Tag: truck driver placement company

The Benefits of Working with a Placement Agency

When an organization or business is unable to handle the employment process, they turn to a placement agency for help. Despite outsourcing something most companies prefer to handle internally, there are many benefits to having an agency handle this. For starters, many placement agencies have a very high level or expertise on the industries they… 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 Five Biggest Changes Summer Brings for Truck Drivers

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Summer is coming! Here at Platinum Drivers, we’ve got five big changes to watch out and be prepared for. In ways both good and bad, the summer is unlike any other time of year for commercial truck drivers. The Weather That’s right. Get ready for the hottest temperatures of the year. But remember that it… Read more »

What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, although it was previously part of the Federal Highway Administration. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mission is “to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries”. So as you can see, this department is dedicated to ensuring that… Read more »

Make the Inside of Your Cab a Home Away From Home

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  The average driver spends years of their life on the road, and truckers spend even more of their time in their trucks than that. While on a long haul, a trucker’s cab is their home. Serving as living room, kitchen and bedroom, a tractor-trailer cab is many spaces rolled into one, but there are… Read more »

Benefits of Truck Driving Jobs

Did you know? Almost 70% of the freight moved in the U.S. goes on trucks. Moving 9.2 billion tons of freight each year requires 3 million heavy-duty trucks and more than 3 million drivers. To move 9.2 billion tons freight takes 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel. (Source: American Trucking Associations) Moral of this story:… Read more »