Author Archive of beccaallison

A Truck Driver’s Idea on Design

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by beccaallison No Comments

I have lived in a lot of different trucks. Sometimes I have wondered, “What could they have been thinking?” about the designers of the interior [...]


Really? Modified trucks for female drivers

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by beccaallison No Comments

In an effort to improve working conditions for female truck drivers and enhance their safety through ergonomic truck cab designs, Ryder is partnering with Women [...]


Healthy habits start with your food

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by beccaallison No Comments

We drivers are now required to take a mandatory 30 minute meal break sometime between five and eight hours of driving. Sometimes this is difficult [...]


Christmas in the Truck

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

When the truck is your home for the holidays One of the challenges of driving a truck is dealing with being out on the road [...]


It’s a Trucking Life | Looking Professional

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by beccaallison 2 Comments

What does a trucker look like? That depends on who you ask, and the truckers they have seen. I see them every day, as I [...]


Paperwork: how not to drown in it

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

Even though we are not office workers, truck drivers still have to deal with a lot of paperwork. Both on the job and at home, [...]


Handling HOS regs in the real world

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

As of July 1, 2013, two new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations were handed down from the FMCSA. One now requires drivers to take a [...]


Life as a Lady Trucker

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

While trucking is still a male-dominated profession, female drivers now make up, at last count, over 6% of truck drivers and number around 200,000. We [...]


Drivers, you are more than “just a trucker”

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

Don’t ever use this phrase. Don’t say, “I’m just a trucker.” Like the old phrase, “I’m just a housewife”, it is demeaning to you, and [...]


Healthy Breakfast Basics

Posted on: September 25th, 2013 by beccaallison No Comments

If you are like me, you get really tired of what some truck stops offer for breakfast – hard biscuits with sausage and egg, pizza, [...]


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