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1st Quarter Harley Contest Winner

Posted: June 22, 2017

We are excited to announce that the winner of our 1st quarter Harley contest is Tim Scott! Tim and his wife, Susan, are team drivers in the Carter Express family, and Tim has driven nearly 1.5 million miles during his time with Carter Express. He has been entered into the quarterly Harley drawing 47 times over the years for being a safe driver and has finally won the prize. Congratulations, Tim, on your hard work! Would you like to win a Harley of your own? Carter Express gives away 4 Harleys each year as a reward for safe driving. You could be next! Call 1.877.628.6806 to speak with a recruiter.

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

Carter Express Sponsors 4th Annual United Way Truck Pull

Posted: May 23, 2017

  Carter Express is excited to announce that we will be the Presenting Sponsor again this year at the 4th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull. This competition will support the United Way of both Madison and Delaware counties, which supports children, individuals, and families throughout the communities to empower them and help them thrive.   Teams participating in the truck pull will compete to pull a 33,000 lb. semi with a 53 ft. trailer as fast as they can. There will be 2 divisions: Men’s teams & Co-ed teams. Awards will be given to the “Fastest Team Overall”, as well as the “Fastest Team” from each division. Finally, there will … Continue reading

Carter Express Vandalia Launches Two New Customer Lines

Posted: May 8, 2017

The Carter Express Vandalia (DCD) facility has already undergone several changes in 2017.  Last week, the team celebrated not only the launch of a new management team (Site Manager, Facility Manager, and a Floor Supervisor) but also two new customer lines:  Toyota Export and Toyota Service. The Vandalia team has work very hard to be successful in the two launches and also the transition in management.  During this time, everyone had to be on their A-game in order to maintain continuity on the floor and keep the highest standards we all expect at Carter throughout the transition. Phil Hammel, Nick Geesaman, Nicholas Lance, Drake Hatch, Greg King, and of course … 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

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.

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