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9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Trucker May 29 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking
 
At K & J Trucking we love trucking. But there is one thing we have learned in over 40 years of business, trucking is NOT for everyone. If you're trying to decide if truck driving is for you, we have a list of 10 questions everyone should ask themselves before considering a trucking career.  
 
At K & J Trucking we love trucking. But there is one thing we have learned in over 40 years of business, trucking is NOT for everyone. If you're trying to decide if truck driving is for you, we have a list of 10 questions everyone should ask themselves before considering a trucking career.  
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Hours of Service Rules Are Changing! May 27 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

The FMCSA announced that on June 1st they will publish much anticipated changes to the Hours of Service rule in the Federal Register. This means that the new changes will go into effect on September 28th. So what is changing? We cover the changes below!

The FMCSA announced that on June 1st they will publish much anticipated changes to the Hours of Service rule in the Federal Register. This means that the new changes will go into effect on September 28th. So what is changing? We cover the changes below!

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11 Quick Tips to Avoid Cargo Theft on the Road May 12 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

Times are tough and many predict that cargo theft will be on the rise in the coming months. Cargo theft is expensive and it can also be dangerous. As a trucker, you are upholding your own, as well as your company's reputation out on the road by keeping your cargo safe and secure. We've come up with a few quick tips to help you avoid cargo theft on the road.

Times are tough and many predict that cargo theft will be on the rise in the coming months. Cargo theft is expensive and it can also be dangerous. As a trucker, you are upholding your own, as well as your company's reputation out on the road by keeping your cargo safe and secure. We've come up with a few quick tips to help you avoid cargo theft on the road.

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Editorial: How Will The Coronavirus Affect the Trucking Industry? March 21 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

The world in going through unprecedented change with coronavirus*, but unless you've been living off-grid in a commune, you know about the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, that originated in the Wuhan province of China and has been making its way to every country in the world.

In the U.S., cases are now confirmed in every state causing a nationwide panic. Businesses have employed disaster protocols, neighborhoods have been self-quarantined, and toilet paper is sold out nearly everywhere. People are even joking they won’t drink Corona beer because they are afraid of contracting the virus.

While contamination is the first concern to come to mind for many, the virus—and the fears it creates—has larger effects on the trucking industry. So what does this mean for us?

In short, we can expect a volatile year.

The world in going through unprecedented change with coronavirus*, but unless you've been living off-grid in a commune, you know about the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, that originated in the Wuhan province of China and has been making its way to every country in the world.

In the U.S., cases are now confirmed in every state causing a nationwide panic. Businesses have employed disaster protocols, neighborhoods have been self-quarantined, and toilet paper is sold out nearly everywhere. People are even joking they won’t drink Corona beer because they are afraid of contracting the virus.

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Trucker Devotion: Staying Calm in the Chaos March 20 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented times. The 24/7 news cycle is constantly churning, people around us are showing more and more concern. Your families worry about you being out on the road. Whenever someone coughs, everyone jumps.

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic has led to unprecedented times. The 24/7 news cycle is constantly churning, people around us are showing more and more concern. Your families worry about you being out on the road. Whenever someone coughs, everyone jumps.

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Avoid Coronavirus: 10 Tips for Trucker Health March 18 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

We know trucker health is important. While many companies are asking employees to work from home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, as truckers we simply don’t have that option! In addition, the nature of our job can mean more exposure to people from all areas of the country. Here are our top 10 tips to stay healthy and protect yourself from the coronavirus/COVID-19 (and other viruses) while on the road.

We know trucker health is important. While many companies are asking employees to work from home to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, as truckers we simply don’t have that option! In addition, the nature of our job can mean more exposure to people from all areas of the country. Here are our top 10 tips to stay healthy and protect yourself from the coronavirus/COVID-19 (and other viruses) while on the road.

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Trucking for Newbies: What Are Lumpers? January 8 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

Lumpers. To be honest, if you didn't grow up in trucking it sounds like a made-up word. When you get into the refrigerated trucking industry like K & J, you will encounter lumpers on a daily basis; yet it is a word virtually foreign to those outside the industry. Today we will cover all your questions about lumpers: who they are, why they exist, who pays them, and who hires them.

Lumpers. To be honest, if you didn't grow up in trucking it sounds like a made-up word. When you get into the refrigerated trucking industry like K & J, you will encounter lumpers on a daily basis; yet it is a word virtually foreign to those outside the industry. Today we will cover all your questions about lumpers: who they are, why they exist, who pays them, and who hires them.

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Trucking for Newbies: Getting Started with Diesel Fuel Additives September 24 2019

Post by: Brian Stern

For those who are new to trucking or didn't grow up working on engines, the concept of fuel additives can be a confusing one. And it is certainly not something covered in most trucking schools. We turned to Brian Stern, Director of Sales for Stern Oil Company who is our local oils and lubricant supplier so he could explain some of the basics of fuel additives: why they are important and the purpose they serve.

For those who are new to trucking or didn't grow up working on engines, the concept of fuel additives can be a confusing one. And it is certainly not something covered in most trucking schools. We turned to Brian Stern, Director of Sales for Stern Oil Company who is our local oils and lubricant supplier so he could explain some of the basics of fuel additives: why they are important and the purpose they serve.

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How Does the FMCSA Make Rules in Trucking September 10 2019

Post by: K&J Trucking

Many drivers, and most people who work in trucking, have no idea how rules like hours of service or the ELD mandate are made by the FMCSA. We have a passion to change that because we believe that having this knowledge is vital to our livelihoods. We've divided this article into two parts. The first part is a quick overview and the second is a deeper dive into the process. 

We encourage you to read both and share this information with others in the trucking industry. 

Many drivers, and most people who work in trucking, have no idea how rules like hours of service or the ELD mandate are made by the FMCSA. We have a passion to change that because we believe that having this knowledge is vital to our livelihoods. We've divided this article into two parts. The first part is a quick overview and the second is a deeper dive into the process. 

We encourage you to read both and share this information with others in the trucking industry. 

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The FMCSA's New Proposed HOS Rules August 19 2019

Post by: K&J Trucking

This past Wednesday, the FMCSA (the regulatory body that makes rules for the trucking industry) released their hours of service recommendations after months of anticipation.

This past Wednesday, the FMCSA (the regulatory body that makes rules for the trucking industry) released their hours of service recommendations after months of anticipation.

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