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Transitioning To More Cross-Country Trips? How Can You Make Your Rig Secure?

If you're an over the road (OTR) trucker who has recently taken on a new cross-country route, you may be excited at the earning opportunity that awaits you. Although these routes don't always permit as much time at home as regional routes, they do offer the opportunity to earn overtime pay at a multiplier of your base hourly rate. However, sleeping in your rig rather than your comfortable bed at home can be an adjustment, particularly if you're concerned about your physical safety while holed up at a deserted truck stop.

Not Mechanically Inclined? Avoid Buying a Bad Car with These 4 Tips

Buying a used car is always a gamble, but it helps if you have enough mechanical knowledge to be able to spot potential problems when you look under the hood, or hear or feel them during a test drive. However, if you don't know a gasket from a gearshift, you won't have any idea what is a serious problem and what isn't. If you don't have a mechanically inclined friend to bring along with you when you go car shopping, you're going to have to find another way to determine whether that cool car in your price range is an awesome deal or too good to be true.

Tips For Maintaining Your Car's New Paint Job For The First Six Weeks, And Beyond

From the constant onslaught of bird droppings to more serious causes of damage, including hail; there always seems to be something wreaking havoc on your car's paint job. Your vehicle's paint and clear coat are beginning to show their age, which is why you've decided to have your car repainted. Having your car professionally painted isn't cheap, and it's important to take extra precautions to prevent damage – especially during the first six weeks.