Can you believe September is already here? It seems like we just started enjoying backyard grilling sessions, long weekends at the lake, baseball games with hotdogs and cracker jacks and late-night walks with fireflies lighting the path. But now, it’s already over. It’s time to pull on those sweaters for brisk mornings, prepare for cozy bonfires and enjoy apple everything. Some of us will get to enjoy a day off for Labor Day, too. And, you might even start thinking about the upcoming holiday season — especially if you’re a driver who’s planning on going home to celebrate at least one of the winter holidays.
Are you looking for a trucking company based in Minnesota to call home? It’s important to find the best company for you that fits your needs, including getting you home when you need to go home and paying you a wage that allows you to support yourself and your family.
Ahhh, August. The last full month of summer, kids heading back to school, the first fall breeze in the air, pumpkin spice in your cup. (Sorry, pumpkin spice lattes are about to be back at Starbucks and I can’t resist — don’t judge me.) It’s also one of the last months of quarter three — just before we head into the “ber months” (September, October, November, December) and the holiday season. Though, we have been seeing Halloween decorations in stores since July.
When you’re trying to decide between two options, do you go with a gut feeling or do you meticulously compare the two before you come to a decision? When you’re at an ice cream shop, you probably go with your gut or what you’re feeling in the moment. Some days it’s good ole vanilla and other days it’s something more adventurous, like mocha fudge with sea salt caramel swirls. But when you’re deciding what your next job will be, hopefully you aren’t just going with what you feel like that day. Hopefully, you’re meticulously researching between two or three options by comparing and contrasting their top features.
Does the company you’re driving for value safety? Is it a value or is it a priority? Wondering what the difference is? Well, priorities are always shifting. Values do not.
Saying truck driver pay has changed over the last few decades is a gross understatement. Truck driver pay has changed significantly. Just like the trucking industry itself, it ebbs and flows.
Are you sick of the trucking industry? Feel like you can’t catch a break?
Stability, freight consistency, strong relationships, consistent home time, routine, pride and safety — these are just a few of the benefits of dedicated truck driving.
When will pay increase? We get this question a lot, as do the leadership and dispatchers at trucking companies across the country. The answer? No one definitively knows when truck driver pay is going to increase. We all have our best estimates, but that’s all they are: estimates.