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Truck driver shortage continues across the country- Forget coding boot camp, California driver shortage could make trucking school the most lucrative career change Roberto Aguirre already had a job lined up when he finished truck driving school this spring, but that didn’t stop more offers from coming in almost every day. “Do you need a job? How soon can you start?” Aguirre [...]

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5 things truckers should know about severe storms- Spring is prime time for tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail Severe thunderstorms can happen any time of year but are most common in spring and early autumn. About 100,000 thunderstorms strike the U.S. each year, and about 10,000 of them become severe. These are five things every trucker should know about severe thunderstorms. 1. Define [...]

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Don’t slip up on these safety basics- If drivers were to break down their day by individual events, in how many instances would they think they’re at risk of injury? Behind-the-wheel safety is important, as it’s where the majority of headline injuries occur, but what about the less conspicuous aspects of a trucker’s job? Tasks that require lifting, climbing and pulling can [...]

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U.S. Trucking Battles Surging Demand and a Dearth of Drivers- The North American trucking industry has had its own year of firsts, with record demand to haul goods, capacity constraints and the pandemic all making the roadways much tougher to navigate. The surging need for road freight has exacerbated yet another issue: not enough qualified drivers in an era of stricter drug tests. “Demographics, a [...]

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Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend- Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain. “With the difficulty of finding qualified drivers — even during a global pandemic — many fleets are looking to raise driver pay, with some [...]

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Upcoming Operation Safe Driver Week puts drivers, equipment in the spotlight- Law enforcement will be paying closer attention to unsafe driving behaviors of both truck and car drivers July 12-18 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. Next week’s push marks the first – and one of the largest – organized enforcement campaigns since the coronavirus pandemic cancelled CVSA’s annual [...]

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10 ways truckers can stay healthy during COVID-19- Think you’re safe from the COPVID-19 coronavirus because you’re cooped up in your truck all day? Think again. Even though truck driving is a profession that provides a lot of natural “social distancing,” it doesn’t mean drivers can’t easily come down with COVID-19 if they’re not careful. Here are a few tips to help stay [...]

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2020 Best Fleets to Drive For- The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge are pleased to announce the 2020 Best Fleets to Drive For. These 20 for-hire trucking companies from across North America are being recognized for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and employees. “Now in its 12th year, the program continues to showcase the best fleets [...]

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Being prepared for winter truck driving- We all knew it was coming. It makes an appearance every year. Sometimes it shows up early, sometimes late, but it always shows up. Extreme cold, blowing snow and icy roads can make for treacherous driving conditions. As professional truck drivers, we sometimes need to make the decision to shut it down and sit it [...]

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Smart tips for preventing breakdowns- American Truck Business Services (ATBS) is in the business of helping truckers operate profitably. It recently came out with some tips to help prevent truck breakdowns. The tips are common sense things that fleets and owner-operators can do to ensure their trucks are in good operating condition. Make sure your drivers are performing complete pre- [...]

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