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Looking to make a move in the trucking industry? Weighing your options with lease-purchase arrangements? This section is a great place to turn for insight for drivers regarding the current job outlook, financial advice and more. Our topics cover a wide range of territory and serve as a job-hunting resource for both current drivers as well as those looking to join the industry.

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Common sense, caution offer protection against cargo theft

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There’s a lot to consider when planning a route, from transit times to fueling, weather, rest breaks, tolls, personal time for meals and showers,...
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Road partners: Factors to consider before team driving

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In the current economic climate, opportunities abound for drivers. Some of those opportunities involve teaming with another driver, an option that often pays better...
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Different trailer types help to differentiate truck-driving jobs

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Spend some time on any highway that’s frequented by trucks and you’ll soon realize that trailers come in an amazing variety of shapes and...
Truck broken down

Service centers, dealerships, technology offer options for emergency maintenance

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At some point every driver will experience a truck breakdown while on the road. Sometimes there’s no choice but to pull to the side...
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New vs. used: There’s much to consider when looking to purchase a truck

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Whether you’re taking the first steps toward owning your own trucking business or you’re a seasoned owner-operator, at some point you’ll have to consider...
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A tax advisor can help you navigate confusing laws

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As if 2020 didn’t bring enough problems, your tax bill for the year could be impacted. Consulting a professional tax preparer between now and...
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Drivers must know and follow medical requirements to maintain CDL

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As it has in many areas, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has tightened the rules for obtaining a medical certification. The requirement...
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How 2020 changed the job outlook from the driver’s seat

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Anyone who’s followed the trucking industry knows that carriers who complain about a driver shortage are often regarded with the same disdain as the...
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Tax-time tips for maximum deductions

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Everyone loves a tax deduction, and billions of dollars are spent each year making sure those deductions are maximized. When you own your own...
Tanker truck on road

More than a license: Endorsements can expand the possibilities of your driving career

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One of the most common mistakes new truck drivers make occurs before they even get their commercial driver’s license (CDL). New drivers often have...
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A little year-end preparation can help to start the new year right

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It’s that time of year again: The snow is falling in many parts of the country, and every truck owner’s dreams are filled with...
signing contract

Consider carefully before signing a contract

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Owning your own truck can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be an exercise in frustration. Like any business, there are tasks...
white truck on highway

Carrier culture: These 7 questions can help determine a potential employer’s values

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One of the most important — and most often overlooked — factors in choosing a carrier to work for is the “culture” you’ll find...
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Tying up loose ends: Knowledge is the key to making a successful career move

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Trucking companies are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to investigate the background of anyone who applies for a driving job....
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Don’t let road expenses eat away at your take-home pay

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Driving professionally can be a rewarding experience, but just how rewarding often depends on choices the driver makes while on the road. For many...