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Driving Is Dangerous On Independence Day

With so many people planning to hit the road on the July 4th weekend, you can expect Independence Day driving to be nightmarish.   According to AAA, travel by car is expected to increase 1.2% compared with last year’s Independence Day. In comparison with Memorial Day, 5 million more Americans will be driving on the July 4.   The summertime travel is expected to hit the new record this year…

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What Is It Like To Be In Truck Driver Training Program?

If you have ever wondered what it is like to learn how to drive a truck, the video from Cape Fear Community College that greatly demonstrates what being a student in a truck driver training program is like.   In the video you can see CFCC students and their learning process. If you have always wondered what it is like to drive a truck or maybe if you are considering…

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How To Lose Weight If You’re A Truck Driver?

It is easy to gain weight when you are a truck driver. To be fair, it is next to impossible not to gain weight with this kind of work if you don’t pay attention to your eating habits. You spend most of the time sitting and you probably eat a lot of fast food. No wonder so many truck drivers find themselves getting weight really fast. The good news is…

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Mobile Phone Usage Rules For Truck Drivers

Using of all kinds of hand-held mobile devices by commercial vehicle drivers is now restricted by FMSCA. The rule doesn’t allow a commercial vehicle driver to hold a cellphone to make a call or to press more than one button to dial. Only hand-free mobile devices are allowed to be used while located in close proximity.   FMSCA study demonstrates that commercial vehicle drivers dialing a cellphone or holding it…

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Tandem VS Spread Axle Trailers: What Should You Choose?

Whether you’re new to truck driving or have been doing it for a while, you might have noticed that some trucks haul trailers with spread axles that are less common than tandem axles most trailers have. So what is the difference and what axles are better? The only actual difference is obviously the distance between the axles. Rear axles of tandem axle trailers are spaced close to each other –…

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Are Regulations On Truck Drivers Sleep Needed?

Lawmakers always try to make things safer for the trucking industry and everyone involved, especially drivers and those who share the road with them. But there is always a fine line to these regulations, because even though they are supposed to make the roads safer, there are still many factors to consider. The new rules can be reasonable and work great, but they also can be too intrusive. One of…

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9 Things You Need To Know About Auto Transport

The auto transport industry has grown a lot, thanks to the exposure the internet brings. Nowadays you can buy a car from anywhere in the world, and it will be shipped to you. Many car dealerships, big and small, sell cars online, as it has proven to raise profits significantly.   1. What is Car Transport? Car Transport is a process of shipping a vehicle between the point of origin…

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Allowed Violations For Truck Drivers

Truck drivers spend most of their on the road, so it is no surprise that at some point most of them are going to have a violation at least once. Sometimes it can lead to losing a commercial driver’s license or it also can be suspended for a period of time. Different trucking companies have different rules regarding violations. Some companies will not hire a driver if there have been…

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How to Adjust to Time Change: Tips for Truckers

It can be a real challenge for a truck driver to figure out the local time. When you can pass a couple or more time zones per trip, your hours of service are something to figure out. Add the time change that happens twice a year and you can get totally confused. If you are one of those struggling with daylight savings time, there are some tips that will help…

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New Training Standards For Commercial Drivers

Last week the FMCSA proposed national training standards for new commercial drivers seeking Class A and Class B CLD (commercial driver’s license). It is a great step towards better road safety, as a trained driver is a safer driver. Anthony Fox, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, says that the proposal plays a big role in making the roads safer by making sure that all the commercial drivers have had necessary training…

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