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  • Cargo theft is one of the most pressing issues that every truck driver faces. There are many steps that every truck driver can take to secure their cargo, but the best possible tool is a skilled and knowledgeable truck driver. How can you prevent cargo thieves from targeting your truck? Cargo Theft 101 A large […] The post How to Prevent Theft on the Road appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-W...

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  • In the trucking industry, as with many others, change is inevitable. New regulations and advancements in technology both have effects on the ways in which drivers can do their jobs. Remaining flexible and adaptable are necessary to keep up with the ever-changing industry. As a trucker, adapt to these advancements so you won’t lose your […] The post How to Adapt with the Trucking Industry appeared ...

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  • Whether you’re a business owner, contractor, or someone who owns a large amount of land, purchasing a dump truck could be an extremely useful and necessary investment. It’s an essential tool for hauling any large amount of materials. From sand to gravel or even rubble, a dump truck will help you get the job done. […] The post Purchasing a Dump Truck? Here’s What You Need to Know appeared first on ...

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  • Daily driving for long amounts is a tiring task. It can easily wear you down, and that part is practically unavoidable. Despite this fact, there are ways in which you can cope with this problem. Driver fatigue is a dangerous result, as plenty of accidents occur overnight from it. As a truck driver, you have […] The post How To Stay Alert On The Road appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western...

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  • It went by in a hurry, but the summer season is coming to an end. While the summer itself brings a lot of rain, the Fall season comes with a change in weather conditions. This can make for a slight adjustment period in terms of driving, as you have to prepare for the change. Always […] The post How To Drive In The Fall Season appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star.

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  • We’ve all had those moments on the road, where you become frustrated with other drivers to the point that it makes you think irrationally. The proper term is known as “road rage,” and it can be extremely dangerous. As the driver of a truck, you should never engage in road rage, or anything closely related […] The post How To Avoid Road Rage appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star.

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  • Many workers in the U.S. work from 9-5 at a desk in front of a computer. At their desk, they have pictures of family or little souvenirs that they like to showcase. Instead of that lifestyle, you’re constantly working more hours, and the drives can be grueling. Not only that, but you also won’t have […] The post How To Make Your Truck Your Own appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star.

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  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced significant upgrades to their Detroit Connect system. These upgrades are important, as they’ll give drivers added safety and extra information while on the road. DTNA said that fleets with the new Cascadia and Detroit engines will have access to engine control later on this summer. There are a […] The post Daimler’s Detroit Connect Portal appeared ...

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  • No matter what type of vehicle you’re operating, traveling in inclement weather can be difficult. Driving a large scale truck in bad weather? That’s a higher level of difficulty. Unfortunately, the transporting of freight never comes to a complete halt. Even if the weather’s not cooperating, things still have to get to their final destination. […] The post Tips For Truck Driving In Poor Weather ap...

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  • Staying healthy on the road as a trucker is not an easy thing. There’s always a greasy spoon minutes away, you spend your entire workday sitting down, and you sleep in a motel (if you’re lucky). If you struggle to stay away from temptation and indulge in healthy snacks on the road, here are some […] The post How To Stay Healthy While Truck Driving appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western S...

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  • Choosing to become a truck driver is a big decision, as it affects you, your family, and your health. Being on the road isn’t just a job, it’s actually a lifestyle. Depending on where you work as a truck driver, you might easily spend 300+ days on the road every year, which has a huge […] The post Everything You Need To Know Before Becoming A Truck Driver appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-W...

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  • It’s not super easy to be a truck driver.  They work hard like everyone else.  There are still a lot of rumors around that really just aren’t true.  Here, we de-bunk a few of them. Myth: Most People Don’t Care about Truck Drivers. Truth: Most people actually do realize the value of truck drivers.  They […] The post De-Bunking Common Myths About Truck Drivers appeared first on Baltimore Freightline...

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  • Driving a large truck is not like driving a car. This is a common misconception and could not be further from the truth. In order to operate a large vehicle, a person needs sufficient training. Here are 4 basic truck driving practices that every trucker should follow. Inspect Your Truck Before You Hit The Road […] The post 4 Basic Truck Driving Practices appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-We...

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  • There are many truck drivers that need to drive at night. Most people are usually tired when the sun goes down. If you are a truck driver and are concerned about falling asleep during one of your assignments, here are some tips that will keep you awake. Drink Coffee Some people can only function in […] The post 5 Tips To Help Truck Drivers Stay Awake At Night appeared first on Baltimore Freightlin...

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  • The summer heat can be relentless. If you are a truck driver, do not let the summer heat waves beat you down. There are several things you can do to prepare yourself for trucking in the upcoming summer months. Stay Hydrated Water is life. It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of water in human […] The post 5 Tips For Summer Truck Driving appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western ...

