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Truck Driving Jobs Consume a Large Portion Of Online Employment Ads

The American job market still hasn’t risen fully from the recession and struggle the economy experienced a few years back. Luckily, there are still some career paths where worker demand is extremely high. One such job is that of truck driving. Truck driving offers great pay, benefits and security of a lifelong career. Carrier trucks… Read more »

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 »

Happy National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

Truck Driver Appreciation Week

It’s easy to take all the work that truck drivers do for granted. Hop on the highway at any time of year, any hour of the day, and you’re bound to encounter some commercial trucks transporting goods from one place to another. Truckers are constantly working to make sure things get to where they need,… 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 »

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 »

Truck Driver is One of Most America’s Jobs

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Pretty much wherever people live, truckers are needed. Without truckers, how would Americans get their food, furniture, automobiles and everything else needed to live modern life? Recently on Facebook, a map of the USA showing the most popular job in each state has been making the rounds. In 29 states, truck drivers make up the… Read more »

How Long Must You Keep Employment Records?

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Did you ever wonder how long a truck driving company keeps employment records? Excluding employment tax records, files relating to current truck company employees are retained for at least 7 years after the employee has left or been terminated. For any job applicants who were not eventually hired, their files are kept for at least… Read more »

What Are the Prettiest Places to Drive Through in the Fall?

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Fall foliage helps make long drives more enjoyable during the months of September, October and November. There are several “pretty places” to drive through during the Fall, including much of the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. Places in Maine are past peak, but a little lower down, the colorful trees along the New York State… Read more »

Tarping Tips for Truckers

You could drive up and down every road in America, and you’d still be hard pressed to find a trucker who actually enjoys tarping. Every job has miserable tasks that seem impossible to bear, and tarping a flat bed truck most definitely falls into that category. Harsh weather can make the task even worse. Unfortunately,… Read more »