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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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Questions You Should Ask Your Potential Trucking Employer

It’s an exciting time when you finally receive the call you’ve been waiting for––a trucking company wants to interview you. After working hard to earn your CDL, this is exactly what you need. But while you are excited to start the potential job, you need to make sure that it is the right fit for […]

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Top Podcasts Every Type of Trucker Can Enjoy

As a truck driver, most of your day is spent on the road for long periods of time. This can quickly become boring, especially when you are by yourself. However, with podcasts, you can make the most of your time on the trip by gaining more insight on the trucking industry or just by just […]

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Resolutions to Make This Year as a Truck Driver

The best part about the new year is that it brings a time for change, improvement, and renewal. When on or off the road, you can make these six resolutions to make your time as a driver an even better one. Eat Healthier Foods As you probably already know, it can be easy to slip […]

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5 Simple Yet Tasty Crock-Pot Recipes to Try When On the Road

When finishing up your long shift on the road, you typically don’t want to spend a lot of time making your dinner. And taking a long time to prepare a good meal for the next few days may not be something you are looking forward to either. Thankfully, with crock-pots around, you can whip up […]

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Top 4 Reasons Students Fail Their CDL Course

We usually talk about trucking school like it’s just a couple week program that everyone makes it through and ends up on the road along with our seasoned truckers. But that’s not always the case. In fact, we see quite a lot not pass their CDL and for reasons completely avoidable. Check out these four […]

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How to Decorate Your Semi-Truck for the Holidays

Now that both Halloween and Thanksgiving are over, it’s time to take down the old decorations and get ready for a completely new yet exciting theme: Christmas. As a commercial driver, you can really get into the spirits by having your truck reflect the most wonderful time of the year through several different and fun […]

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How Thanksgiving Without Truck Drivers Wouldn’t Be the Same

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to get together with the family and give thanks to those who deserve it. Although it is difficult to thank everybody, you should at least thank a semi-truck driver for all the sacrifices they make to ensure your holiday is a good one. Without them, your Thanksgiving could look like […]

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