3 Ways To Stay Healthy On The Road

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 [...]

By |2019-03-28T21:44:06+00:00November 20th, 2017|Trucking|0 Comments

The Scoop On Permits

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 [...]

By |2019-03-28T21:32:05+00:00November 20th, 2017|Permits, Trucking|0 Comments

3 Tips for Starting a Career in Trucking

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 [...]

By |2019-03-28T21:25:26+00:00November 20th, 2017|Trucking|1 Comment