Author: Hotshot Warriors

A Hotshot Trucker’s Guide to Trucker Etiquette

  Due to the increasing demand for truckers of all kinds, there are new drivers are being trained every day. They review the basics and are instructed in safe driving, but in the rush to send them out on shifts, new truckers often miss out on learning the common courtesies of the commercial trucking industry.  Here is a helpful guide to trucking etiquette while on the road.  1.) Say Thanks If another vehicle lets you merge into traffic, it is polite to thank the driver. You can do this by turning on your opposite turn signal, quickly alternating the...

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Golden Opportunity for Truckers (Guest Post)

George from Auto Transport City approached us here at Hotshot Warriors. He wanted to share information on Auto Transport City. I hope this can help all you hotshots! Starting out on any new business could be a challenge and may require knowing a thing or two about the nature of the business. Same could be said about the car trucking business. However, since the millennium, the boast of the trucking business has been on the rise. There are millions of US citizens that require car truckers throughout the year. Whether they are about to settle to a new place,...

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What to Expect During Your DOT Physical

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drivers to get regular physicals to make sure they can be safe on the road. Here is what to expect.  Who Needs a DOT Physical?  If any of the following apply to you, you must get a DOT physical and carry a DOT medical certificate when you drive a commercial vehicle: You are paid to operate a motor vehicle that holds nine to 15 passengers; you drive the vehicle more than 75 miles from where you report to work; you operate this vehicle for interstate commerce purposes.   You operate a motor vehicle with...

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The 10 Busiest Interstates in the United States

Since the inception of the United States Interstate System in 1956, it has created more traffic congestion than any of the designers imagined. It costs tens of billions of dollars to keep existing interstates and bridges maintained.  United States traffic officials warm the 47,182-mile system has areas of high stress. Here is a list of the 10 busiest U.S. interstates, according to the Federal Highway Administration‘s statistics.   1.) I-405  Interstate 405, or more commonly known as “the 405” is a major interstate highway that runs from northern California to southern California. To paint the picture for how busy it is, in...

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The 15 Things Every Trucker Should Know How to Do

Driving a truck for a living is no easy task, and there is a long list of important and essential information and driving skills that every professional driver should have.  There are some truck driving schools that teach truckers this, but most of the time truckers learn on the job by actually doing everything. Here is a list of the fifteen things it is essential all truckers should know how to do.  1.) Handle a Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspection  2.) How to Plan the Route Efficiently  3.) How to Handle Safety Risk Deliveries  4.) How to Talk to...

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