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Why Do Truck Drivers Quit the Industry?

As you may have heard, there’s a large shortage of drivers in the truck driving industry. With that shortage comes great opportunity for those looking to join. Companies are offering higher rates and better incentives than ever. For a qualified driver, employment is virtually guaranteed.  And with today’s technology, driving truck is

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What Do You Learn from Truck Driving School?

Many of us have not-so-fond memories of driver’s ed. Precious summer hours spent in a classroom being told how to drive a car, even though we already knew how to operate one. But driver’s ed isn’t simply about learning which pedal makes a car go and which one makes it stop.  It’s about gaining a proper understanding of all the different aspects of

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Quality Home Time – What It Means and Why It’s Important

The world of trucking offers many great possibilities for those considering a career in truck driving. Jobs are highly available, pay rates continue to rise, and the integration of new technology makes the job safer and more efficient than ever.   For those who are new to the industry, however, it’s understandable to have some questions and concerns. After all, every

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Advice for Your First Year of Trucking

So, you’ve decided to become a truck driver. You’ve made a great choice. With a shortage of roughly 90,000 truck drivers in the US, there are some great opportunities available for people joining the field.   To make sure your career gets started off right, we’ve put together some advice for those getting started

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Keeping a Healthy Sleep Schedule as a Trucker

Our bodies are designed to keep in rhythm. Our habits, patterns, and surrounding environments help us stay in rhythm, maximizing our general efficiency. Constant changes and erratic sleep schedules can disrupt this rhythm, making it difficult to rest and function at full capacity.  For many truck drivers, this is an ongoing struggle. The trucking industry is

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FMCSA Sets Out to Streamline CDL Training

Compared to many other career paths out there, becoming a truck driver is quick and affordable. When it comes to training and certification, the main goals are to teach safety and protocol. Handled incorrectly, semi-trucks can be very dangerous.  It’s critical that potential drivers learn the right way of operating a truck. Still, many

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Is Truck Driving Right for Me?

With college costs climbing and student debt ballooning, many people are considering alternatives to the traditional four-year degree. Trade crafts and technical jobs require significantly less up-front training and education. The cost of attaining the necessary certification is much cheaper.  And well-paying jobs are readily available.  This is especially true in an industry like truck driving. There is currently a shortage

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Does “No Touch Freight” Matter for Truck Drivers?

As a truck driver, your job is to get your freight from point A to point B as quickly (and safely) as possible. But some companies like to try and add responsibilities to that. For example, loading and unloading your freight from your truck.  If that isn’t something you want to be responsible for,

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Dealing with Summer Construction as a Trucker

While we haven’t conducted an official survey, we’re pretty certain there isn’t a single driver out there who enjoys construction season. Your usual routes are suddenly closed. Traffic gets backed up. Everyone is on edge.  Though necessary, it’s a frustrating process. Especially for truck drivers.  As a truck driver, staying on

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Biggest Dangers of Truck Driving (and How to Avoid Them)

All jobs come with certain risks, and truck driving is no different. In fact, truck driving is considered one of the more dangerous jobs in the US. When you’re operating a rig that weights tens of thousands of pounds, you can also pose as a risk not just to yourself, but to those around you.  That’s

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