Categories for Truck Drivers

The Different Types of Trucking Jobs

August 2, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re interested in a trucking job or want to find a trucker that suits your needs, there are many options to consider. The following options are among the most popular careers, including driving heavy haulers, tankers, and much more. Understanding whether dry van trucking or flatbed trucking is right for you can help ensure a better investment. Flatbed Trucker A flatbed trucker hauls open-air trailers that handle awkward or oversized machines, vehicles, and goods. They need to understand things like straps, tarps, come-alongs, and chains. Flatbed trucking professionals often make more money than other truckers because they have to handle specialized hauls. When moving hazardous elements, they need a Class A CDL license and an H or ZX endorsement.... View Article

How the Truck Driver Shortage Is Affecting the Supply Chain

March 1, 2022 6:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates that 72 percent of all freight in the USA moves by trucks. Needless to say, truckers are a crucial part of our infrastructure. Without truckers, store shelves would be bare and we’d have to wait weeks for packages to show up at our doorsteps. Unfortunately, the ATA also estimates that there’s a shortage of 80,000 drivers in America. Why is there a shortage of truck drivers, and what can be done to reverse that downward trend? Continue reading to find out. Why is there a shortage of truck drivers? It’d be easier to solve the crisis if we could point to a single source of the shortage, but that’s not the case. Here are... View Article

How to Safely Drive Alongside Oversized Trucks

January 31, 2022 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people get scared when driving alongside oversized trucks. It’s natural, as these large vehicles have an imposing presence; however, staying calm around oversized trucks will help keep you, the truck driver and everyone around you safe. Below, we cover some information on oversized truck driving as well as tips for oversized truck safety. Use the tips to safely travel alongside oversized trucks. Oversized trucks take longer to brake While good brakes on a small car make it easy to stop at the drop of a hat, oversized truck drivers don’t have this luxury. Braking is sometimes a difficult process when driving an oversized truck. Be sure to give oversized truck drivers behind you plenty of space before braking. You... View Article

Understanding the Importance of ELD

September 27, 2021 11:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For truck drivers, the main part of the job is driving and safely transporting loads from Point A to Point B. As is the case with many jobs, there’s bound to be a paper trail that tells the tale of the trucking run. If only there were some sort of device that could take care of some of that tedious record keeping for you? Fortunately, there is. This device is called an ELD. Not only does it handle the recordkeeping associated with trucking runs, it also ensures that neither you nor your employer accidentally violates federal regulations pertaining to the trucking industry. Here’s more information on what ELD is for truckers, and why ELD is important for truck drivers. What... View Article

Hot Shot Trucking Essentials and Winter Safety Tips for Truck Drivers in Houston, TX

December 5, 2018 3:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Hot shot trucking is all about delivering speedy service for customers who need expedited shipments and deliveries. While this kind of trucking appeals to many truckers who enjoy the fast-paced nature of these deliveries, it can be difficult work, especially during the winter months. During the holiday season, the demand for trucking services skyrockets. At the same time, winter weather conditions create treacherous road conditions that can increase the risk of accidents and collisions. To ensure successful deliveries, it’s important for truck drivers in Houston, TX to follow a few simple safety and preparation tips: Pack extra clothes: Hot shot trucking is all about making good time, so it’s important to be prepared with a couple changes of clothes. Bring... View Article