Author: platinumdrivers

How to Stay Healthy in a Sedentary Job

Truck Driver

People who do a job where they stand on their feet for eight hours a day often envy people who don’t, such as truckers. Indeed, most truckers spend a good chunk of their time on the job sitting in the driver’s seat, watching the road, and getting their cargo to the places it needs to… Read more »

A New Bipartisan Bill Could Help the Truck Driving Industry

Smiling Truck Driver giving two thumbs up

The trucking industry was having difficulties before the global pandemic. It was getting harder and harder to find qualified drivers who weren’t on drugs and wanted to actually work. A lot of older drivers were retiring and the young ones weren’t rushing to join the industry to replace them. Furthermore, the need for more trucks… Read more »

What’s It Like Working With a Truck Driver Placement Agency?

Businesswoman inviting new drivers to the truck driver placement agency

If you’re a truck driver, you could seek out jobs on your own, but that can sometimes be a hassle– a frustrating hassle. Thankfully, there are driver placement agencies like Platinum Drivers, a company dedicated to driver placement. A staffing agency exists to match up truck drivers with trucking companies who need truckers. The agency… Read more »

How to Become a More Efficient Truck Driver

Truck Driver putting truck in cruise control

Are you a truck driver who’d like to be a more efficient truck driver? How can you achieve that goal? Scheduling For starters, effective route planning (and scheduling) can make truck driving more efficient. Planning certain routes can help reduce the number of miles driven while also increasing fuel efficiency. It can also lead to… Read more »

How Truck Drivers Can Prevent Tire Violations

Closeup of tire on semi truck

If you drive a truck you know that you don’t want to violate vehicle maintenance rules. Therefore, you’ve got to be on the lookout for a regrooved tire on the front of a truck, an underinflated tire, weight carried exceeding the tire load limit, exposed fabric, ply or belt material on the tire, sidewall or… Read more »

What Should You Do After You Graduate from CDL School?

A man in a truck on a CB radio.

If you’re going to drive a big rig (a large commercial truck) then you’ll need a commercial driver’s license, also known as your “CDL.” What’s considered large? A truck weighing more than 26,001 pounds or towing a unit weighing over 10,000 pounds. CDL Requirements Depending on which state you live in, in order to get… Read more »

Know These Things Before Embarking on a Trucking Career

Young, first year truck driver in his cab

What are some things you should know before starting a trucking career? Today’s world of trucking is much more computer-oriented than in the past, for starters. It’s not unusual that your every move is tracked by a computer such that you’re being watched in some respect. For some people, that’s unnerving and quite stressful. It… Read more »

How Truck Drivers can Improve on Fuel Efficiency

Truck driver filling truck with diesel fuel

Do you drive a truck? Are you annoyed by the outrageous fuel prices? You should be! These days it’s a good idea to figure out some ways to improve fuel efficiency in order to save some money at the pumps and down the road. So, what can a truck driver do to improve their fuel… Read more »

These Are the Benefits Truck Drivers Covet When Job Searching

Young man driving commercial truck

Are you a truck driver or thinking about becoming one? What are some benefits truck drivers look for when they’re seeking a job? Competitive Salary A competitive salary is definitely the main thing most truckers care about– they want to know they’re being justly compensated for the work they do for a company (or, in… Read more »