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6 Tips for Driving Trucks Safely in Road Construction Zones

Be Prepared — Expect Delays
Before you start on your route, take a quick look online to see if there are any construction zones in your path. You may be able to find highway agency-provided detours as well. Not all work zones will have information online, though. So, plan ahead and stay safe. […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Trucking Industry Debates Changing Driver Pay Model

Shipping companies can now digitally jump into your big rig’s cab, and there are some in the industry that are beginning to wonder if it’s time to change the trucker pay model. […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

New Recruitment Strategies to Hire Younger Drivers

The continually growing shortage of drivers in the trucking industries is leading transportation companies to use more tech-oriented strategies for young driver recruitment. American Trucking Associations found the industry is currently short 48,000 drivers and that if trends continue, the driver shortage could rise to nearly 175,000 by 2024. […]

By |June 5th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Best Truck Stops USA: Missouri

We will start close to home in our first edition of Best Truck Stops USA. Here are three of the best truck stops if you are headed north, south, or further west in Missouri. […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Did You Know? 8 Interesting Facts About 18 Wheelers

You may know how to drive one pretty darn well but did you know these interesting things about semis? […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

The Evolution of the Trucking Industry in Brief

Beginning of Trucking: 1890s
Before there were many paved roads, let alone highways, trucks traveling on the roads were no larger than delivery trucks. They used crude solid rubber tires, making the trip very rough and slow. Most didn’t have completely covered cabs either, letting in seasonal elements.  […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Trucking History|0 Comments

Top 10 Most Epic Truck Driver Movies of All Time

What’s more fun than enjoying some awesome movies about trucking? You may notice that half of the movies were made in the 1970s. For some reason, during this decade, people became enamored with the trucker lifestyle — looking at it as glorified modern-day cowboys, outlaws, and rebels.  […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Trucker Films|0 Comments

Four Common Misconceptions About Truck Driving

The number of truck drivers in the past few years has declined. This decline could be in part because of some common misconceptions about the job. Whether people believe they won’t make much money for the family time the need to give up or if they think they just won’t be able to cut it — we are setting the record straight. […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Truck driving|0 Comments

Balance Your Work & Life As a Truck Driver

Maintaining a healthy and balanced body and mind, as well as relationships, is essential to having the best work experience. If you go into a trucking career with unhealthy relationships or a bad mental state then the situation will only worsen. Long hours driving alone will make you overthink the bad things instead of looking forward to the good. […]

By |December 28th, 2016|Truck driving|0 Comments

What You Should Know About the New ELDT Rule

This new rule sets up more extensive entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements to enhance the safety of commercial motor vehicle operations. The rule establishes minimum training requirements for entry-level operators of CMVs in interstate and intrastate commerce.

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By |December 21st, 2016|CDL Training|0 Comments