Skunk Blog

  A great song is like an exciting chapter in a book; it makes you wonder what’s next, and works best when experienced as a part of a collection. Here are eight albums that will make your trip an enjoyable one.   8. The Joshua Tree, U2 (1987) U2’s...

Life and work on the road are often unpredictable. To maintain your health, comfort, and safety on the job, it’s important to pack a few essential items. Below is a list of five things every trucker should have in their vehicle. 1.Emergency Kit Be prepared for the...

In Part One of this two-part article, we highlighted a few of the basic ways to save money -- how to maximize your food and fuel, cut down on expensive fuel costs and stop eating out. Now, let's get into the other areas that are...

At Simon Transport, we haul many different types of cargo. From refrigerated flowers to trailer axles, we take great pride in delivering everything safely and without damage. Below is a video tutorial on how to properly strap a load of Axles. Whether you're new to...

Sturdy, durable tires are vital to an optimal driving experience. That’s why regular tire inspections and maintenance are an essential part of semi-truck maintenance. To improve your rig’s overall performance and reduce the cost of tire repairs and replacements, take note of the following three...

Engine trouble is one of the most frustrating issues truckers encounter while on the road---it’s also one of the most common. Some engine problems are too complex or dangerous to fix without the expertise and tools of a professional mechanic. But there are many issues...

It used to be that whenever a truck was involved in a collision, the trucking company could end up paying regardless of whether the driver was at fault. SmartDrive is changing that. The new technology involves video cameras located in the truck and the cab. The...

The electronic logging device (ELD) rule specifies drivers who record their Hours of Service must find and implement an electronic logging device prior to the compliance deadline of Dec. 18, 2017. The final rule was published in December 2015. It is intended to enhance driver safety...

Winter weather is upon us, and with it are unpredictable driving conditions. With snow and ice, high winds and freezing temperatures, even routine routes have the potential to become treacherous. Stay safe on the road this season with the following winter driving tips courtesy of...

Though not as popularized as the lore of Santa’s international overnight deliveries, real-life freight deliveries are just as important in driving the holiday season. Truck drivers work diligently to deliver toys and goodies on time for Christmas; but even the season of good cheer isn’t...

From drones to robot-assisted surgical procedures, it appears that which was once delegated to the realm of sci-fi fantasy is becoming increasingly mainstream. One of the latest such innovations is the autonomous semi-truck, the newest installation in a lineup of autonomous vehicles to hit the road...