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Do extensive research

The best advice I could give is to research as many carriers as you can and talk to drivers from those companies and when you decide on a carrier, stick with that one company instead of bouncing around.

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Make time for exercise

When you exercise you don’t just tone your abdominal core, you tone your spiritual core, too.

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Never quit learning

Listen to those who have the least to say, because sometimes people don't have you and your ways in mind.

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Inspect your truck

Do all your pretrip inspections. Fix what is broken. Remember that other drivers are not professional drivers like you.

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Grease your truck regularly

If you grease your truck on a regular basis, you are more likely to catch the smaller problems because you are touching and inspecting the truck as you go along.

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What’s your best advice for saving fuel?

Driver training — truck inspections, driving habits — is the single most important variable that can be tweaked to achieve the biggest positive difference in cutting fuel costs.

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What’s your best advice for choosing loads?

“Part of watching our expenses is watching what we are hauling. We can pull an empty shipping container, and it’s like pulling a parachute, but we can put a heavy object on the trailer, like building supplies, and we get better mileage because it works better with the flatbed.”

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