The smallest box truck is a 10 ft. box truck. The 10 ft. box truck has a deck length that measures approximately 10 ft. (depends on manufacturer) in length. The picture below of a 10 ft. box truck is labeled with the deck length.Read More
Box trucks come in a variety of sizes ranging from the smallest at 10 ft. to the largest ones that are 26 ft. in length. In between you have 12 ft., 14 ft., 15 ft., 16 ft., 17 ft., 18 ft., 20 ft., 22 ft., and 24 ft. box trucks as well. Box truck size is determined by the deck length, which is the length from one end of the box to the other.Read More
There are four major requirements that is required to pass the CDL vision test according to the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). The driver must have a distant visual perception of 20/40, a field of vision of at least 70 degrees, be able to recognize traffic signals and colors, and must not have monovision. Read More
There are many advantages that comes with being a new truck driver such as making a decent living, seeing the country, and meeting new people. New truck drivers are taught everything they need to know about driving over the road, but they are not taught on what they or their spouses can expect when they are driving over the road.
Truck drivers are paid one of three ways: by the mile, hourly, or by percentage of load. By the mile means that the driver is paid for each mile they drive, this is usually specific to OTR (over the road) drivers that drive long distances. Hourly pay is usually for drivers that drive a distance of 200 miles or less or local truck drivers that go home each night. Percentage of load pay means the driver is paid a percentage of the gross revenue of the load being delivered, it’s the least common method of payment. Read More