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The Four Basics of Commercial Truck Driving

Thursday, July 8th, 2021
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Commercial truck driving is a rewarding career path that takes you all sorts of places.

Commercial truck driving provides the backbone of American industry, and year after year it is a profession that many people love and take pride in. Commercial truck driving is both a profession and a way of life.  If you’ve been dreaming of a career as a professional trucker, now is a great time to learn more. Here are the four most common questions about commercial truck driving and their answers. (more…)

How to Better Yourself as a Truck Driver

Friday, June 11th, 2021
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Being a truck driver is no easy job, so self care is very important.

Being a truck driver can be such a rewarding experience. Not only do you get to make a great living, but you do so by seeing the country and staying out on the road. However, there’s a level of discipline that comes with trucking that you don’t see in many other professions. Taking care of yourself and improving yourself, all from the cab of your truck, isn’t always easy. Don’t worry, we at Evan Transportation have some tips on how to better yourself as a truck driver and get the most out of the profession. (more…)

How to Coach Your Trucking Fleet Team

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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A trucking fleet all works under one common goal, so why not try some team-building techniques?

As a manager of a trucking fleet, you want your employees to feel welcomed and confident in their ability to perform. Even though trucking fleet drivers spend most of their working days off on their own on countless roads across the American landscape, there is still a sense of community between all drivers. Therefore, it is very important to be a manager who is supportive of your employees and desires to see them grow and develop in their careers. So, compare yourself to a sports coach, and think of your trucking fleet as your team. Here’s how you can coach your trucking fleet team and develop their career potential as truck drivers.  (more…)

The Path to Becoming a Truck Driver

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
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A truck driver is a rewarding and exciting career that takes you to all sorts of places.

A truck driver is an admirable career path with lots of benefits. It is a great position for those who love to travel and explore every corner of the United States. If any of these sentiments apply to you and if you are looking for a rewarding choice in your career, starting your journey to truck driver-dom is not as hard as you’d think. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to kickstart your career as a cross-country truck driver.  (more…)

Eat This, Not That When Trucking Long Distance

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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Trucking giving you a sweet tooth? Try a sweet apple instead of a donut.

As truck drivers, we all know how tempting it is to stop by a fast-food restaurant when we hear our stomachs growl. They are everywhere located off of the major highways we encounter while trucking. If not a fast-food restaurant, we may stop at rest stops or convenience stores and stock up on some potato chips or other greasy snacks. But since trucking is an already sedentary job, combined with eating unhealthy foods on the regular, it can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent later health problems, even while trucking. It starts by choosing the foods you bring with you, trucking wisely. Before you head out trucking long distances, consider taking some of these nutritional foods with you instead of stopping for fast food.  (more…)

How Your Trucking Fleet Can Improve Its Fuel Economy

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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Reducing fuel consumption is a must have for any trucking fleet to stay as economical as possible.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and other factors, gasoline and fuels, especially diesel fuels, have been going up in price recently. This is a hindrance to any trucking fleet since they are now more expensive to maintain and keep on the move. While truck manufacturing companies are hard at work trying to maintain the best fuel economy possible per truck to conserve money and the environment, much research and development have been put on hold due to the pandemic. And with not as many people on the road, it makes sense for gas prices to be at a premium for providers to keep up with the normally required profit to stay afloat. When looking for trucks to add to a trucking fleet, most fleet owners say that they look especially for trucks that have a good fuel economy. But what exactly can trucking fleets do as a whole to keep the fuel economy at its best rate? Read to find out.

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Consider These 5 Points Before You Pursue a Truck Driving Career

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

If you’re considering a truck driving career, you should be aware that it is not for everyone, while it is a great profession. There are often issues like long hours and loneliness that make it difficult for some people to adjust to the truck driving lifestyle. There are also plenty of misconceptions about the field that make people think that it is a better career choice for them than it is. Before you commit to a training program or career change, read these five points about truck driving.

Before you commit to a training program or career change into trucking, consider these five points about a truck driving career.

 

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How To Build Strong Relationships Between Shippers and Trucking Companies

Friday, January 8th, 2021
How To Build Strong Relationships Between Shippers and Trucking Companies

When it comes to trucking companies, building strong relationships with shippers is integral to their success.

When it comes to trucking companies, building strong relationships with shippers is integral to their success. In fact, as a trucking business, understanding what shipping companies are looking for and how to best communicate with them can make all the difference in how you are able to get all the jobs done regularly. The reality is, improving your relationship with trucking companies and shippers can ultimately provide a united front that ensures things are moving forward in a reasonable manner and time frame. Here are some helpful and useful tips to help strengthen your relationship between shippers and trucking companies.  (more…)

How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

Thursday, December 31st, 2020
How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

Here are some great things you can do to offer your support to truck drivers.

Truck drivers keep America moving. This year has proven many old adages true, especially this one. Without hard-working truck drivers, there would have been even more shortages than we’ve seen throughout this pandemic. They continue to work tirelessly to transport goods across the country and throughout the cities to keep stores stocked when we needed it the most. Like many professions that have selflessly served the nation through this, awesome truck drivers deserve thanks and recognition. Here are some great things you can do to offer your support.  (more…)

Qualities to Look for in a Trucking Service Provider

Friday, November 20th, 2020
Qualities to Look for in a Trucking Service Provider

Finding a trucking service provider to work with is an important aspect of running your business.

Finding a trucking service provider to work with is an important aspect of running your business. Whom you choose to partner with holds a significant role in your business’s supply chain distribution. To pick wisely, there are a few qualities you should keep in mind when looking for a trucking service provider you can depend on. If the trucking service provider seems to demonstrate these characteristics, you’re very likely going to have a successful experience. (more…)