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4 Causes of Skidding and Sliding

Skidding on the road is scary and dangerous. Learn what causes trucks to skid and how to avoid sliding out of control. While skidding is more likely to occur in the winter due to icy road conditions, driving behaviors such as over-steering, over-braking, over-accelerating or just plain driving too fast are other common causes.  Ice […]

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How to Avoid Truck Driver Shoulder Injuries

The use of proper body mechanics is the key to avoiding truck driver shoulder injuries and other upper body issues. A good indicator as to whether you are performing an overhead lift properly is to observe the shoulder movement. If the shoulders are constantly moving closer to the ears rather than staying level with the collar […]

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Railroad Crossing Safety Tips

Railroad crossings can be dangerous for any driver, but they are particularly hazardous for commercial truck drivers. Railroad-highway grade crossings are points in which a roadway and train tracks intersect. There are different types of grade crossings which may or may not contain different warning signs or devices such as pavement markings or signage. Neither […]

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The Importance of Keeping Your License Current

If the information on your license is out of date you might be exposing yourself to inconvenient and potentially costly consequences. The most important reason to ensure that the address on your driver’s license is up-to-date is the most obvious: it’s illegal not to do so! In nearly every state in the U.S. you can […]

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Avoiding Road Rage During the COVID-19 Pandemic (and Always)

We have a choice in engaging in aggressive behavior or avoiding road rage when driving. COVID-19 has taken so much from so many. People have died, gotten very sick, lost jobs, and/or are experiencing significant financial concerns. Some are missing out on everyday opportunities or even long-awaited experiences they had been eagerly looking forward to. […]

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Quick Keys to Safe Cranking

Cranking the landing gear is one of the most common ways drivers injure themselves outside of the tractor. Strains and sprains to the shoulders, elbows and wrists often result from improper use of body mechanics when raising and lowering landing gear. Consider the following safe cranking guidelines to ensure proper, low-stress raising and lowering of […]

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Seat Belt Safety Starts With You

Don’t Be a Seat Belt Statistic.  Nearly 27.5 million people still don’t practice seat belt safety. In 2017 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing a seat belt. Click It Or Ticket. The Click It or Ticket campaign focuses on safety education, strong […]

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Free Driver COVID-19 Online Course: What Truckers Need to Know

Keeping drivers safe through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At TransForce, safety is always our top priority. Now more than ever, we want to provide our drivers with the education and resources to feel safe while on the road. Watch this brief video from our partners at Instructional Technologies, Inc. to learn how this pandemic affects drivers’ […]

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Top Tips to Help You Pass CDL School

A CDL (commercial driver’s license) is necessary to get a good job as a truck driver, and many companies will provide training for the CDL test. In order to set yourself up for success, you need to adequately prepare for a career of driving. Here are some tips to get you started. Do your homework. […]

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How Endorsements Help Your Trucking Career

A career in driving—whether it’s moving products from one state to another or shuttling children to and from school—can be rewarding, satisfying and lucrative. Endorsements Expand Options Getting CDL endorsements will expand your career options immediately because you will qualify for more jobs. To make the most of your career, experts recommend getting as many […]

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