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Sharing The Road With Wildlife

Whether you’re a hunter, or photographer, or just an observer, seeing animals in their natural habitat is a wonderful treat when travelling. But what do you do when you don’t see them and all of a sudden one is in your path?! Here are some of our tips on how to safely share the road with wildlife big and small. Know the risks, plan your routes, and most importantly, be prepared!

Meet the Companies: Valley Carriers

The trucking industry is full of job opportunities and great companies to work for. Our truck students have access to exclusive job postings and career presentations that provide a chance to rub elbows with some of these companies, but we wanted to go more in depth. This week continues our feature on some of the companies that we work with and that we recommend for employment!

Truck Stop Safety

Are you hitting the road on a long-distance journey? Chances are you may need to stop at a truck stop, especially if you’re a professional truck driver, or even if you’re hauling a larger load like a boat or a recreational vehicle. When utilizing these truck-stop facilities, it’s important to remember that it’s a shared space and regardless if you’re there for work or leisure, everyone is working hard to get to where they need to be safely and on time.

Sharing the Road with Buses

Now that school is back in session, bus ridership has increased and you’re more likely to encounter buses on your daily drive. We share the roadway with a number of different buses including city buses, accordion buses, cable buses, HandyDART buses, special activity buses, coach and tour buses, and school buses! Where you live greatly influences which type of bus you will likely come into the most contact with, but regardless of where you live and what type of bus you see most often, the rules and regulations surrounding them remain constant.

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