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What Happened To Cabover Semi Trucks In The United States?

A cab-over truck is a semi-truck with the cab above the engine bay. A technician must lift the cab with a hydraulic system to get to the engine. They were popular in the United States until the 1970s but aren’t prevalent anymore. Cab-overs aren’t commonly used anymore in the United States for two reasons. First,…

Trucking Movies

17 Truck Driver Movies (Some Good, Some Not So Much)

If you’re a fan of trucking and a fan of movies what can be better than combining the two. Over the decades there have been some great trucking movies made and a few that are lacking but at least they have trucks in them. Here is a list of 17 movies that have a focus…

Hot Shot Trucking

What You Should Know About Hot Shot Trucking?

The trucking industry has a variety of terms that are used to describe different jobs, but if you’ve ever heard the term hot shot trucking, then you might wonder what it means. What do hot shot truckers do? Hot shot trucking is a way of transporting time-sensitive goods quickly and efficiently and hot shot truckers…

U.S. Flag

Do You Have to Be a U.S. Citizen to Get a CDL?

Getting your Commercial Driver’s License is required if you want to do any job that requires handling of heavy machinery or large vehicles. As such, you may be wondering whether you’re able to get a CDL without being a U.S. citizen. Is citizenship required to get a CDL? To get your CDL, you’ll need to…

Ethnic Truck Driver

Do You Have To Speak English To Be A Truck Driver In The U.S.?

Truck drivers today look much different than they did 30 years ago. More and more people from all over the world are becoming part of the truck driving industry, using their skills to transport essential goods all across the states, but do you have to speak English to be a truck driver in the U.S.?…

Intermodal Trucking

What is Intermodal Trucking?

When it comes to the logistics of freight and shipping, not everyone knows what intermodal trucking is or why it is useful. This particular method of freight transportation is used by many shipping companies in order to facilitate a more efficient shipping process. But what exactly is it and how does it work? Intermodal trucking…

Waze App

Does Waze Have Truck Mode For Professional Drivers?

Waze is one of the most popular GPS apps. After all, not only is it free, but a community is providing updates to the system in real-time. This means that users of Waze are constantly being updated on anything that may hinder specific routes e.g. heavy traffic, accidents, or even police speed cameras. It is…

Trucker Back Pain

5 Things That Truckers Use For Back Support

Long-haul trucking has its perks but sitting in a seat all day, no matter how soft and cushioned, takes a toll on your back. Then there’s the unloading and loading prior to and following the long trip. So what do truckers prefer and need for back support? There are a few things that truckers can…

Trucker Eating

10 Things That Truckers Use For Cooking

Trucking life can be a lonely life and few things spice a lonely evening up better than some good cooking. In a lot of ways, long-haul trucking is similar to camping, with what is essentially a teardrop camper built-in behind the cab, and a limitless number of ideas on what to cook with.  That’s not…