The first year in a new job can be fun and exciting, but it can also consist of some learning curves, stress, and time of adjustment. This is definitely true for new professional truck drivers. Wouldn’t it be great to hear from someone who has been in the driving industry for a long time and knows the ropes?
At Carter Express, drivers work with one of three types of tractors depending on the types of load assignments they have. As their names suggest, Yard Tractors, Day Cab Tractors, and Condo Sleeper Tractors are built for different kinds of routes and operations.
To help your trips be as comfortable and safe for you as possible, we have developed a packing guide of ‘must-have’ items for truck drivers. With this guide, we hope that you feel prepared and have peace of mind as you hit the road.
This month, Carter Express is pleased to honor their trainers. 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.
For years, the logistics industry in America has been struggling with an increasing shortage of professional truck drivers. What can be done to address this?
Our job is tough, and we don’t always have the time to take care of ourselves the way we should, so don’t get discouraged if you drank a super-size mountain dew yesterday or if you’re starving tonight and your only option is fries and a burger. Even a few changes can make a big difference. Choosing healthy food on the road takes practice, but the benefits are definitely worth it!