Category: Truck Driving Industry

Advice For Truck Drivers Beginning Their Career

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Truck driving is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle. Some people are cut out for it, while others aren’t. If staying at home with your spouse and young children matters a lot to you, don’t become a trucker. If seeing America while hauling tons of stuff behind you day after day sounds appealing, consider… Read more »

Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

It’s easy to take all the work that truck drivers do for granted. Hop on the highway at any time of year, any hour of the day, and you’re bound to encounter some commercial trucks transporting goods from one place to another. Truckers are constantly working to make sure things get to where they need,… Read more »

How Truck Drivers are Keeping the Economy Rolling, Literally

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Currently, the need for truck drivers is at an all-time high. More businesses require commercial trucks and the cross-country transportation of their goods. At this time, there are more trucks than there are drivers, so whether a professional driver has his or her own truck or not, they are in high demand. The scarcity of… Read more »

Could Teenagers Be The Answer To Truck Driver Shortages?

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Being in the trucking industry, it’s no secret that there’s a serious shortage of truck drivers throughout the United States. In fact, the American Truck Driving Association projects a shortage of nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022, according to a recent article. 240,000 drivers, we’ll let that sink in because that’s a LOT of jobs to… Read more »

6 Truck Driver Safety Tips

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Whether you’re a veteran or rookie truck driver, there’s always time to brush up on safety tips and tricks. Getting from point A to point B is your job, and getting there safely should be of utmost concern. So before you hit the road, take a quick read through these 6 Truck Driver Safety Tips:… Read more »

Driver-facing Cameras for Trucking Companies

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What is the Purpose? Swift Transportation, one of the nation’s largest freight trucking companies, recently began equipping its trucks with both front-facing and driver-facing cameras.This is becausetruckers, like any other vehicle operators, get in accidents (sometimes fatal) throughout the year. By having a front-facing camera, truck companies would be able to tell if the drivers… Read more »

Things You Might Ask When Looking for a Truck-Driving Job

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When looking for a new job, there are many general questions that can be asked to just about any employer. Questions about the history of the company, pay, and benefits can be asked at any job. But, when looking for a truck-driving job, there are many specific questions that should be asked specifically to that… Read more »

Tips for Preparing For The CDL Exam

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Prepping for any type of test is never easy, and most of the time it’s more strenuous than not. Prepping for something like a driver’s license, however, can be a bit more frustrating because of how important it is to a person’s personal or business life, especially in terms of a CDL or commercial driver’s… Read more »

The Five Biggest Changes Summer Brings for Truck Drivers

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Summer is coming! Here at Platinum Drivers, we’ve got five big changes to watch out and be prepared for. In ways both good and bad, the summer is unlike any other time of year for commercial truck drivers. The Weather That’s right. Get ready for the hottest temperatures of the year. But remember that it… Read more »