Tag: truck driver placement agency

Platinum Drivers Can Help You Find a Qualified Driver

When you hear the term “signing bonus” you probably think of football players. After all, NFL teams will fight over the best players and offer them a lot of money if they sign with them versus their competitors. It turns out that the trucking industry has something in common with football teams. It’s not unusual,… Read more »

Good News Regarding Trucking Turnover

Industries measure their turnover rates each year. For the trucking industry as a whole, the turnover rates are typically very high. There’s some interesting news for 2016. According to The American Trucking Associations (ATA), turnover at large truckload fleets fell by 13% in the first quarter of this year, getting down to 89%. This was… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Causes of Flat Tires?

Flat tires are a huge inconvenience, regardless of whether you are riding a bike, driving a motorcycle or a big rig like a semi. Often, there are moments when a flat tire is completely out of your control, such as when there’s an accident, while others could be avoided by making sure you have enough… Read more »

Remember to Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

There are roughly 3.5 million professional men and women in the trucking industry today. These professional drivers are responsible for safely distributing goods all over the country in a timely manner and fashion. Being a commercial truck driver is not as easy as one may think, and in order to become a CDL driver, one… Read more »

Career vs. Job – What’s the Difference?

It’s very common for people to think of a job and a career as the same exact thing. While there may be some similarities, such as both are done for monetary gain, the truth is there is a distinct discrepancy between the two. Job Simply put, a job is a short-term activity and is only… Read more »

Tips for Keeping Your Truck Clean

You spend a lot of time in your truck. Ideally, you want to keep it clean both inside and out. Do you have a calendar? Chances are you do, and on that calendar you should plan to get your truck’s exterior washed regularly. Pick a certain date and time every couple weeks and stick to… Read more »

Truck Driving is a Wonderful “Semi-Retirement” Job

For a long time, the standard retirement age has been 65. Interestingly, though, people are living longer than ever, which means they could retire at 65 only to find they have 30 to 40 more years to live their lives. With the retirement years come bills to pay, so it’s not surprising that more and… 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 »

Air Conditioning Vs. Driving With Your Windows Down in Summer

One of the great pleasures of summer weather is being able to drive with your windows down. That’s true whether you’re driving a big rig or a little car. Either way, there’s a sense of fun and freedom when the windows are down, isn’t there? There has been a debate– for a long time– whether… Read more »