Category: Truck Driver Training & Career

August 8, 2017 123Loadboard

Wrong Freight Weight? How is the Trucker Affected?

LTL carriers (that is, “less than truckload” shipment carriers who move relatively small freight) are facing an array of pressures in the current industry landscape with regard to freight weight. Naturally, customers always want lower rates and the price competition is an ever more powerful force in contract business negotiations in today’s marketplace.

July 26, 2017 123Loadboard

Thinking of a Trucking Career? Here’s What You Need to Know.

You may be considering a trucking career if you’re reading this article, and there’s great news for you if you are: your economic prospects are very high if you pursue a job as a truck driver in the $650 billion a year trucking industry.

June 21, 2017 123Loadboard

Hauling Hazardous Materials: What is it worth to Truckers?

It’s long been argued that truck drivers aren’t paid nearly enough for the number of hours they’re behind the wheel, the time spent away from family, and the dangers that come with the job. While there are different ways for truckers to increase their salary, it’s always debatable whether the risk is worth the reward, especially when it comes to earning special certifications, like hauling hazardous materials.

December 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Women Truckers Could Ease The Truck Driver Shortage

Trucking Companies Recruit Women Truckers To Fill The Driver Drought. A severe labor shortage in the truck driving industry has prompted trucking companies to turn to an underutilized employment pool: women. The American Trucking Associations report there are currently 48,000 driver openings, with a projected 890,000 total vacancies through 2025.

July 15, 2016 123Loadboard

Millennials And The Future Of Trucking

These potential short- and long-term endangerments could negatively affect the profitability of carriers. With the future in doubt, the trucking industry is rapidly learning that it may need to adjust in order to attract millennials into its driver workforce.

April 19, 2016 123Loadboard

Driver Training Trucking Rules – Important Update

Many industry observers viewed the inconsistent training as dangerous to both truckers and other motorists. The proposed driver training rules are meant to enforce a consistent standard and reduce potential endangerments.

March 4, 2016 123Loadboard

Becoming a truck driver? Explore trailer types

With so many equipment truck types to choose from for trucking jobs, it may be difficult to choose the one that suits you best. Here are some of the most common trailer types available.

February 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Electronic Logging Devices – Pros and Cons

By now, you’ve probably heard that truck drivers will be required to use an electronic logging device (ELD) rather than a paper log to track their hours of service (HOS). As with any change, there are good and bad things to consider.

February 20, 2016 123Loadboard

Is There Really a Driver Shortage?

There is likely no lack of people who would be willing to take on the job of over-the-road (OTR) freight hauling, but there are some serious barriers to filling the shortfall and creating a career track for drivers. Further, drivers do not see a shortage; in fact,