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Getting a Better Trucking Job

With 60,000 spots to fill in the trucking industry, there are a lot of opportunities to be had for new and old drivers alike. Whether you’re just getting started, or you’ve been driving for years, you want the best trucking job available.  A better trucking job doesn’t just mean higher pay, but it should come

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Driving Truck as a Parent

When you’re a parent, it’s hard to have a job that takes you away from home. After all, parenting is essentially a 24/7 job. If you’re not around, it can be hard to fulfill your role. But for many, part of being a parent is providing for their family. Truck

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Why Truck Drivers Switch to Woodruff

In addition to an overall shortage in drivers, many trucking companies deal with high turnover rates. Sometimes, their drivers leave the industry completely. Other times, they simply switch to another company.  Why do they switch? Generally, it’s due to a lack of satisfaction in their current job. Only about 50% of drivers are satisfied with their jobs. By

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Protecting Yourself on the Road as a Trucker

As a truck driver, safety is your number one priority. While a lot of emphasis is placed on staying safe while operating your truck, it’s just as important to stay safe in between drives. Unfortunately, life on the road can come with certain dangers.   Rest stops, gas stations, and overnight

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Is Caffeine Bad for Truck Drivers?

Caffeine is a stimulant that’s found naturally in many plants, including cocoa beans, certain nuts, tea leaves, and more. It’s most well-known natural source, however, is the coffee bean (which is technically a fruit pit, in case you didn’t know). Additionally, synthetic caffeine is added to a number of products including soda, energy drinks, certain foods, candies,

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What Do Truck Drivers Value Most?

There is a great need for truck drivers in America today. And yet, the industry continues to struggle to bring in new blood. What’s the cause for this disconnect? Part of the issue is likely due to stigma surrounding what truck drivers are like.  Another reason often given is that freight and logistics companies simply

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Paying for Trucking School

Concerns about upfront costs regularly keep people from doing the things they want to do. Jobs are no different. In order to attain certain jobs, you need the skills and education required to perform them. To earn the skills and education, you need to pay for some sort of school, certification, and/or licensing

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Eating Healthy on the Road

We’ve talked before about the importance of staying healthy as a truck driver. Maintaining good health is important for everyone. Truck drivers can find themselves at a disadvantage due to sitting for the vast majority of your shift. The good news is, a good diet goes a long way in keeping your health in

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Why Consistent Mileage Matters

With all of the trucking jobs available in today’s market, you don’t just want to pick the first one that pops up. You should weigh your options and measure different possibilities by certain criteria. Most drivers know to look for payrate, PTO, performance incentives, and quality home time.  But newer drivers might not know just how

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Are All Trucking Companies the Same?

In case you’re new to the industry, there are a lot of trucking jobs available. Current estimates put the truck driver shortage at about 60,000, though that number could double (if not triple) in just a few years.   With such a great need, salaries and bonuses being offered to new drivers continue to

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