Manual vs Automatic Trucking

For years, semi-trucks with manual transmissions were the standard, but advances in technology have led to a new generation of automatic trucks. Many trucker drivers prefer the simplicity and ease of an automatic rig, while others continue to enjoy the control they get by driving a vehicle with a manual transmission.  Manual Transmission in Semi-Trucks … Continue reading “Manual vs Automatic Trucking”

How Freight Transport Works

Truckers play an essential role in the transportation industry. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), 72.5% of our nation’s freight travels via semi-truck. As a trucker, you don’t necessarily need to know all of the ins and outs of logistics beyond your immediate role. However, it’s helpful to have a general idea of how … Continue reading “How Freight Transport Works”

The Risks of Low Bridges

A typical passenger vehicle driver may not think twice about low bridges, but for semi-truck drivers, these are serious potential hazards. Low-clearance accidents are collisions where a truck, bus, recreational vehicle (RV), or other large vehicle makes contact with the top of a bridge, power lines, or other structure that does not provide enough vertical … Continue reading “The Risks of Low Bridges”

All About Wide Load Trucking

After you earn your commercial driver’s license (CDL), there is a wide range of potential careers that you can choose to pursue. You’ll likely start out driving a standard semi-truck, but as you gain experience, you can consider more specialized types of trucking. One example is wide load trucking, also known as oversize trucking. Truckers … Continue reading “All About Wide Load Trucking”

What is Dedicated Trucking?

A good trucker is dedicated to their profession, but dedicated trucking doesn’t actually have anything to do with this type of dedication. Instead, it is a specific type of job within the trucking industry. Also known as contract or primary freight, dedicated trucking involves hauling goods or materials for a specific client as opposed to … Continue reading “What is Dedicated Trucking?”

What Does Space Management Mean?

One of the theory instruction topics that trucking school programs must cover under the latest entry-level driver training (ELDT) guidelines is space management, as well as the related concept of speed management. Both of these are essential for staying safe on the road, so it’s important that you fully understand them. Simply put, space management … Continue reading “What Does Space Management Mean?”