“Wait! How did I get here?” I exclaimed to myself as the tingly, nervous sensation worked it’s way up my spine to the base of my neck. It’s that feeling you get when you are cruising along and suddenly realize that you don’t remember driving the last several miles of road. I’ll bet that just about anyone who has driven for any length of time has had a similar experience.
We all need a little validation every now and then. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine chose Nussbaum as their winner for the 2015 Fleet Safety & Compliance award! The contest judged a company’s safety culture, practices, programs, and most importantly – the results.
Starting out a career as an OTR driver comes with a lot of uncertainties. You may be asking:
- Where should I fuel?
- How can I connect with other truckers without using a CB Radio?
- Where’s the closest truck wash?
- Can I park and sleep in this Walmart Parking lot?
- Is there a Wendy’s nearby?
Thankfully, technology has come a long way and now there is an app for everything. But navigating the never-ending lists of available apps may be scarier than navigating New York. To help give you a leg up, we have put together a few popular apps for new drivers that we think you’ll want to check out. These apps will help you establish routes, keep your logs, find fuel, and stay connected with friends and family back home.
Driving a truck is not just about driving a truck. It’s about getting things done. It’s about being responsible for delivering the products and supplies that keep America moving. The work that truckers do is critical to our economy, families and businesses. In 2014, over 80% of our nation’s freight was hauled by a truck and it required the work of over 7 million people to get it done.
Just in case you hadn’t already noticed… it’s summer time. While you’re out there logging miles and earning your paycheck the road is filling up with families and young folk who are on their way to adventure and fun in the sun. Chances are that their minds are not on their immediate surroundings. Instead, they may be dreaming about kicking back on a sun-soaked beach or telling stories to their friends about just how “epic” this trip is going to be.