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The Road Warriors: The High-Paying, High-Stress Journey of Truck Drivers

The Road Warriors: The High-Paying, High-Stress Journey of Truck Drivers

Few occupations are as fascinating and mysterious as that of a truck driver. Although the independence and adventure of the job are frequently idealized, the reality behind the wheel is difficult. Tru...

Sep 23, 20234 min read
What's the Paycheck for U.S. Transport Drivers?

What's the Paycheck for U.S. Transport Drivers?

You're not the only one who has ever pondered how much truck drivers in the US actually make as they cruise down the highway in a large rig. The transportation industry offers more than simply lengthy...

Sep 23, 20233 min read
Breaking Stereotypes: Honoring Women-Owned Businesses with Women in Trucking

Breaking Stereotypes: Honoring Women-Owned Businesses with Women in Trucking

Who comes to mind when you think about the trucking industry? You're not the only one who imagines a world where men rule. But let's disprove that notion given the striking increase in women-owned fir...

Sep 23, 20234 min read
Getting Started as a Truck Driver in the USA: Rolling Toward the Open Road

Getting Started as a Truck Driver in the USA: Rolling Toward the Open Road

Have you ever wanted to travel in a way where the journey itself serves as the final destination? Getting a job as a truck driver in the USA may be the right choice for you if you're drawn to a line o...

Sep 23, 20234 min read
Local Governments Take a Stand Against Oversized Trucks

Local Governments Take a Stand Against Oversized Trucks

Imagine a quiet neighborhood where families enjoy leisurely strolls and children play in the streets. It's a peaceful landscape, but recently a problem has emerged that has local authorities as well a...

Sep 23, 20234 min read
What States Have the Highest Rates of Road Rage?

What States Have the Highest Rates of Road Rage?

Everyone has experienced this situation: we're delayed in traffic, someone cuts us off, and all of a sudden our normally peaceful journey becomes a frenzy of horn honking and frustrated gestures. The ...

Sep 23, 20235 min read
Best Fuel Cards for Owner-Operators to Maximize Savings

Best Fuel Cards for Owner-Operators to Maximize Savings

Every mile counts for owner-operators traveling the length and breadth of America's roadways. And when it comes to fuel prices, wise cost-cutting is the way to go. Owner-operators' gasoline cards can ...

Sep 23, 20233 min read
Mastering the Road: Tips for Truck Drivers

Mastering the Road: Tips for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers are the unsung heroes of the road, traversing thousands of miles each year to keep the gears of commerce turning. Whether you're a seasoned road warrior or just starting out on your truc...

Aug 10, 20233 min read
 Essential Resources for Truck Drivers: Navigating the Road with Confidence

Essential Resources for Truck Drivers: Navigating the Road with Confidence

As a truck driver, embarking on long journeys across highways and byways can be both exciting and demanding. To make your journeys smoother and more efficient, having access to the right resources can...

Aug 7, 20234 min read
Trucking and the Economy: Unraveling the Vital Link

Trucking and the Economy: Unraveling the Vital Link

The rumbling of engines, the vast network of highways, and the sight of behemoth trucks cruising down the roads are not just a familiar part of the American landscape; they represent the heartbeat of ...

Jul 28, 20234 min read
Which load board is best for dispatchers?

Which load board is best for dispatchers?

As a truck dispatcher, there are several load boards available that cater to your needs. The choice of load board and subscription depends on factors such as budget, features required, and the type of...

Jun 12, 20233 min read
Advantages and Challenges of Becoming an Owner-Operator

Advantages and Challenges of Becoming an Owner-Operator

Becoming an owner-operator in the trucking industry is an enticing prospect for many truck drivers. The idea of owning and operating your own trucking business comes with a sense of independence and p...

Jun 8, 20233 min read