Being a professional truck driver isn't always the cleanest job in the world, but it's critical that you try to keep your vehicle clean both inside and out.
It's said that driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk, because you simply cannot give the road and surrounding as much attention as you should.
A big part of every trucker's job is being where they need to be, often on a tight schedule.
Although the official start of winter remains a few weeks away, the kind of weather typically associated with it is already arriving in many parts of the country.
One of the biggest challenges many long-haul truckers face these days is they don't have enough safe, reliable places to park as they traverse the nation's highways and byways.
Whether you're a professional trucker or an everyday commuter, everyone knows the risks of driving drowsy - and everyone has been there.
Just about every driver in the U.S. has had to deal with them at some point, but tolls can be particularly problematic for truckers and their employers alike.
The job of a big rig driver will take you just about everywhere in the U.S. if you do it long enough, but not all parts of the country are equally equipped to meet truckers' needs.
While truck drivers will always strive to get to their destination as quickly as possible, it's also vital that they follow all industry-recommended best practices for doing so safely.
Many people who are thinking of getting into the trucking sector these days may not know all that it takes to enter the industry, let alone succeed in it.
Many truckers know all too well how much of an issue sleep apnea can be in their lives.
No matter what job people have, it's likely that a healthy percentage of them want to get a better handle on their diets.
With the driver shortage still seen as a major stumbling block for the freight industry as a whole, more companies are turning to populations underrepresented in the industry at present.
For those who make their living in the trucking sector, the driver shortage is a well-known issue, and it's one that hasn't gone away, even in the face of plenty of attention over the years.
As a big-rig trucker, you're going to be the biggest thing on the road in just about any situation, and you're likely to deal with people making all kinds of driving decisions around you.
One of the biggest financial issues truckers face is the empty miles they have to rack up between runs.
It's important for everyone to make sure they meet with medical professionals to examine on their overall health every once in a while, regardless of profession.
High fuel costs are a big problem for the trucking industry, and drivers should be careful to make sure they're using as little diesel as possible over the course of their potentially long runs.
Summer is now behind us and truckers across the U.S. are regularly facing colder temperatures and varying road conditions now that fall is in full swing.
Being a trucker is a great career for those who can find the necessary work ethic and enjoy a life on the road.