Some of you might be thinking of starting a truck-driving career for the first time or considering a shift from your current trucking career. Whatever your situation is, it is very important to pick a type of job based on what matters most or works best for you. Take a look at this list of different truck-driving careers available at Carter Express.
You might have heard of a retired military veteran taking on a truck-driving career. Veterans make great candidates for truck driving for a number of reasons. You will be surprised to find out how many skills learned in the military, in many different branches and roles, can be applied to a truck driving career. If you are a veteran with a successful military career, you most likely already have what it takes to become a commercial truck driver.
If you have logged a good number of years in your truck-driving career, you may have considered working as an independent contractor instead of a company driver. In fact, there is a positive occupational outlook for independent contractor jobs with growing freight demands. But should you really become an independent contractor?
Summer is nearly here, and so is the heat! As hot as it is going to get, 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.
Over the past few months, we presented to you “A Driver’s Guide to Health” blog series covering six health topics for truck drivers. Although the series has come to an end, your journey to a healthy life should go on. So, we have a handy cheat sheet for you to take a peek at whenever you need a reminder. Here you can see the summaries and key points from each topic, and an infographic that you can save on your phone or print out.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define stress as “a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious.” Working as a full-time truck driver can be stressful, but stress is a natural part of life, and it’s inevitable in all demographics. How you deal with it is an important part of taking care of your physical and emotional well-being.
Admittedly, many of us have had a New Year’s resolution of losing weight. The reasons might be to live a healthy life or to look or feel great. But, many of us have also failed to reach the desired weight because it’s not easy to change the lifestyle and habits we’ve spent years developing.