Truck Drivers and Technology

Truck driving in Colorado can be difficult, the weather can change at the blink of an eye, there’s bumper to bumper traffic and road closures come up more often than not. But, with technology, truck driver jobs are easier and safer than ever before. THC Global invests in the technology and equipment that gives our drivers the tools they need to succeed. Here are some ways technology can improve your day to day activities as a truck driver. Truck Drivers and Technology Smart Phones and Tablets Before 3G and 4G, truck drivers weren’t connected like they are today. The age of CB radios is drifting away and the age of mobile technology is on the rise. For over the road truck drivers, knowing road conditions is crucial to getting the job done. Before mobile technology a CDL trucker would have to listen to the radio for road updates and weather conditions. Now […]

7 Truck Driver Irritations

Being on the road as a truck driver in Colorado isn’t the easiest thing. There can be road rage drivers, construction, and road closures all around that can detour your trip dramatically. Despite the derail of time, try to keep yourself calm so you don’t find yourself developing road rage yourself. At THC Global, we believe safety is the most important part about being a truck driver. Below is a few of the other inconveniences we should avoid getting frustrated about while on the road.  Truck Driver Irritations When drivers don’t use a blinker. Signaling your intentions is one of the most basic acts of courtesy on the road. We can’t predict what other drivers are going to do so using your blinker is vital. When drivers don’t use their blinkers, they’re essentially saying that your safety doesn’t matter. Always remember to use a blinker! Someone riding your bumper even […]

Tips for Safe Driving in Work Zones

Being a CDL driver is exciting, but it can also be dangerous. With spring popping up all around us and with summer not far behind, more and more cars are going to be on the road. The addition of all the orange barrels on the road is a sure sign that construction is about to begin, meaning you need to be alert. Every eight hours, somebody dies in a work zone related accident and every nine minutes, someone is injured in a highway work zone. These accidents can be avoided. At THC we want our CDL drivers to be safe. By following our safe driving tips, you will help keep the road safe. 10 Tips for Safe Driving First and foremost, stay patient and stay calm. Work zones aren’t there to personally inconvenience you; they’re improving the road to make your job easier. Speeding is one of the leading causes […]

10 Things to Look for in a Truck Driving Job

If you’re looking to start a truck driving job in Colorado, it is vital that you know what you’re looking for. Before you hop in any cab, you should know certain details about the company you’re working with. Below are 10 questions every potential truck driver should look at when seeking a good truck driving job. 10 Things to Look for in a Truck Driving Job 1 – What is their home-time policy? Being a long-haul truck driver means that you’ll be putting a lot of hours on the road. Most companies have a defined home time policy. This defines a general expectation about how many days a driver is expected to stay out on the road. Know when you’ll be able to head back home and take time off and how much time that involves. 2 – Do they have local, regional or dedicated runs? In addition to over the […]