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Women’s History Month: Women in Trucking

The logistical nightmares, shipping bottlenecks, and capacity crunch that developed during the pandemic has helped fuel unprecedented increases in female truck drivers. With the shortage of truck drivers expected to double by 2030, the percentage of women in trucking is likely to increase. Many women truckers opt to stay closer to home, taking on dedicated…
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The Advantages of Driving an Automatic Semi Truck

The transportation industry is the backbone of America and the world. Without truck drivers, our modern economy could not exist and provide for us in the ways that it does today. This is why it has been heartening to see that many trucking companies have embraced updated equipment and more flexible policies in order to…
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Choose the Best Diesel Fuel Additive for Winter

Most U.S. drivers engage in various practices when preparing their vehicles for winter, ranging from acquiring snow tires and ice scrapers to mounting winter wiper blades. Improving the vehicle’s engine performance is another critical aspect that begins with choosing the right fuel additive. Here, the intent is to navigate icy roads effortlessly while battling the…
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Everything You Need to Know About Truck Driver Per Diem 2021

  You work hard to make your money as a truck driver, but do you make every dollar count? Let’s face it, while you’re on the road, there are tons of expenses. First, you’ve got to eat, buy a few necessities, and, on a bad day, you might have a few incidental expenses. All these…

Best Dedicated Truck Driving Jobs for Experienced Drivers

Loving your job as a truck driver and having experience gives you choices for your career pathway. With experience, you are indispensable. A valued truck driver deserves consistency in pay and the ability to be home with family more often. The best dedicated truck driving jobs provide a better experience for the driver. Regional Dedicated…

3 Things to Consider when Hiring a Dedicated Trucking Company

Avoiding capacity issues and the driver shortage are two compelling reasons to hire a dedicated trucking company. Even more compelling is reliability, cost-control and not having to worry about maintaining a fleet and its logistics. If you already have your own fleet, but need to move specialized freight predictably and economically, dedicated transportation may be…

Are Dedicated Trucking Jobs for You?

Are over-the-road (OTR) and regional trucking not quite the best fit, but you still yearn to get behind the wheel of a big rig? You have other options, and one of those options is dedicated trucking. Unlike OTR and regional jobs, dedicated trucking routes typically consistently service the same company and locations. As a driver,…

Why is Truck Driving a Popular Career?

Like the classic Steppenwolf song “Born to be Wild,” if you’re looking to get your motor running and head out on the highway, then a career as a professional truck driver could be right up your alley. It’s an adventurous career that’s a far cry from sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week.…

How Do Truckers Decide Where to Work?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the trucking profession remains a career in high demand. This is largely because the industry is composed of aging professionals today, and as this generation of drivers exits the workforce, new drivers will have to assume the mantle if goods are going to continue to be delivered…

Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely forced all of us to adjust to a new way of living. During this crisis, it has also led to a surge in demand for goods across the country, from medical supplies to food to personal items. Fortunately, for all of us, professional truck drivers never stopped delivering. Drivers at…
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