Are you new to the trucking industry or are you considering a job in this ever-growing field? Whatever the case may be, driving truck is a great way to make a living. To help you further your career we want to provide you with some helpful tips.
Four great tips for new truckers:
- Tips for trucking school.
- Career tips.
- Tips for saving fuel.
- Overall safety tips.
Tips for trucking school.
Before you start trucking school it is important to research the companies you want to work for. This will help ensure that the education you will receive will meet the standards of these companies. Also, schools that are accredited by the United States Department of Transportation offer great programs to help with the cost.
When looking for a trucking company who values safety and training. A safety department that monitors the CSA seven basic scores is important. Safety is also important when it comes to the hazmat scoring system. Having a good team of drivers that look out for each other is also important. Older drivers are able to mentor younger drivers and show them the ropes. Doing so, will help the younger drivers have a long and prosperous career in the trucking industry. Last but not least, working for a company that has competitive pay, reliable equipment, desirable routes, medical coverage, and financial benefits is also a plus.
Tips for saving fuel.
Did you know speeding uses more fuel? Not only does speeding increase the risk for an accident, but you are also using more fuel in the process. Maintaining a consistent speed or using your cruise control is a great way to help save on fuel. Idling is also a big waste of fuel. Planning your route is a great way to avoid major traffic, which wastes fuel.
Overall safety tips.
Sitting up high is a great way for drivers to pay attention to other drivers on the road and avoid any potential accidents they see in their view. You will also want to keep your distance from other drivers because you need more time to stop. A lot of vehicles tend to weave in and out on the highway and may break in front of you suddenly. That is why it is important for you to keep your eyes on the road at all times.
Also, don’t forget to inspect your vehicle before heading out on a trip. Doing so can help prevent any potential breakdowns or unnecessary problems from occurring.
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