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…
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 09:43
There are many different types of trucking jobs, but deciding which one is right for your particular needs can be difficult. If you’re considering a change of pace in terms of your career, the trucking industry could be a great match for you. Plenty of different types of driving jobs…
Tuesday, 05 March 2019 11:12
Driving a truck can be a risky job, and not just because more time on the road means more exposure to risk factors for traffic accidents. The bigger risks are risks to one’s health that come from the physical toll that long hours behind the wheel can take. Drivers face…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 11:11
Let’s pretend that you are about to read an informative and entertaining article from an “industry expert.” Hopefully you can glean something from this that you will find informative, but aside from spending 20+ years in this industry without causing any major fires, I’m hardly an expert. On anything. Let’s…
Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:44
It’s hard not to stand out when you’re new at something, and usually it’s not in the way you hope. It’s an unfortunate part of starting any new job, but everyone has a learning phase that involves making mistakes. Part of making it to the point where you feel confident…
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:56
Truck drivers spend multiple days in a row on the road. It is easy to get in the habit of just going to one of your favorite truck stops and eating whatever fast food happens to be available. However, constantly eating greasy food and drinking soda is not good for…
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