On The Road Snacking

Driving such long periods of time tends to spark quite an appetite for drivers, not to mention if boredom sets in. Although the easiest thing to do when you feel hungry is to pull over to a gas station and load up on chips and powdered donuts, its not always the healthiest and can often leave you feeling sluggish and more tired. Its not easy finding healthy snack options on the road, but if you plan and package your own snacks ahead of time, you're putting yourself on a road to success. There are some unspoken rules to packing snacks on the road the bulk of which is to stay as clean as possible especially when packing fruits. If fruits are your thing, try not to pack fruits that are too juic

The World of OTR Trucking

The trucking world offers many different options for trucking with many different sizess of trucks carrying many different types of loads. Here at Armada Trucking we feature OTR driving jobs meaning on the road or over the road. There are advantages and disadvantage to OTR trucking and were here to help you decide whether this is the best trucking job for you. If you're familiar with the term,you know that on the road trucking usually requires you to be on the road for weeks to months. This is great for anyone who likes to get away for longer periods of time, someone who might not have many people to come back to, or anyone looking for a different career path. In this case being on the road

Is a Trucking Job For You?

Deciding whether or not to pursue a career in the trucking industry is not that easy of a decision. There are many things to consider when thinking about taking on such a career because it is not for the feint hearted, but can reap massive rewards. On the road truck driving does just that; puts you on the road. Some trucking jobs require drivers to be on the road for weeks and months to complete certain jobs. This sort of distance from home is not for everybody. There are companies you can drive for however, that don't put you on the road for that long. But if being away from home floats your boat, then even month long trucking trips may not be a bother. Some trucking jobs require you to be

World's Most Dangerous Roads

The tally is in! We've looked through numerous lists and found the (alleged) 3 most dangerous roads in the world! If you thought never ending freeways were bad, you haven't seen anything yet. Of the many dangerous roads in the world, the three most mentioned are located in Bolivia, Alaska, and China. Hands down the craziest road that seemed to top most charts was the North Yungas Rod in Bolivia. Also known as the "Road of Death", this narrow 40 mile long road lies between La Paz and Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia that stretches high up into the rainforest with vertical drops only inches away. This road is rumored to take 200-300 lives each year so check out some pictures of the roa

Spice Up Your Water Routine

The importance of staying hydrated on the road can not be stressed enough. When your body is dehydrated, you start feeling symptoms such as dizziness, headache, etc. which are very dangerous conditions to drive under. It's important to be aware of the things that dehydrate you, as well as what can help you stay hydrated on the road. Dehydration can kick in when you're driving without much notice. Your first thought while driving wouldn't be that you need to stay hydrated, but that's because we are often unaware of factors that cause dehydration. If you're driving in the summer you can be faced with grueling temperatures even with air conditioning in your truck. Sweating causes dehydration so

Women and Trucking

In todays time there seems to be a demand for female truck drivers. Society is accepting women into jobs that were formerly held by a majority of males. Past discrepancies in the trucking industry have pushed women away from jobs in trucking, and safety fears still influence women when it comes to selecting a trucking career. Women have come a long way since Luella Bates set the standards in the 1920's and even though women in trucking is becoming more popular today, they haven't always been greeted with open arms. Since trucking used to be a male dominated profession, women would often be put in uncomfortable situations and at times even subjected to harassment and rape. Stories of women an

How to Stay Cool on the Road

May has officially arrived and with it come higher temperatures and the sound of summer knocking on our door. As the heat rolls in we are fighting to find ways to keep cool. If you can be at home and sit in a pool all day or relax in your central air conditioning, then you're all set, but if you spend most of your time on the road as a truck driver or something of the sorts, keeping cool doesn't come so easy. We're sharing some tips and tricks on how to stay cool on the road or if you're stuck having to find a way to sleep while its still 90 degrees. A first thought when trying to stay cool would be to crank the air conditioner on high, kick back, and forget all worries. Keeping your AC on u

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