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Millennials and Truck Driving

The job industry is experiencing a lot of shake up at the moment.  As we mentioned in our previous post, the outbreak of COVID-19 is having a unique effect on trucking. While some companies and subsects within the industry are experiencing shortages and a lack of miles, others are seeing a surge in

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How Coronavirus is Affecting the Trucking Industry

As you’re well aware, the world is facing a serious pandemic. While some industries are getting hit harder than others, we’re reaching a point where everyone is being affected by COVID-19. The trucking industry is no different, though it finds itself in a unique situation.   In certain sections of freight and logistics, work is drying up as events are being

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Protecting Yourself from the Sun as a Truck Driver

Almost everyone loves the longer days that come with spring and summer. Especially truck drivers. Daytime drives are more enjoyable and generally safer. But they do come with their own unique risks. One of the biggest, yet least noticeable is sun exposure.   While a little bit of sun can be a good thing for your body, too

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Am I Qualified to be a Truck Driver?

With the growing need for more truck drivers and the number of quality truck driving jobs available, now is a great time to join the profession.  Before you start down the path of becoming a trucker, however, it’s important to understand the qualifications. Below, we’ve written out the general requirements for truck drivers. You should also know that

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Driving Defensively and Keeping a Level Head as a Truck Driver

As a truck driver, the last thing you want to do is get into an accident. If you hit another vehicle, especially a smaller car, the aftermath can be very serious.   While you can make sure you follow all of the rules of the road, you can’t guarantee that other drivers will. That’s why it’s very important for

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Who Can Fill the Driver Shortage?

As we head into a new decade, the shortage of available truck drivers continues to grow. The industry is currently in need of more than 60,000 drivers. Analysts estimate that this number could grow to 100,000 by 2023.  Most trucking companies are scrambling to entice new drivers with better pay, proper benefits, performance bonuses,

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Sleeping in Your Truck

It’s important for everyone to keep a healthy sleep schedule, especially truckers. Regular sleep results in better sleep, which in turn makes you more alert, focused, and reactive. But for truck drivers, keeping a regular sleep schedule isn’t always a possibility.  Sometimes, you need to get sleep when you can, and often, that’s

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New Years Resolutions for Truck Drivers

A new decade is upon us as we head into the year 2020. While every year comes with new goals, dreams, and resolutions, this year feels particularly special. Even if you’re not the type of person who normally makes resolutions, you may be wondering what you can do to not only improve your

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Celebrating the Holidays as a Truck Driver

While the majority of people will work at some point during the week of Christmas, many people expect to get the actual day off. There are, however, certain jobs that simply can’t stop, even for the most celebrated holiday in the country.  One of those jobs is truck driving.  The truth

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