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  • Trucking is known for being a lonely profession – lots of time spent by yourself, away from your loved ones, and in strange cities. Not only is it lonely, it can be easy to let yourself fall off the wagon and into unhealthy habits. There’s no one there to keep you in check but yourself, […] The post Tips for Becoming a Healthy Truck Driver appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star.

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  • Distracted driving is one of the most common issues plaguing truckers today. Unfortunately, this issue is growing as smartphones and other portable technology become 24/7 sources of entertainment for those on the road. How can you stop distracted driving and keep your truck, other cars, and yourself safe on the road? Pay Attention on the […] The post How to Stop Distracted Driving appeared first o...

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  • Western Star’s parent company, Daimler Trucks North America, has recently completed construction of its newest test facility, only 120 miles from its headquarters in Portland, Oregon. The move pinched the distance between its former testing facility in Indiana, and was spearheaded by the company’s newest CEO, Roger Nielson. Daimler invested a whopping $18.7 into what […] The post Daimler Opens New...

Baltimore freightliner LLC.
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  • Whether or not you realize it, cargo theft is one of the most pressing financial threats to many fleets. Many cargo thieves are very skilled at what they are doing, so prevention is key. How can you stop cargo theft from wreaking havoc on your fleet? Know What You’re Carrying Cargo thieves like to get […] The post Steps To Thwart Cargo Theft appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star.

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  • Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star celebrated its 50th anniversary in April with ride and drives and a respectful nod to our long history and roots. Our company actually began in 1967 due to the work of the White Motor Co. They wanted to take care of the demands of Western logging customers in Kelowna, British Columbia. Western […] The post Western Star Celebrates It’s 50th Anniversary In Style a...

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  • In the trucking industry, there are so many things to keep track of, from loads to deliver, shipment information, the weight of the load, invoices, times of service and delays. This week we’re going to discuss how embracing technology can be used to prevent delays on the road and make every trucking industry a successful […] The post Embrace Technology To Prevent Delays appeared first on Baltimore...

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  • Continuous efforts are needed in the trucking industry to cut down the number of truck accidents. In most cases, these accidents are preventable if precautionary measures are taken. There are several reasons why thousands of trucks get into accidents every year. Causes of Accidents Trucks are significantly harder to operate than most vehicles and that […] The post Best Ways To Prevent A Truck Acci...

Baltimore freightliner LLC.
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  • One of the biggest changes anticipated in the trucking industry over the next few years is the gradual replacement of actual truck drivers with truck drivers who monitor self-driving trucks. While self-driving trucks are still a thing of the future, many businesses are hopeful that they will help to close the driver shortage currently pervasive […] The post Can Technology Reverse The Driver Shorta...

Baltimore freightliner LLC.
Baltimore freightliner LLC.
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  • As technology changes every aspect of our lives, from how we monitor our thermostats to how we order groceries, it’s also changing numerous jobs and industries. The trucking industry is currently undergoing many different changes as a result of technology, including the new threat of self-driving trucks. How can you survive a change in the […] The post How To Survive Change In The Trucking Industr...

Baltimore freightliner LLC.
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  • While warmer days seem to be here in the Maryland region, truckers right now are experiencing a wide range of bad weather conditions throughout the country. Whether it’s driving through snowy bad weather or driving through rainy bad weather, here are some of our top tips for those in the trucking industry dealing with it. […] The post Best Ways To Drive Through Bad Weather appeared first on Baltim...

Baltimore freightliner LLC.
Baltimore freightliner LLC.
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  • Working in the trucking industry means balancing tons of things at once—keeping things on time, staying healthy on the road, and following the best driver safety practices at all times. On top of all of those, there is always the threat of late load payments hanging overhead. This installment in our trucking news series gives […] The post Ways To Avoid Late Load Payments appeared first on Baltimor...

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  • If you are in the trucking industry and looking to keep up with the latest trends in trucks, the new Daimler DD8 engine will leave you counting down the days until you can get your hands on one. What makes the new Daimler DD8 engine so different? The Basics The new Daimler DD8 engine should […] The post The Perks Of Getting The New Daimler DD8 Engine appeared first on Baltimore Freightliner-Wester...

Baltimore freightliner LLC.
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  • While truckers are known for moving mountains to get their hauls where they need to be on time, being the hardest working drivers on the road, and having incredibly demanding jobs, they aren’t necessarily known for being the healthiest workers. Staying healthy on the road is critical to your personal health and the longevity of […] The post Staying Healthy on the Road appeared first on Baltimore F...

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