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Five Signs You’re Meant to be a Truck Driver

Deciding on a career can be a frustrating experience if you aren't sure what is it you want to do. The truck driving industry offers advantages allowing for flexible schedules, time off, and paid benefits. Along with the multitude of benefits offered by companies such as Sisbro, you may find yourself relating to these five…
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Tips To Keep Truckers Awake

Truck drivers must deal with unusual driving schedules and erratic sleep habits. Whether they get paid by the mile, by the hour, or by how much work is done, staying awake and alert is critical to productivity and safety. We put together some tips to help over the road drivers maintain the best habits. Nap…
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Military and the Truck Driving Industry

Commercial truck drivers are in high demand, and military veterans transitioning to civilian life can find comfort in the structure and atmosphere of a truck driving career. Our drivers are expected to be reliable, dependable, on time, and willing to work when the job calls for it. Here at Sisbro, we acknowledge the importance of…
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Sleep Apnea: The Sleep Disorder Plaguing Truck Drivers

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, around 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when a person stops breathing for a short period of time during their sleep cycle. This sudden interruption can range from moderate (a few times per cycle) to severe (multiple times per cycle), and requires medical attention.…
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Truck Driver Summer Must Haves

Like the Boy Scouts, many truck drivers live by the motto, “Be Prepared”. Long hours on the road can become less profitable when you forget something at home. Over the road truck drivers even pay attention to the ever-changing temperatures and seasons, as their livelihood depends upon it. We’ve got a great summer list for…
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What is a truck driver recruiter?

Thirty years ago, there were no such thing as a truck driver recruiter in the trucking industry. It was unheard of primarily because it was unnecessary. Trucking companies didn’t have trouble finding drivers for their trucks because trucking was a well-paying, respected profession. In recent years, there is a higher demand for truck drivers but…
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Finding the freight job for you

Truck driver jobs are demanding and dangerous. The industry has various types of jobs that range in complexity and levels of training and conditions vary widely by the job. We are happy to take a few minutes to go over all the different types of freight jobs. Dry Van and Refrigerated Freight Dry van and…
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Women in the trucking workforce

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes truck drivers, as well as several other manual labor jobs, as nontraditional for women. Steadily, that is changing. Women made up 6 percent of the 3.5 million sales workers and truck drivers employed in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but it was a…
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Navigating The Roadway Alongside Semis In High Winds

High winds and severe weather create unique challenges for both the truck driver and other drivers. Sisbro put together a few tips to help the average car or truck safely navigate around tractor trailers in special conditions. Anticipate wind gusts The best way to deal with windy conditions is for both the truck driver and…
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High Blood Pressure and Truck Driving

If you have high blood pressure, you may be fit to drive as long as you are working to reduce stage 1 or 2 hypertension. Your DOT physical will become part of your driving record and you may be medically certified to drive a truck anywhere from three months to a year depending upon the…
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Paul Castellanos-Sisbro Chicagoland Truck Driver

What’s a dedicated truck driver?

Most truck drivers are “dedicated” to their jobs, but not all are dedicated truck drivers. Does that make sense? Starting in the industry, you’ll see all types of truck drivers. Some are independent contractors, some are over-the-road drivers, but then there are also dedicated truck drivers. This is when a driver operates in a specific…
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Your future as a truck driver

Every year there is a new batch of adults looking to enter the workforce or switch up their employment opportunities. With each passing year, trucking companies see an increased desire for the driver career choice. We also see those looking for something different than that regular 9-5 life with a hovering boss. One of the…
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Truck driver career outlook

Sisbro truck drivers know it’s a great time to be a part of the trucking industry. According to the American Trucking Association, freight tonnage is projected to grow 40.4 percent over the forecast period between now and 2028. They also predict that revenue from hauling goods is expected to rise 89.1 percent by 2028. With…
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Trucker working hours

Working hours are something that employers and employees track alike; whether that’s to ensure your paycheck is correct, or to see how much time you’re spending a week on the job. There are more desirable hours to spend on the road, and even your preference of distance to drive. Everyone is different; some prefer to…
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Sisbro’s on your side in an emergency

Emergencies don’t wait for a convenient time to happen. It’s highly likely that an emergency will happen in your life while you’re on the road and on the job. You will be driving along, minding your business, when the phone rings and it’s your loved one with some bad news. Emergencies can be the death…
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Illinois trucking jobs

