- 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
- Driver Chris Jackson captures moments of beauty on the road
Social Media 101
Facebook.com users create profiles with photos, lists of personal interests, contact and other information. Participants have several ways of communicating with each other through private or publicly-posted messages or a chat feature. Users can also create a page for a company, organization or special interest group as a means of promotion and marketing, or “like” one of these pages to get news and information updates.
Drivers can also connect with other truckers, customers, potential customers and business connections who maintain Facebook pages.
LinkedIn.com, a business-oriented social networking site, allows users to maintain a list of people they have worked with at some time, either as colleagues or as customer/vendor. The idea is to see who your connections are connected to, asking for introductions or recommendations. Users can also join specific groups to communicate and discuss details about their businesses’ common interests.
Some of the trucking business groups include: Small Motor Carriers Business Community, A Truckload, Trucking, Logistics, Supply Chain, 3PL, Distribution Group, FREE Truck Load Posting Group, TMCA – The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association, Transportation Insurance Forum, Women In Trucking and more.
Anybody can start their own group.
Twitter.com is a microblog site used to provide short communications to followers. Twitter revolves around the principle of ‘followers.’
You choose to follow another Twitter user, that user’s tweets (140-character messages) appear on your main Twitter page.
Con-Way Freight’s TweetLoad lets carriers see the company’s latest available shipments, with links to more information. It is updated every 15 minutes.