Category: Truck Driving Industry

What is the Smith System?

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Since 1952, the Smith System has been the leading driver training and accident prevention program for drivers of all vehicles, large and small. Designed by Harold Smith, the Smith System is a tried and true method to improve driver safety and reduce company costs. There are five main tenets of the program. The first step… Read more »

How Do You Know If You’ve Chosen the Right Career Path?

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There comes a point in time where we need to start thinking about what we want to do with for the rest of our lives. Choosing the right career isn’t the easiest thing to do but there are ways in which you can make it less difficult on yourself and find your true calling. First,… Read more »

Be Alert for Driver Fatigue

Drowsy driving is one of the biggest preventable hazards of the road. Getting an appropriate amount rest and adequate sleep can help ensure alert and attentive driving, and in turn ensure a safer trip on the road for commercial and private drivers alike. Called “the third ‘D’ of preventable accidents” by the Chicago Tribune, alongside… Read more »

Here’s What You Learn in Truck Driving School

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Getting behind the wheel of a semi is tough for a reason. A truck is an extremely heavy and large vehicle to bring on the road, so driving one requires proper time and training that an ordinary car owner cannot simply learn overnight. To become a truck driver, you’ll need to learn the ropes of… Read more »

Truck Driver is One of Most America’s Jobs

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Pretty much wherever people live, truckers are needed. Without truckers, how would Americans get their food, furniture, automobiles and everything else needed to live modern life? Recently on Facebook, a map of the USA showing the most popular job in each state has been making the rounds. In 29 states, truck drivers make up the… Read more »

The Reasons Behind The Truck Driver Shortage

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Transporting freight by truck is still very important to our economy. Many of the goods that our stores and homes house were delivered by truck. The most crucial aspect to trucking are the drivers. Trucking companies put a lot of responsibility upon their drivers to successfully and safely carry freight all over the country. However,… Read more »

Finding a Truck Driver for the Holidays

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Doesn’t it seem to get harder and harder to hold onto the magic of the holiday season? If you can remember a time when you truly believed in Santa Claus, nothing quite matches up to that feeling on Christmas morning, running downstairs to a mountain of presents overflowing from under the tree. Where did it… Read more »

Finding the Starting Line: How To Get Truck Driving Experience

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Searching for a job can be frustrating. We know, understatement of the year, right? It’s never been more true than it is today, and it applies to almost every trade or industry across the planet. One of the worst obstacles to employment is the paradox of working experience. Every job in the classified section seems… Read more »

What Will Affect Driver Turnover in the Future?

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Truck drivers and the companies employing them should be aware of upcoming trends in the next decade or so which will affect the truck driving industry in significant ways. The first major trend will be the need for new truck drivers. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 330,000 new additional truck drivers will… Read more »