Are you looking for an Illinois trucking job? Then look no further than Sisbro, Inc.! Searching for a career in the trucking industry can be a strenuous task; every business is going to offer various benefits and job requirements. Do you know what you’re looking for in your employer for an Illinois trucking job? Keep…
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Best parts of driving for Sisbro

As a truck driver, you’re used to being on the road. Traveling for the good of the customer. Well, did you know that Sisbro can make your career choice all the better? We’re proud to offer expertise and benefits that top the industry. One of the best parts of driving for Sisbro is our professionalism…
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Women truck drivers wanted

For years the truck driving industry has been looked upon as men dominated. Sisbro Inc. is fighting back and providing the trucking industry with better footing to encourage women and men both to start their days on the open road and to feel accepted in their field, every day. All of the drivers at Sisbro…
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The life of an Indiana truck driver

Semi truck driving is becoming an increasingly more popular job industry due to people wanting to make their workday where they can have more say in their everyday schedules. Being independent on the open road is one of the most significant benefits that truck drivers are drawn to; there comes a peaceful feeling once it’s…
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Sisbro, Safety First

Safety on the road is of the utmost importance for Sisbro, and we have some tips and tricks that you can use to make safe deliveries a day in and day out. Some of our tips include technology suggestions and different practices to use while operating a semi truck. Be aware of your blind spots…
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Put yourself in the trucker’s shoes

The average person doesn’t come into your workplace and get inside your personal bubble, ready to cause life-or-death situations, yet that’s what many do to truck drivers daily. Being a truck driver is a lifestyle decision that can affect your safety constantly. According to Trucking.net, one person is injured or killed in a truck accident…
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Sisbro support staff are here to help

More drivers choose Sisbro because of steady freight, home time, insurance, family-friendly atmosphere, and our safety-first mentality. Our support staff are the ones who make sure everything goes according to plan. They keep our drivers happy and on the road, making money. “If you’re bouncing around too much, bigger companies that don’t know you ……
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Drivers as helping hands

Each passing year there is another super bowl, this one with the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, but there will be another hard-working, and to most, an under-appreciated team that makes it all possible. What team are we talking about? Truck drivers bring all of the halftime stages and props to the…
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Truck Driver Work Injuries

Truck drivers are at a higher risk than most for back, neck, and other musculoskeletal injuries thanks to the very physical nature of the job. In 2012, the rates of both fatal and non-fatal injuries and illnesses of truck drivers were higher than the average of all private industry occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau…
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Healthy trucks, safe drivers

When your vehicle becomes your job, that makes regular maintenance an even more important task that all of our drivers regularly partake in. At Sisbro we continue educating our drivers on the importance of regular maintenance that we do on our trucks. With everyday wear and tear on your vehicles, it isn’t uncommon for them…
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Trucking company with open-door policy

Sisbro Inc. has an open-door policy for our team. We pair each driver with a fleet manager to address all their immediate needs, but sometimes there are concerns that cannot be addressed on that level. That’s when we ask that you speak to upper management to ensure that someone hears your concerns. Our open-door policy…
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New year, new truck driving job?

Another year has passed and some of your peers may be encouraging you to create a New Years Resolution for yourself. Maybe you want to start eating better or give up plastic, but maybe you want to find a job that will work around your schedule and provide you with 100% paid health benefits. If…
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Why drive for Sisbro?

Like most truck drivers, you’re looking for a better trucking company that offers the best of driving jobs in terms of pay, home time, and benefits. Sisbro understands your needs more than you know. Our team of drivers and support team is the best in its class. Sisbro operates independently and is managed by a…
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Trucking company hiring in Georgia

When searching for a truck driving job in Georgia you’ll find various different companies that all offer different routes and types of freight. If you choose to work Sisbro you’ll be working for a company that a large majority of our drivers, dispatchers, and office workers have made their career choice; some have worked for…
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Sisbro drivers reap the benefits

Sisbro offers truck drivers a variety of benefits with the flexibility to meet your individual and family needs. At Sisbro, you choose your lane, you choose live loading or not, there’s no forced dispatch, and you get all the benefits. Let’s break those benefits down. We’d like to start by discussing your family and home…
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Trucking Company Hiring in Minnesota

