Should truckers have a dashcam?
Under the best circumstances, driving on the highway (or anywhere) make for a chaotic environment. Not everyone on the road will be doing the right things and other times, random things just happen – randomly. In the event an accident occurs, the rush of adrenaline and general confusion can make recalling what happened very difficult, if not impossible. So, should truckers have a dashcam? There is no real downside to utilizing all the available technology at your disposal. Having a real-time record of everything that happens during a trip can come in handy in all sorts of ways. Our team reached out to some long-time customers to find out their thoughts on the subject and how they picked out their camera. Let’s see what they found. Read the rest of this entry
Trucker Safety Tips for Driving Near Protest Areas
To call 2020 a tumultuous year for truck drivers feels like a bit of an understatement. First, COVID-19 all but completely shut down the country. Now, there are protests occurring in many of the nation’s major cities. Regardless of where a driver stands on the contentious issue, their cargo needs to be delivered. Highways all over have been crowded with people and tragedy was narrowly avoided when an oil tanker reportedly mistakenly approached a crowd occupying I-35 West in Minnesota on May 30. Our team of product experts working at the Patriot Truck Sale showroom did a little research to find some trucker safety tips for driving near protest areas. Let’s take a look at a few things you might find important. Read the rest of this entry
Should I add more endorsements to my CDL?
The first thing every owner/operator needs before they ever climb into a truck is a commercial driver’s license. But, as we all should know by now, a driver needs additional permissions to do additional jobs. If you’re struggling with the question, ‘Should I add more endorsements to my CDL,’ our team of product experts did a little research to help you make your decision. There are about a half-dozen common endorsements that drivers can add to their CDL which can have a definite economic benefit. You will want to make sure that you look at the various requirements for adding endorsements in your state. Let’s take a look at some information you might find useful. Read the rest of this entry
Used commercial truck aftermarket parts for sale near Dallas, TX
Patriot Truck Sales is already home to one of the most diverse inventories to pre-owned commercial trucks. The trucking industry has a lot of niches that make standardization difficult. If you’re entering a new trucking market to expand your revenue streams, you might need to know where you can find used commercial truck aftermarket parts for sale near Dallas, TX. Patriot Truck Sales has added a parts service that can help owner/operators adapt to a changing industry on the fly. We also want to point out that new parts are also available. The best part is customers can view and order the parts available online. Let’s take a look at what this new service can do for you. Read the rest of this entry
How do truck drivers stay awake while driving at night?
Despite our best efforts, the human body is designed to respond to its environment. We are built to be awake when the sun is up and sleep when it is dark outside. However, in our 24-hour world that isn’t always how we live our lives or earn our living. Truck drivers boldly traveling through the night to meet a deadline is almost like a modern-day cowboy tale. So, how do truck drivers stay awake while driving at night? If you enter into this profession, you’ll have to get used to working strange hours. Let’s take a look a few healthy tips for working safely while the rest of the world is sleeping. Read the rest of this entry
How do truckers avoid getting coronavirus?
The coronavirus has changed the way just about everyone goes about their lives. Truckers need to keep on rolling because that is how necessary life-saving equipment and supplies to into the hands of people on the frontlines of this battle. While the rest of the country is sheltering in place avoiding contact, truck drivers need to continually expose themselves to the disease. So, how do truckers avoid getting coronavirus? For the most part, making sure you give other people a wide berth and regularly wash your hands are about all you can do. However, a few Patriot Truck Sales product experts did a little research to find more information. Let’s take a look at what they found. Read the rest of this entry
Is the 2020 CVSA Roadcheck still happening?
Each spring, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance partners with state departments of transportation around the country for the annual Roadcheck safety inspection blitz. There has been a more than a fair amount of uncertainty circulating these days which has led to a lot of industry people wondering, ‘Is the 2020 CVSA Roadcheck still happening?’ Yes, it is. However, the industry group had originally planned to run the nationwide safety inspection program from May 5-7, but they are delaying the effort until later this summer. Let’s take a look at a few things you should know. Read the rest of this entry
How do I sterilize the cab of my semi?
To say the last few weeks have been fraught would be a major understatement. Businesses are closing, people are being laid off and there is just a general feeling of uncertainty. Even with all of that going on, we still need to earn a living and truck drivers are more important than ever before. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I sterilize the cab of my semi,’ the product experts working at the Patriot Truck Sales showroom have done a little bit of research. These tips are easy to follow and are largely common sense. Our team still thought a casual reminder might be helpful. Let’s take a look at what they found. Read the rest of this entry
How do I pick a new semi-truck seat?
There is a lot to consider when a new owner/operator is outfitting a truck purchase. Sure, elements like the engine, transmission and fuel economy are very important, but we’d like to make a counterargument that the driver’s seat requires the most attention. Like any truck component, seats wear out and need to be replaced. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I pick a new semi-truck seat,’ the product experts at Patriot Truck Sales have a few tips that might be helpful. An unsupportive seat can lead to a number of issues like muscle pulls and strains that could lead to missed work. If you’ll be looking for a new seat in the future, here are some things you’ll want to consider. Read the rest of this entry
How can truckers spot human trafficking?
If you have watched the news recently, you have probably heard about human trafficking and the horrors it inflicts on its victims. Law enforcement on the local, state and federal levels has undertaken huge efforts to combat this modern-day form of slavery. Believe it or not, one of the police’s best allies is truckers because they are on the road all the time and these criminals are constantly on the move. We need every set of eyes looking out for the signs this series of crimes are taking place. So, how can truckers spot human trafficking? Our team of product experts has done a little research to help you get the knowledge you need to play your important role as a truck driver. Read the rest of this entry