Professional Driving Career

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?

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

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

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:

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

7 Tips for Being Married to a Truck Driver

Posted: November 30, 2015

Long haul, short haul, local runs… no matter what kind of truck driver your husband, wife, or loved one is, they’re going to spend a lot of time on the road. We don’t have to tell you that this can be tough on relationships and family life. Continue reading

Maintenance Priorities Straight from the Experts

Posted: November 2, 2015

Your truck is the heart of your work and you need to be able to count on it to get the job done. The best way to keep your truck rolling smoothly mile after mile is to follow good maintenance practices. We decided to go straight to the source on this one and ask some of the people who know best: our Carter Express maintenance team and drivers. Here are a few maintenance highlights that our resident experts wanted to share.

Get Paid for More than Just Mileage

Posted: September 8, 2015

There’s an unprecedented demand for truck drivers in the industry right now, which means that skilled drivers have plenty of choices when it comes to where they want to work. The first thing most drivers will look at is pay per mile, but that’s not the only thing to consider.

Different companies will offer a variety of benefits to their drivers and the value of those benefits can be surprising. Here are some of the more common benefits that drivers should look for. Continue reading


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