Marketing Yourself in Trucking

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 10th 2024 8:00AM
When beginning a new job, many people simply want to learn their role and focus on only what they were hired for. If they're hired to pick up a phone to answer and make calls, then they'd make sure to just learn that job. That's it. If they're brought into a company to process paperwork, or maybe they're a sales or tech specialist, then that's what they do. Focus on the task at hand and only do what you were brought in for. Some folks out there excel at more than just one thi...

Explore

By: Kelly Plumb
Posted: Jun 5th 2024 8:00AM
A while back a friend asked me if my husband and I ever have a chance to sightsee while we are on the road. I replied that for the most part we do not. This conversation allowed me to reflect on how many drivers take the opportunity to get out of the truck to see and explore. Do you? Where do you go? What have you seen? We were on the East coast and were invited to see the sights with another team with which we are friends. We had a great time seeing things like the Liberty B...

Driving as an Independent Contractor

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 3rd 2024 8:00AM
The best thing about being an independent contractor is that there are an endless number of opportunities in the world that allow you to be your own boss. Some of those opportunities are certainly difficult to attain, while others are more easily accessible but sometimes far less enticing. Whether you're an experienced owner-operator or an independent contractor looking to get into the expedite industry, choosing the right carrier to run for makes all the difference in the wo...

Terminating Driver Turnover

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: May 20th 2024 8:00AM
It's almost common knowledge that driver turnover rates in the trucking industry tend to hover around or above the 100% mark. However, believe it or not, there are some fleets out there that have figured out a way to reduce their turnover rate. Which has shown to be more beneficial for both driver and company. Here are some suggestions for how to go about providing a better atmosphere for drivers, while lowering turnover. Show Them the Money "Money talks and BS walks," right?...

Being Aware of Your Mental Health

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: May 6th 2024 8:00AM
Driving a commercial vehicle can certainly be a lonely job, and it can be all too easy for mental health hurdles and challenges to creep up on a driver as the miles roll by. Extended time away from family and friends and long periods without human interaction can be detrimental to anyone's psyche. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with renewed emphasis being placed on folks and their mental health these days, here are some ways drivers can help maintain their own ment...

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