Mon. Mar 1st, 2021

Ten More Tips for New Truckers

Here are some more tips and tricks to help you get your truck-driving career off to a flying start.

1. Home from Home

Your truck is going to be your home and your office for long periods of time. It’s worth making it a pleasant environment and keeping it clean and tidy, both outside and in.

2. Watch the Diet

Spending a lot of time on the road, it’s easy to fall into a diet that involves takeaways and greasy spoons. For the benefit of your wellbeing, try to eat healthily when you can.

3. Stay Safe in Bad Weather

Coping with weather conditions is part of the job, but remember that safety is a priority. In snow or rain, slow down and take your time.

4. Leisure Time

You probably became a driver because you enjoy being on the road, but it’s important to take breaks. Choose a hobby that has nothing to do with driving: take up painting, read books, play an instrument, build models – anything for a change of pace.

5. Plan Ahead

If you’re set for a long trip, plan in advance. Make sure your HGV insurance is up to date, plan your route in advance and pinpoint any rest stops. This will avoid having to make unscheduled stops that can lose you money.

6. Plan to Save

Driving won’t make you rich, but you can earn a decent living. If you’re an owner-driver control, your costs with HGV insurance quotes available at and shop around for other essentials. Put money aside for goals like going on holiday or buying a new car.

7. Be Polite

You meet a lot of people in the transport business. Treat them with respect and politeness and they’ll do the same to you.

8. Stick at It

Driving can seem a hard way to make a living, but it has many compensations too. You may get frustrated at times, but stick with it.

9. Live and Let Live

We can all help life to run a little more smoothly. Ease off to allow another truck to safely pass, or pull over to allow a queue of cars to go past.

10. Ask the Family

HGV driving can take you away from home a lot. Make sure that your family are comfortable with your choice of career.

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