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What is it like being an auto hauler

David Compton: Joining me today is Bob Sellers, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Reliable Carriers. Bob, welcome to the show. Bob Sellers: Thank you David. Good to see you. David Compton: Yeah, thanks for joining us today. So I see these bright orange rigs running down the road and I'd love to find out a little bit more about Reliable Carriers and a little bit about the history of the company and what your specialty is. Bob Sellers: Well we're celebrating 60 years this year, so we've been in business since 1960. All we do is all haul high-dollar automobiles around the country. We...
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What it takes to be a team driver

Dave: Hi, this is Dave Compton from the trucker.com and joining me today is Laura Duryea, from Boyle Transport. Laura is the head of driver recruitment, retention and driver development. Laura, welcome to the show. Laura: Thank you, I'm happy to be here. Dave: Well, it's our pleasure. So Laura, today we're going to talk a little bit about team driving. And I mean just the description kind of tells us what it is, but in the trucking business, what is team driving and team driver? Laura: Team driving is when two individuals share the same truck, and they, in most companies, keep that truck moving...
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What is dry van hauling?

Joining me today is Doug Grawe, head of communications of Dart Transit Company. Doug, welcome. Doug Grawe: Thanks, Dave. I appreciate it. David Compton: Hey, Doug, I want to start out with some very basics about dry van hauling with our audience today. Let's just start at the very basic. Doug, tell me what is dry van hauling? Doug Grawe: Well, Dave, great question. What is dry van hauling? Dry van hauling is hauling goods that don't...

What are the different types of hauling jobs in trucking

In this video we will discuss the different types of truck driving jobs and some of the qualifications or challenges you can face. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30D3udhnfSM&feature=youtu.be Dry van hauling. This is one of the most popular types of hauling in the trucking industry. A drive van or trailer is exactly what it sounds like. It's filled with contents that are packaged and does not need refrigeration. Oddly enough, bottled water, even though wet, can be hauled by a dry van, obviously since it's packaged. Reefer hauling. Reefer, which...
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Top 5 reasons to become a trucker

Here are the top five reasons to consider being a truck driver. Number one, job security. Trucking is one of the very few careers where you are in such high demand, you can find a job virtually anywhere. Across America there is a shortage of CDL holders and job sites are full of ads looking for truckers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nccyRbE1-ow&feature=youtu.be Number two, good pay plus benefits. You might start at the bottom, but with hard work and dedication you can move up to more lucrative types of...
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Is the trucking life for you?

Thinking about getting your CDL and becoming a trucker? Here's some things you need to consider before hitting the road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h47PbQgcXE Truckers spend a lot of time alone. If you're a social butterfly, or need to be around people 24/7, being a trucker is not the job for you. Solo drivers might enjoy the chance to see the open road and be gone weeks at a time, but if you have a family, expect to miss some Little League games or school plays. Being a...
Tips for getting a truck driving job

Tips for getting a truck driving job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLQRxadf6bg Looking for a trucking job? Well, here's some tips for you. First, do your searching and applying at a website that specializes in trucking jobs. Sure, you can find listings on general job boards, but recruiters know the qualification of applicants on those sites tends to be less than someone who applies that a specialized trucking employment website. Second, do your homework. There are plenty of trucker discussion groups on the web that you can be part of. Many of these forums, discuss...
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Will autonomous trucks cost CDL holders their jobs?

 Robots are taking over the world. Well, that's what some people might be thinking is in our future, but what about truck drivers? Is autonomous driving technology going to cost many of today's CDL holders their jobs? Well, let's take a look at some of the facts. Yes, someday you're going to see driverless semis zipping down the highway, but the real question is how soon? Let's first look at some facts. It's going to be a while until that happens and given the fact that the majority of truckers right now are in...
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Interview: Taking the DOT medical exam for your CDL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gTukJ1ApmQ Dave Compton: Hi, this is Dave Compton from Truckjobseekers.com and joining me today is Bob Perry from fit2pass.com. He's known as The Truck Trainer. Bob, thanks for joining me. Bob Perry: Thank you, David. Looking forward to it. I appreciate you having me on. Dave Compton: Yeah, my pleasure. Hey, so we're going to be talking today about people that are looking to get their CDL. They're the first timers. Now I know Fit to Pass, the company is really known about keeping drivers that already have...
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What are the best paying jobs for truckers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQASB7J1YhU Okay, there's no doubt you can make a good living being a truck driver, and some jobs do pay more than others. So let's take a look. Well, leading the pack is ice road trucking. This is truly a niche job, and there are not many truckers that's going to be doing this, especially if you're living in Tempe, Arizona, for example. However, ice road truckers only work a couple months a year and can pull down up to $250,000, because this job has so much danger involved...
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Can you get a CDL with a bad record?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeJ2T_VDvOQ Okay, look, we've all done stupid things in our life. Granted, some of us have done things that are more stupid than others, but there's plenty examples of individuals who've made mistakes in the past and have gone on to get their CDLs. There's really just two questions at hand when looking at this. Number one is what I've done in the past going to prevent me from getting a CDL in the first place? And number two, once I have that CDL, will the mistakes I've made in the past...
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Getting a CDL at a trucking school vs a company sponsored program

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPFN5e6aHg In this video, we're going to discuss the pros and cons of getting your CDL via a local trucking school versus getting it from a company sponsored trading program. So let's jump in and let's look at the differences. These days with the driver shortage many larger companies now have their own training programs. These are great because it basically means that once you finish the course and obtain your CDL, you have a guaranteed job waiting for you. However, just like your mama taught you, there's no...
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The steps you need to take to get your CDL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4wmMAId3mc Hi, I'm David Compton from truckjobsecrets.com on the steps you'll need to take to get your CDL. The first thing is to make sure you even qualify. And to do so, you need to check your state's eligibility requirements. Each state has its own requirements for licensed commercial drivers. Generally, you must be at least 18-years-old or 21-years-old if you plan to drive across state lines. Even if you never drive across state lines, you may need to still be 21 if you work...
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Preparing for a DOT medical exam

We talk to fit2pass.com's Bob Perry on how you can stack the odds in your favor if you have a DOT medical exam coming up. For more information go to www.fit2pass.com.

Looking for a new truck driving job?

Do you have your CDL?  Are you in the job market for the first time, or perhaps you're a seasoned veteran looking to make a change? Head on over to our sister website www.truckjobseekers.com

It takes time to be good at the business of Trucking.

Wayne Campbell of The Drivers Side sits down and talks with trucker Brian D. from Richmond, Virginia. Brian shares his knowledge from 35+ years on the road. Courtesy: The Drivers Side

A day in the life of a trucking couple – Grow big little roach

We are proud to introduce our audience to the Trucking Review Channel.  Come along as we follow this trucking couple and their adventures on the road. Courtesy: Trucking Review Channel

Emotional video on being an OTR driver

A great video by Bill Everly and his YouTube Channel, Salty Pirate TV,