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Truck driver retention and the generation gap

Feb
22,
2015
13

Although nobody will dispute the role that the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980 had on the truck driver retention problem, the fact remains that the industry itself remains as a major player in its continuance. As far back … Continue reading

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Common Sense Trucking: Avoiding Predatory Lending

Feb
9,
2015
1

The trucking industry certainly has its share of problematic issues which most often are aimed at the drivers’ ability to succeed or fail in their chosen career. On average, the beginning trucker will last only six months before calling it … Continue reading

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Retaining Truck Drivers Should be No Problem for Trucking Companies

Dec
9,
2009
6

Recently, concerning the problem for trucking companies to retain drivers within their employment, an industry leader commented that no trucking company wants a “revolving door.”   That statement is actually both true and false.  The many decent and well respected trucking … Continue reading

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The Truck Driver’s Worst Enemy

Oct
25,
2009
15

by Allen Smith Professional truck drivers have a lot of enemies.  Many drivers perceive the DOT as one enemy . . . and without question it is the general public who looks at trucking as something that is just in … Continue reading

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CDL Training – How Students Can End their Career, Before it Begins

Jul
8,
2009
5

Over the road trucking is a tough vocation.  It’s even tougher now with the economy struggling as it is.  Many CDL schools are still reporting an 85% – 90% placement rate for recent CDL graduates.  On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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Tanker Truck

Jan
20,
2009
3

Truck driving jobs offer a large array of possiblities for employment.  Even with the downward turn we are noticing from the economic situation, truck driving jobs are still available.  With several large trucking companies cutting down on their offers to provide … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part of Trucking

Dec
15,
2008
3

Trucking can be a rough lifestyle. One way or the other, everyone has to do what they need to do in order to provide for themselves and their family. Over the road trucking can be fun at times, but the … Continue reading

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Team Truck Driving

Oct
4,
2008
3

Team truck driving is being investigated by many people looking into the possibilities of making more money in truck driving. The ads all say the right things and I have found various articles on the subject of team truck driving … Continue reading

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