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Benefits of Starting Your Own Trucking Business When You're Young June 26 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Thirty-year-old Andy Jacobs has been an owner operator with K&J for almost 5 years, and Zac Minder, also thirty, for around 3 years. In an industry that makes it hard to work at all before the age of 23 due to the legalities of insurance and crossing state lines, becoming an owner operator in your 20s is pretty unique. But there are several benefits to starting your trucking career while you're young.

Thirty-year-old Andy Jacobs has been an owner operator with K&J for almost 5 years, and Zac Minder, also thirty, for around 3 years. In an industry that makes it hard to work at all before the age of 23 due to the legalities of insurance and crossing state lines, becoming an owner operator in your 20s is pretty unique. But there are several benefits to starting your trucking career while you're young.

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

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

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

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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We Have Sioux Falls Trucking Jobs and We Want You! June 13 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking
Looking to start (or continue!) your career in a rewarding and important industry? Truckers are a vital component of keeping America running. K&J Trucking is looking for people just like you: full and part-time truckers to join their team. If you want to be a part of the K&J Trucking family, we want to hear from you!
Looking to start (or continue!) your career in a rewarding and important industry? Truckers are a vital component of keeping America running. K&J Trucking is looking for people just like you: full and part-time truckers to join their team. If you want to be a part of the K&J Trucking family, we want to hear from you!
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3 Reasons You Should Work With Family Owned Trucking Companies June 7 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

Deciding where to work in an industry with as many choices as trucking is difficult. While there are pros and cons for every option out there, working at family owned trucking companies is arguably the best! Here are three (of many) reasons why working as part of a family is the best option for truckers.

 

Deciding where to work in an industry with as many choices as trucking is difficult. While there are pros and cons for every option out there, working at family owned trucking companies is arguably the best! Here are three (of many) reasons why working as part of a family is the best option for truckers.

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What to Expect if Selected For a DOT Inspection May 27 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

Most of us get butterflies when we think about DOT inspection or CVSA inspection during Roadcheck week. But you don't have to be nervous if you go in prepared for what will occur. Roadcheck in 2017 will be June 6-8. Below we have a brief synopsis of what you can expect if you are selected for a DOT inspection this year. 

Most of us get butterflies when we think about DOT inspection or CVSA inspection during Roadcheck week. But you don't have to be nervous if you go in prepared for what will occur. Roadcheck in 2017 will be June 6-8. Below we have a brief synopsis of what you can expect if you are selected for a DOT inspection this year. 

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5 Predictions for the Future of Owner Operator Jobs May 16 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

We looked into investments in the crystal ball industry, but we didn't like the way their futures were looking. (Groaner, right?)

But despite our lack of fortune-telling credentials, we do have some predictions for the future of owner operator jobs in trucking. How accurate do you think will we be? 

We looked into investments in the crystal ball industry, but we didn't like the way their futures were looking. (Groaner, right?)

But despite our lack of fortune-telling credentials, we do have some predictions for the future of owner operator jobs in trucking. How accurate do you think will we be? 

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Owner Operator Tips: 1 Simple Thing Every Driver Needs to Succeed April 20 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

There are plenty of blogs out there about how to be a successful driver; there are tons of videos and how-to posts giving owner operator tips. But what if we boiled all of that down to one simple tip? Well, we did just that. Really, this isn't just an owner operator tip, it is for all drivers. 

There are plenty of blogs out there about how to be a successful driver; there are tons of videos and how-to posts giving owner operator tips. But what if we boiled all of that down to one simple tip? Well, we did just that. Really, this isn't just an owner operator tip, it is for all drivers. 

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