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Semi Trucks, Truck Financing
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No Credit Check Semi Truck Financing

The phrase “no credit check semi-truck financing” sounds like a dream come true for some people looking for a new truck. What it means is an individual was able to get a loan for their vehicle purchase without having the lender looking into their borrowing history. The big question here is... Does no credit check semi-truck financing even exist?   Acquiring commercial truck financing that way is not completely impossible, but it is not necessarily easy to do. Additionally, you may find you...
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Commercial Trucking, Semi Trucks
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What is The Weight of Diesel Fuel?

Every truck should know the weight of diesel fuel. How much does a gallon of diesel fuel weight? When a normal driver passes a truck on the freeway, they don’t really think twice. They might think they want to speed up to pass it, or that they’re getting their view blocked. They don’t think about all the logistics that go into the truck driver’s route, and they definitely don’t think about the weight of diesel fuel.   Any truck driver who has ever set out to plan for their long-distan...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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How to Become a Truck Driver

Choosing your career is, obviously, a big decision. Your career isn’t just another job, it’s something you might do for the rest of your entire life. When you’re trying to see if you should start a truck driving career, you’ve got to know where to begin with such a big decision.   Where do you start? Where will you end up, and what are the steps you need to take to get your career on the road? The good news is you can start right now to prepare yourself for a future as a truck driver....
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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Best Semi Trucks

What Are The Best Semi Truck Brands We get asked this question all the time, what is the best semi-truck? Or what's the most popular semi-truck? To help answer those questions we've put together a guide of the best semi trucks brands in the United States. We've also included a guide of the different styles of semi-trucks and semi-truck trailers. Plus, other frequently asked semi-truck questions.   Here's our list of the top 5 best semi-trucks. Listed 5 through 1. Scroll down to see w...
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Commercial Trucking, Guides, Regulations, Semi Trucks
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The Ultimate Weigh Station Guide

Weigh stations are a part of a trucker’s career and there is little way to avoid them entirely. Most drivers would agree that they just want to be on the road and on their way rather than stopped at a weigh station waiting for their turn to roll over the scales. Additionally, the absolute last thing truckers want is a DOT inspection or that dreaded red light while they are trying to deliver a load.     So, what’s the deal with weigh stations anyways?   The Weigh Station Basic...
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Commercial Trucking, Semi Trucks
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How Much Do Truck Drivers Make

How much money do truck drivers make per year? When you’re considering a job, perhaps the most important question of all is how much money you will make. The same goes for the trucking industry, and the answer is a little less straightforward than a simple salary amount.    There are about 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States right now, a number that is rapidly growing. That means that almost one in one hundred people are truck drivers. With statistics like that, it’s safe t...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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10 Longest Highways & Interstates in America

Ever wonder what the longest highways in the United States are? We put together a list of the 10 longest highway & interstates in America based on miles covered.   As a trucker driver that spends countless hours hauling freight and goods all over the nation, you’ll probably be very familiar with these historic highways. Heck, you may even be driving on one of these highways right now or in the near future. We ranked the longest highways from 10 to 1. 10. US 12   Cons...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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What is a Semi Truck?

What is a semi truck? In North America, the combination vehicles made up of a powered truck and one or more semi-trailers are known as "semis", "semi-trailers", "tractor-trailers", "big rigs", "semi-trucks", "18-wheelers", or "semi-tractor trailers" and “semi-trailer trucks”.   The tractor unit typically has two or three axles; those built for hauling heavy-duty commercial construction machinery may have as many as five, some often being lift axles.   The most common tracto...
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Commercial Trucking, Guides, Semi Trucks
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Best Load Boards for Truckers

The cornerstone of trucking is finding loads to haul and having a consistent list of customers to haul for. That being said, load boards can be a vital resource for truckers to find work easily without the stress of person to person networking, outreach, and contracts. So, what are the best load boards for truck drivers? This guide will help you with finding the best premium or free load board for you.   Having such an accessible online venue for work allows truckers to get work easil...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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Most Popular Semi Trucks in America

What are the most popular semi-trucks in America? This list is the top-selling brand based on market share and commercial vehicles sold in the United States. Read this article to learn more about the different trucking brands. Please comment below and let us know which is your favorite semi-truck brand.   1. Freightliner   Freightliner Trucks is an American truck manufacturer and a division of Daimler Trucks North America. The division is known mainly for the heavy-duty cla...
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Semi Trucks
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Automatic vs Manual Transmission for Semi-Trucks

