Six smart ways to fight sleep deprivation as a truck driver

Truck driving is likely one of the most challenging jobs out there. There are many ever-changing external factors, and the driver itself is not excluded here. For many newcomers, it’s quite a shock when their expectations are confronted with day-to-day driving reality. Irregular sleep time can be one of the harshest things a new driver will have to adapt to at the end of the day.

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Manual or automatic transmission? That is the question

There is a heated discussion among drivers in the United States (and probably other countries) regarding what the "real truck driver" drives. Manual or automatic transmission? In this short article, I would like to look at it from different angles in order to answer that question. Maybe even take the burden off many of you out there.

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5 effective ways to maintain a strong relationship as a truck driver 

If there was a ranking of jobs that makes relationships very difficult to maintain, long-haul truck driving job would probably be somewhere on the top. The reason is pretty obvious. Presence. Or more precisely, its lack. Sometimes, for multiple weeks. That does not, however, mean that it’s not possible for you to live in a long-term relationship or hook up with someone new. In this article, we’ll delve into the topic and share some tips on how to keep your distance-relationship going.

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13 tips on how to stay fit & healthy on the road despite having little time

Staying in good shape while being over-the-road truck driver may prove quite challenging for the majority of drivers. Especially being on the road for weeks at times. Modern culture offers endless temptations lurking right behind the corner in the form of the next “drive-thru”. Sodas, burgers, candies and what not. That does not, however, mean that your fate is sealed and you cannot stay fit. With a little bit of motivation backed up by self-discipline, you can actually enjoy good health. There are a couple of things to consider if you really want to get yourself fired up.

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The importance of the CB radio in the truck community

There is arguably no other thing associated with truck drivers as much as using CB radio. Since its invention in 1945, it is still popular among professional truck drivers all around the world; especially, outside of the “West”. Popularized by pop culture and movies like “Smokey and the Bandit”, “Convoy” or "Breaker! Breaker!", it reached its peak in the late 70’s. Although it is often replaced by modern means of communications such as driver apps and GPS access on every smartphone, it still has its old faithful fans.

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Importance of rear view mirrors for safety on roads

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) out of the 6 million car accidents that happen on U.S. roads every year, over 40% of them (2.5 million) are rear-end collisions (2013). Between 240,000 and 610,000 reported lane-change crashes occur annually. They result on average in 60,000 injuries, most of which are whiplash related. 

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