9 Tips for Improving Your Driver Coaching Program

Maybe you’re a fleet manager looking to improve your existing coaching program. Perhaps you’re an employee proposing a new driver training initiative to company management. Or you could be a veteran behind the wheel who enjoys informally coaching young drivers. Whatever your situation, there are major incentives for wanting to set up or improve a driver education program. After all, safe and efficient driving decreases fuel and maintenance costs while protecting drivers and the company’s reputation. For all those reasons and more, Commercial Truck Trader has put together 9 tips for improving your driver coaching program: 

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11 New Year’s Resolutions for Drivers in 2021

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a rough year for just about everybody, but we’re optimistic as we look forward into 2021. By making — and keeping! — a few New Year’s resolutions, you too could be in store for your best year as a driver or small business owner ever. Here are Commercial Truck Trader’s 11 New Year’s resolutions for drivers in 2021: 

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13 Tips for Winterizing Your Commercial Vehicles

We all look forward to the winter holidays, but that also means winter weather is right around the corner. Whether you drive a pickup truck, cargo van, big-rig, or other truck or van, freezing temperatures and winter precipitation can impact your commercial vehicle’s performance or even cause lasting damage. For those who have a single commercial vehicle, and for fleet managers overseeing many trucks and vans, Commercial Truck Trader has put together 13 tips for winterizing your commercial vehicles in preparation to face the harsh weather of the season: 

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8 Tips for Safe Driving During Trick ‘r Treating

We have fun writing about the most haunted roads in America, but the real danger on Halloween is the increased risk on the road for drivers and pedestrians. Sadly, twice as many children are hit and killed by cars on October 31st than any other day. This is largely because the hours of trick ‘r treating present a trifecta of risks: darkness, a spike in pedestrians, and multiple distractions in the form of decorations and costumes. Whether you drive a semi-truck or an HVAC van, here are Commercial Truck Trader’s tips for safely operating your commercial vehicle on Halloween: 

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Is it Safe to Ship Commercial Vehicles?

Shipping a commercial truck or van, or any oversized vehicle, may seem like a big risk, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. Fortunately, shipping commercial vehicles is safe. In fact, oversized vehicles such as trucks, busses, RVs, and limos are shipped all over the country on a regular basis. However, there are a few things to know first before you consider shipping a commercial vehicle: 

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Drivers Beware! 11 More Haunted Roads in America

Drivers Beware! 9 of the Most Haunted Roads in America

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!

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Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers

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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.

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5 Tips For Preventing Truck Accidents

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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”