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Carrie Anderson

Writer, marketer, wife, mom and friend. I love coffee, puppies and telling stories.

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What if ELDs Aren't the Problem? December 18 2017

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It’s December 18th, the day many dreaded. But what if ELDs aren't the problem at all? 

It’s December 18th, the day many dreaded. But what if ELDs aren't the problem at all? 

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Introducing our Brand New Guymon, OK Maintenance Shop December 14 2017

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Here at K&J, we care about our drivers, their families, and our customers. We are a family business, and our drivers are part of our family. To make the lives of drivers everywhere easier, we have opened up a new maintenance shop at our Guymon, OK location! 

Here at K&J, we care about our drivers, their families, and our customers. We are a family business, and our drivers are part of our family. To make the lives of drivers everywhere easier, we have opened up a new maintenance shop at our Guymon, OK location! 

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Where Does Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From? Thank Family Owned Trucking Companies November 22 2017

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Whether you enjoy random trivia, or want to be prepared just in case you are demoted to the curious kids' table on Thanksgiving day, you should probably know where your Thanksgiving dinner comes from. Believe it or not the answer isn't just, "the grocery store!"

Whether you enjoy random trivia, or want to be prepared just in case you are demoted to the curious kids' table on Thanksgiving day, you should probably know where your Thanksgiving dinner comes from. Believe it or not the answer isn't just, "the grocery store!"

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5 Tips for Getting the Perfect Trucking Job November 14 2017

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A few weeks ago we posted a blog with the top ten reasons why you aren't getting those trucking jobs you apply for. Now that you know the red flags of what you shouldn't do, here's some reminders of things employers look for in drivers that will land you your dream job with the perfect trucking company! 

 

A few weeks ago we posted a blog with the top ten reasons why you aren't getting those trucking jobs you apply for. Now that you know the red flags of what you shouldn't do, here's some reminders of things employers look for in drivers that will land you your dream job with the perfect trucking company! 

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The Double-Edged Sword of Going OTR - Four-Wheeler Goes OTR November 7 2017

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It is time for some real talk. Of all the lessons I learned during my OTR experience with Summer (read more about why here), this was probably one of the most powerful. So if you don't like mushy, gushy stuff, if you don't like being getting real, you can skip this blog. It's okay. I understand. But if you can handle it, buckle up. 

It is time for some real talk. Of all the lessons I learned during my OTR experience with Summer (read more about why here), this was probably one of the most powerful. So if you don't like mushy, gushy stuff, if you don't like being getting real, you can skip this blog. It's okay. I understand. But if you can handle it, buckle up. 

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43 Year South Dakota Trucking Veteran Turns in Her Keys October 26 2017

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Jeannie Pritts has been driving truck for 43 years. In fact, it would have been 48 years if she hadn’t had a five year break for a neck injury. Her late husband was involved in trucking for 64 years. In all that time they never had a single accident, but they saw quite a few. Now that she is facing retirement, Jeannie took some time to chat with us and give her perspective on how trucking has shaped her over the years.

Jeannie Pritts has been driving truck for 43 years. In fact, it would have been 48 years if she hadn’t had a five year break for a neck injury. Her late husband was involved in trucking for 64 years. In all that time they never had a single accident, but they saw quite a few. Now that she is facing retirement, Jeannie took some time to chat with us and give her perspective on how trucking has shaped her over the years.

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Why Truckers Are "Jerks" - Four-Wheeler Goes OTR October 21 2017

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I'm just your average car driver, or in trucker lingo, a four-wheeler. But I recently went OTR to learn more about what it is truly like on the road. Before my trip with Summer I felt like when I was in my car I owned the road; I quickly learned that I had just been borrowing it from a big rig. 

When you are driving 80,000 lbs down a highway at 68 mph, you are definitely the king of the road. Most four-wheelers assume that when we are inconvenienced it is just because truckers are jerks. But I learned, they are usually "jerks" for good reason. 

I'm just your average car driver, or in trucker lingo, a four-wheeler. But I recently went OTR to learn more about what it is truly like on the road. Before my trip with Summer I felt like when I was in my car I owned the road; I quickly learned that I had just been borrowing it from a big rig. 

When you are driving 80,000 lbs down a highway at 68 mph, you are definitely the king of the road. Most four-wheelers assume that when we are inconvenienced it is just because truckers are jerks. But I learned, they are usually "jerks" for good reason. 

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An Average 4-Wheeler Goes OTR October 13 2017

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My name is Carrie and I... I'm an average 4-wheeler.

Go ahead, say it. I know you want to.

HI, CARRIE! 

I am the lady behind many of these blog posts you read (or don't read, I see you...) on the K & J website. I love working with the team at K & J to help craft original content for this website that hits at the heart of the trucking industry and what it means to be part of the K & J family. 

I have learned a LOT about trucking in the past year and I work hard to understand the industry; but I'm still not a truck driver.

I hated the disconnect I had from life on the road and I wanted to understand the real issues that drivers face every day. So, I went OTR.

 

My name is Carrie and I... I'm an average 4-wheeler.

Go ahead, say it. I know you want to.

HI, CARRIE! 

I am the lady behind many of these blog posts you read (or don't read, I see you...) on the K & J website. I love working with the team at K & J to help craft original content for this website that hits at the heart of the trucking industry and what it means to be part of the K & J family. 

I have learned a LOT about trucking in the past year and I work hard to understand the industry; but I'm still not a truck driver.

I hated the disconnect I had from life on the road and I wanted to

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