The Tire Blog

January 16, 2017

THE FIRST STEP TO A HEALTHY TRUCKING LIFESTYLE

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The nature of the work associated with long haul trucking doesn’t make it very easy to lead a healthy lifestyle. It is possible, though, and it all starts with the choice to do just that.

The Challenge

A lot goes into a truly healthy lifestyle, including good sleep, a stimulated mind, and even time with your loved ones, but the two biggest challenges that have the most impact on a driver’s health are diet and exercise. Over the road truckers sit for long periods of time and often have to settle for fast food or anything they can quickly eat in order to conserve precious time. It may be difficult, but there are steps truckers can take to lead a healthy lifestyle and still do the job that makes up the backbone of this great country.

December 22, 2016

GOOD DEEDS: TRUCKERS LEAD BY EXAMPLE

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There is something about the holiday season that brings out the best in people, and may even inspire them to do a few good deeds. We’re reminded of this every time we dip into a store and pass a Salvation Army bell ringer. Truck drivers are no exception.

Truck drivers helping out on the road

We have all seen a horror or thriller movie about a crazed truck driver chasing down hapless victims in their big intimidating trucks, and it goes without saying

December 22, 2016

THE FIRST STEP TO TRUCKING FINANCES: RECORD KEEPING

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The core function of a truck driver is so important it is often easy for drivers to overlook their own finances. As drivers are taking care of the country, they need to remember to take care of themselves, and their finances are an important part of this. The first step to successfully managing finances is an efficient record keeping system.

Why is record keeping so important?

We all have to pay taxes, and whether you’re an owner-operator or driving for a larger outfit proper, record keeping is going to make your life much easier come tax time. You can even save a few dollars through

November 28, 2016

COMMERCIAL TIRE CHAINS – TIS THE SEASON

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It’s time to start preparing for the perils of winter driving, and commercial tire chains are an important and often overlooked part of this preparation. A lot of truck drivers might simply throw them in the truck and consider themselves good to go, but there are a number of things to consider; Drivers need to know how to install them, check and maintain them, and be aware of the local laws that regulate their use.

 

Practice Now, Benefit Later

The common theme when dealing with commercial tire chains is simply to be prepared ahead of time. That means knowing how to use them when and if they are needed. You don’t want to be figuring out how to put on tire chains in the middle of a snowstorm or when you are already in a nasty situation.