Trucking landed among the 10 careers spotlighted in the 2016 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report on Most Dangerous Jobs. In the days since, a new column on the Department of Labor's blog underscores the hazards of working on the roadways.

Per the DoL:

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers also have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that require ...

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Obtaining a job as a truck driver can be an extremely rewarding experience, whether you want to improve your current job or simply wish to try something new. Likely, you are interested in the opportunity to work an independent job. There are many ways to establish a successful career in the trucking industry. First, you should consider the lifestyle, requiring ...

Steady hiring in the trucking industry has lifted jobs to numbers near pre-recession heights. Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the February 2015 gain of almost 3,000 new hires brings trucking to a total of 1.45 million employed workers.

 

Return from the doldrums of the recession has been consistent from month to month since 2010, save occasional ...

Who wants to drive a truck for a living? Those who are seriously interested have to first ask themselves: “Am I aware of all that is needed to be successful at driving a truck?” Most people can be successful when driving a truck for a living, but they have to make sure that they do it for the right reasons. In ...

Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals.

Mark Alvick was in "highway pilot" mode, the wheel moving this way and that as if a ghost ...

Careers in transport are diverse but as a truck driver, you are the backbone of the industry. Remember, the company needs to fill the position as much as you want the job! 

Using the following interviewing techniques will help you land the job. First, we’ll review the most important interview skills you need for any job opportunity. Then we’ll look ...

If you’ve thought about a career in trucking, you’ve undoubtedly encountered advertisements offering free training to drivers who sign on with the company. For those without experience driving, or limited or out-of-date experience, the prospect of earning a CDL license without spending a dime — and a guaranteed job — sounds like an unbeatable deal.

Before you commit yourself to ...

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