- Truck Drive Newbie? Here's Our Top Tips from Trucking Pros
Before you hit the road, try learning from experienced truckers. There will still be plenty to learn after you buy a new truck and start your first job, but the more you know the better. Here's what veteran truckers want newbies to know:
- Truck Drivers Are in Demand as Shortfall Swells
More American goods move by truck than any other mode of transportation, but a growing shortage of commercial truck drivers has the potential to create a nationwide shipping crisis in the not so distant future. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry is currently short of 30,000 drivers; but that shortfall is expected to swell to 200,000 truckers over the next 10 years.
- How CSA Is Impacting the Driver Pool, Driver Pay
Truck drivers were surveyed by ATRI in the spring of 2011 and then again in the Spring of 2012 to gain perspective on how commercial drivers view CSA in terms of employability issues and carrier operations.
- The Effect of Higher Pay for Truckers and the Safety Programs
One of the most important issues in the trucking industry is safety. From roadside truck checks to patrolling the highway, the state patrol is always on the alert for any truck that may be having safety problems. The trucking companies continually have safety classes and ways of checking vehicles to make sure they are in tip-top condition.
- Need A New Job? Try Hill Brothers Transportation
This company was established in 1986 by four brothers who came from a family well experienced in the business of trucking. Their grandfather, Robert Hill, started work in the industry in 1932.
- A Special Thanks to Truck Drivers on Thanksgiving
If you pull onto any thruway or highway in America and within moments you will find yourself in the presence or some sort of 18-wheeler or semi truck.Truck drivers can range from men to women, young to old, independent drivers to company drivers and the categories go on.
- The American Trucker - Top 4 Trucker Myths Debunked
Often, the public accepts opinions about truckers that are myths supported by four common falsehoods. False beliefs are stated or hinted at by media reporters.
- Is Leasing a Truck from a Carrier a Good Idea?
Leasing a truck is a big commitment, no matter who you are – a rookie, veteran or fleet operator. Going the carrier route makes sense in some situations and absolutely none in others – the decision will all depend on your own personal situation.
- Broken Arrow: Bankrupt Trucking Company Employees Year-long Wait for Pay
Arrow Trucking closed its doors and filed for bankruptcy a year ago, but it is has taken that long for former staff and truckers to see some money. The bankruptcy court finally approved a $2 million payment as a "priority" to ex-employees.