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Make America Clean Again [Editorial] July 28 2018

Post by: Rick Meyer

Donald Trump's campaign slogan was to “Make America Great Again.” One thing I figured out since the presidential election is that people either love “The Donald” or hate “Trump,” there is no in between. By the time you have finished reading this editorial, I believe you will either love this idea or hate it.

Donald Trump's campaign slogan was to “Make America Great Again.” One thing I figured out since the presidential election is that people either love “The Donald” or hate “Trump,” there is no in between. By the time you have finished reading this editorial, I believe you will either love this idea or hate it.

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K&J Trucking By the Numbers [Infographic] June 14 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

In the trucking industry we deal with a lot of numbers, after all, we are one of the most highly regulated industries, for better or worse. But because we deal with so many numbers everyday we sometimes forget to stop and take notice of what our numbers mean for our drivers, customers, and friends in the industry.

There is so much to celebrate at K&J Trucking! Our wonderful drivers, dispatch, mechanics, and staff have worked hard to make these statistics possible; check out the numbers below!

In the trucking industry we deal with a lot of numbers, after all, we are one of the most highly regulated industries, for better or worse. But because we deal with so many numbers everyday we sometimes forget to stop and take notice of what our numbers mean for our drivers, customers, and friends in the industry.

There is so much to celebrate at K&J Trucking! Our wonderful drivers, dispatch, mechanics, and staff have worked hard to make these statistics possible; check out the numbers below!

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What's the Buzz About Electric Semi Trucks? May 8 2018

Post by: Brad Schipper

In the last few years there has been a lot of buzz about electric trucks, including autonomous trucks. There is hype, and the hype is creating interest. The hype is also creating a little bit of dialogue between competitors.

No matter where you fall, whether with Tesla, Nikola or one of the half dozen other companies trying to get in on the electric game, you have to admit, electric trucks are exciting. But are they really going to be the truck of the future?

Rather than simply getting caught up in the excitement, we are taking a hard look at the feasibility of electric trucks. We sat down with K & J's Brad Schipper to hear his thoughts on the future of electric; and he had some great questions.

In the last few years there has been a lot of buzz about electric trucks, including autonomous trucks. There is hype, and the hype is creating interest. The hype is also creating a little bit of dialogue between competitors.

No matter where you fall, whether with Tesla, Nikola or one of the half dozen other companies trying to get in on the electric game, you have to admit, electric trucks are exciting. But are they really going to be the truck of the future?

Rather than simply getting caught up in the excitement, we are taking a hard look at the feasibility of electric trucks. We sat down

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The Excellent Road Adventures of K & J's Brad and Bonnie Hendriks May 3 2018

Post by: Carrie Anderson

Can marriage while out on the road together actually work? Brad and Bonnie Hendriks know it can. They've been trucking together for five years and they still love it. Whether working 24 hours a day 7 days a week with your spouse sounds like a dream or a nightmare, you have to admit it is certainly unique. The Hendriks, owner operators with K & J, shared their feelings about team road life for anyone considering hitting the road with their significant other.

Can marriage while out on the road together actually work? Brad and Bonnie Hendriks know it can. They've been trucking together for five years and they still love it. Whether working 24 hours a day 7 days a week with your spouse sounds like a dream or a nightmare, you have to admit it is certainly unique. The Hendriks, owner operators with K & J, shared their feelings about team road life for anyone considering hitting the road with their significant other.

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

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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The Pros and Cons of Team Driving March 13 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

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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