Trucking Company Hiring in Minnesota

When choosing a trucking job in Minnesota you’ll find each company to have various routes and types of freight. Working for Sisbro you’ll find numerous employees that have been with us for a long time, some even more than 10 years. Every one of our drivers has their own dedicated dispatched that allows them to…
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Lanes available for incoming truck drivers at Sisbro

Lanes are available for incoming truck drivers at Sisbro, Inc. Sisbro serves 17 states in the Midwest region with expanded coverage available upon request from our customers, so when you drive for us you pick what’s right for you! Our trucking company has multiple open lanes, some of which are dedicated routes, with daily or…
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A career in commercial truck driving

There are many positives to a career in truck driving. Growth in the transportation industry is spurred by the increased adoption of new technologies that allow time-specific delivery and electronic tracking of cargo, according to Hoover’s Online. Nearly 70 percent of freight moved in the U.S. is on trucks. Trucking jobs are in demand. For…
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Trucking company hiring in Wisconsin

Are you looking for a truck driver job in Wisconsin but don’t know where to start? You can assume that most companies will vary in route and types of freight. Choosing to drive for Sisbro can provide you with a schedule that is flexible and fits your personal and family schedules. Your job will have…
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Joey Elston-Sisbro Truck Driver

Driver Spotlight: Joey Elston

Do you find yourself bored on the job? Have you become comfortably numb to your surroundings and the tasks at hand? Is your family missing you more than ever while you’re on the road for your current driving job? Do you work a desk job and yearn for a change? Do your long hauls as…
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Trucking company hiring in Kansas

Trucking jobs in Kansas can vary in route, company, and types of freight. Truck driving jobs in Kansas can provide you with a schedule that is flexible and fits your personal and family schedules, you can have a job that ensures you a paycheck and 100% paid health insurance for you and your family. You're…
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Driver Spotlight: Earl Burnett

Sisbro is looking for new drivers and we think there are a few things you should know about us. Take for instance that our drivers choose live load or not and there is no forced dispatch. “You get to decide what you want to do. That makes it a pretty good company, I believe. Other…
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Trucking company hiring in Nebraska

Sisbro Inc. is based out of Quincy, IL but we are looking for people to fill our truck driving positions in Nebraska. Every one of our members of the driving team is offered a flexible schedule that will best suit the life we encourage outside of working. When you’re choosing a business to utilize for…
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Relief for truck driver back pain

Truck drivers and other transportation workers have the highest risk for chronic health problems according to a Gallup-Healthways analysis. Sisbro supports the health of our truck drivers and team members. We came up with a few bits of advice when it comes to managing back pain and other health concerns on the road. Don’t sit…
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Trucking Company Hiring in Oklahoma

Sisbro Inc. is hiring for various open driving-style positions for truck driving jobs in Oklahoma. When you drive for us, we are supportive of your family events and provide you with a flexible schedule to aid in your efforts for optimal home time. Every driving job is different; everyone has a preference on what type…
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Mark Barnfield Truck Driver-Sisbro Inc.

Driver Spotlight: Mark Barnfield

As a trucking company, Sisbro makes sure that we are in the know. When it comes to our drivers, we ask many questions and ensure open communication with each member of the team. “They ask you if you wanna be home,” driver Mark Barnfield said. “They ask you when you want to come back out.…
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Trucking Company Hiring in Arkansas

Sisbro Inc. is hiring truck drivers all throughout Arkansas. Each one of our drivers has a schedule that best works for them and their family; we want you to be involved with as many family events as possible. Choosing an employer that is going to put you first is precisely what you’ll get when working…
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Is trucking the right fit for you?

Let us begin by saying that asking if a truck driving job is for you is like asking, “would I like being a surgeon?” That is difficult to know with 100 percent accuracy. You can’t try out being a surgeon and you definitely can’t just jump in a truck and hit the road. We can,…
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About Sisbro - Quincy, IL

Trucking company hiring in Tennessee

Sisbro Inc. is in search of truck drivers in Tennessee to fill our various open driving-style positions. We provide all of our driving team members with a flexible schedule, a schedule that can also work around your family’s everyday schedules. With every career, you’re wanting a business that will put you first, an employer who…
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Driver Spotlight: Rose Driver

Truck drivers are you looking for a better fit? For more than 30 years Sisbro has been the trucking company for drivers who want to work for a company where drivers matter. “If you want a company that feels like family. That’s small. That knows who you are. Then it’s a great company to work…
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Trucking company hiring in Kentucky

Sisbro Inc. is looking for people in search of truck driving jobs in Kentucky. Choosing to drive with us can give you a flexible schedule, along with one that fits you and your family’s everyday schedules. With every career you’re wanting a business that will put you first, an employer who is making sure you’re…
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Truck Driving Positions Available at Sisbro Inc.

