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Any commercial truck driver can encounter hazardous weather. If you’re driving a local route in Arizona, for instance, you may encounter a serious dust storm. But if you’re an over the road (OTR) trucker, you need to be prepared for a wide range of severe weather hazards—from freezing rain and intense cold to dust storms more »

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Personal hygiene is something that the average American takes for granted. But when you’re out on the road for days at a time, it can get a little trickier. It’s important to become familiar with truck stop shower facilities and to use them frequently. Truck drivers should always strive to present a professional image, especially more »

The post Truck Stop Showers: A Guide for New Drivers appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Not every job allows you the opportunity to bring your spouse to the office with you every day. But trucking does, and if both spouses earn commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), then they can form an ideally compatible driving team. There are quite a few benefits to driving with your spouse, but be sure to talk more »

The post Long-Haul Trucking: Should You Drive with Your Spouse? appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate intends to bring the trucking industry into the digital era by replacing paper logbooks. ELDs help drivers more easily track and record information about driving time. Although ELDs are supposed to simplify recordkeeping for truckers, there are still a few persistent myths about them. Myth: ELD data is automatically more »

The post Busting Myths About the ELD Mandate appeared first on Yuma Truck Driving School.

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Since they spend much of their time on the road, truckers become well-acquainted with the menus of fast food chain restaurants. Of course, a couple of small appliances are all that’s necessary to transform your cab into a mini-kitchen, and there are plenty of healthy meals you can make yourself. But if you’re in a more »

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