Don’t Miss Unique Truck Stops in the U.S.

Written by Norsemen Drivers

Although truck stops don’t seem like a monumental attraction to the average person driving by, there are so many unique and extravagant locations ready to be discovered on the side of the road. Truck stops are the ideal places for truckers and other travelers to rest, freshen up, eat, and fill up with gas. Some truck stops have taken these …

Annual Road-Check Blitz

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

The annual road–check inspection blitz will be held May 4–6 with added focus on lighting and hours of service. Inspectors will primarily conduct full Level 1 inspection which will cover the entirety of the truck and driver‘s records.  CVSA inspectors will ensure the vehicle‘s brakes system, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft components, driver‘s seat belt, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, …

Handy Gadgets for Your Glovebox

Written by Stephanie Steffens

It is essential to be prepared every time you are on the road! There are items that should be brought with you on every ride and kept close to you while driving! They’re small and simple items that are easy enough to be placed in the glovebox and pulled out when they might be needed. These items are great gifts …

Historic Landmarks Worth Checking Out in the Midwest

Written by Norsemen Drivers

The Midwest is full of endless historical landmarks! Some of these locations are very popular attractions, while others might be unheard of to most people. The Midwest is very diverse when it comes to terrain and surroundings, so these landmarks are found within a mix of everything from mountains to cities to lakes and more!  Mount Rushmore – South Dakota …

Layover vs Detention

Written by Stephanie Steffens

Layovers and Detentions are a common occurrence in the trucking industry. It is important for a driver to understand the difference and to know what the company policies are if you’re a company driver. You should also know how best to avoid them. Trucking Layover is when a driver is delayed by a shipper or receiver for one or more …

Recruiting Millennials

Written by Stephanie Steffens

One of the biggest motivations of the millennial generation is flexibility and the feeling of being in control of their environment. Well the trucking industry has both of these to offer in a variety of different ways. It might be surprising to hear that there is flexibility being a truck driver. With multiple different types of driving jobs there are …

5 Great Diners to Try in the Southern U.S.

Written by Norsemen Drivers

There’s nothing better than an old school diner with some southern charm. When traveling to the southern part of the U.S., it’s essential to visit at least one iconic diner. There are so many to choose from, but here’s five of the most widely acclaimed throughout the entire south: Mel’s Diner, The Diner – Nashville, Texan Diner, Sunliner Diner, and …

Items for a Winter Weather Driving Kit

Written by Dave Steffens

During the winter months, it is crucial to prepare for safety, comfort, and ease. Packing a winter weather driving kit will help achieve all of these things. Being prepared for snowy and icy conditions is necessary for trucking in the winter. These materials will assist drivers in potential emergency situations. Some of the products that should be included in your …

Working Together in 2020 – Norsemen Family Success

Written by Stephanie Steffens

Thankful! Thankful for all our employees and customers. The year 2020 has had some challenges to say the least. As the world figured out how to deal with the COVID so did Norsemen and the customers that we work with. It has been many many years since truck drivers have been appreciated. If anything 2020 has reminded people around the …

Distracted Driving Is Everywhere

Written by Cyndi Fjelstad

Becoming distracted is much easier than most people realize. It happens whenever drivers take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or their minds off driving. Focusing on anything other than safe driving is a distraction and can easily lead to a crash. All it takes is a split second for a small distraction to result in huge …