Making Safety A Priority

We take driver safety very seriously. Our drivers are our number one asset, and we understand that in the trucking and transportation industry there is risk everywhere. Truckers carry a huge responsibility for their safety and the safety of others. Below is a list of our safety priorities. Join us in mitigating the risk! Be…
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Trucking Company Hiring in Pennsylvania-Sisbro

Trucking Company Hiring in Pennsylvania

Trucking jobs in Pennsylvania are available and plentiful. Every company provides a broad variety of route and types of freight. Sisbro is based out of Quincy, IL but is in search of Pennsylvania residents who need a job that provides a flexible schedule that also works with your families daily life. In addition to a…
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You’re a Name, Not Just a Number

At Sisbro, you are a name, not just a number. It’s time for you to drive where you matter and are listened to. When you’re in town everyone knows who you are and you’re always a member of the Sisbro family! “We want you to come because you want to make a career. We want…
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Trucking Company Hiring in Ohio

Trucking jobs in Ohio can vary in route, company, and types of freight. Truck driving jobs in Ohio can provide you with a schedule that is flexible and fits your personal and family schedules, you can have a job that ensures you a paycheck and 100% paid health insurance for you and your family. You're…
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Get your family and home time back!

Looking for more family and home time as a truck driver? There’s no need to figure out balance when you work at Sisbro. We’re a trucking company that respects a trucker’s family and home time above all else. “When I worked for the bigger companies, if you asked off, you were lucky if you got…
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Trucking company hiring in Iowa

Trucking jobs in Iowa can vary in route, company, and types of freight. Truck driving jobs in Iowa can provide you with a schedule that is flexible and fits your personal and family schedules, you can have a job that ensures you a paycheck and 100 percent paid health insurance for you and your family.…
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Driver Spotlight: Cody Cecil

Sisbro welcomes drivers that are in need of a change or coming into a new career. Do you wake up every morning and dread what’s to come at your current job? Do you need a change of scenery? Start anew with Sisbro! Driver Cody Cecil left a construction job to work for Sisbro. The local…
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Trucking company hiring in Missouri

Trucking jobs in Missouri can vary in route, company, and types of freight. Driving for Sisbro in Missouri will give you a flexible schedule, and a job with a dedicated paycheck and health insurance. You're able to choose if you want a dedicated route or if you want your destinations to fluctuate. Learn why Sisbro…
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We value driver home & family time

At Sisbro, we want our drivers to have a win-win situation that includes a great job that pays well and one with valuable home and family time. We value our drivers and their home and family time immensely because we are a family-centered business who believes our employees’ needs should come first. The average trucking…
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Trucking company hiring in Indiana

Trucking jobs in Indiana can vary in route, company, and types of freight. Driving for Sisbro in Indiana can give you a dedicated route, flexible schedule, and a job where you can live comfortably. Our drivers have the choice to have consistent routes and customers, or they can choose a less structured schedule. Learn why…
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Flexible lanes/routes available

We have flexible routes available to Sisbro drivers. With these driving positions, you’ll see consistent home time with the flexibility you need. We stand out from our competitors with NO forced dispatch … this means you call the shots! This is great because you have a family and need more flexibility than what is offered…
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Trucking company hiring in Illinois

Trucking jobs in Illinois can vary in route, company, and types of freight. Driving for Sisbro in Illinois can give you a dedicated route, flexible schedule, and a job where you can live comfortably. Our drivers have the choice to have consistent routes and customers, or they can choose a less structured schedule. Learn why…
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Paul Castellanos-Sisbro Chicagoland Truck Driver

Driver Spotlight: Paul Castellanos

With Sisbro, you drive where you matter. We have driving opportunities right where you are, and we understand that you know your neighborhood. We bring you balance and peace of mind with a job that sits as close to home as you need. Paul Castellanos is a local driver in the Chicagoland area. He does…
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Who is Sisbro?

