12 Ways to Feel at Home in Your Cab Over the Holidays

12 Ways to Feel at Home in Your Cab Over the Holidays

Driving can be lonely, tough work, especially over the holidays when most people expect to celebrate with family. Any chance, then, for truckers to add a little more cheer to their vehicle is always a welcome opportunity, especially for those operating sleeper-cabs over long hauls. Here are 12 ways to feel at home in your cab over the holidays Continue reading “12 Ways to Feel at Home in Your Cab Over the Holidays”

Staying Connected On The Road

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“Daddy drives an eighteen-wheeler
And they sure miss him when he’s gone
Ah, but he calls them every night
And he tells them that he loves them”

Alabama’s song, “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)“, is one of the more famous trucking songs out there. Central to the song is what is foremost in the heart of almost every trucker: a connection to family. Being away from loved ones is a well-known theme of the trucking life; a stereotype that’s not accurate for every driver, but rooted in truth for many truckers on the road. Because it can be tough for those behind the wheel to stay connected to their friends and family, today we’re exploring why Staying Connected on the Road is important and what can we do about it!! Continue reading “Staying Connected On The Road”

How to Stay Healthy on the Road

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When driving past a semi-truck, do you expect to see someone at the peak of health and fitness sitting behind the wheel? You will, of course, see a tough and hardworking individual doing a very important job. However, truckers and other people in driving-heavy professions are not always in the greatest shape. Continue reading “How to Stay Healthy on the Road”

Sufficient Sleep: A Big Part of Trucker Safety

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Do you get enough sleep before you get behind the wheel?? According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of Americans have operated a vehicle when they felt sleepy and nearly 40% have nodded off while driving!! It’s an epidemic with potentially fatal consequences. Continue reading “Sufficient Sleep: A Big Part of Trucker Safety”

Driver Retention: More Money, Less Fried-Chicken?

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How does a million dollars sound in exchange for driving a truck? Pretty dang good, right? That’s how much Swift Transportation was awarding select winners in a driver retention campaign in the mid-2000s!!

While that specific program seems to have ended, trucking companies continue to look for ways to combat the ongoing driver shortage. Drivers with good records can sometimes win money, prizes, and even new cars. Why such big prizes? While the transportation of goods continues to be a backbone of American production and growth, more and more truck cabs are found with an empty driver’s seat. Continue reading “Driver Retention: More Money, Less Fried-Chicken?”

Keeping Truck Drivers on the Road: More Money, Less Chicken?

How does a million dollars sound in exchange for driving a truck? Pretty dang good, right?

That’s how much Swift Transportation is awarding select winners in a driver retention campaign.

Trucking companies continue to look for ways to combat the ongoing driver shortage. Drivers with good records can sometimes win money, prizes, and even new cars. Why such big prizes? While the transportation of goods continues to be a backbone of American production and growth, more and more truck cabs are found with an empty driver’s seat. Continue reading “Keeping Truck Drivers on the Road: More Money, Less Chicken?”