For those who are just coming to it for the first time, the world of trucking can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming.
Truckers should try to be like Boy Scouts on the nation's highways and byways: always prepared.
If there's one thing that truckers know all too well, it's that life on the road isn't always easy.
Like most people who traverse the nation's highways a lot, professional drivers typically spend plenty of time at truck stops each week.
Any professional driver can tell you that people in the industry don't always do as well as they possibly could when it comes to keeping the interiors of their trucks neat and clean.
A life on the road may be freeing for a lot of reasons, but it's not always as great as it could be.
With winter weather hitting more parts of the country as 2020 begins, drivers across the U.S. have some serious considerations to keep in mind.
Truckers spend a lot on fuel every month, and whether you're an owner-operator or a company overseeing a fleet of big rigs, those expenses can add up quickly.
Just about anyone associated with the trucking sector can likely tell you that there are plenty of misconceptions about the industry - some are understandable, and others are just bizarre.
Driving at night - during any time of the year - brings with it a number of challenges and risks that simply do not exist during the day.
The end of the year is almost here, and that means many truckers may have a bit of extra work to do to make sure they are fully prepared to enter 2020.
The freight industry has a lot to offer anyone who enters it, and if you're looking forward to a career change in 2020, there are plenty of reasons to consider becoming a professional truck driver.
The holiday season brings with it many unique challenges for truckers, not the least of which is increased risk on the nation's highways and byways.
Even at the best of times, trucking is a business that takes drivers away from home for days on end, and may make it difficult to be away from friends and family.
Truckers face a lot of unique challenges in winter, from difficult driving conditions to weather-related hazards that arise while they're outside of their trucks.
With more of the nation's highways and byways falling into the grips of winter weather as December rolls along, truckers have to be careful of the conditions they face on the job.
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.