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Tips for Backing Up a Semi-Truck Trailer

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One of the most challenging elements of truck driving is learning to successfully maneuver a trailer and be able to back up without great difficulty. Be patient with yourself if you can relate to this issue, as this can be difficult for both veterans and novice drivers. Thankfully, there are some tried-and-true tips you can…

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Driving a Semi in Windy Conditions

Semi-truck driving down the highway

Driving a semi-truck can be challenging enough without the added difficulties caused by high winds. In fact, driving a semi in high winds can be just as dangerous for large trucks driving in icy or snowy conditions. Dangers of Driving a Semi in High Winds Large, bulky vehicles like semis, are more sensitive to crosswinds…

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How to Put Snow Chains on Semi-Truck Tires

snow chains on semi truck tires

Winter weather and slick, snowy surfaces don’t exactly mesh well with big-rig trucks. Thankfully, as a driver, you can install snow chains on your tires to give you much-needed stability and grip on slick roads. Read on for more information: Step-by-Step Guide to Putting Snow Chains on Semi Tires Of course, every truck is slightly…

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Truck Drivers’ Favorite Truck Stop/Truck Terminal Amenities

Iowa 80 truck stop – world’s largest truckstop

When it comes to life on the road as a truck driver, the amenities at a truck stop or truck terminal take on an elevated importance. After all, it is these locations that often give truck drivers their only taste of normalcy or allow them to take care of personal hygiene items. They are necessary…

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What To Do If You Start Having Truck Brake Issues

How To Improve Truck Fuel Efficiency

Semi-trucks weigh somewhere between 35,000 and 80,000 pounds. That is a lot of weight to stop once it gets going, which is what makes the braking system so vital on a semi. Having a damaged, improperly functioning or worn-out brake system is a danger to all those on the roadways. Therefore, it’s important for drivers…

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Truck Driving Opportunities for Military Veterans

Knight Transportation Fleet of Heroes, Truck Driving Opportunities for Military Veterans

Knight Transportation acknowledges and appreciates our U.S. Military service members’ sacrifices to protect our freedom and families. Finding employment while serving and after serving in the armed forces can be challenging. We seek to provide Veterans and active military service members a transportation career offering flexible schedules and consistent income. Many Veterans start a trucking…

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Demand For Women Truck Drivers Growing

Demand for women in trucking - Female truck drivers at Knight Transpotation

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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