod.” Every driver knows how tough it can be to stay healthy when on the road, making it no surprise that approximately 70% of truckers are overweight. But if you want to get more active this summer and improve your physical health, here are exercises to help you stay fit during long hauls, with little or no equipment required*:
*Any physical exercise should only be done in consultation with your doctor or primary care physician Continue reading “From Big-Rig Bod to Beach Bod (Infographic)”
Most people love rolling the windows down and cruising along on a summer drive. But for truckers, summer driving is not just a nice few minutes between destinations, it’s their full time job with its own set of precautions and problems to look out for in order to stay safe and comfortable. Here are our tips for summer trucking: Continue reading “Cool Driving During Summer Trucking (Infographic)”
Maybe you recently passed CDL training and are looking for your first driving job. Perhaps you’ve been a trucker for a while now and are either looking to move on from your current company or have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever the case, it’s now time to click the “Submit Resume” button (or drop the letter in the postbox) and hope you get called for an interview.
With unemployment pushing competition for jobs to an all time high, you’ll want to write the perfect truck driver resume to help increase your chances of landing a job in transportation. A resume is your only chance to make a good first impression, and is an opportunity for you to sell yourself to the potential employer, helping them understand why they should hire you instead of anyone else.
Continue reading “Writing the Perfect Truck Driver Resume”
It’s an uncertain time in our country, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we try to slow the spread of coronavirus and close the doors of nonessential businesses, many people have transitioned to working from home, while others have been out of work entirely. Then there are truckers and other workers in the transportation industry who continue to do their job everyday, ensuring that hospitals receive medical supplies and grocery stores are stocked with food and other necessities.
While the rest of the nation shelters in place, transport drivers are out there working, adding additional anxiety to an already stressful job. So what can truckers do to take care of their mental wellbeing during COVID-19? While there is no perfect solution, there are a number of steps which can help drivers maintain their mental health while on the road during the ongoing pandemic: Continue reading “Maintaining Mental Health On the Road During COVID-19”
In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, people across the nation have been advised to stay at home and to practice social distancing, with some states putting the force of law behind those orders. However, there are rare times when people need to be on the road. Some will hop into their RV or onto their motorcycle to travel to provide critical care for family members. Others are truckers performing essential work as they provide hospitals with medical supplies and keep grocery stores stocked with food and other necessities.
Grappling with the coronavirus pandemic can be stressful enough when at home, but what if you start to experience coronavirus symptoms while on the road? To protect yourself, those who may be traveling with you, and those you may come into contact with during and after a trip, it is vitally important that you are familiar with proper precautions to take while on the road, how to identify symptoms of COVID-19, and what to do if you get sick away from home. Continue reading “Fighting COVID-19 On the Road: Precautions & What to Do If You Experience Symptoms”