Entries by Alyssa Smith

Winter driving safety tips for truck drivers

Driving an 18-wheeler during the winter can be more dangerous than you’d think. In the event of severe winter weather, drivers in the trucking industry need to remember their basic training skills. On highways, many drivers forget to change their driving approach to fit the weather. This is a major safety concern and a costly […]

How to start eating healthy as a truck driver

On the road, it may seem near to impossible to find healthy options at any old truck stop on your route. There’s something that every truck driver should use to make sure they are developing a healthier lifestyle,  meal planning. Without the use of meal planning, some truckers might not experience the benefits to eating […]

What you need to know about CDL training

For those who are driving heavy duty vehicles, such as: passenger buses, dump trucks, concrete mixers and, of course, tractor-trailers they need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Consequently, drivers also need certain endorsements on their CDL to be able to carry liquid cargo, passengers or hazardous materials. Why is CDL training important? CDL training is […]

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Transportation trends in 2019

In the United States, there are over 500,000 trucking companies putting 15.5 million trucks on the road. As a result, yearly regulations, technology and pay rates have to adapt to fill the demand of truck drivers. In 2019, transportation trends are evolving to fit the high demand of freight being delivered and low supply of […]

Woman in the trucking industry

In a predominantly male industry, it’s not common to see female truck drivers. However, there are more women drivers then you would think. In the United States, there are more than 200,000 women in the trucking industry. In fact, the amount of women in trucking is continuing to grow with a 47 percent growth rate. […]

Benefits of working for TransWood

In the transportation industry, is not uncommon to hear the negative side effects of being a truck driver. However, for most truck drivers it’s a job that pays well and puts food on the table. On average, truck drivers make around $73,349 salary or they are paid per mile. Therefore, truck drivers can make a […]