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What You Need to Know About a Trucking Compensation Package

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If you are looking for a better paying trucking job, then you want to be aware of one of the perks of new truck driving jobs. The trucking compensation package grants you a whole lot more out of your job than just a paycheck. Depending on the company you are applying to as a trucker the compensation… read more

What is the Disconnect Between Customers and Carriers?

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Truck drivers spend way too much time sitting around at docks. As a truck driver wanting to make the most money from trucking jobs, you understand the burden of this situation. Sure, some trucking companies pay detention pay, but not nearly all of them. This isn’t just a problem for truck … read more

What to Know About Power Inverters for Big Trucks

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As a truck driver you are going to come across a power inverter or two in your career. These are the mainstays of truckers who want to boost their power supply while in their rig. Whether you are juicing up a beefy refrigerator or you need more power to handle your upgraded entertainment system, … read more

What Has Replaced the CB Radio?

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Truck drivers 20 years ago entered a rite of passage when they started trucking thanks to the CB radio. As soon as you received your CDL, something that surprisingly was a new thing in 1992, you were searching for a CB handle. Whether you were called Butter Bean, Ghost Rider, Tiny or Big Mac, that … read more

Owner Operator VS. Company Driver

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As a truck driver you have a few different options of the route to take your truck driving career. The most common trucking jobs are for trucking companies, like JB Hunt, Werner Transport or Crete Carrier. If you drive a truck for a trucking company, that makes you a company driver. On the other … read more

How to Get LCV Doubles and Triples Certification for CDL Drivers

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LCV stands for long combination vehicle. As a commercial truck driver this involves pulling two or more trailers at one time, or hauling semi-trailers. A double is two trailers, while a triple includes three. According to the FMCSA regulations you have to have a certification stating you are trained… read more

SAD Truckers: Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder

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December 22 was the shortest day of the year, Winter Solstice. This means we had the least amount of sunlight on this day here in the Northern Hemisphere. Until Spring Solstice in March we will continue to have the lowest levels of sunlight each day. If you are a truck driver with trucking jobs in … read more

Breaking the Cultural Barrier in Trucking

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When you hear about demographics of truck drivers, you are apt to discuss ages of truckers. From the seasoned pros who have been in the business for decades to the up and coming rookie truckers who have a lot to learn, there’s quite the difference. Another demographic is gender, and it doesn’t … read more

How to Put Together Your Truck Driver Emergency Kit

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The winter months, especially the coldest month of January, put truck driver survival front and center. If you are taking over the road trucking jobs, chances are likely that you’ll either drive through a snow storm or get shut down due to winter weather. As you are dealing with deadly cold and … read more

What Items You Need to Have for New Truck Driver Orientation

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If you were fortunate enough to receive a pre-hire letter during truck driving school, the moment of reckoning has arrived. It’s time for you to cash that baby in and attend truck driver orientation. When you sent in your application for a trucking job to the company, they sent you the pre-hire … read more

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