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Truck Driving Over the Holidays

Posted: November 14, 2017

The holiday time is quickly approaching, which means before we know it, the hustle and bustle will be upon us. With that comes increased traffic as families begin to travel, as well as the possibility of inclement weather. Staying safe during this time and staying connected to your family while you are away are top priorities for many truck drivers. Be sure to check out these tips for safe driving during this time and making sure you make the most of the holiday season yourself. Safety First – Be sure your rig has been thoroughly inspected and passed all safety requirements to lessen the likelihood of a breakdown. While there’s … Continue reading

Is Truck Driving Right For YOU? 

Posted: June 21, 2017

Yes – You want to drive for someone who puts their drivers and their drivers’ families first – You always put safety first and take pride in your work – You already have your CDL but are looking for a better carrier with reliable hours – You love being on the road and enjoy a change in routine every now and then – You don’t have children living at home and want to get on the road with your spouse, who is a truck driver. – You don’t have your CDL, but are interested in employer-supported training programs (FYI – Carter helps pay for training in Anderson, Indiana and Paragould, … Continue reading

Top Ten Ways to Spend Your Home Time as a Truck Driver

Posted: May 30, 2017

Truck driving is definitely not for the weak of heart.  It is a demanding job that requires flexibility, skill, stamina, and attention to detail.  Plus, many truck drivers spend several days at a time away from home.  While it can be challenging to be away for extended periods of time, truck driving is also an exciting and rewarding job that allows you the opportunity to explore and see new sights.  Using your time at home wisely can impact your time on the road.   Check out the top ten ways to make sure you make the most of your time at home.   Spend quality time with your kids and … Continue reading

Drive Smarter: Tips from Truck Drivers

Posted: May 2, 2017

Safety is one of the most crucial aspects of truck driving, not only for the drivers themselves, but also for everyone else on the road. Julius Caesar is quoted as saying, “Experience is the teacher of all things.” One of the best ways to learn is through your experience and the experiences of others. So we decided to ask truck drivers what they do to stay safe on the road. Take a look at the top 5 responses:   Donald R. Isaacs Sr. says, “Safe following distance and checking mirrors in order to know what is going on around me.” Making sure that you are always aware of your surroundings … Continue reading

Top Five Ways to Make Money as a Truck Driver

Posted: April 3, 2017

#5 Quality Equipment Quality equipment is vital to a truck driver and maintaining equipment is just as important. Having a state-of-the-art maintenance facility and hard-working, skilled mechanics reduces the turnaround time for defective equipment and helps to keep truckers on the road and making money. Completing regularly scheduled preventative maintenance checklists to find potential issues before they become serious can also save a lot of headaches.

What Do REAL Drivers Do to Stay Healthy on the Road?

Posted: March 1, 2017

Being on the road a lot can add many challenges to life, one of which is staying healthy. It can be all too easy to run through fast food restaurants, not get enough exercise, and get out of shape. But, this doesn’t change the importance to staying healthy. So we asked real drivers what they do to stay healthy while they are on the road.

What Truck Drivers Can Expect in 2017

Posted: February 1, 2017

There is a general consensus that 2016 was a rough year for a number of reasons. Whether your favorite celebrity died, the political environment stressed you out, or you’re tired of hearing about all the chaos in the world, 2016 seemed to have a lot going wrong. But, it is a new year filled with new possibilities! So, what could 2017 hold for the world of trucking?

Congratulations 4th Quarter Harley Winner

Posted: January 19, 2017

  Congratulations Charlie Hopkins! Charlie has been with Carter Express since April of 1994 and was our 2008 Driver of The Year.  His son, Collin, also started working for Carter Express in December of 2015 so their family has two generations of Carter Express Drivers! To be eligible for the Harley drawing, you must have four consecutive quarters in a row with no safety violations.  After that, your name is entered into the drawing every quarter that you qualify.  Charlie has over 2.5 million safe miles with the company.  He is currently running the new Stant shuttles every day. Thank you Charlie for your commitment to safe driving.  For the benefit of … Continue reading

Carter Express Driver Receives Master Truck Driver Award

Posted: January 10, 2017

  Muriel Summerville strolled into our Corporate Office today thinking he had an appointment with our Safety Department. Unbeknownst to him, he was being honored with a pretigious award that less than 2% of the nation’s truck drivers are qualified to receive … The Master Truck Driver Award. The Master Truck Driver program recognizes our industry’s top drivers who have compiled a career record of excellence through professionalism and service. To be certified, a nominated driver must have either one million accident-free miles or ten years of accident-free driving, be violation free for the past three years, and have a record of educational or community service activities.  Muriel, a 41 … Continue reading

A Trucker’s Perspective: Life in the Slow Lane

Posted: January 3, 2017

Truckers often debate the mythical 5 to 10 MPH buffer police give when they clock you, but is it true and does it even matter? Sure, when you’re looking at a 500+ mile journey, that extra 10 MPH sounds like a lot of time savings, but what’s the cost? Safety, fuel, tickets, bonus opportunities, etc.? More often than not, the biggest cost is your stress level and sanity. Faster-paced, aggressive driving can lead to a tremendous amount of stress to what is already a stressful job. Between dealing with the 4-wheelers, construction zones, and deadlines, drivers find themselves under constant pressure, and the increased anxiety of speeding will only lead … Continue reading


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