Organization begins at home. Plan what you need and want to take before leaving the house.
Don’t shortchange yourself. Taking items you can use to brighten dead time will pay for themselves.
Plan for seasonal changes of clothing when taking extended trips in spring and fall. Getting caught with the wrong clothing and other gear can make a trip uncomfortable and, sometimes, dangerous. In the fall, winter gear can be a lifesaver in emergencies.
Individual bundles of clothing can make showering simple. It saves rummaging in a bag or drawer when a shower opportunity arises.
Keep logs and other paperwork separate and readily available. Papers thrown on the floor between the seats can cause frustration.
Keep receipts in an envelope or other easily transported container in a place where they can be stashed as they accumulate and be available to you when it comes time to tally up.
If you have a small sleeper, consider keeping your clothing and other necessities up front in the shotgun seat or on the floor in front of it. It saves you from moving everything out of the bunk at night.
Over the past four to five years, a lot has been written about the shift away from big-bore 15-liter engines to medium-bore (11-liter to 13-liter) engines. This was particularly true among truckers looking to minimize fuel costs.
New data shows that many of the industry's trend-setters have discovered the truth in the old saying, "there's no replacement for displacement." They've come to understand the benefits of new technology in the big-bore engines, and have been making the switch because it saves them money. The comeback has been dramatic.