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Jessica Warnke Honored at North American Automotive Global Awards

Posted: April 7, 2017

  Carter Express Director of Marketing, Jessica Warnke was honored this week with the Rising Star Sales & Marketing Award.  Warnke is an integral part of leadership here at Carter.  Her expertise, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills are invaluable and we are very proud to have her on our team. Read about the award in the full article below.   Big Winners in the Big Easy for the North American Automotive Global Awards 6th April 2017, London Amidst the sounds and musical talents of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Automotive Executives gathered in the heart of this historic and vibrant city to celebrate achievement, creativity, knowledge and partnership. Celebrations for the … 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.

Carter Express Driver Interviewed on Trucking Podcast

Posted: March 28, 2017

  Take a few minutes to listen to this fantastic interview on The Driver Success Podcast with our very own Charles Hopkins. He has been driving for Carter Express since 1994 and now his son also drives for Carter Express. Thank you for all the kind words Charles. We are lucky to have drivers like you on our team! Click Here to Listen to the Podcast              

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

Toy Drive & Contest at Anderson Location

Posted: December 9, 2016

  Carter Express is having our 4th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots program. They help to collect and distribute toys for less fortunate children in our local communities. This year we are holding our 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater contest and our 1st ever company-wide Chili Cook Off to benefit Toys for Tots. So wear your ugly sweaters, work on your best chili recipes, and of course bring those donations: either monetary or new toys!  We are so excited to be able to give back and help make this a Merry Christmas for everyone.     To be able to enter the “Ugly Sweater” contest and wear your “Ugly Sweater” to work, you must donate … Continue reading

Safety is Our Differentiator

Posted: December 1, 2016

Here at Carter Express, we’ve been moving freight since 1983—needless to say, we’ve learned a few things along the way. One of our biggest focuses lies within driver safety, because its importance is multi-faceted. We take a proactive approach when it comes to safety, and here’s how: Our employee focus Of course, the importance of safety as it pertains to preserving life in general is of utmost importance, and it reaches further than that as well. From a company perspective, it makes sense in terms of efficiency and overall cost to bring on quality drivers and train them in proper safety to avoid costs related to accidents and driver turn … Continue reading

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