Whether you're a veteran, or a newbie, to the trucking industry it's always good to know what's going on from every angle - especially when what you know ( or don't know ) may effect your opportunity in the job search. Trucking has it's quirks, and as the industry changes with today's technology, politics and public opinion those who will exceed will have the tools to change just as fast.
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Tattle-Tale Telephone – Why your cell phone may be telling on you.
New job, new responsibilities, new phone? As a professional driver the need to be connect is essential; getting to the next load, and talking to your family, is at the heart of truck driving - but buyer beware. Today's technologies are making it easier to track, collect and record what you're doing with that phone. more
Every felt like you should be the star of you're own reality show - want to be? Just as self publishing became a click of the mouse, now with a little editing and a script you too can be seen by millions. What's this mean for you? Downtime can be fun time, more important downtime might be the way you show what is REALY going on over-the-road. more
It's more than a job, it's a community - and there's no better way to get to know each other than a great, down to earth truck show like the one taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. more.
Can DOT inspect vehicle on private property?
I went to have breakfast with my boss and parked my truck at a gas station with truck parking less than 2 miles from home. We joked around with the DOT officer sitting in the restaurant. apparently he had no sense of humor and as I walked out of the restaurant, pointed for me to come over and asked if that was my truck. I replied yes and told him I was off duty. more
Finding a Truck Driving Job on the Internet | Part 1 of 3: What is
it? How Does it Work? Where Do I Start?
There are many questions that come to mind when drivers consider searching for a job on the Internet. This article will answer a few of those preliminary questions and many others will be answered throughout this three part series. more
Finding a Truck Driving Job on the Internet | Part 2 of 3: How Do
Driver Recruitment Websites Benefit Drivers?
Before driver recruitment websites were available, the process of applying to a company was typically a very time consuming process. A driver would call a trucking company, request an application via fax or mail, complete their application and either mail or fax it back to the trucking company. more
Breaking Molds - examining both sides of commercial and non
Unfortunately stereotypes abound in our society. The "soccer mom" persona, the "dumb blond", the "urban youth", and most notably to all of us "the trucker". It's no small secret that much of America views truck drivers as more or less "undesirable folk". Comics, newscasters, even songwriters have all at one point in time or another substantiated the fallacy. In fact, sometimes it gets so bad that people are afraid of trucks on the road - I know, I used to be one of them. more
Practicing Good Phone Etiquette
Whether you're trying to find a new job, or seeking to advance your current position, learning positive communication skills is an important factor. In the RPM for Trucker's article, "Communicating Gooder" by Dan Anderson, he states that according to USA Truck recruiter Staci Huff only 80% of the decision to hire a driver is based on their information. The other 20% is based largely on the driver's communication skills. more
Doors, Keys | Part 1 of 3: Windows
So there I was, sitting at my desk answering the dozens of phone calls and emails I get every day from drivers in bad situations that are unable to find employment in the industry. To be completely honest, I really don't like getting these calls. It's not that I don't like spending time on the phone, and it isn't because these drivers are in a bind and I don't want to help them; it's the fact that I have to tell them that they probably will not be able to find a job. more
Doors, Keys | Part 2 of 3: Doors
Windows can only ever give us a glimpse of what is inside. Although sometimes a glimpse is all we need, there are times when we have to stop and look for the door. The problem with doors, though, is that many of them tend to be locked, and most of us don't have the keys to open them. more
Doors, Keys | Part 3 of 3: Keys
Over the past two months, I have tried to find answers to some of the industry's most asked questions. I wanted to know what a recruiter's job was really like. I wanted to know what thoughts drove their decision making, and even about their personal feelings on hot industry topics. As a result, I feel I've gained a better appreciation for people in that position – forever treading the line between good and bad. more
Are Better Times Coming? What’s Your Outlook on 2004?
Well…The New Year is just around the corner and so are many new opportunities. This year, in particular, is going to offer a lot of change for the trucking industry. With the continuous improvement of the economy as well as the new Hours of Service Rules taking effect….2004 should be interesting. Are you ready? more
Educate, Empower and Help to Employ
Most truck drivers make their career their life. They eat, sleep, and breathe every road, highway, and interstate of this vast and diverse country. They can tell you what sunrise looks like in Phoenix, and tell you what sunset looks like in Miami. From the view through a windshield, the country looks much different. Drivers see only passing glimpses of their surroundings. more
You know, the trucking industry is like another world. It’s funny, but before I became involved with EveryTruckJob.com, I never even really paid trucks all that much mind, except maybe to get scared when one would pass me on the highway. I never knew what trucks were transporting, or even why they ran. more
Benefits of Good Public Relations
I’ll be the first to admit that I am fairly new to the trucking industry. If I’d been told a year ago that a reefer was anything but a slang term for marijuana, I would have thought you were joking. So when my bosses asked me of all people to write a column about trucking, I thought they’d lost their minds. How could someone with my background possibly say anything to North America’s road warriors that they don’t already know? more