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How to Become a Truck Driver

Trucking earns good money, so it attracts a lot of people. There are over 3 million truckers in the United States, which means roughly one in every hundred Americans, young or old, is a professional trucker. While the money is good, the hours are long, and the hours are lonely, and the hours are far […]

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Trucking Management Software

Some people still want to run their trucking companies “old school” style on paper, but there are so many good options for trucking management software available right now that you really should let go of your pencils and log books and move into the modern world. I love technology, but I do have to start […]

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How to Get Trucking Insurance

It is going to take a huge chunk out of your startup funds, but you must have trucking insurance. You will need four distinct kinds of insurance for your trucking company: liability insurance, cargo insurance, physical damage insurance and worker’s compsenation and medical insurance. In the case of an accident, liability insurance will cover the […]

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How to Start A Trucking Company

Starting any kind of business requires planning, perseverance and a passion for logistics and customer service. These are the core factors that can make or break a trucking business. Besides these factors money is also necessary in just the right doses. Most businesses collapse in the first 2-3 years. Therefore, it’s essential that you have […]

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Training from the Truck

Almost every time I had a new student driver to train, when I asked them where they felt they needed more practice, their first response would be, “Shifting.” Going forward is easy. At least in a straight line at highway speed. It is getting up to that speed, running through the gears on a large […]

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Training for Time Management

Getting our load to the receiver on time is a crucial element of truck driving. When we are assigned the load, we usually just get the name and address of the shipper, name and address of the consignee, the pickup and delivery dates and times, and maybe some special instructions. In between the pickup and […]

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Train for the Rain

When training a student, we are always aware that we need to teach them about driving in snow and ice. Sometimes though, rain can be just as treacherous. I learned that lesson the hard way. Accident Avoided I had dropped a load in Columbus and was headed to my next shipper with an empty trailer. […]

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