Logistics

If you’re a trucker, there’s an exciting new wave of innovation and technology that’s sweeping over your industry—and Tesla is leading the charge. Tesla, headed by company founder and maverick CEO Elon Musk, has been at the vanguard of bold, forward-thinking ideas in recent years, and has decided to take its visionary approach to trucking—and […]

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You depend on your truck to run reliably and strong throughout the year, and through all sorts of terrain and tough conditions, but the winter weather can be especially punishing on your four-wheeled friend. When the winter weather hits, ice, snow, salt, sleet, deicing chemicals, and freezing temperatures can really take their toll on your […]

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When you think of the phrase “truck driver,” you’re probably envisioning an over-the-road (OTR) truck driver: someone who drives a big rig long distances to deliver a load of freight. As opposed to delivery drivers, who typically have set local routes, OTR truckers can transport goods across the county, state, or even country. There’s something […]

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Delivery drivers are not just necessary for logistics, but also bringers of good things. Think about it—when was the last time a delivery driver brought you bad news? Now think about the last time a delivery driver brought you something awesome, like pizza or the Amazon package you just ordered, like, 10 minutes ago. As […]

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These days, logistics careers are a growing hotspot. People with the skills and know-how to manage the inventory coming in and out of warehouses or bring that specialized skill set to a construction site are going to be in demand for the foreseeable future. Specifically, forklift operators, with their large equipment expertise, are in a […]

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As a consumer society, we own—and keep acquiring—more and more stuff. Much of that stuff is made all around the world, but many products are still produced here in the United States. Although the industry has obviously evolved since the twentieth century manufacturing boom, production workers still have a place in the American job ecosystem. And […]

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So you’re thinking about hitting the open road as a professional Class A driver. And why not? Logistics careers are hot right now, and truck drivers are a key element to getting goods across the country fast. (Those Amazon boxes don’t move themselves.) But even if you already have a regular driver’s license and a […]

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There are 3.5 million truck drivers in this country. But forecasts indicate that over the next 10 years, 1.7 million truck drivers might be out of a job and replaced with robots—the powers that be claim that driverless trucks would be safer and cheaper than the human-driven versions. It’s not just truckers. Analysts predict that, […]

It may not always look like like it from the outside, but trucking is tough. Life on the road with the radio blaring might seem a bit fun, but along with some of the perks can unfortunately come a lot of downsides. According to recent studies, here are the top reasons a truck driver might […]

Long haul driving is hard. Period. Truck drivers are said to work 70-hour work weeks, but we all know the reality is more like 90. Compared to a normal office worker, clocking in at 40 hours a week, this is already a recipe for exhaustion. Add in the fact that off-duty time, usually spent waiting […]

Whether you are interested in a career in logistics, or you, like most of us, have no idea what that entails, then read on. Logistics jobs, particularly those in supply chain management, or SCM, work with business or organizational supply—developing and maintaining relationships, making sure materials get where they are going safely and on schedule, […]

OTR trucking can be a thankless job—long hours, lots of time away from home, constant tedium, and the ever-present need for vigilance where safety is concerned. Given how difficult it can be, and how high the entry-level standards are, it should come as no surprise that many jobs go unfilled every year. What you probably didn’t realize […]

Have a truck driving career, but feel like a change? Sick of the solitude of the long haul and all the heavy lifting? Don’t feel like sitting in a cab for quite so many hours each day, but don’t feel qualified for anything else? Don’t stress. There are actually plenty of alternative careers for qualified […]

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to get a trucking job? Whether you’re a rookie driver or a seasoned veteran, the rules are the rules—you’re going to need to interview in order to get hired. Follow these three steps, and you’ll be well on your way. Have a quality resume on-hand No matter how […]

Ever wonder how they started out? Ever sit behind the wheel of your rig and daydream that you could be famous too? Turns out, some of your favorite celebrities got their start as truckers. 1. Charles Bronson He won a Purple Heart for his work as an army trucker. This actor from The Dirty Dozen, […]

Distracted driving is an epidemic claiming far too many lives each year. One company, KRST (Keeping Roads Safe Technologies, Inc.) is ready to take that epidemic on, and is currently looking for partners within the trucking industry to help them fight it. The Halifax-based company proposes to monitor how, when, and why truckers use their […]

Recent surveys conducted in and around Salt Lake City, Utah, showed that drivers, ranging from their early 20s to 60+, stayed with one company an average of 5.73 years and were spending 2.61 weeks away from home on average each trip. In an industry where employers tend to focus on turnover rather than retention, it was […]

Do you ever fantasize about quitting your job and finding a career on the open road, with just your thoughts and the radio to keep you company? If so, you’re not alone—and it may not be as far-fetched a career plan as you might think. Growing Opportunities Much of the U.S. economy depends on goods […]

Doctor. Lawyer. Accountant. Teacher. These are a few of the professions which may first come to mind when contemplating potential career paths. However, there are plenty of other lesser known options with equal or greater potential for everything from compensation to job satisfaction. At the top of that list? Logistics. Let's take a closer look […]