What Is Regional Truck Driving?

Regional truck driving is when a truck driver will have a route in a distinct area of the country or region. For example, if a truck driver will be driving in the Southeast region of the country, the driver will probably be driving in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. A regional truck driver will have a predetermined run or route that will have the driver to be home once or twice during the week, and usually always home on the weekend.

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What Is Local Truck Driving?

Local truck driving is where a truck driver will work within a local area, often within a metropolitan area. The driver will usually have a set schedule where they will go home at the end of their shift instead of being on the road for days or weeks. Sometimes the driver will be making numerous stops depending upon the freight.

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Smallest Box Truck In Production

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.

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Box Truck Sizes From Smallest To Biggest

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.

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CDL Vision Requirements For Truck Drivers

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