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Thinking of Becoming a Trucker? Attend Our Trucking Lunch! December 14 2018

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Have you been thinking about a career in trucking but you just don't know how to get started? Are you in CDL school and looking for opportunities? Are you currently driving truck and looking for a different opportunity? 

We are hosting our quarterly driver meetings next week, December 17th through 21st from 11:30 to 1:30. During this time we invite all of our drivers to come and eat a delicious meal with us and talk shop! This will be a great time for new prospective drivers to meet our staff and drivers and see if K & J is the right fit for you. 

Have you been thinking about a career in trucking but you just don't know how to get started? Are you in CDL school and looking for opportunities? Are you currently driving truck and looking for a different opportunity? 

We are hosting our quarterly driver meetings next week, December 17th through 21st from 11:30 to 1:30. During this time we invite all of our drivers to come and eat a delicious meal with us and talk shop! This will be a great time for new prospective drivers to meet our staff and drivers and see if K & J is the right fit for you. 

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Why the Brakes You Use Matter November 29 2018

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Brakes. Everybody’s got them, and nobody wants to see them go out.

And when you drive for a living, it’s even more vital to keep your brakes in line.

Many drivers understand brake maintenance like the back of their hand, but plenty of others don’t—and that’s okay. At K&J, we’re focused on hiring good people, regardless of their training.

For those of you who aren’t quite as up on brake maintenance (or if you’d just like a refresher course!) we spoke with Kent Klausing of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, to get the lowdown on why the brakes you use matter.

Brakes. Everybody’s got them, and nobody wants to see them go out.

And when you drive for a living, it’s even more vital to keep your brakes in line.

Many drivers understand brake maintenance like the back of their hand, but plenty of others don’t—and that’s okay. At K&J, we’re focused on hiring good people, regardless of their training.

For those of you who aren’t quite as up on brake maintenance (or if you’d just like a refresher course!) we spoke with Kent Klausing of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, to get the lowdown on why the brakes you use matter.

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Why Lane Patterns Matter When You're Looking for a Trucking Job November 24 2018

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As a driver, you probably enjoy being on the road more than the average citizen. However, most of us also value our time at home!
 
An unfortunate pattern that we've noticed is more and more companies hiring outside their lane patterns. We don't do this because we know that getting home regularly, while loaded if possible, is important. 
 
That is why it's vital to thoroughly understand a company's lane patterns before signing on with them.
 
Unfortunately, many companies are willing to promise and never deliver. Before you commit you'll want to be sure to dig deeper. Here are a few tips we've picked up over the years. 
 
As a driver, you probably enjoy being on the road more than the average citizen. However, most of us also value our time at home!
 
An unfortunate pattern that we've noticed is more and more companies hiring outside their lane patterns. We don't do this because we know that getting home regularly, while loaded if possible, is important. 
 
That is why it's vital to thoroughly understand a company's lane patterns before signing on with them.
 
Unfortunately, many companies are willing to promise and never deliver. Before you commit you'll want to be sure to dig deeper.
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Winners of the 2018 Cutest Furry Co-Pilot Contest! November 21 2018

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We had 15 amazing entries into our contest representing 18 adorable pets that spend their life out on the road. Thank you to all of our entrants for sharing your pets with us! After a week of voting, we have a winner!

We had 15 amazing entries into our contest representing 18 adorable pets that spend their life out on the road. Thank you to all of our entrants for sharing your pets with us! After a week of voting, we have a winner!

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5 Tips for Dating When You're on the Road November 15 2018

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Are you a driver looking for love? Someone who's been burned before by the long-distance nature of on-the-road relationships?

Or maybe you're married or already in a relationship, but struggling to connect with your partner thanks to constant days (or even weeks) apart. 

Regardless of your specific status, we understand that relationships can be difficult to maintain as a driver. That's why we rounded up a few tips for dating while on the road. Or for the more sarcastically minded, check out our funny post on how to have a miserable relationship as a truck driver. 

Are you a driver looking for love? Someone who's been burned before by the long-distance nature of on-the-road relationships?

Or maybe you're married or already in a relationship, but struggling to connect with your partner thanks to constant days (or even weeks) apart. 

Regardless of your specific status, we understand that relationships can be difficult to maintain as a driver. That's why we rounded up a few tips for dating while on the road. Or for the more sarcastically minded, check out our funny post on how to have a miserable relationship as a truck driver. 

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Why We Don't Play the "Cents per Mile" Game November 1 2018

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In an industry with extremely high turnover, we're proud of our driver retention rates. 

Over the last 20 years, we have consistently seen between 15.5 and 17.5 percent turnover, an incredibly low rate in this business. 

There are plenty of reasons behind our positive numbers, but there's one factor, in particular, that we believe contributes greatly to our success.

We refuse to play the "cents per mIle" game. 

In an industry with extremely high turnover, we're proud of our driver retention rates. 

Over the last 20 years, we have consistently seen between 15.5 and 17.5 percent turnover, an incredibly low rate in this business. 

There are plenty of reasons behind our positive numbers, but there's one factor, in particular, that we believe contributes greatly to our success.

We refuse to play the "cents per mIle" game. 

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Introducing Our New Video Series: Rig Rant - Shelley Koch October 30 2018

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We're starting something new around here, and we think you're going to like it. 

Rig Rant is a K&J-exclusive series where we hop in a truck and interview one of our awesome team members to hear more about life on the road and working with K&J.

We're starting something new around here, and we think you're going to like it. 

Rig Rant is a K&J-exclusive series where we hop in a truck and interview one of our awesome team members to hear more about life on the road and working with K&J.

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Can Your Pet Win Our Trucker Pet Photo Contest? October 29 2018

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Do you have a furry co-pilot on the road? A dog or cat (or a few) who are fellow road warriors?

We know that you think they are the cutest, but wouldn't it be nice to say they won a contest with that adorable mug of theirs?

Do you have a furry co-pilot on the road? A dog or cat (or a few) who are fellow road warriors?

We know that you think they are the cutest, but wouldn't it be nice to say they won a contest with that adorable mug of theirs?

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Drivers and Their Pets: Meet Scott and Mika October 19 2018

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If you've ever trained a puppy, you know it's hard work. 

Now, imagine training a puppy on the road. 

That's what K&J driver, Scott Margeson, did when he got his canine companion, Mika, three years ago. 

If you've ever trained a puppy, you know it's hard work. 

Now, imagine training a puppy on the road. 

That's what K&J driver, Scott Margeson, did when he got his canine companion, Mika, three years ago. 

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October 1st Brought Changes to Per Diem: What You Need to Know October 17 2018

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The last thing any of us want to read up on is tax codes.

Complex jargon, statements and provisions that sound contradictory, and more math-related vocabulary than we'd like to see all year are just some of the unpleasant parts of studying tax code. 

But since recent changes to trucker per diem rates were made effective on October 1st  for the 2019 fiscal year we've done the heavy lifting for you, and we've outlined relevant updates below.

The last thing any of us want to read up on is tax codes.

Complex jargon, statements and provisions that sound contradictory, and more math-related vocabulary than we'd like to see all year are just some of the unpleasant parts of studying tax code. 

But since recent changes to trucker per diem rates were made effective on October 1st  for the 2019 fiscal year we've done the heavy lifting for you, and we've outlined relevant updates below.

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