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Choosing to become a professional truck driver is a career choice promising adventure and a dependable income source. The increased demand for truck drivers and healthy projection for growth means truck drivers will continue to be in demand. How do you become a professional truck driver and what happens after CDL training? Let’s find out!…

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Knight Transportation: Wives of Truckers

The life of a professional trucker is one of adventure, fulfillment, and accomplishment. Being a trucker’s wife can be just as fulfilling if the role is approached properly. A trucker’s family can either embrace or fight against the responsibilities that accompany such an occupation. We advise of wives truckers to welcome your husband’s chosen profession…

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Knight Transportation Pet Policy

Long-haul or over-the-road trucking can be a lonely profession. There are many hours spent on the roads, without the companionship available in other career fields. Thankfully, though, many trucking companies, including Knight Transportation, do have an allowance for pets, giving drivers much-needed companionship while on the road. Below is more information on our specific pet…

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Fatigued Truck Driving What You Should Know

Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. Fatigued Driving may be caused by a lack of adequate sleep, driving when you would normally be sleeping ( i.e overnight), strenuous work or non-work activities, sleep disorders like sleep apnea, or a combination of factors. For better or for worse, humans have…

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Distracted Truck Driver Driving

What is Distracted Truck Driving? Distracted driving is anything taking your eyes, hands, or attention away from the task of driving a CMV. Common examples of distracted truck driving are: • Sending a text message • Talking on a cell phone • Using a GPS navigation system • Eating while driving • Talking to people…

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Truck Driving Too Fast For Conditions

Traveling at a speed that is greater than a reasonable standard for safe driving is when truck driving is too fast for the conditions. Examples of conditions where drivers may find themselves driving too fastinclude: • Wet Roadways (rain, snow, or ice) • Reduced Visibility (fog, winter storms) • Construction Zones • Curves and Intersections…

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How to Install Chains on a Tractor Trailor

Transcript: “Hi, I’m Alan Cox, Safety Director for Knight Refrigerated here in Phoenix. I’m also a driver of 30 years, 17 of them with this company, and today we’re going to teach you how to chain your truck.” STATE-BY-STATE CHAIN LAWS VARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO UNDERSTAND ALL CARRY AND CHAIN LAWS IN THE STATES…

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Top 10 Truck Driving Tips for Winter

Even if you are an extremely experienced and highly skilled truck driver, winter driving conditions can present a challenge and a danger. This is a documented fact backed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. 42% of all auto accidents that occur in the winter are considered weather-related. Winter weather causes a reduction in traction…

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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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