Why Desk Jobs Aren’t for Everyone

For many people, work means going to an office and sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day. But who says that careers must look like that? There are many different ways to make a living, and while desk jobs are perfect for some people, they are the worst possible fit for others. Life … Continue reading “Why Desk Jobs Aren’t for Everyone”

Find Your Niche as a Truck Driver

Are you looking for the right career? Trucking might be the industry that is the right fit for you. Becoming a truck driver offers a mix of competitive wages, adventure on the road, and scheduling flexibility that fits the needs of many people trying to settle on the right career path. If you’re frustrated with … Continue reading “Find Your Niche as a Truck Driver”

Why the Trucking Industry Is Still Strong in the Development of Autonomous Vehicles

There is a buzz in the transport industry about autonomous vehicles and what their introduction might mean to truckers. Although there is hype about driverless long-haul trailers, most people in the trucking industry believe that that future is just not realistic. Trucks need truck drivers, and supply chains need these human hands on the wheel. … Continue reading “Why the Trucking Industry Is Still Strong in the Development of Autonomous Vehicles”

Improving Your Quality of Sleep on the Road

Part of being a truck driver is getting an adequate amount of rest when you’re on the road. Many nights will be spent in the sleeper cab of your truck, and getting sleep isn’t optional—it’s a requirement for meeting your delivery schedule and staying within the legal limits for drivers. If you are struggling with … Continue reading “Improving Your Quality of Sleep on the Road”

Top Podcasts for Hitting the Road

One of the major perks of joining a commercial trucking company is that you have complete control over your “office.” There’s no boss looking over your shoulder, telling you to stop playing audio files in your cubicle. So indulge yourself by checking out these entertaining podcasts the next time you hit the open road. Sawbones: … Continue reading “Top Podcasts for Hitting the Road”

Scenic Drives You Might See in Your Trucking Career

The U.S. is a massive country. Its sheer size is difficult to grasp until you’ve driven all over it. As a professional big rig operator, you’ll have more opportunities than most people to see the best of what America has to offer. Your trucking company might send you on any of these fantastic drives. Red … Continue reading “Scenic Drives You Might See in Your Trucking Career”

Why Home Time Is Essential for Your Trucking Career

America’s economy depends on truck drivers to haul food to supermarkets, medical supplies to hospitals, and countless other consumables all over the country. Truck driving can be a rewarding career, but it does come with some drawbacks—like time spent away from home. That’s why, to build a long and lucrative career in this industry, it’s … Continue reading “Why Home Time Is Essential for Your Trucking Career”

Building a Career as a Trucking Owner-Operator

Truckers often start out working for large companies and driving big rigs they don’t own. But there’s a unique opportunity in this industry to be your own boss without actually starting your own trucking company. As an owner-operator, you’ll purchase or lease-to-own your own equipment. You’ll enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, and … Continue reading “Building a Career as a Trucking Owner-Operator”

What to Expect on Your First Solo Truck Trip

Once you’ve started your new career as a trucker, there will come a time when you face your first significant challenge: your first trip on your own. Traveling solo can be exhilarating, but it can also be intimidating. Here’s what you should know about your first independent trip as a professional trucker: You need to … Continue reading “What to Expect on Your First Solo Truck Trip”

Advice for Working with Your Dispatcher

When you become a trucker, you’ll need to get used to working closely with your dispatcher. The dispatcher is basically your manager, responsible for everything from scheduling your trips to monitoring your daily logs. As a trucker, it’s in your best interest to have a good relationship with your dispatcher. Here are some tips for … Continue reading “Advice for Working with Your Dispatcher”

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