One of the most important aspects of a trucker's job is being able to provide clear and concise communications with dispatch, the people at their delivery site and so on.
There are plenty of hazards on the road that truckers have to be highly aware of, but the risks don't stop once they pull off the nation's highways and byways.
Throughout the Midwestern U.S., tornado season poses a serious threat to homeowners, businesses, and people just passing through — including truckers.
Safe driving is a trucker's first and most important job, because even a minor accident makes it impossible to get from Point A to Point B in a timely fashion.
Being a long-haul trucker certainly has its advantages, but you also have to be able to put yourself in the best possible position to succeed in a life on the road.
This time of year may seem like it's all about summer fun in the sun, but for truckers like you, some of the conditions of your daily work can actually become more dangerous.
As a trucker, safety is Job No. 1, and you need to make sure that you are doing all you can to keep accident risk to a minimum as you navigate the nation's highways and byways.
In the freight industry, your drivers are the lifeblood of your operations — and unfortunately, far too many companies treat them poorly despite the driver shortage.
Ask anyone in trucking management what their company's biggest issue is these days, and the most likely answer will probably have to do with attracting and retaining talent.
If the novel coronavirus pandemic taught the business world anything, it's that employee health and wellbeing is a highly important part of organizational success.
An unfortunate reality for many freight companies is that it's difficult to retain their truckers on an ongoing basis.
The freight industry has been dealing with headlines about the national trucker shortage for years now, and it seems as though there is little end in sight for these issues.
Truckers likely know that it's not a good idea to operate their big rigs when they're feeling even a little bit tired, but they might not realize just how dangerous doing so may be.
While the April showers you likely saw on the road last month are all but over, and May flowers are just starting to bloom, truckers still have to be careful about driving on rainy days.
As a trucker, you know that time is money, but the amount of fuel you go through over the course of a trip is also a big financial consideration.
In just about any working-class job these days, it's getting more difficult to make the family budget work, and trucking is no different.
If you're interested in a career in trucking, congratulations are in order: You're entering a challenging but rewarding industry with a bit of a barrier to entry.
If you're interested in becoming a trucker but have never been behind the wheel of a vehicle larger than a pickup truck or cargo van, you likely know there's a bit of an obstacle in your way.
Like people in any other job, truckers deal with their fair share of work stress over the course of a run.
If you're thinking about getting involved in the world of trucking, you may have a number of misconceptions about what the job could mean for you.