Trucker\'s Survival Guide
How To Protect Your CDL
Your Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is obviously a very valuable asset… Do you know how to protect your CDL? For anyone who makes their living as a commercial driver, losing their CDL would be as devastating as an attorney being disbarred or a doctor being decertified. It completely changes how... Read more
Change Your Brain’s Diet, Your Thoughts, Your Feelings
In this episode of Trucker’s Survival Guide’s series “On The Road with Cole”, Cole explains GIGO & describes how to begin changing feelings & thoughts by first changing what you feed your mind.   Read more
Super Easy Trailer Backing Tip
Backing a trailer is one of the most difficult skills a professional semi-truck driver practices throughout his or her entire career. Here’s a tip on how to backup a semi trailer the super easy way. Driving an 18-wheeler for a living, you’ll have the “opportunity” to back your trailer into some... Read more
How To Lose That Rubbin Feeling & Defeat Chafing
Chafing Is A Common Issue For Professional Drivers Chafing: a lot of folks might think it’s too personal to talk about. I’m going to write about it because it’s important – especially with hot summer weather just around the corner. Rubbing, chafing, heat rash, red irritation eventually leading to... Read more
What Do You Drink On The Road?
Truck Drivers Need Fluids As Much As Their Rigs Do. Truckers work hundreds of hours and drive thousands of miles each month. Our schedules vary, sometimes driving from early morning until sunset and the next day driving all night through a storm to get the load delivered on time.... Read more
The Importance of Wheel Inspections
It was a dark and snowy day of driving across the Midwest when I first discovered what could’ve quickly turned into a major accident. As frustrating as it is to have problems, especially when running a tight schedule, I feel very blessed to have found the cracks in my steer wheel before the problem... Read more
What Makes a Professional Truck Driver Professional?
Does just making a living by driving a truck make a person a professional truck driver? Uh, no. There’s a lot more to it than just making money. I’d say that goes for an profession. Remember this: you are a business person, whether your office is in Goldman-Sachs or... Read more
Sleeping Challenges for Truck Drivers
Getting Proper Rest While On The Road is Hard One of the big challenges most long-haul truck drivers face is getting enough quality sleep. Even though the government has made laws for the amount of time off we are supposed to have, they haven’t figured out how to make... Read more
Spring Driving Safety Tips
Spring is here…almost. Time for some spring driving safety tips. It was the first time I’d seen a “Watch for Ice” sign in front of a row of palm trees. That made me think about the broad weather extremes we encounter as professional drivers. After a long, rough winter... Read more