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‘I am a Volvo Trucker’ Video Captures Telly Awards for Creative Excellence

‘I am a Volvo Trucker,’ a video introduced in conjunction with Volvo Trucks’ 2014 North American merchandise collection, recently received five Telly awards for creative excellence. The first-person narrative tells the story of modern professional truck drivers, capturing drivers’ passion for trucks and their profession. The video produced by Myjive, Inc. received two silver awards, […]

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How to Keep Your Truckers Happy

The trucking industry is notoriously one of the hardest in which to fill positions. Most professional truck drivers have little attachment to the firms for which they work—and companies see a steady rotation of drivers coming in and out of their doors as a result. Does this sound familiar to you? Do you have a […]

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Trucker Advice: Adapting to a Growing Family while on the Road

About ten years ago when I first started my career as a commercial truck driver my life was in a much different place than it is now.  Just over the age of 21, my wife and I had little responsibility outside of ourselves.  Of course there were bills to be paid, rent that needed to […]

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Trucking Tips and Tricks From Experienced Drivers

Plan, Prepare, and Perform – Tips From Experienced Truck Drivers Newer truck drivers may be enamored by the relative freedom of driving an over-the-road load across the nation, but experienced truckers know that in order to rack up thousands of miles of safe and efficient hauling, planning and preparation are vital. Newer truckers sometimes underestimate […]

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Successful Trucking Companies Tend To Offer Better Benefits – Study Says

Trucker Shortages Leads Companies To Focus On Alternative Recruiting Methods For New Drivers Today’s trucking microcosm is one of increasing demand and dwindling supply. With the nation’s energy sector producing two to three times as much product as it did just a decade ago, the need for more truck drivers is real. While recent government […]

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U.S. Trucking Industry Still Facing Driver Shortage

Increasing Demand For Truckers Is Going Unanswered Becoming a truck driver might be one of the smartest choices a young person could make when entering the job market. Few professions provide the opportunity for an employee to make significant money, while demanding relatively little in terms of education and certification. In fact, the average length […]

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New DOT Rules Proving Tiresome to Truckers, Trucking Companies

New DOT Rules Aim To Help Reduce Driver Fatigue – But Truckers Are Already Growing Tired Of Them The DOT (Department of Transportation) has worked tirelessly to help promote and pass rules and regulations that are all aimed at increasing truck driver safety – as well as the safety of the general public. Several key […]

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Iowa 80 Celebrating Drivers at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The Truckers Jamboree is hosted every year at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, I-80 Exit 284, Walcott, Iowa. Since it’s inception in 1979, the Truckers Jamboree has been celebrating America’s Truckers. This event is a great place to celebrate and learn about trucking and those big rigs. It’s our way of saying thank you to the […]

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FedEx Freight’s Don Logan Named Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion

Don Logan, a FedEx Freight driver from Topeka, KS, was named the 2012 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion. Logan bested 425 drivers from across the country in the annual competition, sponsored by the American Trucking Assns. Logan, who has been a professional driver for 25 years, logging more than 2.1 million miles, competed […]

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A semi truck pulls into the Petro Truck stop in Gerard, Ohio July 9, 2012. Worried they cannot afford pay hikes big enough to retain experienced drivers and entice new ones, trucking companies like Con-Way Inc, Ryder System Inc, Swift Transportation Co and others offer perks and cushier sleeper cabs to improve the job’s quality of life. Keeping enough drivers on the road is critical for the industry, which moves about two-thirds of all freight in the United States. But a shortage of drivers, already approaching 100,000 truckers, is deepening even with U.S. unemployment over 8 per cent. Thousands of trucking companies folded during the recent recession, and most survivors are running razor-thin margins.

Companies Pile on Perks to Keep Drivers Truckin’

Truck stops are getting a makeover as companies add amenities to combat a growing shortage of a precious commodity: drivers. On a blistering July afternoon, truckers at TA and Petro stops in Ohio played basketball, cooled off in a 60-seat theatre showing Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in “Sherlock Holmes” a n d had […]

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Iowa 80 Celebrating Drivers at 33rd Walcott Truckers Jamboree

The Walcott Truckers Jamboree began in 1979 as a gesture of appreciation from Iowa 80 to their trucking customers. Now in its 33rd year, the jamboree will again celebrate truckers July 12-13. Visitors can browse the nearly 200 exhibits, play carnival games, and participate in the Trucker Olympics. Look for OOIDA driver Jon Osburn and […]

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