Summer is quickly fading and the crisp autumn air will soon surround us. These are the telltale signs the school year approaching. Before the buses hit the roads, every truck driver should know these back to school driving tips.
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Happy Election Day! Today is a voting day for many people across the country. Ballots will be cast and futures will be made. However, as a truck driver, knowing you will be able to make your voice heard at your polling place on Election Day is not always certain. That is why we put together a truck driver's guide to voting.
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Every professional truck driver knows what a good truck stop must have: diesel & gas pumps, a Cat scale, and a convenience store with bathrooms. In order to be one of the best, it needs to have something that sets itself apart from the others. These are the 5 best truck stops in the Midwest for truck drivers.
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Life can be lonely on the road for professional truck drivers. It's always handy to have a trusty co-pilot to keep you company. Below are 3 types of dogs that are best for truck drivers.
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This week is operation safe driver week conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA). CVSA – in partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), law enforcement and the motor carrier industry – launched the Operation Safe Driver Program in 2007 to reduce the number of deaths and injuries resulting from unsafe driving behaviors.
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You should stay at your first trucking company for more than a year. No really, you should. There are so many benefits and job hopping is not always worth it.
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Anymore, semi trucks are designed especially for the needs of the professional truck driver. When choosing a trucking company, know what you want out of your truck and make sure the company's equipment matches your needs.
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There is no shortage in companies hiring professional truck drivers and if you are a safe, reliable and on-time person, you can have your pick in long haul trucking, short haul trucking or even casual trucking. However, we have three reasons why family owned trucking companies are for you.
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In 2012, TransLand employees wanted to give back. The Pink "Miles for Hope" Truck was founded. Since then, more than $38,000 has been given locally from this one initiative to breast cancer organizations. Currently, TransLand is partnered with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks. The story doesn't stop there. TransLand is driving a purpose.
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