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Summertime and the trucking is… hot. When temperatures rise above 90 degrees outside, trucking (and other jobs) can become “challenging” to say the least. While you can’t bring a blow-up pool with you, there are some ways to stay cool in the summer. Make Sure Your AC Is Ready to Blast First, when’s the last […]
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As recently as just 6 years ago, it was impossible for a deaf person to become a truck driver. However, that all changed in 2012 when the Department of Transportation opened the door to deaf people by telling them that they would be able to start truck driving careers if they had a safe driving […]
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What makes a great truck driver? Well, why not ask two truck drivers for their opinions, since they do the job daily and they know the lifestyle and see what’s good about their fellow truckers… Quotes From Truck Drivers Vince Jungenberg, Jr., is a truck driver based out of the Midwest. He says, “First and […]
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The trucking industry is facing a problem right now. According to a new report released by the American Trucking Association in 2017, the industry needs about 900,000 new drivers at the moment to meet a growing demand. Over the last few months alone, there have been about 185,000 trucking jobs that have opened up, and […]
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Have you been looking for work that pays well, but you haven’t had much luck where you live and you’re starting to get discouraged? What about considering the trucking industry? You could jumpstart your career this year by becoming a truck driver. Did you know there’s a shortage of truck drivers? Because there is a […]
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What’s some safety advice for truck drivers from Platinum Drivers? For starters, look ahead the majority of the time and check your mirrors frequently. You should always be aware of what’s going on around you, in the front, on the sides and behind you. You don’t want to drive when you’re tired. You need to […]
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“Rush hour” is simply defined as “a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest.” Usually, rush hour is most pronounced between 5 and 6 p.m. If you’re a trucker, you know that rush hour can be stressful. Not only are there a lot of cars and trucks on the highway, but you […]
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Here’s some news from the land where movies are made: Hollywood, California… Movie studios utilize trucks to haul equipment for shoots in various locales around Southern California, and they’ve asked to be exempt from a new safety rule regarding electronic logging devices. An agency within the Department of Transportation has granted studios’ request to NOT […]
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Recently a new federal regulation took effect that requires drivers of big rigs equipped with electronic logs to use them to record their time behind the wheel. Regulators can now better enforce existing rules limiting driving time. The utilization of these electronic logs mean that drivers are likely to travel fewer number of miles in […]
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It’s January, and you know what that means… What are some New Year’s resolutions truck drivers can make? New Year Resolutions Ideas for Truck Drivers First, consider the “big picture.” What do you want out of life? Resolve to write down five specific goals, big or small, that you’d like to accomplish within the new […]
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