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How Often Are Over-the-Road Truckers Home?

Most people realize that driving a truck for a long distance means that over the road truckers are gone for at least a few days at a time. However, they don’t realize just how much time a long-haul trucker actually spends in the truck. Trucking is a lifestyle that you need to get used to,…

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5 Reasons There Are So Many Good Paying Trucking Jobs Available

The country has been struggling with a driver shortage for years, a shortage that continues to widen and increase the number of available trucking jobs. Whether you look at statistics regarding CDL A or CDL B jobs, trucking companies are offering good salaries, benefits, and incentives to fill their ranks with qualified drivers. Although social…

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Busting Myths About ‘How Long Can A Truck Driver Drive?’

Despite the significant reforms the trucking industry has enjoyed, common myths still exist about how long can truck drivers drive. Big rig freighter haulers once worked excessive hours that taxed the men and women of the road into less than safe driving circumstances. Fortunately, reforms about how many hours can a truck driver drive have…

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What is Intermodal Trucking and Why Does it Matter?

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As an industry professional about “intermodal trucking” and they’d probably point to one of those big containers that come off ships to be hauled away by an 18-wheeler. But the industry has evolved into far more than just getting the freight in an intermodal container from point A to point B. In fact, intermodal transportation…

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Trucking Forecast Looks Promising for 2019

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The U.S. economy enjoyed robust growth in 2018, exceeding the expectations of many experts. And it was the determined American truck driver that kept goods and materials moving. Prosperity in manufacturing, import-export, and other sectors meant growth for truckers as well throughout the trucking industry. The demand for freight deliveries, coupled with a driver shortage,…

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The Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Trucking and How SWTDT Can Help

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Have you thought of pursuing a trucking career? Maybe you’re looking for a second career after retiring, or you want to find a new career that offers good job security. There’s a big need for qualified truck drivers, and if you’re ready to prepare to take on a stable, well-paying job that offers a lot…

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How to Start a Trucking Company

Before you start a trucking company, you’ll have a lot of research to do. Not only do you have to research the administrative side to learn what entity you want to use, but you have to decide if you want to work as an owner/operator or if you want to start a large trucking company…

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Las Vegas is the Ideal Place to Begin a Truck Driving Career

Anyone who has ever considered a trucking career should know that the current market for truck driving professionals is on an upswing. Not only are salaries above the national average, but jobs are plentiful for those who want to earn a substantial income and live the “truck driving life.” Future truck drivers seeking employment in…

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