Entries by Akshat Gupta

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3 Ways to Become a More Efficient Truck Driver

A truck driver’s work and life can be full of inefficiencies. Sometimes you’ll feel like you’re losing time and energy because you ended up doing things in the wrong order. Sometimes other people’s schedules don’t match yours. Inefficiency can be annoying, but it can also waste resources like time, money, and fuel. Improving truck driver […]

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7 Things to Know as a New Truck Driver

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably either gotten your CDL or are thinking of obtaining one to start a new career as a truck driver. Congratulations, and welcome to the industry. There are a few things you’ll need to know as a new truck driver before starting the job. Make no mistake, trucking is a […]

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How To Become An Owner Operator

Becoming an owner operator is considered a bit of a holy grail in the trucking industry. Everyone has considered it, and some eventually become successful owner operators. Essentially it’s like running your own business, and comes with more independence and flexibility. Be careful though, as being an owner operator involves a great deal more responsibility […]

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Day in the Life of an OTR Truck Driver

Working as an OTR truck driver is radically different from other trucking jobs. These hauls are the longest, taking you coast-to-coast and likely away from home for lengthy periods of time. You would basically be living out of your truck, but if your company has invested in fleet amenities, it’s not a bad deal. You’ll […]

10 Highest Paying Driving Jobs

Not every type of CDL trucking job offers the same or pays the same. Depending on the type of haul you take and the experience you have with different loads, you may earn a much different salary. Gain experience in one of these lucrative types of trucking jobs, and you’ll see the zeros in your […]

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7 Truck Driver Hobbies for Over the Road

Let’s face it: truck driving is a challenging job that some may consider long and boring. You’re on the road for up to 12-14 hours at a time and away from home for days and weeks. Having time for hobbies may seem a bit unpractical since your hands are on the wheel the entire time! […]

10 Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Although it’s March already and Spring may be around the corner, the weather can quickly take a nasty turn when least expected. Snow, ice, and sleet are still a possibility this season. Winter weather can significantly raise the risk of driver accidents on the road. Taking the precautions to prepare for winter weather will help […]

Avoid These 4 Rookie Truck Driver Mistakes

Job growth among heavy truck drivers and tractor-trailer drivers is expected to grow by 21 percent by 2020 compared with 2010. As more people are looking toward truck driving as a prospective new career, it’s easy to forget some of the challenges and rookie truck driver mistakes. Experienced truck drivers have been there and seen […]