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March 13, 2021 | TruckerTools

Top Blogs for Truckers/Carriers: February 2021 Highlights

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Even though February is the shortest month of the year, we loaded up the Trucker Tools blog with lots of timely tips on dealing with winter weather, advice on how to grow your business and interviews with truckers from all across the nation. If you missed out on some of these February blogs, don’t worry — we’ve got your back. In this February 2021 blog roundup, we get you all caught up on what you may have missed. Check out these top blogs from Trucker Tools from the month of February!

Three Essentials for Growing Your Trucking Business

No matter if you’re a one-truck owner operator or a trucking company, increasing your productivity and reducing downtime can help you boost your revenue. Greater efficiency also gives you more time and opportunities for building relationships with brokers, 3PLs and shippers — which is key for long term success. In this blog, we provide three simple productivity tips that will help you grow your trucking business in 2021 and beyond.

Five Winter Weather Trucking Tips

Trucker Tools recently interviewed owner operator and flatbed trucker Wayne Cragg to learn more about his life on the road and career in trucking. Wayne runs mostly steel and glass for a trucking company based out of Oregon. His runs take him all over the continental United States and Canada. During the interview, Wayne spoke to us about some of the challenges of running flatbed freight in winter weather and offered his tips for dealing with ice and snow. 

Celebrating Diversity: Larry Cothran, Driver and Mentor

In celebration of Black History Month, we interviewed Black professionals from across the trucking industry, including driver Larry Cothran. Drawing on his 13 years of experience in trucking, Larry mentors new drivers and shares his trucking knowledge with his fellow truckers on his YouTube channel. Read this blog to find out how Larry got into the industry and why he thinks it’s important for experienced drivers to share their knowledge with those who are new to the industry.

10 Things You Should Know About the Trucker Tools Driver App

We get it — you don’t have a lot of free time when you’re a trucker. That’s why we put together this blog that highlights the top 10 things you should know about the Trucker Tools driver app. All 10 items on our list benefit you as a trucker, whether they’re saving you time, simplifying how you interact with brokers or helping you reduce your expenses. Check out these 10 things that you may or may not already know about the Trucker Tools driver app — which, by the way, has been download by more than 1 million truckers.

Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

Trucker Tools recently surveyed truckers to find out the best ways to deal with ice, snow and other winter weather on the road. Nearly 200 truckers answered our survey and shared their tips on how to stay safe and warm when running through cold climates. In this blog, you’ll get tips from your fellow drivers on what to do (and not do) when confronted with black ice, packs of slow moving traffic, sleet and below-freezing temps. Is everyone ready for spring yet?

Celebrating Diversity: Pinkie Dabney, Trucker and Social Media Influencer

In February, we interviewed trucker and social media influencer Pinkie Dabney as part of our celebration of Black History Month. Pinkie is a single mom of two based out of Charlotte, N.C., who says she’s found her financial freedom in trucking. Pinkie began recording her experiences behind the wheel on YouTube and today has nearly 60,000 followers. She shares her good and bad days online in hopes she inspires others and helps them along the way. 

Level Up Your Trucking Business: Find Loads in Real-Time Instead of Using Load Boards

Are you looking for ways to create a self-sustaining, profitable trucking business? Do you want to reduce your expenses and maximize your revenue? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this blog series is for you! The first blog in this series is all about the rising costs of load boards — and those costs encompass more than just the monthly fees you pay to access load boards. Find out how you can find loads with your favorite brokers quickly without paying a dime.  

10 Ways Truckers Can Stay Healthy and Positive on the Road

At Trucker Tools, we talk to a lot of truckers and what we hear again and again is that you worry about staying physically and mentally healthy on the road. With this in mind, we recently interviewed Dr. Rhonda Bompensa-Zimmerman, director of fitness and wellness at GlobalTranz, to get her thoughts on how truckers like you can stay healthy and positive on the road. Check out her awesome tips for incorporating movement, mindfulness and healthy habits into your daily routine.

Five Winter Weather Safety Tips for Truckers

Severe weather and several winter storms in February prompted us to gather even more winter weather trucking tips for you. This time around, we spoke with Pinkie Dabney and Larry Cothran to find out how they handle black ice, snow and wind gusts when driving through cold climates. Both Pinkie and Larry have lots of experience with winter driving and provided us with some creative ways to deal with snow and ice, which we share with you here.

For more trucker interviews, business advice, and health and fitness tips, check out Top Blogs for Truckers: January 2021.

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