Carter Express Sponsors 2016 United Way Truck Pull

Posted: August 8, 2016

  Carter Express is happy to have the opportunity again this year to be the presenting sponsor for the annual United Way Human Truck Pull. This year’s truck pull will benefit thousands of individuals and families across Madison County by supporting programs that will help them thrive. Teams (10-person men’s teams and 12-person co-ed teams) will pull a 17,000 lb. semi with a 53-foot trailer as fast as they can across the 125-foot course.  Prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded to the team that pulls the fastest, the team that raises the most money, and finally the “crowd favorite”. The event will take place at the Anderson Municipal Airport (282 … Continue reading

6 Tips for “Keeping Your Cool” While Driving in High Temperatures

Posted: July 28, 2016

Summer is here, and so is the heat!  As hot as it is, experienced drivers know that the temperatures on the road (and in your cab) can be even hotter! When the temperatures start to rise, it is smart to be mindful of the risks associated with the heat, as well as the steps you can take to ensure your own safety and the safety of the other drivers sharing the road with you. The three “levels” of heat-related illness can be generalized as: 1.  Heat cramps—the least severe of heat related illness, characterized by extreme thirst, heavy sweating, fatigue and muscle cramps. 2.  Heat exhaustion—while heavy sweating can be … Continue reading

The Trucker’s Guide to Eating Healthy

Posted: July 1, 2016

Many truck stops surprise us with quite the variety of amenities. At Iowa 80, for example, you can go to the dentist, the barber, and do your laundry. According to the Iowa 80 website, there’s also a workout room and a chiropractor! Unfortunately, when it comes to food, there aren’t as many choices. Stop on Route 80 at the World’s Largest Truck Stop, and even there your healthy options are limited. You’ll see a Wendy’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, and a few other typical roadside restaurants. We all know we are supposed to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and skip foods high in saturated fat, sugar, and … Continue reading

Truck Driver Tips to Stay Alert

Posted: June 3, 2016

Working as a truck driver can lead to long hours staring at the road, but keeping your focus is crucial.  You need to stay alert and at your mental best for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Trainers with Carter Express Speak of Safety & Camaraderie

Posted: May 9, 2016

  This month, Carter Express is pleased to honor their trainers. They drive, they train, and they represent Carter with pride. The driver trainers with Carter Express are dedicated people whom any company would be glad to have working for them. During training at Carter, the ultimate goal, according to one driver trainer is to “make drivers want to stay and work with Carter and make them feel comfortable.” The trainers help to accomplish this in many ways.

7 Ways to Share the Road Courteously With Truck Drivers

Posted: April 1, 2016

Exploring the open road is one of the best things about being a truck driver. Whether it’s driving Highway One along the coast of California or passing fields of green corn in Iowa, we see some amazing country.

Quality Truck Drivers Earn More Money

Posted: March 4, 2016

Today’s job market is packed with opportunities for professional truck drivers. Television, job boards and recruiters are looking to hire truck drivers. Employers need drivers. The better you can separate yourself from other drivers, the more money you can make in the current job market. Drivers who excel have many opportunities for better positions and the better wages. Here are a few ways you can separate yourself from the drivers around you:

Carter PRIDE: What Does it Mean to You?

Posted: February 1, 2016

Safety must come first if it is going to be present at all. Think of safety like you would of breathing. If we want to do ANYTHING else successfully, we must first be breathing. After that, we can try any other activity (eating, resting, problem solving, exercising), but if we try to do any of those without breathing, you’ll fail. The same goes for driving. Try to reach your goals on efficiency, profit, or even having a pleasant drive without putting safety first and you’ll eventually fail. Carter Express understands that and we want to make safety a company-wide priority. Safety can’t just be about the drivers – it has … Continue reading

A Trucker’s Perspective: Life in the Slow Lane

Posted: January 22, 2016

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

Dealing with Jack Frost and Other Winter Truck Driving Tips

Posted: January 11, 2016

According to legend, Jack Frost is responsible for all the ice, frost, snow, sleet, and other freezing weather that comes with winter. Depending on who you talk to, he paints intricate frost patterns, nips at noses, or is a grandfatherly-like figure that covers the world in snow and ice. When you drive professionally, it’s all too easy to get familiar with his work. Here are some tips and reminders that can help you deal with Jack Frost.

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