Automatic vs Manual transmission for semi-trucks - What Do You Prefer to Drive? Perhaps the most crucial part of a semi-truck is its transmission. In 2018 for the automotive industry, only 2 percent of the cars that were sold were manual. While manual transmissions are much more prevalent in semi-trucks, there’s still a movement toward automatic transmissions on the rise.   Is there a clear-cut answer when it comes to automatic versus manual transmissions for semi-trucks? The answer i...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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Top 11 Trucking Apps in 2019

We've put together a list of the top 11 trucking apps in 2019. These are the best apps for trucks. Every truck driver should have these apps. And most of them are for free!   If you’re looking for the best trucking apps to make your life easier, we’ve got that list for you. Instead of having to waste time downloading, trying out, and deleting a bunch of new and fancy looking applications in the iTunes App Store or Google Play, you can just easily scroll and skim this fancy list and se...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
0 admin •2019

Top 100 Trucking Songs Of All Time

Truck driving isn't just a job, it's a lifestyle, it's a passion, it's a culture. Truckers have their own language, movies, jokes, and even music. So when it comes to music, there are few things better than being on the open road with your favorite song turned up. To honor that, we made a list of the Top 100 Trucking Songs that capture that feeling best.   Just for you, you can listen to Top Trucking Songs playlist right now on Spotify!   If you don't have Spotify, we even ...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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Different Types of Commercial Trucks & Vehicles

What are the different types of commercial trucks and vehicles? This article will cover the most popular and common commercial vehicles on the road today in the USA. Semi-Trailer Truck A semi-trailer truck more commonly known as a semi-truck or simply "semi" is the combination of a tractor unit and one or more semi-trailers to carry freight. A semi-trailer attaches to the tractor with a fifth-wheel coupling (hitch), with much of its weight borne by the tractor. The result is that both the trac...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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Different Types of Trailers for Semi Trucks

This article will cover the different types of trailers for semi-trucks. So, what is a trailer? What are the different types of trailers for semi-trucks? A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle. In the United States, the term is also used to refer to the combination of a truck and a trailer also called a tractor-trailer.    A large proportion of a semi-trailer's weight is supported by a tractor unit, or a detachable front-axle assembly known as a dolly, or the tail of another...
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Guides, Semi Trucks
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Best Truck Stops in America

We have created a guide for the best truck stop in America. Based on our opinion on the feedback from our clients, trucking friends, and our travels throughout the United States. We would love to hear your opinions in the comment section below. It will help us create our 2020 guide of the best truck stops. 1: Iowa 80 - Walcott, Iowa A place where people want to stop. On the eastern edge of Iowa, not far from the Mississippi River, adjacent to the small town of Walcott, you’ll find a place like...
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Regulations, Semi Trucks
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FMCSA is Announcing a Proposed Rule Changes

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.   “This p...
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Business, News, Semi Trucks
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Is Amazon Undercutting the Entire Trucking industry?

Amazon Vs the Trucking Industry   Free two-day shipping was just turned into free one-day shipping. It seems almost too good to be true, but it is what Amazon Prime is offering its members.   While they were unveiling their new speedy shipping, Amazon discreetly unveiled their freight brokerage platform. You can see the new service at freight.amazon.com. They advertise that you can “[t]ap into the scale of Amazon as we extend our carrier network to give you the best-in-class ...
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News, Semi Trucks
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Hot Topics in Trucking [2019]

If you want to get ahead in the trucking game, you have to know the ins and outs of the industry. As an owner-operator, you especially need to keep your head in the game with the news of hot topics. That way, you can always be creating a strategy for your business. Of course, there’s no shortage of hot topics out there. Here’s just a few to keep you up to date when it comes to your field. Truck Driver Parking Owner-operators might already be aware that semi-truck parking is difficult. T...
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Regulations, Semi Trucks
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ELD Laws and Personal Conveyance Time

What do drivers need to think about their personal conveyance time? And how do ELD laws affect that time?   Well, they’re being told not to overthink. Which is a good thing?   Personal conveyance time is the time that a driver is spent traveling to a location to rest, moving a truck during the driver's off-duty time if it’s required, eating or more. The “more” is where it can get confusing. What should be counted as a personal conveyance time?   Drivers and Persona...
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