What You Need to Know About Your Safety Rights as a Truck Driver

At some point in your truck driving career you are likely to hear about a trucker who had to break some safety rules in order to get their job done successfully. Most typically this kind of stuff revolves around hours of service rules — those limits placed on the number of miles you can drive during…

Prepare for a Pay Raise: Tips on How to Present Your Case for a Salary Increase

You are in the trucking business to make money. That is the ultimate prize, even though you likely appreciate the solitude, the travels, and the adrenaline rush of meeting your deadlines. So what do you do when you want to make more money, or you feel you are not getting paid enough? Sure, it’s easy…

Are Port Appointments Going to Clog the Docks?

As a truck driver the last thing you want to do is get held up for hours waiting to unload. Your goal is to get the goods to their destination so that you can unload and get back on the road to the next haul to pick up. Unless you are making detention pay, you…

How Truckers Can Get Eco-Friendly with Green Businesses

Going green isn’t the same thing as dressing like the Hulk for Halloween, or the Grinch for Christmas. It’s also not related to smoking marijuana as a truck driver, in case you were thinking potty thoughts. Going green is the catch phrase for environmentally friendly actions. When you go green you are conscious of the…

Low and Zero Emission Trucks are Actually On the Way

You already know about the many hybrid and electric vehicles available to consumers; and now, the trucking industry is looking into the low and zero emission motors to put into use in trucking jobs. The biggest benefit to this is that when these trucks become available, little to no diesel emissions will be belched into…

NCI Outstanding Team as Drivers of the Month

The “Elite” Fleet Names Outstanding Team as Drivers of the Month National Carriers, Inc. has named team drivers Jesse and Jan James as Drivers of the Month for September 2015. They are residents of West Pueblo, CO. They have driven as a team for over 10 years, the last four while working for National Carriers….

14 Keys to Being a Successful Truck Driver

Becoming a truck driver is more than just going through truck driving schools, learning how to get a CDL and being hired by a trucking company. Sure those are necessary, but doing those things will only get you behind the wheel of a big truck. The next thing you have to tackle is figuring out…

National Carriers, Inc. Recognizes Two Million Mile Safe Driving Award Recipient

Professional livestock driver Jose Aragon has been recognized for safely driving two million miles on behalf of National Carriers, Inc. Aragon has not had an incident or accident in the past two million miles while working for the “Elite” Fleet. He has been an owner operator for NCI since September of 1997, lives in Satanta,…

Best Trucking Jobs with Top-Paying Carriers

As a prospective trucker looking for new opportunities, don’t you want to work with a top-paying carrier? This certainly means comparing the starting pay per mile, but the ­best trucking jobs offer compensation in other areas as well. Here are the categories to ask about when looking for a new truck driving job. Type of…

Jiggy Jobs | Finding the Best Trucking Jobs

As a prospective trucker, or someone hoping to find a better carrier to drive for, you’re only interested in the best trucking jobs out there. But how do you find them? Thanks to Jiggy Jobs’ classifieds page, it’s easy. Here’s how to find a truck driving job using this valuable resource. Customize Your Search Dozens…