Truck driving can be fun, which is why we love it. But while it’s easy for the good times to be rolling, some responsibility is required. Safety is certainly a big essential, both for you and for others on the road with you. But it’s more than just a good philosophy: having mastery of truck…

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Hazmat Semi Truck Tri-State Transportation

Learning how to be a commercial driver can be challenging enough, but some people may enjoy a bigger challenge: becoming a hazmat driver. What is a Hazmat Driver? They receive additional training in safely handling and driving loads of dangerous chemicals, radioactive and nuclear materials, poisons, explosive or flammable items, or similar substances. Many of…

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Hazmat Semi Truck Tri-State Transportation

Why would someone want to work around poison, corrosive chemicals, radioactive materials and other items that could hurt or kill them? There are two big reasons, starting with the fact that the world needs skilled drivers of trucks and tankers containing hazardous cargo. There are plenty of CDL driver jobs, but high demand for skilled…

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Essential Items for a Truck Driver Emergency Kit

Driving a big rig can be a lot of fun, but you never know what you’ll encounter on the road. Whether you’re doing long hauls or shorter, local runs, there’s always the possibility of something unplanned or unexpected happening, from mechanical problems to road problems to weather problems. That’s why it’s smart to be prepared…

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Tips for Truck Driving in Heavy Rain

Sudden downpours of rain can cause significant driving issues for truck drivers. This means that all drivers, but especially those operating heavy semi-trucks, need to be especially mindful of how to alter their driving to remain safe during heavy rainstorms. After all, the sudden onset of a heavy storm and torrential rain often come along…

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Specialized Freight

Specialized Freight Traditional freight consists of pretty much what can fit in a traditional trailer. Anything else beyond this falls into the status of specialized freight. This type of freight is a pretty broad definition and includes everything from livestock to fragile electronics. It can include hazardous chemicals, and it can include a collection of…

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Hazardous Material Transportation

Hazardous materials are any materials that have the potential for health, environment, or safety hazards during transportation. There is a wide range of products and chemicals, as well as waste, that are considered hazardous by the transportation industry, also called hazmat transportation. While they are labeled as hazardous, they still must be safely transported throughout…

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Defensive Driving Techniques for Truckers

Driving has the potential for great benefit or great destruction. Transportation allows goods to move from one place to another, and it keeps America functioning. The trucking industry is one that allows us to indulge in our day-to-day lives. With all that driving, it is important to know a trick also known as Defensive Driving.…

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Summer Driving Satefy Tips

Summer has officially kicked off and with it comes the need for safety reminders. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that August of 2014 alone had 3,037 fatal car accidents. Summer, although a great time of the year, is a season that is not without dangers of its own. That being said, let’s…

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tools for truck drivers

We’re assuming you’re a trucker and have a toolbox that contains the basics like screwdrivers, wrenches, socket sets, or vice grips. If you didn’t, you need to find a Home Depot quickly because you’re putting yourself and others in danger every time you drive. Professional truck drivers pride themselves on being prepared, which means adding…

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