November 2014 Newsletter

by Austin Haskew on November 14, 2014

It’s that time of year again.  The cold has set in, families travel to spend time with one another, and we give thanks for what we have.  We wanted to take a moment in this month’s newsletter to thank each of you for what you do.  You spend days or even weeks away from home to make the lives of all those in this country run more smoothly.  We thank you for your time, your energy, and your sacrifice!

Just as all of us here thank you, we hope you take a little time to thank those around you as well.  While you’re at it, you could even leave us some comments to tell us the things you’re grateful to have this year.  We’d certainly love to hear from you.

As you conquer another month on the road, we hope you find that this month’s articles can bring you some enjoyment or wisdom.  Be safe, and we look forward to seeing you back next month.

Trucking’s Perfect Window for New Drivers, Part 2

by Ernest Sharpe November 14, 2014

A filled cup and more pie … “So, B.A., why aren’t the drivers coming back?” “Well, the sixty-somethings, Boomers, are retiring. The ones in their forties and fifties picked up jobs in construction or oil. The guys in their twenties and thirties don’t want to be long haulers because of the time away from families. […]

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Guard Your Credit Score

by Terri Jenkins-Brady November 14, 2014

You already know about guarding your credit cards – but have you thought about guarding your credit score too? A good credit score counts heavily nowadays in getting a better interest rate for a car or house loan; it can even impact getting hired at a new company. Here are some ideas for you: The […]

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Understanding Trucking Insurance II

by Timothy Brady November 14, 2014

Insurance is typically thought of as boring; great reading when you have insomnia. That is, until something happens that requires you know what’s covered and what isn’t. And ‘something’ can be running over a mailbox or a major accident involving injuries or fatalities along with property damage to the vehicle you drive and others involved. […]

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Automate It! Eaton’s Latest Automation Goes Beyond Gears

by Tom Kelley November 14, 2014

Manual, automatic or automated, commercial truck transmissions are each good at some things, but not necessarily good at everything. The pure manual gearboxes are typically the most compact, lightweight and have the least power-loss, but these days, who wants to do all that shifting? Traditional torque-converter-based automatic transmissions do all the shifting work, but add […]

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Moving Up or Just Moving?

by Terri Jenkins-Brady November 14, 2014

“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” – Ernest Hemingway, American writer There’s always a driver at the dock who’s changed trucking companies more times than someone else has changed shirts (B.A. Grouseman comes to mind here). In his mind, he’s perfectly justified in each change – the dispatcher […]

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Thank you for reading our November 2014 Newsletter! We look forward to seeing your comments. Don’t forget to keep checking EveryTruckJob as we updated our design. For more news on the trucking industry, you can check our Trucking Blog. Be looking for even more advancements coming soon!