As a professional CDL or OTR driver, you will be driving long stretches of road across our beautiful country, come sun or rain, summer or spring, or even winter. A road is a magical place and the environment is never static. There are loads of unpredictable things that truck drivers have to take into consideration while on the road. Driving in snowy conditions might be one of the most dangerous requirements of the job. Our top tips will, however, help you get your job done with little effort, by applying these safety tips for winter driving, you will feel safer and be more alert while delivering the goods to the client. Bring some salt Having a bag of salt or sand with you while on your job can help you out of just about any pickle when you are driving in snow. If you should find your...
If you are looking at hiring a new OTR or CDL truck driver to join your team, there are a couple of things you should consider before hiring the person with the best-looking resume or the most experience. The recruitment process is tedious at best, but finding someone who is going to deliver the goods, pun intended, is key to continue delivering and providing your clients with excellent service. But what exactly should the truck driver’s qualities be apart from being capable to drive a truck? Whether you are a truck driver or a company, you will find our next article of great help when it comes to the recruitment process. Here, we take a look at the top 10 qualities every great truck driver has, qualities that you should either strive for or look for when you are hiring someone. #1 Res
Having a great team behind your freight transportation company is what certainly makes you stand out from the crowd – in this business, high-quality service delivery is what really puts you out there. But recruiting is not something just anyone can do. If you have tried different avenues of finding and recruiting truck drivers, you should know that the process can be tedious and how will you ever know for sure that the candidate you have hired is the best fit for your company? In this article, we will take you through the process of how to find and hire a great truck driver that will fit well with your team, and how you can use certain tools to your advantage while doing so. It’s never necessary to reinvent the wheel – just learning the tricks will make your hiring process run a little
If you are thinking about hitting the job search and joining another freight transportation company, you are in luck. Over the years the truck driver recruitment process has changed quite a bit, no longer do you have to phone up companies enquiring about job opportunities or have the newspaper as youronly source of information on possible jobs. Today, with the help of the internet, you can enlist or subscribe at some of the best truck driver job listing platforms and have access to the best truck driving jobs as they become available. Even if you don’t want to join a platform and share your personal information, you are still able to browse job listings on these platforms. The process makes recruiters, as well as job seekers,live a whole lot easier, and the process much sleeker. In this
Are you only starting out applying for ajob as a professional CDL or OTR truck driver? So, you’ve done the training and completed the courses, you’ve got your license and endorsements in hand and you are as eager as a beaver to get started. You look everywhere and apply at all the best freight transportation companies in the country, and someone wants to set up an interview. Interviews, no matter which industry you are working in, can be a bit intimidating to the most of us. You have to answer a whole lot of questions, some of which can be difficult to answer when you are put in a spot or feeling nervous. Just to help ease your mind and assist you during this process, we’ve compiled a list of top tips for you to stick to when going on your first interview and acing it too. Let’s take a
Are you considering a career in CDL truck driving? Have you asked around or do you know a CDL or OTR truck driver who can give you some much-needed advice and pointers? If not, or even if you do, our advice and resources should get you right on track and start out your career as a truck driver in no time. Choosing a career such as freight transportation can be a rewarding yet challenging choice to make. Hours are long, roads are far and wide, and you will spend a lot of time at home. As far as salary goes, you won’t be disappointed as truck drivers in the US to earn a higher than average salary. This all, of course, depends on your level of experience and the license you hold. If you would like to join the exciting world of CDL or OTR truck driving and you have already made up your mind