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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:17
Truck drivers enjoy many of the benefits earned by those who came before them. Working as a CDL driver did not always come with the wages and job security the men and women of the open road currently enjoy. Getting to where truckers are today cost a lot of sweat equity and…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:07
The volatility of diesel prices has reared its ugly head again, and the importance of fuel efficient truck driving cannot be understated. The average cost of fuel was just north of $3 per gallon in May 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and international political challenges could cause…
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 10:00
By 2024, the driver shortage in the trucking industry is estimated to reach 175,000. Your company could be in serious peril unless you continue to find new employees to fill the void. The best ways to recruit truck drivers involve a two-pronged approach: first, attracting top talent to apply to…
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 08:13
Choosing from among the many available CDL training schools is a decision that deserves a great deal of time and consideration. The right school can help you achieve your goal of becoming a truck driver more quickly than you might expect, while the wrong school can be a waste of…
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 10:31
April has been designated National Distracted Driving month due to the excessive number of crashes caused by people taking their eyes off the road, and truck drivers are tasked with being increasingly vigilant. Statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that more than 3,000 people lost…
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 09:02
So, you’ve been driving trucks for a while and think you may be ready to take the next step in your trucking career. Could you be cut out to become an owner operator of your own trucking company? Gain an understanding of what it takes to act as a successful…
Monday, 01 April 2019 13:30
Even with sick leave, paid time off, and other benefits, no one can afford to get sick. For truck drivers, a week off can really impact your bottom line, but it also leaves clients in the lurch and inconveniences your employer. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to keep…
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:38
In 2017 and 2018, Michigan State Police (MSP) conducted saliva tests on CDL drivers who were suspected of using drugs. It was a pilot program in five counties that allowed troopers to determine the presence of drugs without a blood, urine or hair test. The saliva test takes about five…
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 15:19
I’ve been around a while. When I started recruiting truck drivers for a large Midwest trucking company in the early 1990’s, it was done so with a land-line telephone (not a rotary dial, although I have used one), a pencil, and a pad of paper. We had a waiting list…
Friday, 22 March 2019 14:22
While millennials are making waves in various sectors, the trucking industry isn’t getting much in the way of millennial love. Unfortunately, this lack of young truckers entering the industry has contributed to the immense driver shortage, which can trigger a cascade of problems across the nation. So, what can trucking companies do…
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