- A driver builds up his own trucking business
- Father and son share a love of life on the road, even if it makes visits rare
- This driver always makes time to mentor the next generation — whether at home or on the road
- This driver helps rookie truckers learn the ropes
- Home-schooling in a truck means the country is a classroom
- This driver sees the world through Google Glass
- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
All posts tagged "Drivers Seat"
- When truckers have questions, other truckers often have the best answers
Even the most experienced drivers can find themselves in situations that only another trucker will understand. When help is needed, these organizations bring truckers together to share information. The goal is to make trucking safer, more profitable...
- Posted May 1, 2015
- One man’s mentor helped make him the trucker he is today
Gregory Putnam is not surprised that his mentor and former boss, 79-year-old Ken Chenault, downplays the powerful effect his life has had on others. According to Putnam, the only thing “more Ken” than his extensive trucking knowledge...
- Posted September 12, 2014
- How to find a trucking mentor or be one — and why it’s good business for all
For years, trucking knowledge and skills — from driving a truck to handling the industry’s business aspects — was passed from the “old hands” to those wanting to take the wheel. These were the drivers who did...
- Posted September 8, 2014
- Why good health is good business for truckers
According to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, transportation workers have the highest obesity rate of any industry in the nation — 37.8 percent. Three years ago, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine published a study of...
- Posted January 3, 2013
- Owning & Driving for Your Own Trucking Company
An extremely challenging situation for the micro-motor carrier owner still hauling loads occurs when you’re also the boss for up to five other truckers.
- Posted November 1, 2012
- The unique requirements of climate control trucking
Climate control trucking isn’t hauling refrigerated freight; it’s more than that. Mike Blackston and Art Taylor, who have been doing climate control hauling for Legacy Transportation Services Inc., San José, Calif., discuss the unique requirements of this...
- Posted August 31, 2012
- Trucking for Two
Most truckers who drive team are husband and wife, so the income supports a single family. But what makes the arrangement work for unrelated drivers? Sharing an 8-foot by 6-foot living space creates a whole list of...
- Posted November 1, 2011
- Following the Career Path of a Truck-Driving Parent
Is it something in the genes that leads to a love of the open road? Or does merely spending time with a trucker make the job so attractive?
- Posted May 2, 2011
- Step By Step
Rolling landscape, blue sky in your windshield—the independent American Dream makes truckers want their own companies. That requires trucking knowledge, dedication, business savvy and leaps of faith. Most of all, you must learn from mistakes and not...
- Posted July 1, 2010