News & Notes

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:51
Professional truck drivers are enjoying a high growth period with wages rising and more truck driving jobs than the industry can handle. The national driver shortage and booming economy have been a pleasant perfect storm for truckers who are seeing an uptick in annual salaries. There is a huge national demand…
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 13:24
Truck drivers are tasked with cumbersome and evolving new CDL laws that they must comply with to earn a living. While meeting the standards of a new truck driving law or new truck driving regulation puts an additional burden on everyday drivers, many involve important safety considerations that truck drivers should…
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:23
In this edition of Through The Gears, we talk with Tim Norlin, Vice President of Driver Employment at Roehl Transport in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Tim has been working in the trucking industry in some capacity since receiving his Bachelors of Business Administration from Iowa State University's Ivy College of Business. He…
Friday, 07 December 2018 13:31
Truckers recently earned a favorable ruling in a U.S. District Court in Arkansas that will likely have fair pay ramifications across the country. In the civil lawsuit known as Browne v. P.A.M. Transport, the court’s ruling demands that truck drivers be paid at least minimum wage for their hard work.…
Monday, 19 November 2018 11:02
Veteran truckers are fully aware of the high standards that employers hold over commercial drivers. The expectations are that professional truck drivers will demonstrate the utmost care in terms of safety and following the rules of the road. Both veteran CDL holders and those just beginning a high-paying career in…
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 11:15
Truck driving is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Dealing with inexperienced four-wheelers and road rage drivers adds to the stress of any trucking job. Below are some of the roadways labelled among the most dangerous in America. Armed with this information and knowing key factors involved…
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 15:52
Ranked among the worst states for taxes and business, Rhode Island recently took a wrong turn by leveling truck-only tolls and now neighboring Connecticut may follow them down this unfortunate road. But targeting the trucking industry should come as no surprise. Rhode Island and Connecticut continually rank at or near…
Monday, 11 June 2018 13:37
Truck driving jobs mean you live in your truck, and living in your truck means you need to pack it all! The essentials, entertainment options and work related items for a smooth ride. With this checklist, you’ll be able to pack the important stuff! Share this Image On Your Site…
Monday, 04 June 2018 10:20
The American Trucking Associations estimates that the truck driver shortage is currently about 50,000 to 60,000. Drivers have more opportunities now to command higher salaries, especially as unemployment numbers continue to fall. Trucking jobs can be lucrative, especially for Millennials, women, racial minorities and other demographics currently underrepresented in the…
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 10:41
Trucking is a great way to see the world, but there are a few downsides. Trying to determine whether the gas prices in front of you are the best or if gas is cheaper ten miles down the road? Wondering if you should mentally prepare for rain or will enjoy…
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