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Retention Is Key During a Trucker Shortage

  When truck drivers quit, the industry suffers. Production temporarily drops, and time and money must be spent to hire and train new truckers to replace them. To improve driver retention and keep quality staff on board, we need to understand why they leave for new jobs. Here are some common reasons why drivers quit […]

  When truck drivers quit, the industry suffers. Production temporarily drops, and time and money must be spent to hire and train new truckers to replace them. To improve driver retention and keep quality staff on board, we need to understand why they leave for new jobs. Here are some common reasons why drivers quit […]

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CVSA Roadcheck June 2-4-2015

It’s Back!! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold their annual 72-hour Roadcheck this year from June 2-4. The annual three-day roadside commercial vehicle safety crackdown known as Roadcheck will focus on various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver, and cargo safety and security. This year, there will be a special focus on cargo […]

It’s Back!! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold their annual 72-hour Roadcheck this year from June 2-4. The annual three-day roadside commercial vehicle safety crackdown known as Roadcheck will focus on various elements of motor carrier, vehicle, driver, and cargo safety and security. This year, there will be a special focus on cargo […]

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Top Tips to Help You Pass CDL School

A CDL (commercial driver’s license) is necessary to get a good job as a truck driver, and many companies will provide training for the CDL test. In order to set yourself up for success, you need to adequately prepare for a career of driving. Here are some tips to get you started. Do your homework. […]

A CDL (commercial driver’s license) is necessary to get a good job as a truck driver, and many companies will provide training for the CDL test. In order to set yourself up for success, you need to adequately prepare for a career of driving. Here are some tips to get you started. Do your homework. […]

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How Endorsements Help Your Trucking Career

A career in driving—whether it’s moving products from one state to another or shuttling children to and from school—can be rewarding, satisfying and lucrative. Endorsements Expand Options Getting CDL endorsements will expand your career options immediately because you will qualify for more jobs. To make the most of your career, experts recommend getting as many […]

A career in driving—whether it’s moving products from one state to another or shuttling children to and from school—can be rewarding, satisfying and lucrative. Endorsements Expand Options Getting CDL endorsements will expand your career options immediately because you will qualify for more jobs. To make the most of your career, experts recommend getting as many […]

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Safety First and the CMV Driver Medical Certificate

When you’re behind the wheel of a CMV, you are responsible for more than just your cargo. You are accountable for the lives and safety of the other drivers on the road. Weighing literal tons, commercial trucks and buses don’t handle like your average Class C, passenger vehicles. With adjusted stop times, bigger blind spots […]

When you’re behind the wheel of a CMV, you are responsible for more than just your cargo. You are accountable for the lives and safety of the other drivers on the road. Weighing literal tons, commercial trucks and buses don’t handle like your average Class C, passenger vehicles. With adjusted stop times, bigger blind spots […]

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Rest Period Regulation Rolled Back

Driver fatigue is a leading factor in large truck crashes, which is the reason regulations put into effect in 2013 cut truckers’ weekly hours to 70. The new government spending bill includes a provision that rolls back that restriction, now allowing drivers to drive up to 82 hours a week before needing a rest period. […]

Driver fatigue is a leading factor in large truck crashes, which is the reason regulations put into effect in 2013 cut truckers’ weekly hours to 70. The new government spending bill includes a provision that rolls back that restriction, now allowing drivers to drive up to 82 hours a week before needing a rest period. […]

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TransForce Services Group “How To Survive A DOT Audit” Seminar Series

Back by popular demand, in 2015 TransForce Services Group (TSG), the compliance services division of TransForce, is offering DOT Compliance Seminars at different locations across the country: How To Survive a DOT Audit: March 4        Orlando, FL April 15         Dallas, TX May 13          Pittsburgh, PA More […]

Back by popular demand, in 2015 TransForce Services Group (TSG), the compliance services division of TransForce, is offering DOT Compliance Seminars at different locations across the country: How To Survive a DOT Audit: March 4        Orlando, FL April 15         Dallas, TX May 13          Pittsburgh, PA More […]

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What Do Truck Driver Jobs Pay?

If you’re considering a truck driving career, one of your first questions will be about your earning potential. There are a few factors that contribute to the truck driving pay scale. For instance, pay rates vary with the type of freight a trucker hauls as well as its weight. Specialized freight trucking generally pays more […]

If you’re considering a truck driving career, one of your first questions will be about your earning potential. There are a few factors that contribute to the truck driving pay scale. For instance, pay rates vary with the type of freight a trucker hauls as well as its weight. Specialized freight trucking generally pays more […]

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34-Hour Restart Requirements Revert To Pre-July 1, 2013 Rules

On Tuesday night (12/16/14), President Obama signed  the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriates Bill into law, which results in officially suspending the two restrictions on the use of the 34-hour restart. Effective immediately, the 34-hour restart will revert to its pre-July 1, 2013 version. More specifically, the requirements for two periods of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. and […]

On Tuesday night (12/16/14), President Obama signed  the Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriates Bill into law, which results in officially suspending the two restrictions on the use of the 34-hour restart. Effective immediately, the 34-hour restart will revert to its pre-July 1, 2013 version. More specifically, the requirements for two periods of 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. and […]

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Truckers Make the Holidays Happen

During this busy holiday season, truckers are blanketing the roadways as they deliver toys, decorations, food, appliances and everything else that makes it possible for people everywhere to shop, entertain, celebrate, help others and give joy. Without the great service that truckers provide, the holiday season would simply not be as merry and bright. Santa’s […]

During this busy holiday season, truckers are blanketing the roadways as they deliver toys, decorations, food, appliances and everything else that makes it possible for people everywhere to shop, entertain, celebrate, help others and give joy. Without the great service that truckers provide, the holiday season would simply not be as merry and bright. Santa’s […]

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