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7 Winter Life Hacks For Anyone in South Dakota Trucking November 29 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

As a trucker, you have some of the best office views in the world. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises, quaint countryside and bustling cities. These can change slightly with the winter months - snowfalls are beautiful, too, but frozen windshields and icy roads can make the beauty dangerous. 

As a trucker, you have some of the best office views in the world. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises, quaint countryside and bustling cities. These can change slightly with the winter months - snowfalls are beautiful, too, but frozen windshields and icy roads can make the beauty dangerous. 

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6 Owner Operator Tips for Being Sick OTR November 22 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

Ever had to pull over to puke? We sure hope not! Being sick is never fun. And whether it's aches, pains, chills, a fever, stomach discomfort, or drowsiness, symptoms of sickness can severely interfere with your life. Being sick while OTR, however, is a whole extra layer of torture! 

Ever had to pull over to puke? We sure hope not! Being sick is never fun. And whether it's aches, pains, chills, a fever, stomach discomfort, or drowsiness, symptoms of sickness can severely interfere with your life. Being sick while OTR, however, is a whole extra layer of torture! 

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5 Owner Operator Tips for Finding Health Insurance November 22 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

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

Post by: Carrie Anderson

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

Post by: Carrie Anderson

 

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

Post by: Carrie Anderson

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

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

Post by: Carrie Anderson

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

Post by: Carrie Anderson

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

Post by: Carrie Anderson

 

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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