Author: Platinum Drivers Inc.

Things New Truck Drivers Should Know Before Embarking On Their Career

Young man driving commercial truck

Now’s a good time to get into the trucking industry since there’s a great need for more truckers. That said, what are some things truck drivers should know before starting their career? Veteran Knowledge Base Of course there’s training involved to become a professional truck driver, but there’s also a wealth of information to be… Read more »

What Did a Recent Study on Driver Shortages Find?

Truck Driver Shortages

If there’s a recurring theme in the trucking industry lately, it’s “there’s a driver shortage.” Recently, the Coyote/Emsi driver shortage study was released, and it addressed this ongoing problem. So what did this driver shortage study find? Findings From the Coyote/Emsi Driver Shortage Study If trucking companies want to survive and thrive, they’re going to… Read more »

Truck Drivers: Don’t Forget to Remove Snow Off Your Roof!

semi truck hauler driving snow

How’s the weather where you are while you’re reading this? If you’re in the Northeast or upper Midwest, and it’s winter, chances are it’s cold outside and there’s some snow on the ground. One of the things truckers shouldn’t forget to do is to remove snow off your truck in colder climates. Did you know… Read more »

Why Truck Drivers Should Be Among Those First Vaccinated

Truck Driver

As we’ve covered here before, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown what we’ve always known—truck drivers, first responders and other essential workers are the backbone of the American economy and ensure we’re able to enjoy the things we tend to take for granted in our day to day lives. Truck Drivers Should Be Among Those in… Read more »

Three Reasons to Become a Professional Truck Driver

Truck Driving Profession

One of the many lessons that this pandemic has taught is that in a perfect world, you want to have a reliable career that you can depend on for work, income and benefits, even during the toughest times. The truck driving industry has proven what we already knew: truck drivers truly are the backbone of… Read more »

Truck Driver Shortage Issues Continue, But Placement Agencies Can Help

Truck Driver Shortage

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know that there’s a driver shortage issue taking place in the trucking industry. And it has been a pressing issue for some time now… Basically, demand is exceeding supply. More and more people want things delivered via truck, but there simply aren’t enough truckers to drive… Read more »

Rush Hour Traffic Tips for Truck Drivers

Truck Drivers in Rush Hour Traffic

“Rush hour” is simply defined as “a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest.” Usually, rush hour is most pronounced between 5 and 6 p.m. If you’re a trucker, you know that rush hour can be stressful. Not only are there a lot of cars and trucks on the highway, but you… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions For Truck Drivers

New Year's Resolutions

It’s January, and you know what that means… What are some New Year’s resolutions truck drivers can make? New Year Resolutions Ideas for Truck Drivers First, consider the “big picture.” What do you want out of life? Resolve to write down five specific goals, big or small, that you’d like to accomplish within the new… Read more »

Tips for Truck Drivers During the Holiday Season

Truck Drivers During the Holidays

It’s the holiday season. For truckers, that means it’s a busy time of the year. What are some tips to enjoy the holiday season this year as a truck driver? How You Can Enjoy the Holidays Despite Your Busy Schedule First, consider helping out a fellow trucker by working a certain shift or running an… Read more »