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. In the spirit of the Halloween season, we’ve collected accounts from 9 of the most haunted roads in America (the full stories are below, along with a fun infographic at the bottom). If you find yourself driving on any of these roads, beware! Continue reading “Drivers Beware! 9 of the Most Haunted Roads in America”

20 Ways to Feel at Home in the Cab

It’s no secret that driving can be a lonely profession, with truckers often struggling to stay connected while on the job. Road transport is also tough work, requiring drivers to spend practically all day rumbling along in a relatively confined cab. Any chance, then, for truckers to settle in and make the interior of their vehicle a little more cozy is always a welcome opportunity, especially for those operating sleeper-cabs over long hauls. That’s why we’re breaking down 20 ways to feel at home in the cab Continue reading “20 Ways to Feel at Home in the Cab”

The Future of Road Travel

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In the 1800s, the steam locomotive and the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized transportation. In the 1900s, the automobile and the Interstate Highway System was another game-changer. Now that we’re in the 2000s, our roads are overcrowded, in poor condition, chronically underfunded, and increasingly dangerous. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) only gives the U.S. grades of C+ for bridges, D for roads, and D- for transit – and if you drive for a living, those grades are likely not surprising. Continue reading “The Future of Road Travel”

Texting Truckers: How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?

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Even if you are not a truck driver, you’ve likely been warned about using your cell phone – especially texting – while operating a vehicle. However, the dangers of driving while distracted take on even greater significance when the vehicle being operated is a bigger work truck or van, or an even more massive semi-truck. This is not news to commercial drivers, 93% of whom believe that reading a text while driving is a distraction. So how many truckers read and send texts? Continue reading “Texting Truckers: How Dangerous is Distracted Driving?”

New Recommendations for Trucking Safety from the NTSB

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Humble truckers may not often mention it, but the work they do can be very dangerous. It’s an unfortunate – but well-known – fact that thousands of people die every year in transportation accidents. In trucking, drivers are constantly faced with heavy traffic, distractions, stress, fatigue, and sleeping problems. As we look to solve issues in transportation, a changing world and innovations in technology can introduce new threats, and new solutions. Continue reading “New Recommendations for Trucking Safety from the NTSB”

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”

On-The-Road Marketing: How Truckers Can Build A Brand

Together, truckers like you move over 10.42 billion tons of freight each year. This requires dedication, focus, and skill, which you surely have in spades. However, hiring managers sometimes need help recognizing those valuable traits. To land more jobs — and the best jobs — you may have to make your qualifications more evident. You may have to build a personal brand. This isn’t being full of yourself; it’s simply providing potential employers with opportunities to get to know you. With solid marketing, employers may even come to you with job offers!! Of course, this isn’t easy when your job takes up so much of your time. To help, we’ve put together 5 fast and easy tips for building a personal trucker brand while you’re on-the-road!! Continue reading “On-The-Road Marketing: How Truckers Can Build A Brand”

Is Virtual Reality the Future of Trucker Training?

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Trucking is admittedly a very cool profession, but at the same time, trucking is not a game. When drivers are behind the wheel of a big rig, sharp driving skills and quick reflexes can make the difference between safety and collisions, between life and death. Trucker training, then, is of utmost importance among semi truck drivers. Continue reading “Is Virtual Reality the Future of Trucker Training?”