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Why the Truck Driving Industry is Experiencing Growth

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When demand is high but supply is low, what happens? In the case of truck drivers, salaries rise. Because there’s a shortage of truck drivers in the U.S., the pay for the average long-haul trucker keeps rising each year. In fact, it hit $57,000 in 2015. It’s a good time to be a truck driver,… Read more »

Research Money Allocated to Improve Truck Driver Safety

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Truck drivers serve as thankless heroes to our nation’s economy, as they’re willing to drive through all hours of the day and through a wide range of weather conditions to ensure businesses get the materials, supplies and products they need for their daily operations. If you think it’s difficult to drive your personal vehicle in… Read more »

Truck Drivers Will Be Required To Log Hours Electronically

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For decades upon decades, truck drivers have logged their miles with a paper and pen. However, as has been the case with businesses and industries around the country, truck drivers will soon be replacing pens and papers with an electronic device. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is the major authoritative voice for truck… Read more »

Can You Be a Truck Driver If You’re Colorblind?

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Recently on a Thursday night televised football game, Nike outfitted the Buffalo Bills all in red and the New York Jets all in green. Besides looking like a Christmas game in November, a certain segment of the population had a hard time figuring out which team was which because they have red-green color blindness. The… Read more »

Five Tips for Preventing Flat Tires

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It’s common wisdom that you shouldn’t neglect any object that comes between you and the ground. That includes the shoes you walk in, the mattress you sleep on, and of course, the tires on your truck. Most tire blowouts could be prevented with proper maintenance, so why not check out these five easy tips for… Read more »

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Career

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Whether you’re getting ready to finish school or you’re tired of your current job, we’re here to help. There are several factors to consider any time you decide to choose a career, including everything from the pay to how satisfied you would be with the work. Fortunately, there are several exciting industries currently in need… Read more »

Statistics About the Overall Wellness of Truck Drivers

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Recently insurance company Travelers held a symposium focused on truck drive health and wellness issues. Some of the statistics discussed included these: Approximately 1/4th of the U.S. commercial truck drivers on America’s roads suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, resulting in a crash risk up to 11 times higher than among non-commercial truck drivers. Roughly seven… Read more »

Free Parking For Truckers on the Job, Yay or Nay?

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Truckers around the country are finding it hard to find places to park while on a break for food, rest, or personal reasons. Though this is part of their long and tiring job, many business and companies do not provide ample amount of space to allow these breaks for truckers. Because of these actions, truckers… 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 »