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Demand For Women Truck Drivers Growing

Women Truck Drivers Growing

Over-the-road truck drivers are still mostly comprised of men. However, times are changing, and truck driving jobs for women are on the rise. As the demand for truck drivers increases, the industry is committed to having women to fill hiring needs. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), 6% of truck drivers are women. At…

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6 Advantages of Being a Flatbed Truck Driver

Knight Transportation flatbed tractor trailer

The demand for truck drivers in the U.S. remains high. According to the American Trucking Association, the driver shortage will hit 100,000 by 2025 and 160,000 by 2028. As the country starts to get back to “normal”, flatbed load volumes continue to build as construction activity and manufacturing begin to pick up. The news of…

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Top 10 Trucker Songs and Why We Love Them

Top 10 Trucker Songs and Why We Love Them

Truck driving is so iconic that not only have dozens of movies been made about the lifestyle, hundreds of songs pay homage to life on the road. You may be surprised to know not all of the songs were made in the 60s and 70s. Here are the top 10 trucker songs and why we…

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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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What Safe Driver Week 2021 Means for Truckers

Safe Driver Week 2021 - Safety First Road Sign

Safety is a trucking company’s and its driver’s highest priority. The goal is delivering goods on schedule with zero harm to truckers or the general public. Federal, state, and local laws combined with carrier safety guidelines are producing safer roadways. Truckers are proud of their safety records and want to keep them that way. Each…

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4 Reasons the Trucking Industry is Heating Up

Trucking Industry Heating up

Many believe the trucking industry is in for huge growth through the end of the year. As America moves into a new phase with COVID-19, the feeling is consumers are ready to spend money again. A second round of stimulus checks, available vaccines, and summer headed our way, it’s very possible there will be even…

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Top 9 Trucking Podcasts and Why You Should Tune In

Trucking Podcasts

Podcasts give trucking industry pros a whole new way to communicate about life on the road and what it takes to be a trucker today. Many seasoned truck drivers are eager to share their experiences, advice, tips, and tricks, and opinions on the state of trucking in America. Here are the top 9 trucking podcasts…

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Truck Stop Etiquette for Truck Drivers

Trucks at a truck stop. Truck stop etiquette for truck drivers

American truck stops have experienced an up and down reputation over the years. In the 70s, when the open road called out to everyone, they were cool places to meet people from all walks of life. By the late 80s, truck stops became a bit more unsafe. Today though, truck stops have modern utilities, electronics,…

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The 10 Best Trucker Movies and Why We Love Them

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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7 Hobbies for Truck Drivers and How to Start Them

Hobbies for Truck Drivers

There are as many ways to spend your time on the road as there are hours. If you’ve had enough of staring out your cab window wondering how to make better use of your time – you’re in luck. All you need is your imagination and a smartphone, then leave the rest to us. Here…

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