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The best truck stops in America and why

For most drivers, a truck stop is a place to take care of your mental health before you have to get back on the road. There are certain truck stops that stand out from the rest, they have casinos, dentists, swimming pools and even wedding chapels.…

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…
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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…

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…

Healthy new year's resolutions for truck drivers

A new year means a chance to make a new you! New Year’s resolutions are a great incentive for truck drivers to take the first step towards becoming healthier people. In the United States, 50 percent of truck drivers are obese. It’s no wonder…

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…

Tips for drivers on the road this winter

The winter months can be hard on you and your truck. As winter approaches, it's time to check your truck for problems and to change your driving approach to fit the the weather conditions. Over 70 percent of the roads in the United States are…

What new truck drivers need to know about trucking

Being a new truck driver can be scary for rookies on the road. Especially, when drivers are unfamiliar with their surroundings and unsure of their basic training. Truck drivers have a lot of pressure on them to watch out for civilian drivers…

Trucking during the holidays

During the holidays, most people are unaware of what an important role truck drivers play in their holiday activities. If it weren’t for truckers, the holiday season would be without gifts and yummy food for holiday dinners. The streets of…

The importance of maintaining your mental health as a trucker

Managing your mental health can be hard when you don’t know if you are depressed or how to get help with your depression. Truck drivers are in the top eight occupations to commit suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Although…