What are the top three things I should have in my cab?

What are the top three things I should have in my cab?   We do not beat around the bush around here. The most common answer to “What are the top three things I should have in my cab?” straight from thousands of truck drivers:   #1 ATLAS #2 FLASHLIGHT #3 FIRE EXTINGUISHER   Yet,... Read more »

42 Tips for Rookie OTR Drivers

The hardest time on the road is your first six months.   If you make it through this window, you might just have a real trucker in you. This period is known well by rookie OTR drivers. OTR drivers are far away from company headquarters, out of on the road without a trainer or family... Read more »

What’s the best truck driving specialization?

The first big step most drivers make when they decide to take their job to the next level is a specialization. We asked our community of over 300,000 drivers what the best driving specialization is for truckers today. We highlight 16 of the best answers here.    Overall, the best specializations according to our drivers... Read more »

Dawn Roberts Named Driver of the Month at “Elite” Fleet

National Carriers, Inc. has named Dawn Roberts as Driver of the Month for August of 2017. She drives a company truck on National Carriers Southwest Regional Fleet and lives in Houma Louisiana. She is now a finalist for National Carriers, Inc. Driver of the Year to be announced in April of 2018. Safety Director Jill... Read more »

Congrats to Kansas Trucker Alfredo Tapia Martinez!

Join us in giving a big CONGRATULATIONS to Alfredo! National Carriers announced Alfredo Tapia Martinez as NCI Driver of the Month for July 2017. Alfredo calls Liberal, Kansas home, where he runs his own trucking business as an owner operator within the NCI Livestock Division. “Alfredo can be counted on every time he is assigned... Read more »

TMC Driver John Casey Named to Trucking’s Top Rookie Top Ten Finalists

  John Casey represented TMC at the Great American Trucking Show as a top ten finalist in the 2017 Trucking’s Top Rookie contest on August 25 in Dallas, TX. John first climbed into his black and chrome Peterbilt on June 7, 2016 and never looked back. It was the first day of his new career... Read more »

10 Steps Truckers Are Taking to Save Texas, and How You Can Help

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, truckers are showing us what it means to be an American. You don’t wait on some national organization to help you or your neighbor. We’re thankful for those big relief orgs, but sometimes we need the action of a Few Good Men (and women, pardon the phrase) to save... Read more »

When Truckers Meet Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s creator and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg stopped at the World’s Largest Truckstop in Iowa during his tour across America. He learned a thing or two about truck driving jobs in America. He posted on his verified Facebook account about the experience, including photos of him climbing into a rig and enjoying a truckstop meal. We’d like to... Read more »

Every Trucking Job Is Different

The trucking industry is experiencing a period of change and growth. There are things to watch out for, like tricky and unfair terms in lease agreements, as pointed out by a USA Today investigation. In the past couple years, some news media have shared concerns of a driver shortage damaging the industry. Yet, when you... Read more »

Truckers and Pets. Should you bring a pet on the road?

We’ve been asked over and over about trucking and pets. Drivers want to know if it’s worth the hassle and how to get their company on board. We talked to experienced truckers and researched company pet rider policies​ to find answers. Here’s what we found: ​1. Dogs are amazing copilots. Four legged partners are one of... Read more »