History of the Trucking Industry

The trucking industry has a long history that has shaped the economy of the United States.  Learn more about how truck driving has evolved:  Before Truck Driving Before trucks, freight was moved by train or horse-drawn vehicles. While trains were highly efficient at moving large amounts of freight, they could only deliver to metropolitan areas. … Continue reading “History of the Trucking Industry”

Why You Should Consider OTR Trucking

Truck driving is essential to the American economy and truckers transport the majority of freight within our country. Since many types of freight must move long distances, over-the-road (OTR) trucking plays a major role in the transportation industry. These types of truck driving jobs have routes that cover the 48 continental United States. Although they … Continue reading “Why You Should Consider OTR Trucking”

Benefits of Working for Our Tucson Trucking Company

DSW is not just any truck driving company. We’ve been trusted for over 30 years to provide outstanding working conditions for our employees. Working for big companies can make you feel like a small fish in a big pond, but at DSW you get the benefits of big company freight with a small company atmosphere. … Continue reading “Benefits of Working for Our Tucson Trucking Company”

How to Become an Owner-Operator Truck Driver

The decision to become an owner-operator truck driver can be daunting. There are many factors that you need to take into consideration before deciding to start your own trucking company. While it is possible to make this decision right out of commercial driver’s license (CDL) school, being an experienced truck driver has its advantages. Additionally, … Continue reading “How to Become an Owner-Operator Truck Driver”

What Are Dry Van Semi-Trucks?

One important decision in your trucking career is deciding which type of freight you are going to haul. This choice can determine what type of semi-truck you are going to drive, the types of routes you may be offered, and what your pay scale will be. Dry van semi-trucks are one of the most common … Continue reading “What Are Dry Van Semi-Trucks?”

What to Look for in a Trucking Job

There are an overwhelming amount of trucking companies nationwide. Some of these companies are as small as a one-truck operation and others have thousands of drivers. Making the choice of what to look for in a trucking job can be daunting. With so many options available you will need to narrow down your choices so … Continue reading “What to Look for in a Trucking Job”

Practical Tips for Truckers with Pets

Few jobs allow workers to bring their pets to work. But the trucking industry is different. It offers truckers greater flexibility and freedom than the average worker. Many trucking companies allow you to bring your pets on the road with you. But before you do, there are a few things you ought to know. Scheduling … Continue reading “Practical Tips for Truckers with Pets”

Looking Back on the CB Radio

For decades, truckers and amateur enthusiasts alike have relied on CB radio to stay in touch, share information, and exchange witty banter across long distances. These days, CB radio is being edged out by newer communications equipment. However, you’ll still find a sizable percentage of truckers who wouldn’t think of hitting the roads without a … Continue reading “Looking Back on the CB Radio”

What Are the Advantages of Leasing Your Big Rig?

If you’re like many truckers, you joined the industry because of the freedom of the open road and competitive pay. All CDL drivers enjoy the independence of being away from the cubicle, without a boss looking over their shoulders. But at some point, you might consider taking it a step further by becoming your own … Continue reading “What Are the Advantages of Leasing Your Big Rig?”

How Does Veteran Apprenticeship Work at DSW?

Transitioning back to civilian life is a process with many challenges. One of the most pressing challenges is finding gainful employment. As a military veteran, you already possess a number of important skills. These, along with your background, work ethic, and dedication, could make you a valuable member of the trucking community. DSW is proud … Continue reading “How Does Veteran Apprenticeship Work at DSW?”