Why Trucking Companies Offer Sign-On Bonuses

Thousands of Dollars in sign-on bonuses also called signing bonuses are being offered by trucking companies to qualified truck drivers that sign on with their companies. Some companies are offering bonuses to new and experienced drivers. These bonuses are being offered by major trucking companies and smaller trucking companies on a nationwide basis. According to […]
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Truck Driving Careers – Refrigerated Truck Driving Jobs

Refrigerated truck driving jobs are in great demand these days. Refrigerated trucking involves transporting products in temperature controlled trailers. These trailers are also referred to as reefers. Refrigerated trailers look almost identical to non-refrigerated trailers. However, they are equipped with refrigerated units. These units allow the driver to adjust the temperature of the trailer. The […]
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Demographics Of American Truck Drivers

Most people don’t realize that a great deal of their lives is impacted greatly by that of truck drivers. We take it for granted that we can simply go to stores to purchase what we need. If it weren’t for truck drivers deliver goods to stores across the country there would be little to purchase. […]
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Women Truck Driver Career Opportunities

An increasing number of women are attracted to jobs as truck drivers these days. The trucking industry is experiencing a shortage of truck drivers. Therefore, women are aware that they will have many immediate employment options upon successfully obtaining the appropriate truck driver license. There are numerous opportunities available for van drivers, box truck drivers […]
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Newbie Truck Driver – Life On The Road

Commercial truck drivers have a different type of life than people in other occupations. Truck driving can be a very interesting and challenging career for those willing to work hard. It involves working many long hours plus long periods of time away from home. Many drivers consider truck driving to be an adventure which allows […]
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New Truck Drivers – A Drivers Rude Introduction to the World of Trucking

People looking for a career change, unemployed people and others see the numerous advertisements for truck driving jobs and begin to consider the possibility of a truck driver career. Advertisements promising large salaries, benefits and even bonuses for truck drivers are prevalent. As a result many people begin to consider trucking as a good career […]
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Pilot Flying J Truck Stop/Travel Centers Being Investigated For Rebate Fraud

Pilot Flying J operates the largest number of truck stop/travel centers in the United states. Currently there are approximately 600 locations nationwide. At this time the Pilot Flying J truck stop/travel centers are being investigated for fraud over its customer rebate program. On April 15, 2013, the headquarters of Pilot Flying J, located in West Knoxville, […]
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A Few Tax Tips For Owner Operator Truck Drivers and Small Fleet Owners

Owner Operator truck drivers and Small Fleet Owners have a lot of responsibility. In addition to being in charge of general operations with their trucks, loads and schedules, they must keep carefully detailed records. This includes payroll records for themselves, their drivers and other employees. Additionally, it includes operating expenses such as licensing fees, permits, […]
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Truck Drivers Could Face Serious Consequences For Exceeding Legal Driving Hours

Trucking companies often encourage its drivers to exceed their legally allowed driving hours. This is a direct violation of federal and state laws. Trucking companies want to earn all the money they can. Truck drivers agree to this either because they feel coerced to do so or because they too will earn more money. In […]
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Prevent Teen Driver Accidents With These Distracted DriverTips

The month of April is designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The arrival of spring encourages people to head outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. More outdoor events are planned and this increases the amount of traffic on the roads. It also increases the chances of accidents. Teenagers and college students are particularly at risk […]
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Accidents Caused by Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is one of the worst experiences a driver can have. Hydroplaning happens on wet roads. This happens when the tire treads are unable to grip the road because they have become water logged. Once this happens, the driver can easily lose control of the vehicle. It is a scary experience whether driving a car […]
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Trucking Companies Are Working Hard to Attract Both Young Drivers & Retirees

Large numbers of truck drivers are reaching retirement age and retiring from their trucking jobs. The trucking industry is looking to hire young workers to replace the retiring drivers. Amidst this nationwide shortage of drivers, trucking companies are trying to make it a more appealing job. Companies are also seeking to employ retirees. Oftentimes, retirees […]
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The D.O.T. Medical Exam

The Department of Transportation requires interstate truck drivers to possess a certain level of health. This is because in order to be an interstate driver of a truck or bus you must have a DOT medical card. This requires you to be healthy enough to pass a DOT physical exam. You must complete a DOT […]
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Trucking Industry Career Opportunities For Women

Women work in most industries today. The trucking industry is no exception. The types of women that choose to become truck drivers reflect the diversity of women in the general population. These days women from all walks of life are becoming commercial truck drivers. While trucking companies are actively recruiting women to work as truck […]
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Truck Drivers Wanted

Truck drivers are in great demand these days. Trucking companies are desperate to bring young workers into the trucking industry. However, they are not attracting a sufficient number of these workers. Trucking industry needs to act now on driver shortage, says MTA president Blagden. WINNIPEG, Man. — The province’s trucking industry is heading towards a […]
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