Nominations Open for the Transition Trucking Award

Beginning back in March 19 and ending June 25, the nomination period for the Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence award is open and looking for the next big winner. By the end of the year, one deserving veteran, who is new to the trucking industry, will be awarded a fully-loaded…


College creating solutions in Trucking

Trans Tech teams up with Pitt Community College to launch NEW CDL program Everyone is aware of the driver shortage in the industry.  For so many years the minimum age requirements handcuffed the growth of this necessary industry in order to grow.  Now you see different opportunities arising within different…


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Train to Become a CDL-A Driver at the KLLM Driving Academy

Founded in 2013, the KLLM Driving Academy offers state-of-the-art training for future truck drivers with locations in Mississippi, Illinois, and Texas. At the academy, students will learn about the equipment they will be hauling through hands-on experience. Classroom Instruction: Includes sessions in the Tractor Simulator Lab, Refrigerated Trailer Lab, and…


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Guaranteed Pay vs. Sign-On Bonus

Which is better for the Driver?      As the trucking industry strives to continue to provide the American Dream for these drivers and be a good and solid source of income for their employees, Companies are constantly creating ways to entice the driver to onboard with them for more…


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Alabama moves in the RIGHT direction!

Recently, Governor Ivey signed a bill that would allow individuals to move into the Trucking industry starting at the age of 19. Many have reservations about this decision, however, with the right kind of training and time put in to insure these new truck drivers are well equipped with knowledge…


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Trucking used as an advertising CATALYST for a major tourism campaign

Moving Billboards Enhances Tourism West Virginia is taking advertising to the next level when it comes to tourism.  Utilizing the trucking industry to become a catalyst for marketing the beautiful state and all its natural attractions.  Governor Jim Justice says, “moving billboards will send out message all over God’s green…


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New PILOT program created by the Dept. of Transportation

NEW PROGRAM TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 18-20 YEAR OLDS The Transportation Department created a pilot program to help under 21 military reservist and veterans.  There is a process to go through once in the program, however, the goal is to help with the shortage of drivers in the trucking industry as well…


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What it takes to be a Long Haul Driver!!!

Starting a career in the trucking industry is a fairly easy process as long as certain boxes can be checked on the application.  With becoming a Long Haul driver, most people don’t realize the amount of time spent in the same spot for hours at a time.  Whats important to…


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U.S. Xpress Announces Partnership with Operation Freedom Dogs

As we close out another month of 2019, we choose to recognize the important relationship between the Trucking Industry and our Military. Acknowledging the importance of partnerships is imperative in this line of work! U.S. Xpress chooses to embark on a new and exciting partnership which helps veterans transition back…