Category: Truck Driver

How to Back a Tractor-Trailer

Of all the maneuvers that truck drivers must perform, backing a tractor-trailer is one of the most difficult. Although backing only accounts for a small portion of your time behind the wheel, it has the potential to cause serious problems if you aren’t careful. But with the right approach, commercial vehicle operators can safely back their big rigs with confidence. There are multiple factors to consider when backing a...
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4 Ways Truck Drivers Can Be Safer at Intersections

Intersections present some of the greatest safety challenges for commercial vehicle operators and passenger drivers alike. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that around 40% of accidents involved an intersection. Whether it’s a 4-way stop or a complex traffic light, truck drivers have to be on high alert. And while every instance is unique, there are several ways that truckers can best equip themselves for...
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5 Free Smartphone Apps Every Trucker Can Benefit From

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “There’s an app for that.” While it’s cliché, it’s true. Believe it or not, there’s even an app for proposing marriage called “Will You Marry Me?” Ridiculous apps aside, smartphones have become essential parts of our lives, both personally and at work. And you, truck driver, are no exception. One survey found that a staggering 95% of truckers have smartphones! Fortunately for Road Warriors, there are...
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The Do’s & Don’ts of Reacting to an Accident

No truck driver ever wants to be in an accident. That’s why we do everything we can to equip our company drivers -and all truck drivers, for that matter- with the knowledge and resources that they need to be as safe as possible. Accordingly, the primary goal is always to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. That being said, a prudent CDL driver will be mentally prepared for what to do in case of an emergency. No two...
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5 Ways Truckers Can Stay Hydrated This Summer

Over the last 10 years, the daily high temperature in Memphis during the month of July has averaged 92 degrees. So, what better time to emphasize hydration? It’s no secret that staying adequately hydrated is crucial for a healthy lifestyle, regardless of your occupation. However, hydration isn’t just a matter of personal health for CDL drivers; it’s also a matter of safety. A study found that driving with moderate dehydration had...
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Fueling for Success: 4 Healthy Eating Habits for Busy Truckers

Eating healthy is not often the first thing most truck drivers are thinking about, and they are suffering as a result. Driving a truck is a rigorous job that requires a high level of physical and mental fortitude. And, it rarely leaves extra time in the day to focus on healthy eating. Yet, nutrition is a key factor that influences a trucker’s performance and quality of life. A driver’s eating habits tremendously affect his/her...
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The Red Ball Express: Delivering Victory in WWII

At Easley Transportation, we fully understand the importance of truck drivers to everyday life. Without the men and women who get behind the wheel each day, life as we know it would be rudely disrupted. But, trucking isn’t limited to the civilian world. In light of Memorial Day and the anniversary of D-Day, we want to take a look at the role that military truck drivers played in World War II. June 6, 1944 On June 6, 1944, Allied...
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Preventing Truck Driver Slips, Trips, & Falls

“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” Oftentimes, we associate slips, trips, and falls with the elderly or our clumsy cousin. But, did you know that these are among the most common types of accidents in the workplace? Further, slips, trips, and falls can result in serious injuries with lasting consequences - especially for truck drivers and logistics workers. Even the most youthful and athletic drivers are not exempt from these...
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Truck Drivers: Finding the Right Company

Truck driving is a tough career, especially if you aren’t with the right company. Whether you drive over-the-road or specialize in local pickup and delivery, you know the hard work and dedication that is required of you. With so many different types of trucking career opportunities, you may find yourself wondering if you are at the right company. Or, perhaps you’re questioning if you’re in a role that’s best suited for you. Lay your...
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Trucker Safety: 3 Things Drivers Should Wear Every Day

Each month, we are selecting a particular aspect of safety to emphasize with our drivers. For March, we are homing in on seat belts and various types of protective equipment. And though the experienced trucker has heard these things time and time again, we don’t believe there’s such a thing as overemphasizing safety. Oftentimes, the focus for truck drivers is on keeping others safe. While this is incredibly important, it’s also...
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Why We Only Hire the Best – 6 Characteristics of an Easley Driver

At Easley, we like to refer to our drivers as Road Warriors. And as a transportation and logistics company, commercial drivers are the lifeblood of our daily operations. We strive to deliver a high level of service to our customers, and it wouldn’t be possible without exceptional truck drivers. Here are 6 characteristics of a true Easley Road Warrior: Protector Truckers aren’t just moving freight from point A to point B - they are the...
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How Truck Drivers (And You) Can Fight Human Trafficking

Did you know that January has been designated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Month? Human trafficking is a horrific crime that ruins lives and exploits the most vulnerable – and unfortunately, it’s happening in all 50 states. Further, this form of modern-day slavery utilizes every form of transportation, including roads, railways, waterways, and airways. As professionals in the transportation and logistics industry, it’s our...
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How to Combat the Hazards of Truck Driving in Winter Weather

Earlier this week, Memphis experienced a somewhat rare occurrence: snow! It wasn't much, but it was snow nonetheless. While this means snowball fights and hot chocolate for the kiddos, the same can’t be said for truckers. Snow, ice, and other wintery conditions present a handful of challenges for drivers, and for the logistics industry as a whole. In this article, we’ll dive into some common truck driving hazards caused by winter...
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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sBeY38zp9s Road Warriors: More than a truck driver Every day, 3.5 million Americans wake up in the early hours of the morning ready for work. However, these men and women don’t clock in at an office. They don’t spend their day looking at a computer screen, and they certainly don’t kill time at the water cooler. Rather, they spend their hours on the road, transporting the goods that we so often take for...
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