Making long hauls across states, and across the country can be incredibly taxing on your body. We at Reliable Permit Solutions understand the toll that can take, and want to see the many hard-working truckers out there succeed. So we’ve put together this short list of tips for staying healthy on those long journeys. Stay Hydrated One of the single most important things you can do in your day-to-day in any profession is staying well hydrated. Because you spend so much time on the road, and not in easy reach of a water fountain, we recommend keeping plenty of bottled water around so that you can hydrate as you go. Create an Exercise Routine You also probably won’t get much opportunity to hit the gym before or after work like most people. To compensate, take opportunities during your stops and breaks not only to stretch, but to work out a [...]
The trucking industry is carefully regulated, requiring both its vehicles and its drivers to meet exacting standards. The many regulations and accompanying permits and fees can become quite costly, and even more so if handled incorrectly. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind so that you’re always on the right side of regulations, from us here at Reliable Permit Solutions. When Are Permits Necessary? If you’re in the trucking industry, you can count on needing permits for something at some point, but the specifics can be tricky. Here are the most important situations to consider: International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Applies to all vehicles with: Two (2) axles weighing over 26,000 pounds or Vehicles with three (3) or more axles regardless of weight, traveling in two or more states. Note: When traveling to a state in which a vehicle does not hold an IFTA decal and license, a temporary fuel permit is [...]
So you heard that truck driving can be a lucrative career and are wanting to take the dive? Well, you heard right. However, starting a new career is a big step, particularly with industry as demanding as truck driving, so before you get too deep, here are a few tips on getting started and making the most of your new career. The first consideration as you begin charting your new course is to decide what sort of trucking you’d like to go into. Before you can do anything, you’ll need to get a commercial drivers license (CDL). Once you have a CDL, a large range of options become available; flatbed and dry van trucking are some of the big ones, but it also covers bus driving and vocational truck driving, like garbage trucks or cement mixers. In addition to the CDL you can seek out and apply for endorsements that [...]
At Reliable Permit Solutions, we can help you get your trucking permits fast. We specialize in Overweight/Oversize permits, trip permits, fuel permits, and super loads. In addition, we offer route consulting, pilot cars, and rate quotes. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we take pride in being the most knowledgeable and courteous permit agents in the industry, and we offer personalized service tailored to every customer. If you need our services, feel free to call us today at 888-949-4220 or visit us online at ReliablePermitSolutions.com. Here at our blog, we’ll keep you updated with what’s going on at our company and in the world of trucking and the open road. Be sure to check back often for the latest news.
So, you’ve chosen to become a trucker and are excited at the prospect of hauling freight across the country. Excellent! You’ll certainly see many different places and people along your travels. The trucker lifestyle is certainly different from regular life, and for some, adapting to it can be the most difficult part of the job. What are some aspects of an OTR (over-the-road) trucker’s lifestyle and how can you acclimatize yourself to its demands? From Reliable Permit Solutions, here are a few facts that can help you adjust to your nomadic job. Learning to live in your truck As a truck driver, you’re going to be driving long hours, and its important to take breaks every once in a while to help you keep going. Living out of your truck means getting used to a very enclosed space, but it also means you’ll have everything you’ll need at arm’s length. [...]