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Dear Drivers,  We at Simon Transport want to give a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the professional truck drivers across the United States. We know the struggles and hardships a life in trucking can bring, but each one of you is vital to our livelihoods and our economy....

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 KitBe prepared for the...

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...

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...

Driving a truck can be a very rewarding job which allows you to earn a good income and be out on the open road. However, there can be a pretty serious downside to your career.You can suffer from all kinds of back and spine issues,...

Have you ever been driving along and seen dense fog set in? You may feel a sense of anxiety about the unfavorable conditions or maybe you are comfortable as you have driven in them many times before. However, fog can be very dangerous and has...

As a truck driver, there may be times where you will be called on to haul dangerous goods. It’s important to know what these hazardous materials are, and what hauling them entails.What are Hazardous Materials?Any substance or material that is deemed to pose an inordinately...

Are you forgetting something in your pre-trip safety check?Whether you’re transporting computers to Boston or lumber to Boise, safety remains the number one rule of the road, regardless of where you’re going or what you’re hauling. A pre-trip inspection—to be conducted just before you depart...