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, there seems to be a lot more to it than... 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 »

The Most Dangerous Places for Truckers

It doesn’t take an episode of Ice Road Truckers to know that truck drivers across the country are facing tricky situations. In you have been a driver on the road for over 5 years, you’re likely to have seen every terrain in the United States. We asked our community of truck drivers what type of... Read more »

How to Become an Owner Operator

Become an owner operator and get a little piece of the American dream. Being a truck driver is one of the best career choices for people who want big paychecks and a sense of independence in their work. Professional drivers can choose to own and run an owner operator trucking business. By running your own... Read more »

What’s the best part of being a trucker? Answer to Win!

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 »

5 Reasons, 5 Ways to Thank A Trucker – Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017

We are celebrating Truck Driver Appreciation Week with five reasons to thank a trucker and five ways to do it. Truck drivers carry 73% of American cargo. They are the prime movers of our economy, literally. With so many goods shipped throughout the country, most communities and businesses would not survive without truck drivers. Drivers are the reason... 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 »

8 Solid Pieces of Advice from Truck Driver Trainers

We asked our trucker fans to share the best advice they have learned from a trainer and we heard over 400 responses! Here are the top 8 pieces of advice, chosen according to most likes and editor’s picks. ​1. Wreck = Fired! ​ You wreck the truck you’re fired! -David Franceschi ​2. Aim high. ​ ​​Aim... Read more »

How do I get a high paying truck driver job?

If you’re one out of 3.5 million commercial drivers, how do you score one of the top high paying truck driver jobs? The short answer is by gaining experience and working hard, but there are clear tips to know if you’re looking for high-paying truck driver jobs. Your pay is influenced by a number of... Read more »