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How South Dakota Trucking Companies are Fighting for Your Rights in D.C. April 17 2018

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In the spirit of truckers heading to Washington, we wanted to share about our own fearless leader Shelley's trip to D.C. this past fall. Shelley, along with representatives from other small South Dakota truck lines, went to Washington D.C. to meet with the federal Department of Transportation. Senator Rounds arranged the meeting and attended part of the meeting until his duties called him away. Staffers from his office and the offices of Thune and Noem were also in attendance. During their meeting, South Dakota trucking companies had the chance to make their voices heard—especially when it came to issues surrounding the ELD Mandate. Continue reading to hear what they talked about and what you can do to move forward! 

In the spirit of truckers heading to Washington, we wanted to share about our own fearless leader Shelley's trip to D.C. this past fall. Shelley, along with representatives from other small South Dakota truck lines, went to Washington D.C. to meet with the federal Department of Transportation. Senator Rounds arranged the meeting and attended part of the meeting until his duties called him away. Staffers from his office and the offices of Thune and Noem were also in attendance. During their meeting, South Dakota trucking companies had the chance to make their voices heard—especially when it

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Have You Heard About the Proposed Changes to Hours of Service? - The REST Act April 10 2018

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We've known that the 14 hour rule was problematic since it was first introduced, but it isn't until the last few months that we've really felt the full impact of the legislation. Since the ELD Mandate went into effect in December of 2017 we have heard that drivers are more tired than they've ever been. This exhaustion comes because the inflexibility of the 14 hour rule. But change is in the air.

 

We've known that the 14 hour rule was problematic since it was first introduced, but it isn't until the last few months that we've really felt the full impact of the legislation. Since the ELD Mandate went into effect in December of 2017 we have heard that drivers are more tired than they've ever been. This exhaustion comes because the inflexibility of the 14 hour rule. But change is in the air.

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How to Figure Out if Trucking is Right For You April 3 2018

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It is interesting for us to meet new drivers and hear about their career path. We have drivers who are fresh out of CDL school and always knew they wanted to be on the road because their family was in trucking. We have drivers who are in their second or even third careers! Some of our drivers are former military servicemen; some are former pastors; but all of them have a story. They all had to go through the process of discovering if trucking was the right path for them.

 

It is interesting for us to meet new drivers and hear about their career path. We have drivers who are fresh out of CDL school and always knew they wanted to be on the road because their family was in trucking. We have drivers who are in their second or even third careers! Some of our drivers are former military servicemen; some are former pastors; but all of them have a story. They all had to go through the process of discovering if trucking was the right path for them.

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8 Fabulous Dog Breeds to Take With You On the Road April 3 2018

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Traveling is always better with a companion, and dogs make the best companions for truckers! We've compiled a list of a few breeds that tend to do very well on the road. Did your favorite pooch make the list?

Traveling is always better with a companion, and dogs make the best companions for truckers! We've compiled a list of a few breeds that tend to do very well on the road. Did your favorite pooch make the list?

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When Should I Form an LLC for my Trucking Business?  March 28 2018

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Have you been in the trucking industry for awhile and are ready to go about starting your own business? Do you already have your own trucking business and want to know how or when you should form an LLC to protect yourself and your family? Have you already formed your own LLC, but you want to make sure you made the right choice?

Owning your own trucking business is rewarding but tough, and it comes with a lot of questions. So we went to Mark Slade at the South Dakota Small Business Development Center to ask for his advice! Keep reading to hear all about what he recommends.

Have you been in the trucking industry for awhile and are ready to go about starting your own business? Do you already have your own trucking business and want to know how or when you should form an LLC to protect yourself and your family? Have you already formed your own LLC, but you want to make sure you made the right choice?

Owning your own trucking business is rewarding but tough, and it comes with a lot of questions. So we went to Mark Slade at the South Dakota Small Business Development Center to ask for his advice! Keep reading to hear all about what he recommends.

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Can I Get a Trucking Job With a Felony Record? March 13 2018

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No one is perfect. We all make mistakes in life. Unfortunately, some of these mistakes are big and have long-reaching consequences. For those who have made bigger mistakes, especially for those with a felony record, moving past those mistakes can seem like an almost insurmountable task.

No one is perfect. We all make mistakes in life. Unfortunately, some of these mistakes are big and have long-reaching consequences. For those who have made bigger mistakes, especially for those with a felony record, moving past those mistakes can seem like an almost insurmountable task.

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The Pros and Cons of Team Driving March 13 2018

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Have you ever considered team driving? For some the answer is a resounding no. After all, we know that the solitude of the road can have an intoxicating pull. But if you've thought of team driving in passing and never given it full consideration, this might be a good time.

Have you ever considered team driving? For some the answer is a resounding no. After all, we know that the solitude of the road can have an intoxicating pull. But if you've thought of team driving in passing and never given it full consideration, this might be a good time.

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Does a Guaranteed Income in Trucking Sound too Good to Be True? March 6 2018

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Well it isn't too good to be true! We asked our drivers what could make being a company driver at K & J Trucking even better, and a few of them said that guaranteed pay would be the icing on the cake. So if the idea of a variable income has kept you from pursuing your dreams of a mobile office with a view, now is the time to make the switch!

 

Well it isn't too good to be true! We asked our drivers what could make being a company driver at K & J Trucking even better, and a few of them said that guaranteed pay would be the icing on the cake. So if the idea of a variable income has kept you from pursuing your dreams of a mobile office with a view, now is the time to make the switch!

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How to Become an Owner Operator Truck Driver - Justin's Story January 31 2018

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We have always prided ourselves on being a family owned trucking company. K&J owner operator Justin Hamann likes being a name instead of a number. “Everybody is family-oriented here. You can talk to anybody and they talk to you like a family member instead of just an employee," Justin said. But Justin isn't the only member of his family at K&J—continue reading to learn about how his family is part of our family, and how that helped him on his path to becoming an owner operator truck driver. 

We have always prided ourselves on being a family owned trucking company. K&J owner operator Justin Hamann likes being a name instead of a number. “Everybody is family-oriented here. You can talk to anybody and they talk to you like a family member instead of just an employee," Justin said. But Justin isn't the only member of his family at K&J—continue reading to learn about how his family is part of our family, and how that helped him on his path to becoming an owner operator truck driver. 

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3 Snow Chain Alternatives That Are Easy To Use January 31 2018

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Putting on and taking off snow chains has always been an annoying, time consuming hassle for truckers -- especially here in the Midwest when it can be snowing and blizzarding one hour and sunny the next! Putting on chains is a cold, slushy, muddy job, but there are a few alternatives you might consider! 

Putting on and taking off snow chains has always been an annoying, time consuming hassle for truckers -- especially here in the Midwest when it can be snowing and blizzarding one hour and sunny the next! Putting on chains is a cold, slushy, muddy job, but there are a few alternatives you might consider! 

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