Reefer Truck Blog

The TWT Refrigerated Services Reefer Truck Blog has information about truck driving jobs – learn more about the life of a refrigerated van driver; reefer safety – get tips on staying safe on the road; trucking tips – learn how to get the most out of your time on the road; and CDL training – get insider knowledge from the pros to help you pass your CDL.

DOT inspector and flatbed driver looking at clipboard during inspection

3 Tips for Passing a DOT Level 1 Inspection

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Passing a DOT inspection is a regular event in the life of a professional truck driver. However, a failed inspection will cost you on average $851, excluding fines and repair expenses. And that cost can go up – way up. If the inspection results in…

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Best Reefer and Van Companies To Drive For

Best Reefer and Van Companies To Drive For 960 630 TWT Refrigerated Van

Truck drivers have a lot to think about when asking themselves about the Best Reefer and Van Companies To Drive For.  It isn’t as simple as seeing what’s the Best Reefer and Van Companies Near Me.  Our team of over 200 drivers asked themselves what…

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Body Mechanics: Life on the Road for Refrigerated Van Drivers

Body Mechanics: Life on the Road for Refrigerated Van Drivers 5897 3612 TWT Refrigerated Van

Professional truck drivers didn’t start as “professionals.” From Day One of their truck driving training they had to learn that the truck is really an extension of the man or woman behind the wheel, and that what happens on their watch is their responsibility. Driver…

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How to back a refrigerated van

The 7 Best Tips for Backing a Truck

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Backing a commercial tractor and trailer is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a truck driver will ever be asked to do. Roughly 15% of all professional truck driving accidents occur while backing, and backing accidents are almost always preventable. TWT Refrigerated is committed to…

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Hours of Service for Reefer Truck Drivers

Hours of Service for Reefer Truck Drivers 5472 3648 TWT Refrigerated Van

Among the highest number of violations each year in the trucking industry are Hours of Service (HOS) violations. And if a reefer driver is cited for exceeding allowed on-duty time by as little as three hours, the personal fine could be $2,750, while the carrier…

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Types of Truck Driver Pay

8 Types of Truck Driver Pay

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Money is what makes truck driving jobs a profession, and what a professional truck driver gets paid is determined by the company they work for and the work they have been hired to do. But understanding the many types of truck driver pay can be…

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Reefer Tire Maintenance

Reefer Tire Maintenance 1296 792 TWT Refrigerated Van

Reefer drivers put more miles on their tires than average, every day drivers. Hauling billions of cargo pounds over billions of road-miles annually, professional drivers understand the importance of truck tire maintenance. INSPECTION Required before and after every trip, inspections cover hundreds of potential details.…

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Best Tips for Truckers to Stay in Touch

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The freedom of over the road and long haul trucking are a big draw for a lot of people. But even the most independent truck drivers want to stay in touch with friends and loved ones back home. Calling and texting when you aren’t driving…

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stopping distance

5 Factors that Impact Stopping Distance

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Experienced truck drivers know that a truck’s stopping distance is much more complex than just response time and truck speed. There are five primary environmental factors that can impact stopping distance, and knowing how to respond to them is key to controlling your vehicle. Traction…

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How to prevent a jackknife

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It’s winter. That means inclement weather and slick road conditions. TWT Refrigerated Services is proud to employ the best truck drivers in the industry but, given the right conditions, even the best can find themselves threatened with a jackknifed reefer. Planning and prevention can reduce…

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