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How to stay awake while driving

Setting off on a long journey, experts advise drivers to clearly calculate their strengths, stop at night every 2-3 hours for at least 20 minutes of sleep. But if there is no way to sleep, you should take a short vigorous walk or do some gymnastic exercises: this will help activate the circulatory system. Cold water also helps to relieve fatigue, so you should wash your face during stops. An...
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The most dangerous states for truckers

The profession of a truck driver in the United States is considered one of the most dangerous. The percentage of trucks among all vehicles involved in fatal accidents differs from state to state. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only 2.4% of fatal accidents involve heavy vehicles. However, in some states this figure is very close to 9%....
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The differences between American and European trucks

In the United States, the most common type of trucks is a heavy truck with a bonneted cab layout. Such cars, as a rule, are equipped with a powerful engine of large volume and at the same time have a lot of space for drivers. European models, on the other hand, are most often found in a compact design and do not have a hood. In such trucks, the cab is less spacious, since part of the usable...
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Tips for a novice trucker

Experienced drivers say it’s best to start your trucker career in late spring or summer. In these seasons, the track is not snowy, the rains are infrequent, therefore, the road is easier. During this time, the new recruit will gain experience, will feel more confident, and there will be an opportunity to get a high-paying route. Below is a detailed description of what a novice trucker...
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Truckers’ food

Every trucker faces certain nutritional pros and cons as they route along the track. It is difficult enough to make meals full and regular. The easiest option is to constantly visit roadside cafes or fast foods. Here you can order a hearty hot dish at any time of the day. But there are a number of disadvantages here: the menu is dominated by fatty, spicy and spicy dishes, which is...
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How to change gears on a truck with manual transmission

A truck, also known as a trailer truck or 18 wheeler, is a large diesel powered tractor unit that is designed to carry heavy loads. The transmission (gearbox) in these tractors can be automatic or manual. Now almost all cars, including trucks, are produced with an automatic transmission. This helps to protect the engine from unnecessary overload and reduce the burden on the driver. But for...
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Using snow chains on truck wheels

Snow chains are used off-road, in icy conditions and to improve wheel traction. Due to the fact that the pattern of the chain protrudes outward, and the contact area of the chains with the road is less than that of the wheel, there are gaps between the chain and the tire, the permeability of the transport increases, and slipping of the wheels is prevented. The main purpose for which truck...
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How to take the truck, what to check before the trip

Accepting and checking a car before a trip is an important part of a trucker’s job. For a driver who goes on a trip, it is important to carefully check the truck and documents to make sure everything is in order. Any questions and defects discovered during such an inspection must be resolved before signing the documents and setting off on the road. First, you need to inspect the truck...
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