All posts tagged "Drivers Seat"

  • Learning-from-the-best
    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
    • 1
  • Trucking-Mentor
    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
    • 0
  • Healthy-payday
    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
    • 2
  • Screen Shot 2014-01-13 at 3.43.53 PM
    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
    • 2
  • Controlling-the-Climate
    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
    • 0
  • RoadKing Mag
    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
    • 1
  • dad
    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
    • 14
  • RoadKing Mag
    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
    • 2