Entries by Akshat Gupta

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Become an Owner Operator

Becoming an owner operator is even more challenging than it sounds. While many company drivers aspire to become owner operators, it’s not meant for everyone. Becoming your own boss in trucking will give you more independence and flexibility but comes with new responsibilities. Generally, you’ll want to consider being an owner operator only after years […]

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What Would Stop in a World Without Trucking?

Imagine a world without trucking. Most truck drivers have a keen sense that if trucking were to stop, then the nation would come to a standstill. A study by the American Trucking Associations suggests that “when trucks stop, America stops”. While truck drivers are strongly aware of this, perhaps most people in the general public […]

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5 Gluten-Free Recipes for Truck Drivers

Trucker meals are often thought of as fast food at truck stops or local diners. That hardly captures the variety of food which real truck drivers prefer. Some drivers have turned to cooking in their cabins to provide meals. Drivers may have food restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free food. We’ve put together a […]

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Truck Driver Safety Tips for Truck Stops

Truck stops can be a haven for truck drivers who spend long hours on the road. In addition to refueling yourself and the truck, you can get some rest and park your truck in a safe location. However, not all truck stops are equally safe for yourself or your rig. Even in the safest truck […]

Truck Driving with Your Spouse

Working with your spouse can be great fun, personally rewarding, and emotionally fulfilling. Or it could be a complete nightmare! It completely depends on whether its right for you, your perspective, and how you handle it. Some couples work really well together, while others aren’t used to it and just get in each other’s way. […]

Avoiding Burnout as a Truck Driver

Truck driving is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle! There are pros and cons to the lifestyle, and there are risks just like with anything else. One of the risks of a truck driving job is overworking and not getting enough rest or vacation time. This can lead to burnout, which is defined as […]

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8 Top Places to See as an OTR Driver

OTR truck drivers have one of the coolest jobs. Their office is a window to the world, or at least the country. As an OTR truck driver, your job will take you all around the US. You may have the opportunity to visit popular attractions and travel destinations across the country. Some of these are […]

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10 Essential Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

On the road truck driving is one of the most important jobs for the economy. It ensures timely delivery of important goods all across the country. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most dangerous jobs. In 2017, 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a 9-percent increase from 2016, according to the […]