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 a Dispatcher
5.) How to Use a Load Board
6.) How to Change a Tire
7.) How to Load and Unload the Trailer Safely
8.) How to Climb a Slippery Grade
9.) How to Secure Cargo
10.) How to Get Unstuck
11.) How to Have Patients with All Other Drivers
12.) When and How to Renew Paperwork
13.) How to Drive Safely in Inclement Weather
14.) How to Chain Up Your Trailer
15.) When to Get Your Truck Maintenance
What do you think every trucker should know how to do? Let us know in the comments below.