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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?

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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?

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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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What’s Upcoming For The Truck Inventory Shortage?

The trucking industry has been experiencing a significant shortage of new truck inventory, leading to a surge in demand for used trucks. This has been caused by various factors, including supply chain constraints, semiconductor chip shortages, and raw material shortages. As a result, many dealerships are struggling to keep up with demand, with some not…

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Exploring Alternative Fuel for the Trucking Industry

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The trucking industry has been under pressure from regulators to find cleaner and more efficient ways to move goods. Federal regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have forced companies to consider alternative fuels like electric, hydrogen, and natural gas. Knight-Swift, one of the largest trucking companies in the United States, is looking into these…

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Investing in Truck Driver Pay During Times of Economic Uncertainty

Knight Transportation, a leading company in the trucking industry, has successfully navigated the volatile economic climate by prioritizing investments in equipment and its drivers. One of the company’s primary objectives has always been to establish a self-sufficient business that does not rely on banks to remain operational. Most trucking companies, around 90 percent, depend on…

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Trucking Rate Forecasting for Drivers and Fleet Owners

The trucking industry has been experiencing significant changes in rates over the past year. Knight Transportation, a major player in the industry, has noticed the impact on both owner-operators and larger carriers. The decline in spot rates over the past 12 months is unprecedented. In 2019, there was a similar decline, but it took 20…

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Why Investing in Autonomous Vehicle Technology is the Future of the Trucking Industry

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As the trucking industry continues to evolve, there’s one question that keeps coming up: why are companies investing in technologies like autonomous vehicles if it means they could eventually replace human drivers? While it’s understandable to be concerned about job security, it’s important to recognize that autonomous vehicles aren’t meant to replace humans, but rather…

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