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Understanding the Classification System for Trucks

Fri, 12 Aug 2016

As a truck driver you are sorted into trucking jobs according to truck classifications. These are based on the gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR. Here in the US truck classification is ranked by how much a truck weighs. Classes rank from 1 to 8, as well as according to light duty, medium duty and… read more

Meet Brita Nowak: Overdrive’s Most Beautiful 2016 Contest Winner

Wed, 10 Aug 2016

You don’t often see a former actress behind the wheel of a big rig. All the same Brita Nowak of Jupiter, Florida has acted on the big screen in “Babylon 5,” “ LA Law” and “Star Trek.” This German born beauty studied economics in Berlin before moving to LA to pursue a career in … read more

Why the Nikola One Truck is Getting So Much Buzz

Fri, 05 Aug 2016

In the world of all things electronic, the Nikola Motor Company has topped everyone. Check out the Nikola One, a mostly electric big rig. That’s right, this is a truck that doesn’t require diesel at all, running off of electricity and compressed natural gas. As we consider which ways … read more

24 Trucking Companies That Will Hire Felons

Wed, 03 Aug 2016

So you have a felony on your record and you want to start a truck driving career. Forget about it, right? That’s what you would expect to hear since commercial drivers work under a federal agency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. However, you’d be amiss to believe it … read more

How Do Truck Drivers Stay Awake?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

This is one of those questions that truck drivers hear a lot. How on earth do truckers stay awake especially when driving those long and boring roads or late at night? Sure you hear stories and tales of people doing drugs, like speed and cocaine, but let’s be honest. Those people aren’t … read more

How to Avoid the Trucker’s Arm

Wed, 27 Jul 2016

As we roll into summer there’s a very real threat to truck drivers everywhere. After sitting in the same seat, day after day, mile after mile, your left arm gets much more sun exposure than your right arm. In fact, your entire left side including your face and neck are getting constant sun … read more

How To Stay Cool When You Can’t Idle Your Truck

Fri, 22 Jul 2016

No idling zones are one of the big inconveniences of being a truck driver. Yes, these zones – which vary in different states – ban idling. It’s a big inconvenience in many southern states and just about every state during the summer months, as these no idling zones prevent a … read more

What Do Truckers Do for Fun?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Life as a trucker isn’t easy and it’s far from glamorous. You’re gone for days – perhaps weeks – where the closest thing to “home” is the cab of your vehicle. Then there’s the hours and hours spent behind the wheel as you take your load from its origin… read more

Pay to Park for Truckers: Why It’s a Bad Idea

Fri, 15 Jul 2016

Truck drivers need to park their trucks throughout the day. Between keeping up with hours of service rules, to taking much needed naps and meal breaks, truck drivers need to pull over a lot. The worst time to try to find trucker parking is at night when the majority of truckers are trying to pull in… read more

Scholarships for Women in Trucking

Wed, 13 Jul 2016

As a female truck driver you already realize you are way outnumbered. For every 95 truck drivers who are males, only 5 are females. That is a huge gender difference not seen in most working environments. As a result of this gap there are different ways for women to find funding for trucking training… read more

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