Working in the truck driving industry is competitive and sometimes can be stressful. You’re consistently working to get the most of every mile you drive and trying to get the best rate for those miles. Sisbro Inc. wants to put an end to the uncertainty some drivers feel from their current employers. So, who is…
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What You Need To Know To Be A Truck Driver

What you need to know to be a truck driver To be a truck driver you must have your commercial driver’s license, or your CDL. There are two classifications. Long-haul truckers must have their Class A CDL. Regional and local truck drivers in straight trucks must have their Class B CDL. Class B means that…
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Pre-trip Inspection Guide for Truckers

Truck driving is a time-critical industry, so it’s important to make every moment count. Missing your pre-trip inspection can mean wasted time later on when you’re on the road and on deadline. That pre-planning can help you avoid certain disaster! Your pre-trip truck inspection is to double check the working condition of your truck. As…
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5 Tips For Long Drives

Do you have a long drive in your near future? If you're a truck driver, chances are this isn’t your first long haul. Harvard's School of Medicine discovered that over 50 percent of participants would admit to driving while drowsy. But there are a couple of things you can do to make your trip safer…
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GPS Woes for Truckers

For a regular joe, the failure of a GPS can lead you to miss your favorite restaurant. But things are a little worse for a truck driver en route to deliver a load. GPS failure can be significant when you’re stuck on a route that bans trucks altogether or when you’ve reached a bridge with…
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Updated List of Apps for Truckers

Technology for trucker drivers keeps improving, and the apps being made are impressive. Apps are being created that could contribute to making your many miles easier, or even more worth your while. Safety while driving is your biggest responsibility, but while you’re parked you can enjoy some of the benefits these highlighted apps have to…
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Truckers and Sleep Apnea

Almost a quarter (24 percent) of respondents reported health issues as being a reason for truck driver turnover, according to the HireRight Transportation Spotlight. Life on the road is an extremely physically demanding occupation and certain health issues can be made worse by driving. One of which is sleep apnea. The FMCSA’s guidelines state that…
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Time Management On The Road

Employers are looking for truck drivers that can manage their time and prioritize their work. Good time management can bring with it reduced stress and a great feeling of accomplishment on the road. For that reason, here are a few things to help you get the most from each day on the job. Checklists are…
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Distracted Driving and Truck Drivers

Sisbro wants all truck drivers to know the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. According to the U.S. Government, in 2014, 3,179 people were killed in crashes that involved distracted drivers. The NHTSA says that percentage of drivers text-messaging or visibly manipulating handheld devices increased from 1.7 percent in 2013 to 2.2 percent in 2014.…
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Your Truck, Your Choice

Let’s not wait for the new year to talk about better trucker health. Let’s do it now because your health and your truck driving career are important. Ultimately, your choices will help or hinder driving capabilities and we want to help all drivers make better choices. Choose healthier foods The first step is to drink…
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Technology Can Cause Trucker Setbacks

Truck drivers live in a society dominated by technology. Wireless mobile communication, GPS, tracking tech, electronic logs, and even mobile apps have become a part of daily life on the road. Unfortunately, with the good comes the bad. Common sense Common sense tells a big rig driver that a bridge is going to clip the…
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Trucker Tips For Night Driving

Aim your headlights correctly The headlights on your truck are often pointed unevenly or lower or higher than necessary. With a little do-it-yourself adjustment, truck drivers can better light the way. Be careful not to point headlights right into oncoming traffic, and if you need to, read the manual to be sure you’ve figured it…
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Apps for Truck Drivers

Apps for Truck Drivers OTR trucking jobs used to come with a disconnect. Truck drivers left friends and family for extended periods of time with only a phone call to stay informed. Then technology exploded! Along with the Internet, satellites, and smartphones came social media and GPS. There are apps out there built for the…
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New Year and a New ELD Rule

It was a long time coming for truck drivers across the U.S., but at the close of 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a long-awaited Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. According to the FMCSA, the ELD rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for truck drivers. They also aim…
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Driving Home For Christmas?

The holiday season is especially hard on those with trucking jobs. ‘Tis the season for family time, gift giving, festive foods and more, but you’re sure to find some truck drivers on the road. The reality OTR jobs can keep drivers away from family and friends. The driver may spend days or weeks at a…
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