Things to Pack for Truck Driver Training

Going to truck driver training is your first major commitment to the trucking company you now work for. You want to be prepared and calm when you go to training, so you’ll be less likely to make errors. Yet no one gave you a list of things to pack for truck driver training when you…

What are the Best LTL Trucking Companies to Work For?

If you are a truck driver you are typically one of two camps. You are either an LTL truck driver or an OTR truck driver. An LTL, which is less than truckload, truck driver hauls loads that make up less than a full truckload. If you are an OTR, or over the road, truck driver…

How APUs are Making Trucks More User-Friendly

If you drive an older model truck you can upgrade it into a more eco-friendly rig with an APU. That isn’t the only thing an APU, or auxiliary power unit, can do for a truck driver. An APU is a money saving tool that will help you reduce fuel costs. If you are considering the…

The Best Trucking Companies to Work For as an OTR Trucker

Everybody wants to be the best. You want to get the best paying trucking jobs, work for the best trucking company, and to be the best truck driver on the highway. Fortunately with today’s technology and the marvels of the internet we can easily look to see which trucking companies are the best in the…

What Do Monster Truck Driving Jobs Pay?

If you’ve never been to a monster truck show then here’s what you’re missing. Clouds of exhaust lingering at the top of the venue where the cheap seats are located. Super charged big wheel trucks that bounce and soar and crash into each other. Fans that go ballistic when their favorite monster truck and driver…

What is the Best Truck Driving Company to Start With?

This is one of the most asked questions in the truck driving world. When you are first starting out as a truck driver you want to make the best decision about which company to drive for. However, not all trucking companies are created equal. In fact, you will find that most trucking companies won’t hire…

How Milk Runs Can Improve the Trucking Industry… and Why It’s Not the Solution

The trucking industry is in a slump. Now we aren’t talking about the truck driver shortage or increasing demand on fleets. In those areas the trucking business is humping along at full speed. The main problem for trucking companies is being able to get goods delivered in the most efficient manner. Trucking companies want to…

How to Stay Safe in the Sun With Flatbed Trucking Jobs

Flatbed truck driving jobs are hands down some of the hardest trucking jobs available. Unlike a dry van trucking job, when you are a flatbed trucker you have to get out frequently and check your load. You have to strap down your load and constantly check the straps for tightness. All of this activity can…

Schneider Moves into Difficult Goods with Acquisitions: So What Does it Mean?

So does this mean Schneider National will trade in its long haul fleet for straight axle trucks? Hold your horses, not so fast. In a recent acquisition, Schneider now owns Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc. and Lodesco Inc. both of which are in the sofa and love-seat moving business. What does this mean for Schneider…

What to Watch: Top 5 Series on DVD to Purchase

Truck driver entertainment involves lots of DVDs. You can easily pop in a movie to watch in your sleeper when you get done for the day. So while you will most likely miss the theater release of that upcoming movie you’ve wanted to see, you can wait a few months and buy the DVD version….