Truck Driver Training At Technical Schools

There are many truck driver training opportunities available to potential truck drivers. One major factor in choosing a training program is the cost of the training and your budget. Options include colleges, technical schools, private schools, private instructors, on the job training and others. The cost will vary depending upon which option you choose. Some […]
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How Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects Truck Driver Performance

It is common knowledge that truck driving is a dangerous career with a high risk of accidents. Be that as it may, truck drivers suffering with sleep apnea are at an even greater risk of being involved in accidents. Recent studies have shown that truck drivers are at high-risk for sleep disorders including sleep apnea. […]
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Newbie Truck Driver Tips & Skills Needed For Success

You’ve earned your Commercial Driver’s License and are ready to begin your first job as a professional truck driver. Well not so fast as you will need other skills and attributes in order to be a successful driver. While obtaining a CDL is the primary requirement to be hired as a professional truck driver, you […]
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Truck Stops Are Welcoming Places For Truck Drivers And Others

Truckers look forward to locating truck stops to purchase fuel and to get necessary repairs made. Drivers especially look forward to finding available parking spaces at the end of their shift. They know that they can look forward to getting rest or a good nights sleep. A commercial driver’s quality of life on the road […]
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Log Books Simplified For Commercial Truck Drivers

Commercial truck drivers are required to keep log books in their trucks at all times. Drivers have limits as to how many hours they can drive per day and per week. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets the rules. Under current law drivers are permitted to work no more than 14 consecutive hours […]
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How To Fix Problems With Trucker GPS

GPS devices are increasingly being blamed for accidents caused by heavy trucks. A reported 15,000 bridge strikes were reported in 2010. These resulted in a total of 214 deaths and 3,000 injuries. More and more truck drivers arrive at unintended destinations and are flabbergasted as to how they got there. These blunders have oftentimes resulted […]
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Driving Semi Trucks In Inclement Weather Conditions

Freight has to be delivered on a year round basis. This means that truck drivers must drive in all types of weather conditions including sunshine and inclement weather. That includes driving through rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, ice, thunderstorms, tornados high winds etc. While their are common causes of  truck accidents, many are caused by […]
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How GPS Devices Contribute To Heavy Truck Accidents

There are many common causes of heavy truck accidents such as driver error, blown truck tires and mechanical problems. Nevertheless, accidents involving heavy trucks are oftentimes blamed on instructions given to them by their GPS device. GPS, which stands for Global Positioning System is made up of a group of satellites. These satellites are designed […]
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Semi Truck Low Bridge Accidents

Heavy Trucks of all sizes are involved in accidents of all types including low bridge accidents. Oftentimes these result in catastrophic outcomes. There are many reasons for heavy truck accidents. Driver error, incorrect directions and speeding are some of the other common causes of accidents. Commercial truck drivers are trained professionals. Truck driving schools teach […]
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Common Causes Of Heavy Truck Accidents

Heavy Trucks including semi trucks and trailers are large and heavy. They can weight as much as 80,000 lbs or more when fully loaded. These vehicles are capable of causing serious injuries or deaths to the truck drivers and other motorists when they are involved in accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and […]
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Tire Blowout Semi Truck Accidents – How Trucking Lawyers Can Help

Truck tire blowouts are very serious and are often the cause of disastrous accidents. While any accident can be dangerous, those involving semi trucks can be especially catastrophic. Semi truck accidents can total the truck and take out one or more automobiles simultaneously. negatively affecting all occupants of these vehicles. These accidents often cause serious […]
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Tow Truck Driver Job Description

Tow truck drivers provide emergency road services. This can be for private citizens, businesses or government agencies. Their duties include towing vehicles from one location to another. Vehicles are towed for any number of reasons including breakdowns, wrecks, police impounds, abandoned vehicles, repossessions, etc. Other duties include providing road assistance. This can include providing locksmith […]
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Tow Truck Drivers – Equipment Safety

Tow truck drivers rescue stranded motorists. Motorists expect the tow truck to be in good working order and expect the tow truck driver to be pleasant and efficient. Therefore, tow truck drivers must be sure to keep their trucks and other related equipment in good condition. Otherwise, they are subject to experience mechanical breakdowns or […]
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Tow Truck Drivers – Personal Safety

Tow truck drivers transport vehicles that are wrecked and non-functional. They are the saviors of many motorists who find themselves stranded due to an accident, mechanical breakdown or other problem with their vehicle. They also transport repossessed vehicles and illegally parked vehicles. Additionally, they provide road service to stranded motorists. Tow truck drivers are available […]
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Tow Truck Drivers Face Many Hazards on the Roads

Those drivers who are considering a tow truck driver career or operating their own tow truck business should be aware that it is a very hazardous job. Injuries and fatalities are very high among tow truck drivers. Accidents regularly occur when the tow truck driver is loading a vehicle onto the flatbed of the truck. […]
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Diagnosing And Treatment Of Sleep Apnea In Truck Drivers

Commercial truck drivers are involved in many accidents each year. Many of these truck drivers suffer with daytime sleepiness. This may be due to the irregular hours they work and the lack of a sufficient amount of quality sleep. Truck drivers are often sleep deprived and typically complain of daytime sleepiness. The lack of sleep […]
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Dash Cams Enable Semi Truck Accident Attorneys To Easily Prevail In Cases Of Staged Heavy Truck Accidents

Trucking attorneys are extremely effecting in defending truck drivers in cases of staged accidents. Staged accidents frequently referred to as “cash for crash” or “slam ons” are accidents deliberately caused by drivers for the purpose of collecting insurance money. Semi trucks are often targeted for these accidents. Accidents often occur when the drivers have manipulated […]
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Truck Drivers Could Face Serious Consequences For Exceeding Legal Driving Hours

Trucking companies often encourage its drivers to exceed their legally allowed driving hours. This is a direct violation of federal and state laws. Trucking companies want to earn all the money they can. Truck drivers agree to this either because they feel coerced to do so or because they too will earn more money. In […]
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Prevent Teen Driver Accidents With These Distracted DriverTips

The month of April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The arrival of spring encourages people to head outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. More outdoor events are planned and this increases the amount of traffic on the roads. It also increases the chances of accidents. Teenagers and college students are particularly at risk […]
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Accidents Caused by Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is one of the worst experiences a driver can have. Hydroplaning happens on wet roads. This happens when the tire treads are unable to grip the road because they have become water logged. Once this happens, the driver can easily lose control of the vehicle. It is a scary experience whether driving a car […]
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