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Author: That Mother Trucker

3 Reasons That Can Delay Hotshot Deliveries

Ideally, delivering loads as early as promised is what we all aim for as hotshot business owners. In an ideal scenario, the loads that we deliver arrive at their destination safely, on time, and without damage. However, the world is not ideal and whether we like it or not, we will always face kinks and challenges along the way like all of us do. As much as we would like to deliver our loads promptly, there will always be days where everything won’t just go our way. There are several reasons why our load deliveries are delayed: 1. Route...

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4 Ways Drivers Can Sleep Better

It is critical for our health to get a decent night’s sleep. In fact, during the last 25 years, it’s been one of the most researched health concerns. As we collect more data, we’re discovering additional ways that inadequate sleep negatively impacts health. Sleep deprivation has a short-term impact on our mood, capacity to focus, and even motor skills. Weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, mood disorders, and shorter life expectancy have all been linked to long-term inconsistent sleep. With just the short-term sleep concerns, we can understand its importance to truck drivers. When we realize that this has...

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5 Essentials For Every Truck Driver

The life of a truck driver is full of surprises. Some are extremely inconvenient and unprecedented. When unfortunate events happen, do you have the essential stuff with you to solve them? Do you even have any idea what are the important things that you need to bring as a truck driver? Gurpreet Gill, a YouTube vlogger and content manager/creator, shares five things he thinks are essential to truck drivers based on his own experience in OTR trucking. 1. Dashcams According to Gurpreet, dashcams have helped him save dollars in avoiding lawsuits and insurance claims. With all the scams happening...

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How to Ace Your Truck Driving Interview

Are you preparing for a truck driving interview? Whether you have years of experience or are just getting started in the trucking industry, doing interviews can be nerve-wracking still. Here are a few pointers to help you ace your next truck driving interview. 1. Look Into the Trucking Firm Research the trucking firm thoroughly before going in for the interview. Learn about their background, specialty, niche, and driving expectations. You must show the interviewer that you have thoroughly researched the firm and understand what to expect in a trucking position with them. This will make you stand out and...

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Your Hotshot Trucking Business: Should You Lease or Purchase?

So you’re thinking of starting a hotshot trucking company, eh? That’s a fantastic idea. But you may be stuck with this nagging question: Should you buy or should you lease? Which is the more profitable and practical option? Worry no more. To assist you in making your decision, we’ve listed the benefits and drawbacks of each option so you can determine which one is ideal for you: 1. Pros of Purchasing Your Trucks You get assurance of ownershipYou can control your own time and loadsYou can modify it according to your liking 2. Cons of Purchasing Your Trucks You...

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