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Winter is probably the most challenging of seasons for truck drivers because of cold, snowy and icy weather. It can be hard to be “on-time” and juggle “hours-of-service” limitations when Old Man Winter brings a snowstorm your way, that’s for sure! Two Words That Begin With “P” In the winter, how does a trucker deal […]
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How do you know if a truck driving candidate is truly “qualified” for a job? Here are some telltale signs. CDL in Hand First and foremost, a trucker will need to obtain a CDL from their state of residence. CDL stands for “commercial driver’s license.” In order to get a CDL, a trucker will have […]
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What are some hiring mistakes made by trucking companies? Familiarity Isn’t Always Best First, there’s the old “I’ll hire you because you’re family and/or familiar to me.” Just because someone is family and/or the hiring manager “knows them” doesn’t mean they’ll make a good trucker. Many times these types of hires end up costing companies […]
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 In the old days of trucking, truckers were the kind of workers who were a bit rebellious—follow their own beat to the drum types. They got the job done alright, but they didn’t much like being told what to do and how to do it. Fiercely independent, they were the kings of their own rigs, […]
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What are some things to know before using a truck driver placement agency? The Knowledge Base of Recruiters Consider some basic ideas about recruiters. How well do they know trucking industry terms? Can they speak a trucker’s language? Can they talk with all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds? Is their business all […]
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Fuel is typically expensive, isn’t it? If you’re just filling up a motorbike, it’s not too bad, but if you’re filling up a semi-truck, you’re going to need lots and lots of fuel and the costs add up over time. That’s why trucking companies are always looking for ways to save on fuel, as they […]
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Like any job, trucking can get “old” and “tiresome.” When you do the same thing, over and over, for 40 to 90 hours a week, it can lead to burnout. Did you know that burnout is defined in the dictionary as “physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress?” If the actual job doesn’t […]
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You’re at a trucking company and you’re looking for good candidates who’ll work for you, right? But how do you find those people? Do you hang signs up around town? Put your phone number on the back of trucks and hope they’ll call and inquire about jobs? Go to places where potential truckers might congregate […]
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