Category: Truck Driving Industry

Getting Your CDL is a Pathway to a Rewarding Career

Classic orange semi truck on multilane highway

A CDL (commercial driver’s license) is required for those in the U.S. who operate large and heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses and trailers. What are some reasons to get your CDL? After some study, testing and practice, you can obtain a CDL which opens up new opportunities for you to work and make money. … Read more »

Truck Driver Appreciation Week Is Coming Next Month!

Driver with thumbs up outside window

Guess what’s rolling around the corner? That’s right, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is just a few weeks away! Mark your calendars for September 10-16, 2023, because we’ve got some miles to cover on the highway of gratitude. Why Truck Drivers are the Unseen Heroes of Our Economy First off, let’s just talk about the… Read more »

The Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue

Drawing of truck driver tired

Did you know that a study found that 13% of commercial motor vehicle drivers were found to be fatigued at the time they were involved in an accident? As such, it’s essential that truck drivers know what driver fatigue is, what the warning signs of driver fatigue are and what they can do to combat… 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 »

The Current Status of the Truck Driving Industry

Young male truck driver parking his truck

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 »

Avoid These Hiring Mistakes When Interviewing Truck Drivers

Woman executive interviewing potential truck driving candidate

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 »

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 »