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Trucking Industry Statistics

Truck driving is essential to keep our country functioning. The trucking industry statistics in this article show the impact drivers have and also provide interesting information about transportation trends. American Trucking Associations The statistics in this section are from 2019 and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported them. This organization advocates for the trucking industry … Continue reading “Trucking Industry Statistics”

Tips for Trucking With a Dog

Truck driving is one of the few careers where you can bring your pet with you. This can make life on the open road much more enjoyable and is beneficial for your mental and physical health. DSW is a pet-friendly company and we want to help make trucking with a dog easy for you. Here … Continue reading “Tips for Trucking With a Dog”

What is Detention Pay for Truckers?

As a trucker, the bulk of your time on the job is typically spent driving. Once you arrive at your destination, you will need to drop off your freight at the loading dock. Sometimes this process is very quick. However, there can sometimes be delays. Detention pay, if it applies, compensates you for the time … Continue reading “What is Detention Pay for Truckers?”

Understanding Hours of Service Regulations

Truck drivers are responsible not only for their own safety and that of the cargo they transport but also for the safety of others on the road. To help improve safety, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has various guidelines that truckers must follow. One example is hours of service, or HOS, regulations. The DOT’s HOS … Continue reading “Understanding Hours of Service Regulations”

How to Become a Truck Driver

Driving a truck can be a rewarding career. Even during uncertain times, there is a high demand for qualified drivers to transport freight. If you want to become a truck driver, now is a great time to start the process. Here are the steps to becoming a commercial driver: Make Sure You Meet the Requirements … Continue reading “How to Become a Truck Driver”

Tips for Life on the Road as a Tractor-Trailer Driver

A career as a tractor-trailer driver can be incredibly rewarding. Because of the high demand for truckers, you can earn high pay and enjoy excellent benefits. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t any challenges for life on the open road, but luckily there are many ways to make your days more enjoyable. Here are some … Continue reading “Tips for Life on the Road as a Tractor-Trailer Driver”

Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success as a CDL Driver

Knowing what you can do to help yourself succeed is one of the most important things that will influence your driving career. If you avoid unreasonable expectations and focus on doing a good job, you will find that things usually work out for the best. Following these simple steps can help you set yourself up … Continue reading “Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success as a CDL Driver”

Tips for Safely Securing Freight

As a truck driver, some hauls may be drop-and-hook. This means that you will not be responsible for securing freight. However, others may require you to place cargo. In these cases, it is important that you closely follow all regulations to ensure the safety of yourself, others on the road, and the materials you are … Continue reading “Tips for Safely Securing Freight”

The Importance of Driving Jobs During Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has introduced a great deal of uncertainty into our daily lives. This extends to many industries. One thing that unites so many different sectors of our country is the dependence on truck drivers to deliver goods and materials. This means that truck driving jobs are even more important than ever and … Continue reading “The Importance of Driving Jobs During Uncertain Times”

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”