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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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

Truck Driver Wife: What To Expect

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.

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How Do Truck Drivers Get Paid? The Answer And More

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

Semi Trailer Landing Gear Explained

Landing GearThe landing gear on a trailer supports the trailer once it has been removed from the semi-tractor. The landing gear are located on the front of the trailer and there is a landing gear on each side of the front of the trailer, so they can support the trailer. Read More