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April 21, 2016

Your DOT Compliance Checklist

Part of running a trucking company is making sure that all the points in the DOT compliance checklist. If your business conducts state-to-state commerce, then it’s important to remember that the government requires you to comply with both the CDL and drug and alcohol checklists. Here’s a look at the major portions of each. DOT…

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April 7, 2016

6 Steps to Becoming an Owner Operator

No matter how long you’ve been driving, the thought of working for yourself and becoming an owner-operator has probably crossed your mind at least once. Up until now, it may have seemed like an unachievable goal, but it’s your time. Before you pick out a new truck and kick your current employer out of your…

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November 16, 2015

A Special Thanks to Truck Drivers This Holiday Season

No matter what time of year it is, you’re bound to see a semi-truck when you get on a freeway. Because of the holiday season approaching us, this happenstance may occur more and more often. Truck drivers can be men or women, young or old, independent drivers or company drivers, and more. Whomever the driver,…

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October 27, 2015

Becoming a Freight Broker

A great way to maximize the money you can make in the trucking industry is to become a freight broker. It allows trucking companies to negotiate cargo hauling with other freight companies. With the help of truck brokerage software, it makes the process much easier. However, if you’re interested in expanding your business, you should…

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October 13, 2015

Balancing Work Life and Home Life

If you’re new to trucking, you might not have adjusted to balancing your home life with your work life. It’s difficult at first, but the key to creating a good work-life balance is by having a clear understanding of what your work demands of you, what your home demands of you and knowing what makes…

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September 23, 2015

5 Health Tips for Truck Drivers

Much like office workers, truck drivers have a very sedentary work life. It requires several hours of sitting on a daily basis and when you are moving, it’s usually to get fuel. When you spend most of your days and nights on the road, healthy living may not seem like a challenge, but with the…

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September 3, 2015

Top 5 Essentials for Your Truck

As a long haul truck driver, you spend a lot of time on the road and in your truck. Essentially, your truck is your home away from home and as such, you should make it as comfortable as possible. To ensure that you’re going to enjoy life on the road a little more, we suggest…

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August 19, 2015

Know Your Blind Spots

Safety is the most important part of being a truck driver. Along with safety is knowing your blind spots. Read below to see where the safety spots are for you.

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July 30, 2015

Three Things You Need to Know About Lease Agreements

Understanding lease agreements can be confusing for someone who is considering becoming an owner operator and to people who are new to trucking. In simple words, the term lease means paying a fee to use someone else’s equipment. When leasing a truck, the leasing agreement can be for years or month by month. People are…

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July 27, 2015

Trucking Accidents: Who Really is to Blame

One of a truck driver’s main goal is to keep safe on the road. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only people on the road, meaning that accidents can happen that aren’t their fault. Learn the statistics on truck driver accidents to see who why truck drivers are the safest people on the road.

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