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Beyond The Rig Podcast: Talking All Things Trucking

Beyond The Rig Podcast

Beyond the Rig is the “un-corporate” voice of the trucking industry. You’ll see and hear what it’s like to be a professional trucker from two carrier insiders who are not afraid, to be honest. Through interviews, stories, and industry topics, you get a refreshing tell-it-like-it-is approach to life on the road. You can hear the…

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Fun Hobbies for Truck Drivers

truck driver enjoying a hobby

Truck drivers, we salute you! Your job is not just a profession; it’s a lifestyle filled with unique challenges and rewards. The open road, the ever-changing scenery, and the freedom it offers are truly extraordinary. While over the road, your truck and the terminals you visit become your home and primary source of entertainment. That’s…

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How to Stay Healthy Over the Road as a Truck Driver

How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle Over the Road

Making your living as an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver can be a great way to see the country. Imagine enjoying the scenery alongside the freeways across the great expanse that is this beautiful nation. Of course, as with any job, this too has its risks. Keeping a healthy lifestyle over the road can be challenging.…

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How To Become A Truck Driver

Knight Transportation truck -Become a truck driver

Many people consider a career as a truck driver for a variety of reasons. The freedom of the open road, not having a boss supervise their every move and, of course, it pays well. Rookie drivers are earning more than $40,000 and those veteran team outfits are pulling down more than $90,000. Consider that trucking…

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The Best Trucker Movies and Why We Love Them [UPDATED]

Top 10 Best Trucker Movies

In the 1970s, American pop culture embraced the trucker lifestyle. CB radios became the hot electronic gadget, and trucker lingo made its way into everyday life. As people’s attitudes about flight attendants seeing the world in the 1960s, there was a fascination for the open road. Hollywood could no longer ignore truck drivers’ larger-than-life personalities,…

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Do Semi-Trucks have Cruise Control?

Semi-Truck Cruise Control

If you’re a new truck driver, you may have wondered whether semi-trucks come equipped with cruise control. Cruise control is a handy feature found in many vehicles, including semi-trucks, designed to make long-haul journeys more comfortable and efficient. In this article, we’ll explore what cruise control is, its benefits for truck drivers, the types of…

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What Are the Types of CDL Licenses?

Knight CDL Academy

Understanding Different Types of CDL Licenses As the wheels of the economy keep turning, the role of truck drivers in keeping the supply chain functioning smoothly is more critical than ever. Whether you’re a seasoned driver or someone considering a career in trucking, you’re probably aware of the pivotal role a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)…

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What is Dry Van Trucking?

Knight Transportation tractor-trailer in Indiana

Are you a new truck driver who just finished CDL school and training? Congratulations on earning your Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)! Now that you have achieved this significant milestone, it’s time to explore the diverse opportunities the trucking industry has to offer. One of the most common and versatile segments is dry van…

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Drivers, Dine-In & Drive

Drivers, Dine-In & Drive

As a professional truck driver, you keep America moving and make it possible for the rest of the country to go to the store for groceries or to order items and have them shipped to their homes. Without hard-working truck drivers like yourself, our country would not be nearly as great as it is today.…

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How Do I Become a Port Truck Driver?

Ports Driver

Port truck drivers play a pivotal role in the global supply chain, ensuring that goods move efficiently between ports, distribution centers, and retail destinations. If you’re looking for a rewarding and challenging career in the transportation industry, becoming a ports truck driver might be the perfect fit for you. In this article, we’ll explore what…

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