Author: platinumdrivers

These Are the Benefits Truck Drivers Covet When Job Searching

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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 »

Tips for Truck Drivers Planning for Retirement

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Truck drivers who plan to retire should do some planning for their retirement, especially when it comes to their financial situation. Ideally, it’s good to set oneself up for financial success later on in life, whereas money has been invested in the past to help pay for the needs of the future. There are different… Read more »

The Current Status of the Truck Driving Industry

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If you’ve been following the news, then you might know there is a shortage of available truckers to do the work needed to be done to properly serve the U.S. economy. You’d also know that there’s a looming diesel fuel shortage, and that’s not good news for truckers, retail or society in general. Trucking Remains… Read more »

Surveillance Tips for Truck Drivers

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If you’re a truck driver, you know how important surveillance is– you want to make sure you’re not hitting anyone or anything when you make a lane change or a turn. What are some surveillance tips for truck drivers who want to make sure they’re aware of vehicles, people and traffic around them? No-Zone Areas… Read more »

Avoid These Hiring Mistakes When Interviewing Truck Drivers

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Trying to hire truck drivers but you don’t want to make mistakes? Here are some tips to avoid mistakes when hiring truck drivers. Going With What’s Familiar For starters, it can be easy to hire someone who is familiar, right? “Well, Joe knows Bob and Bob is looking for work so I guess he’d be… Read more »

Truck Drivers Can Improve Their Mental Health While on the Road

Happy truck driver looking at reflection after working on his mental health

People who don’t drive trucks for a living have an idea that being a truck driver is easy– “they just drive all day.” Well, truckers have a job that’s taxing both physically and mentally. There’s a lot to driving a big rig, and it can take its toll on a person’s mental health. How can… Read more »

When is This Year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week?

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 11-17, 2022. This week is a time to celebrate truckers who deliver our goods safely, securely and on time. Without these 3.6 professional drivers, things would not arrive at our local stores, restaurants, etc. They help make daily life (as we know it) possible! What are some things… Read more »

Why Might a Semi Truck Overheat?

Repairing Broken Semi Truck that Overheated

Do you drive a big rig or semi-truck? It’s summertime and temperatures are soaring to triple digits in many places. Can a 100-degree day be good for a truck? Probably not! What are some reasons why a semi-truck might overheat? Wrong Temperature If your truck has a partially open or stuck shut thermostat you might… Read more »

Why It’s Prudent for Truck Drivers to Take Vacations

Truck driver on vacation in pool with his wife and two children

Are you a professional truck driver or live with one? It seems like truckers are always on the road, driving somewhere. But what about vacations? It’s prudent for truck drivers to take vacations. After all, the job can be stressful, with long hours, traffic jams, difficult people to deal with, etc. Meanwhile, truckers have to… Read more »