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5 Owner Operator Tips for Finding Health Insurance November 22 2017

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It is the very end of open enrollment time for most health insurance plans. If you are an owner operator or operate as an independent contractor, you need to have a plan in place before the end of November so you aren't left without coverage. Here are some quick owner operator tips to help you pick the best coverage, if these final days of November have you in a panic!

It is the very end of open enrollment time for most health insurance plans. If you are an owner operator or operate as an independent contractor, you need to have a plan in place before the end of November so you aren't left without coverage. Here are some quick owner operator tips to help you pick the best coverage, if these final days of November have you in a panic!

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Wanna Connect with K&J Trucking? Here's How You Can November 2 2017

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Here at K&J, we always want to connect better with our drivers, our employees, our customers, and our blog readers! To do so, we've created two brand spankin' new features that will allow for a better and more cohesive connection with K&J. 

Here at K&J, we always want to connect better with our drivers, our employees, our customers, and our blog readers! To do so, we've created two brand spankin' new features that will allow for a better and more cohesive connection with K&J. 

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Top Ten Reasons You Aren't Getting Those Trucking Jobs October 9 2017

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Have you had trouble getting a trucking job and want to know why? We have plenty of experience with the interviewing process, so we put together a cheat sheet for you on the top ten reasons why you might be getting turned down! 

 

Have you had trouble getting a trucking job and want to know why? We have plenty of experience with the interviewing process, so we put together a cheat sheet for you on the top ten reasons why you might be getting turned down! 

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Are the Hours of Service Regulations Actually Keeping You Safe? October 1 2017

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4 years after enforcement began on the latest hours of service regulations, do you feel like you are actually safer on the road? Do you feel less fatigued? Because this was the stated goal of the FMCSA when implementing the new rule. We take a look at the hours of service regulations, the historical impact, and how the killer combination of the ELD mandate with HOS regulations is changing the landscape of trucking. 

 

4 years after enforcement began on the latest hours of service regulations, do you feel like you are actually safer on the road? Do you feel less fatigued? Because this was the stated goal of the FMCSA when implementing the new rule. We take a look at the hours of service regulations, the historical impact, and how the killer combination of the ELD mandate with HOS regulations is changing the landscape of trucking. 

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How to Avoid a Threesome September 28 2017

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Get your minds out of the gutter, we aren't talking about THAT kind of threesome. Quite frankly, we don't want to know what you think about that kind of activity! We DO want to help you try to avoid one particularly nasty threesome that often targets truck drivers. 

Get your minds out of the gutter, we aren't talking about THAT kind of threesome. Quite frankly, we don't want to know what you think about that kind of activity! We DO want to help you try to avoid one particularly nasty threesome that often targets truck drivers. 

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Wanna Pick Up Your Groceries at K&J? September 5 2017

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Do you detest grocery shopping? After days on the road you are stuck going up and down every single aisle trying to find the foods on your list, or worse, going in blind, not knowing how much you're going to end up spending or how many of these foods you actually need.

You tell yourself you're going to avoid the candy aisle, but you pass them and see those Raisinettes. Raisins are healthy, right? So the candy must not be that bad for you. 

Do you detest grocery shopping? After days on the road you are stuck going up and down every single aisle trying to find the foods on your list, or worse, going in blind, not knowing how much you're going to end up spending or how many of these foods you actually need.

You tell yourself you're going to avoid the candy aisle, but you pass them and see those Raisinettes. Raisins are healthy, right? So the candy must not be that bad for you. 

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The Pros and Cons of Being a Company Driver or an Owner Operator August 31 2017

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If you're considering a career in trucking you may not know the differences between a company driver and an owner operator. There are lots of reasons people choose one path over the other and both have their place in the world of trucking. Here is a quick comparison to help you see which path might be right for you. 

 

If you're considering a career in trucking you may not know the differences between a company driver and an owner operator. There are lots of reasons people choose one path over the other and both have their place in the world of trucking. Here is a quick comparison to help you see which path might be right for you. 

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K&J Trucking's Bob Hoffman Took on NTDC 2017 - See Results! August 25 2017

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Pictured above from left to right, K&J's Don Ihler, Jan Ihler (Don's wife), Sarah Hoffman (Bob's wife), and K&J's Bob Hoffman.

Taking on Nationals

When Bob Hoffman decided to go to the National Truck Driving Championship he knew it would be a hard competition. He also knew that there were some big names in trucking that were bringing the best of the best; truckers who had trained professionally all year for tasks like those at the NTDC. But he was prepared to show that a little Sioux Falls trucking company can give the big boys a run for their money. And he did just that. 

Pictured above from left to right, K&J's Don Ihler, Jan Ihler (Don's wife), Sarah Hoffman (Bob's wife), and K&J's Bob Hoffman.

Taking on Nationals

When Bob Hoffman decided to go to the National Truck Driving Championship he knew it would be a hard competition. He also knew that there were some big names in trucking that were bringing the best of the best; truckers who had trained professionally all year for tasks like those at the NTDC. But he was prepared to show that a little Sioux Falls trucking company can give the big boys a run for their money. And he did just that. 

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The Scientific Explanation for Why You Are Addicted To Trucking August 16 2017

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The hum of your tractor, the sense of purpose, leaving everything behind...being on the road can be addicting. If you feel this way, you're not alone! Truckers all across the world are finding the pull of the road to be a stronger and stronger calling, and it's no surprise why. 

The hum of your tractor, the sense of purpose, leaving everything behind...being on the road can be addicting. If you feel this way, you're not alone! Truckers all across the world are finding the pull of the road to be a stronger and stronger calling, and it's no surprise why. 

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What Is It Like Being in The National Truck Driving Championships? August 11 2017

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K&J driver, Bob Hoffman has been at the National Truck Driving Championships 7 times since 2004, and this is his fourth time competing for K&J Trucking. Before you write that off, consider that there are only 8 competitors chosen from each state! And did we mention that he is 67 years old? While he is away at nationals we thought it would be fun to overview what it is like competing in the national championship! 

K&J driver, Bob Hoffman has been at the National Truck Driving Championships 7 times since 2004, and this is his fourth time competing for K&J Trucking. Before you write that off, consider that there are only 8 competitors chosen from each state! And did we mention that he is 67 years old? While he is away at nationals we thought it would be fun to overview what it is like competing in the national championship! 

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