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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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What is the Difference Between an Owner Operator and an Independent Contractor, Anyway? December 12 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

Are you new to trucking and don't know the difference between an independent contractor and an owner operator? Have you been here awhile but are afraid to admit you don't actually know the difference? Do you think you know the distinctions, but just want to check to be sure? No matter your familiarity with the industry, this blog is for you! Read on to find out the difference!! 

Are you new to trucking and don't know the difference between an independent contractor and an owner operator? Have you been here awhile but are afraid to admit you don't actually know the difference? Do you think you know the distinctions, but just want to check to be sure? No matter your familiarity with the industry, this blog is for you! Read on to find out the difference!! 

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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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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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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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[Infographic] Owner Operator Tips: Best Food to Keep With You On The Truck May 27 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

Summer is a great time to work on getting healthier! We are continuing our series of owner operator tips by sharing five foods we think all OTR drivers should keep in their truck. Whether you're trying to lose weight, or maintain your health, these five super foods will help you kickstart your summer goals!

Summer is a great time to work on getting healthier! We are continuing our series of owner operator tips by sharing five foods we think all OTR drivers should keep in their truck. Whether you're trying to lose weight, or maintain your health, these five super foods will help you kickstart your summer goals!

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Owner Operator Tips: How to Use a Crock Pot in Your Truck May 12 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

We get it; eating healthy food cheaply is HARD while on the road. Thankfully there are some awesome tools now that can make life a LOT easier... using a Crock Pot! If you want to save money and try some healthy recipes that don't taste like cardboard, read on for our tips on using a slow cooker in your truck!

We get it; eating healthy food cheaply is HARD while on the road. Thankfully there are some awesome tools now that can make life a LOT easier... using a Crock Pot! If you want to save money and try some healthy recipes that don't taste like cardboard, read on for our tips on using a slow cooker in your truck!

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3 Owner Operator Tips to Make Life on the Road Healthier May 8 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

86% of truckers on the road today are overweight, and most are obese. It is no secret that being on the road makes it very hard for drivers to stay healthy; and when you make the investment to become an owner operator, being on the road is necessary for your business to grow. How can you find balance to stay healthy AND get in the miles? Here are our tips.

 

86% of truckers on the road today are overweight, and most are obese. It is no secret that being on the road makes it very hard for drivers to stay healthy; and when you make the investment to become an owner operator, being on the road is necessary for your business to grow. How can you find balance to stay healthy AND get in the miles? Here are our tips.

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