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Trucking Industry Job Growth 2020

In the year 2010, there were an estimated 1.6 million tractor-trailer drivers currently employed throughout America. Just two years after that, the number increased to 1.7 million. While that might not seem like a lot just reading the number, in actuality, that increase represents the addition of 50,000 more drivers to the tractor-trailer driver career…

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Truck Driving Careers For People Over 50

Today, there are more and more people reaching retirement with little to no savings. Many of these retirees realize, after retiring or when contemplating it, that they need more income than social security provides in order to make ends meet. This has resulted in many retirees returning to the workforce shortly after saying goodbye to…

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Top 7 ELD Mandate Questions

In 2015, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a new Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate to be implemented by the end of 2017. With the new mandate has obviously come with a host of questions as it relates to how the mandate will change the trucking industry. The following are the seven most common…

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How Much Does It Cost To get A CDL

Truck driving is an adventurous, fun career choice. Unfortunately, it takes more than a desire to get behind the wheel of a big rig. You need to meet the qualifications to be a truck driver. This requires you getting a CDL license along with other training. There is a fee involved in obtaining your CDL.…

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How To Avoid Overweight Truck Fines

No one wants to pay overweight truck fines, but they are hard to avoid at times. As the driver, you may or may not know the weight, and the shipper may be trying to sneak a little more onboard. Even so, you will be held accountable, and the violation could go on your driving record…

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Why Every Truck Driver Needs a Dash Cam

With all the accidents on the road, drivers need to protect themselves the best they can—and dash cams can help. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long recommended all trucks be equipped with a camera. These days every trucker needs a dash cam, here’s why. Legal protection It’s an unfortunate fact of life, truckers…

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Truck Driver Time Management

Are you new to truck driving? Of the many questions asked by rookie drivers, one of the most common is how many miles you should be driving. While this is a reasonable question, the better question to ask is how do you manage your time? Truck driver time management is so important because without it…

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How Truckers Pass Time on Long Hauls

Truckers work very long hours and spend a lot of time sitting. You do have to pay attention to the road, but there may still be hours of nothing but Interstate to see, and not much to pay attention to. While long haul truckers do need to pay attention, they may need distractions to stay…

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The cab of a truck is more than just the space inside a vehicle for long-haul truckers. Long hours behind the wheel, and days far from your home, means that you may be spending more time in your truck than anywhere else. It is a home in a sense to a lot of truckers, so why…

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Truck Driver Weight Lifting On The Road Tips

Every job has its risks and dangers, and for truckers sitting still may be the greatest risk that is faced. Long hours of not moving leads to a lot of health issues. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control found truckers were twice as likely to be obese than the rest of the…

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