Tag: benefits of being a truck driver

The Importance of Experiencing New Places

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There are many Americans who tend to travel to places that they’ve already been to before when they go on vacation. For example, according to a CNN article from 2011, about 90 percent of the people who visit Florida on an annual basis have already been to the state at least once in the past…. Read more »

The Freight Trucking Industry Continues to Grow

There continues to be projected growth in the freight trucking industry, with an increase of 28.6% in freight tonnage and 74.5% in freight revenues expected in the next ten years, according to a report called U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2026 released, in part, by the American Trucking Associations. Why the increase? Well, for starters,… Read more »

Why Logistics is a Growing Industry

Similar to the trucking industry, the U.S. depends on logisticians to make sure that products get from one location to their destination. An important element of any business, it is the responsibility of a logistician to analyze and coordinate the supply chain. This includes managing the life cycle of a product – from how the… Read more »

Why Truck Driving is an Advantageous Career Path

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For some people, their career path is chosen for them. Whether they are in line to take over the family business or come from a farming family, they know early on in life where they will make their living. However, most people are unsure of how they will make their living, even as they enter… Read more »

Shortages Put Experienced Truck Drivers in Demand

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If you read this blog regularly, you’ll notice a trend: the trucking industry is growing but there aren’t enough qualified drivers. Right now there’s a need for about 35,000 more drivers, and that could grow to a staggering 240,000 in the next decade according to the American Trucking Association. Take, for instance, the Central Valley… Read more »

Technology and the Truck Driving Industry

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Since transportation apps have become such a big hit in this day and age, they have started to grow into the larger transportation industries such as freight trucking. These apps have made it easy for individuals to catch rides anywhere and at any time. With the trucking becoming bigger and bigger, it’s just natural that… Read more »

What can Truck Drivers do to Ensure Safety on the Road?

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Many drivers on the road become nervous when they see a Mack truck roll up next to them or see one approaching their vehicle in their review mirror. What they don’t realize, however, is that most truck drivers take a proactive approach to ensure their and other motorist’s safety. If you’re a truck driver looking… Read more »

Truck Driving Championships

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When you’re a kid it’s not uncommon to play with toy cars and trucks in your house, the backyard or a sandbox. Many youngsters love to make the noises associated with vehicles as they manipulate them to drive around either hitting or missing other objects in their way. You probably wouldn’t see an adult playing… Read more »

Ways to Pass the Time While in Your Cab

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In the old days of trucking, whatever AM (and later FM) radio station came in was what drivers would listen to as they crisscrossed America. So, if you were a Country music fan and there was a local station broadcasting Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn tunes you were in luck. Or maybe you’d catch the… Read more »