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How To Control Your Blood Pressure To Get Your CDL Approved

The life of an average truck driver is mostly spent on the road accompanied by fast foods, energy drinks and inconsistent physical activities. The most probable health consequence of living such a lifestyle is hypertension or otherwise known as high blood pressure. Not to scare whoever is pursuing a career in commercial truck driving but …

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Driver Facing Cameras: Are They Really Necessary?

Change is inevitable especially when it comes to truck-driving technology. Quite recently, a few trucking companies have introduced driver facing cameras in the cab section. The number is slowly growing although the technology has been met with mixed reaction. Those supporting driver facing cameras argue that it reduces liability and saves lives. On the other …

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Drug Testing Policies for CDL Drivers

All CDL drivers are required by the law to get tested for drugs and alcohol content prior and after operating a CMV. Unless you drive a truck on private property restricted to the public, every other trucker operates under the FMCSA regulation 49 CFR part 32 which the DOT refers to subject truckers to mandatory …

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How to Avoid Getting Bored on a Long Distance Commercial Trip

Driving a commercial truck is not just a job but a lifestyle. You can get an impromptu load any time of the day or night and sometimes you have to travel thousands of miles halfway across the country. If you are a social butterfly, you will probably feel dull after staring at the highway yellow/white …

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Common Truck Driving Health Risk and How to Avoid Them

Driving a commercial truck can earn you a modest annual income far better than most average Americans, plus you get to travel a lot. However, drivers have to endure leaving their family at home for weeks, long hours on the road and unusual sleeping patterns. The predictable result is health complications mostly due to job …

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Common Truck Driving Emergencies and How to Respond

If you have watched the critically acclaimed Hollywood movie, Fight Club, you have probably heard the quote; ‘on a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero’. In commercial driving, a similar quote; ‘on a long enough commercial driving career, having a bad day is inevitable’ is true. Ask any experienced commercial …

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Truck Drivers Code of Conduct

Truck driving is not just a job but a way of life. True enough, once a CDL graduate gets entangled in the trucking industry for a lengthy period, their demeanor changes in due time. Quite often you will walk, talk and act differently than before getting used to driving that truck half-way across the country. …

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Truck Drivers Code of Conduct

Increase in Women Truck Drivers Needed

According to a recent article women drivers are in demand as a way to close the industry shortage of truckers. Currently the gap is estimated to be about 30,000 drivers according to the American Trucking Association but that is supposed to increase to over 200,000 over the next decade. Women truck drivers make up approximately 5% of all drivers …

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The Life of a Trucker

Have you ever wondered how the life on the roads would be? Full of adventures, new people to meet and miles and miles of journey added to the meter with each passing day. But there is a flip side to this beautiful looking coin too. Fight for the food, crave for the roof and pray …

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