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So You’re a Truck Driver. Now What? 5 Tips to Survive Your First Year

Congratulations! You just earned your CDL and became a professional truck driver. Now that you’ve joined the ranks of America’s highway heroes, you’re probably excited. However, there will be a lot of challenges in your first year as a rookie. Plan for Challenging Schedules Since drivers who have been driving for a company for years […]

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THE 5 MOST DANGEROUS STATES TO DRIVE IN

Every trucker knows not every state is the same when it comes to driving. Some are relatively easy to drive through, while others will have you screaming and slamming your steering wheel in frustration. Whether the problem is distracted driving or people being reckless with their speed, certain states are actually considered more dangerous to […]

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Fighting Boredom for the Long Haul

Although time seems to enter a different dimension when you embark on long journeys down the highway, there are definitely a few things that one can do while driving in order to help pass the time. Although we’re sure you’ve figured out a few on your own, below are some great activities that are safe […]

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Choosing the Right Energy Drink for Your Long Drive

Professional truck drivers sometimes have to take late shift or work long hours. Naturally, during this time, it’s all too easy to become tired and worn down from the exhaustive shift. So what do you do to stay awake? Truck drivers have their own personal method for staying awake. Whether it’s singing at the top […]

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6 Ways to Save Fuel While Trucking

Nowadays, most people are trying to be environmentally friendly in one way or another. They also want to save money whenever possible! By following some of the tips outlined here, you can be a more fuel efficient truck driver, take care of your truck’s systems, and do your wallet a big favor. Look Ahead As […]

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“Should I Be A Truck Driver?” Decide if Driving is the Right Career for You

It’s hard to determine whether anything is or isn’t right for you before you’ve given it a try. But this is what many people entering the truck driving industry have to do, and the stakes for them are much higher (18 days of training plus the time getting started). Considering the amount of time that […]

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Why You Should Use Your GI Bill to Become a Truck Driver

The month of May is a time when we honor our fallen heroes and feel a special appreciation for veterans and those currently serving. So, we want to make sure our troops are given every career opportunity available to them at home! If you are active military personnel or a veteran of the United States […]

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United Trucking Featured on WSMV Discussing Truck Driver Shortage

Nashville station WSMV (Channel 4) recently produced a story about the driver shortage being faced by the trucking industry. Currently, the number of truckers needed nationwide exceeds 50,000. That number is projected to hit 200,000 within the next decade if more drivers don’t get on the roads. Our very own student Tiaesha Hampton and Assistant […]

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Avoiding Common Health Concerns Among Truck Drivers

There are various health problems that many truck drivers are at risk of due to the nature of their employment. Of these, the most critical are obesity, stress, fatigue, muscle strains, neck & back injuries, substance abuse, depression and sleep deprivation. Although dangerous, these risks are mostly preventable and certain measures can be taken for […]

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Tips for Staying Alert During Road Trips

Commercial truck drivers are already faced with a set of challenges that comes with making deliveries on time. But in addition to that, you have to battle fatigue during long road trips. With driver fatigue being the number one cause for wrecks, it is important to stay alert so that you do not put yourself […]

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