Tag: truck driver placement agency

How to Know if Your Vision is Okay For the Road

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As a truck driver, you’re on the road with a big rig that intimidates others. They put their trust in you, assuming that you won’t hit them. However, some truck drivers have physical problems that can cause accidents if not treated “before it’s too late.” One of those problems deals with vision. Good vision is… Read more »

Be Careful When Using Apps for Truck Drivers

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If you’re a trucker with a smartphone then you might appreciate apps like Trucker Path and Cargomatic. Trucker Path is used by truckers to review rest areas, truck stops and weigh stations while Cargomatic lists local shipments in case a trucker has room in their vehicle to haul cargo. These apps are convenient, timely and… Read more »

Shortages Put Experienced Truck Drivers in Demand

Truck Driver Shortages

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 »

Could Teenagers Be The Answer To Truck Driver Shortages?

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Being in the trucking industry, it’s no secret that there’s a serious shortage of truck drivers throughout the United States. In fact, the American Truck Driving Association projects a shortage of nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022, according to a recent article. 240,000 drivers, we’ll let that sink in because that’s a LOT of jobs to… 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 »

Diesel Prices Are Continuing to Fall

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For many years, regular unleaded gas has been cheaper than diesel, but now, it’s just the opposite. Diesel prices are decreasing while regular unleaded gas in on the rise. Because of this, the times are going extremely well especially for U.S. truckers. Consumers continue to buy and sell goods that are being shipped through freight… Read more »

Will Self-Driving Trucks Destroy the United States?

A white commercial semi-trailer truck on a highway.

A viral Facebook article appeared recently that showed the possibility of having a literal self-driving truck (robotic). At this time, there are approximately 3.5 million professional truck drivers employed and about 8.7 million trucking-related employees in the United States. Not only would this already affect a very large part of the U.S.’s population, but there… Read more »

The Importance of Good Posture While Driving

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Your grandmother scolded you for it and your doctor warns you about it, but how often do you truly focus on having good posture? Today, most Americans suffer from back pain due to poor posture; and for many people, the pain becomes chronic. As a driver, you know all too well how long drives have… Read more »