Run out of groceries in the truck after you’re done driving for the day? Notice something is moldy and you have nothing to eat but you don’t want to go to the truck stop? Or maybe you just want to go see a movie instead of staring at your bunk night after night. You may be in an area where public transportation isn’t available and you don’t want to rent a car just to run a quick errand — especially when you have a perfectly good piece of equipment to drive to get where you need to go.
Wondering what a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is and how it needs to be completed? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. But, as a truck driver, you have a million other things going on and so much paperwork to keep track of. It can be easy to forget to fill out a DVIR — especially if you’re not used to how your company does it.
Is there anything worse than waking up to a flat tire on your tractor or trailer? It puts a wrench in your entire plan for the day. By now you should understand a pre-trip is essential, but do you know why a post-trip inspection is also important?
Listen, no driver wants to get a violation that’ll end up on their pre-employment screening (PSP) report. It stays on your record for years and can impact the trucking companies that’ll hire you. The violations come with Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) points too.
Marijuana. Weed. Pot. No matter what you call it, can you use it as a truck driver?
Recap hours. Let’s lay it all out on the table. They’re confusing. A lot of drivers don’t understand them. They’re great because they give you drive time without having to do a 34-hour reset, but they’re confusing. If you’re having a hard time understanding them, you aren’t the only driver experiencing this.