Why Veterans Make Good Truck Drivers
Nov12

Why Veterans Make Good Truck Drivers

Imagine the open road stretched before you, your favorite song on the radio and fresh air blowing through the opened window of your vehicle. Driving can be therapeutic, and driving for a living is ideal for people with certain personality traits or lifestyle preferences. The trucking industry has various career options, from jobs for those who want to be home every evening to cross country driving opportunities. Plus, it can be a...

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Switching to Flatbed Trucking | Main Considerations
Jun28

Switching to Flatbed Trucking | Main Considerations

In the great wide world of trucking, there are all sorts of different jobs commercial drivers can take advantage of. Once you get your CDL you’ll always be able to find the solid paying jobs you need. Still, sometimes drivers want to expand their skill sets and take on other types of driving jobs. If this sounds like you, the next question is probably over which trucking jobs are paying the best right now! In many companies throughout...

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Heavy Lifting! 5 Tips for Hauling Oversized Loads
Apr11

Heavy Lifting! 5 Tips for Hauling Oversized Loads

In the world of flatbed trucking, drivers can haul all sorts of unique types of shipments. Whereas dry van drivers don’t have to worry (as much) about the size and contents of their trailers, this isn’t the case for truckers hauling oversized loads. When a shipment can’t be feasibly broken down between multiple loads, it’s time to slap on that “Oversized Load” banner and scramble the pilot vehicles! Whether you’ve been a flatbed...

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Show Me the Money: Owner-Operator Tax Deductions and Tips
Mar20

Show Me the Money: Owner-Operator Tax Deductions and Tips

Most truckers will choose a career as an owner-operator because of the independence. You’ll be given the opportunity to make your own schedule, travel your own routes, and be in charge of your own rig. However, as the tax deadline rapidly approaches, you’ll be required to file your own taxes as an owner-operator. While it’s a little trickier than just filling out the traditional tax forms for an employer, there are a few tips and...

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Owner Operator Misconceptions: Debunking the Myths
Mar16

Owner Operator Misconceptions: Debunking the Myths

It’s obvious that, as a trucker, you hear a lot of different things on the road. Whether it’s over the radio or at a truck stop, there’s plenty of room for misinformation. Depending on who you’re hearing the information from, it can sometimes be hard to distinguish myth from fact. When it comes to owner-operators, there’s potential for a lot of false information to be floating around the trucking world....

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Owner Operator Insurance Guide For Truckers
Feb28

Owner Operator Insurance Guide For Truckers

There’s nothing like hittin’ the road in your rig on a beautiful day. You might have the windows down, the radio on, and you’re making great time. This seems great, right? Did you know there’s one thing that could make the trip even better? Your very own rig! That’s right, an owner operator job provides the freedom that you get on the road, with the ability to make your own schedule and become your own boss. You might want to pump the...

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