Category: Truck Driving Industry

These Rules May Be Preventing More Drivers From Joining the Trucking Industry

Semi Truck Driving into sunset

There’s certainly a need for more truck drivers, but industry rules and regulations may be preventing more drivers from joining the industry. Interestingly, enrollment at truck driving schools is on the upswing across the country, so that is good news, right? But it will be a while before those new recruits are actually able to… Read more »

How Truckers Can Reduce Safety Risks

Truck Driver with hands on steering wheel driving safely

Driving a truck is a big responsibility. What are some steps truckers can take to minimize safety risks? Truckers, Do These Things to Stay Safe on the Road: Defensive driving is a mindset that truckers should adopt– it basically means always looking out for potential hazards and/or changes in driving/road conditions. The more aware a… Read more »

A New Pilot Program Wants Teenage Long Haul Truck Drivers

Teenage Truck Driver in Cab of Long Haul Truck

Could teenagers fill in the gaps for the trucking industry in the U.S.? There is a severe lack of drivers in the U.S. right now, and that has contributed to all sorts of supply chain problems. If you have noticed empty shelves at the local stores, it’s probably because there aren’t enough truckers to bring… Read more »

Salary and Flexible Hours Are Key to Truck Driver Retention

Young man driving commercial truck

How do you get truckers to be in it for the long haul? In other words, how do you get them to keep doing their jobs year after year rather than quitting to move to a different career? It turns out that better pay and flexible schedules are crucial to keeping truck drivers for the… Read more »

Best Trucker Certifications to Get

Commercial Driving 101 on Chalkboard for Class to Read

Okay, so you want to be a trucker and you need some certifications, right? What are some of the best to get? CDL The main certification you’ll both want and need to be a professional truck driver these days is your CDL (Commercial Driver License). You need one of these if you drive interstate, within… Read more »

Truck Drivers Are Key to Fixing the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Circular Graphic Featuring a Commercial Truck

Are truck drivers the key to fixing supply chain issues? Yes, they are. Truckers move goods all around the country– and the world. The problem, though, is there aren’t enough of them. The trucking industry in the U.S. is short about 80,000 drivers, according to Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations…. Read more »

How to Properly Clean Your Truck Cab

Truck driver in her clean and spotless cab

Have you noticed bugs in your truck cab? Have you been eating food in there, leaving bits and pieces of bread, meat, french fries and doughnuts on the seats and the floor? Crumbs need to be cleaned up; Indeed, it’s a good idea to clean your truck cab. When you do so, you’re getting rid… Read more »

Truck Drivers: Burning Out Doesn’t Have to Be an Inevitability

Truck Driver Sleeping Recommendations

Are you a truck driver? Do you have any hobbies that have nothing to do with trucking? If so, schedule time each month to pursue those enjoyable hobbies because that’ll help you avoid burning out. You see, it’s easy for truck drivers to feel burned out from all the driving they do. All that time… Read more »

Myriad Factors Are Leading to the Increased Demand for Truck Drivers

Truck Driver Shortages

A cashier at a local store recently told a customer, “We haven’t gotten a truck in for a few weeks. The goods are ready to be shipped but they just don’t have enough truck drivers to make all the deliveries.” That statement has been echoed by many retail workers across the nation as the driver… Read more »