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What is Hot Shot Trucking

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If you’ve ever dreamed of driving big rigs across the country, but don’t have the patience for long-haul trucking or prefer to have more control over your own schedule, then hot shot trucking might be for you. Hot shot trucking is often used for freight that needs to be delivered quickly, or when the size … Continued

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How Many Hours Can a Truck Driver Drive?

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Getting behind the wheel of a truck is an exciting way to earn a living. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. One issue that many new drivers are concerned about is how many hours they can drive before requiring a break. While truck driver hour limits may seem overly restrictive to maximizing earnings, they are … Continued

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The CDL is the Modern Day MBA

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For years the CDL meant the freedom of the open road, flexible schedules and a great income. Today the CDL means a lot more as the world changed coming out of COVID, the new economic shift in the economy and our way of life. Also, the CDL today means an income level not before seen … Continued

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Why Become a Truck Driver?

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“Why become a truck driver?” We’ve been asked this question a million times, and the answer is simple….to gain your independence! As a trucker, you can find a rewarding job that cannot be outsourced. These are very significant reasons to both men and women who have seen a lot of changes since the COVID outbreak. … Continued

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5 Reasons to Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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We often take for granted the work that truck drivers do to keep America moving. Without them, we wouldn’t have many of the essential goods that we rely on every day. From food and clothes to medical supplies, truck drivers play a vital role in keeping our country running. This September 11-17, during National Truck … Continued

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Is It Hard for Women to Be Truck Drivers?

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When you think of a truck driver, what comes to mind? Most likely a male Smokey and the Bandit type figure. And while trucking has historically been a male dominated profession, in the last decade more women are becoming truck drivers. This is because there are many opportunities for women in the trucking industry. In … Continued

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Couple Uses Truck Driving to Reach Financial Independence

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What would you do if all your living expenses were covered by your investments? Team drivers Josh and Sidney Sudmeyer are hoping to find out soon. The Farmington, MO couple is working toward financial independence and using their truck driving jobs to accelerate their savings. Many people think financial independence is just for the very … Continued

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Top questions to ask trucking companies during an interview

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Truck driver job interviews can sometimes feel a little one-sided, with the interviewer (most-likely a driver recruiter) asking you, the driver, all the questions and you simply answering them. However, it’s important to remember interviews can also be a great time for you to ask questions and learn about the company you’re interviewing with. Use … Continued

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Where Do Truck Drivers Sleep?

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If you are considering a job as a truck driver you’ve probably wondered, where do truck drivers sleep? After all quality sleep is important to driving safely. Where truck drivers sleep depends on the type of driving job. Drivers who transport cargo locally get home to sleep at the end of the day, but the … Continued

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What Are Truck Weigh Stations?

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Drivers across the US are accustomed to seeing truck weigh station signs on the highways. Even then, many are unaware of the purpose of weigh stations. Well, a weigh station is like a checkpoint, where officials inspect the weight of the passing trucks. These are done by officials of the Department of Transportation, or the … Continued

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