4 Tips for Truckers During the Holidays

Posted: November 2, 2016

  It’s time for the holidays again, and with our experience in the industry Carter knows that this time of year can be challenging for truck drivers in a variety of ways—from the stress and anxiety of aligning schedules to the seasonal affective disorder, loneliness, and other negative emotions that some people inevitably feel during this time of year.  Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your holiday season this year: Enjoy the busy season and the extra lining of your pockets, but don’t overextend yourself. The holiday season is different for everyone—some people simply have to be home for the holidays, while others see … Continue reading

Ever Considered Driving as a Team?

Posted: October 1, 2016

A fast growing trend in the trucking industry is helping drivers make more money, spend less time on the road, and more time with the people they care about. What is this trend? Driving as a team! Here’s the logical breakdown on why it is in your best interest to develop a great driving team to help you do more in less time. Driving as a team means having more than one person in the cab that is capable of handling your rig on the road. When you drive as a team you benefit because: 1. Your truck can keep moving as you take a break—just switch who’s driving and … Continue reading

Congratulations 3rd Quarter Harley Winner!

Posted: September 13, 2016

  Please joins us in congratulating Jeff, our 2016 3rd Quarter Harley Davidson Winner! Jeff joined Carter Express in November of 2004 and since the 3rd quarter of 2006, Jeff has made 100% on his bonus and his name was in the drawing 37 times for this raffle. Jeff received his 1 million mile award in 2012 and has 1,412,100 miles with Carter to date. He ran a Paragould route for several years and ran the board for a while afterwards. Jeff is currently doing the Seward relay. Whatever route Jeff is on, he clearly takes safety and commitment seriously and we are very happy to have him on the … Continue reading

Women in Trucking

Posted: September 7, 2016

There is a shortage in drivers within the trucking industry and according to conservative estimates, this shortage is nearing 50,000 drivers nationwide. One way that companies are attempting to fill this gap is through the capable, but largely untapped segment of the workforce: professional female drivers. Historically, women haven’t driven trucks professionally.  Today, women make up about 6% of the truck driving industry—but this isn’t because women can’t do it.  While time away from home may be a common deterrent, sometimes women simply don’t “feel welcome” in the field of professional truck driving. Surveys and interviews reveal that women haven’t considered a career in trucking due to the perception that … Continue reading

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

Carter’s Richard DeBoer Featured in Transport Topics

Posted: July 14, 2016

  Transport Topics regularly features an opinion piece about relevant topics from leading industry experts.  In his opinion piece, Carter Logistics Executive Vice President, Richard DeBoer, discusses common challenges for Intra-Mexico supply chains and how the logistics industry may be impact by economic and political climates.   Read Article Here   © Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.

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.

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