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Larry Van Driesen's 51 Years of Experience in South Dakota Trucking March 11 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

When we talked to Larry Van Driesen he was traveling through Cedar City, Utah, but he took some time to answer a few questions for us on his long career in trucking, 51 years, in fact! Larry has been driving for South Dakota trucking companies for his entire career. He admits that has seen a lot of changes, but he is still going strong and loving his work. We also talked with Larry’s wife Marilyn on what it was like being the wife of a trucker both in the past and now. They both had fascinating insights on the history of trucking in South Dakota.

 

When we talked to Larry Van Driesen he was traveling through Cedar City, Utah, but he took some time to answer a few questions for us on his long career in trucking, 51 years, in fact! Larry has been driving for South Dakota trucking companies for his entire career. He admits that has seen a lot of changes, but he is still going strong and loving his work. We also talked with Larry’s wife Marilyn on what it was like being the wife of a trucker both in the past and now. They both had fascinating insights on the history of trucking in South Dakota.

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What is Owner Operator Trucking, Anyway? November 16 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

So you think you want to be an owner operator? Or perhaps you don't want to be an owner operator at all, you just want to know what it is your crazy cousin has taken on for a career? Well you've come to the right place for answers. Below we give an overview of owner operator trucking; so now you can look smart at that next family reunion!

So you think you want to be an owner operator? Or perhaps you don't want to be an owner operator at all, you just want to know what it is your crazy cousin has taken on for a career? Well you've come to the right place for answers. Below we give an overview of owner operator trucking; so now you can look smart at that next family reunion!

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The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Starting a Trucking Business October 25 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

When it comes to starting a trucking business there is good advice, and there is really bad advice. Here is a collection of the worst advice we've heard. 

When it comes to starting a trucking business there is good advice, and there is really bad advice. Here is a collection of the worst advice we've heard. 

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How to Stay Organized as an Owner Operator September 27 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

 

When you buy a truck and become an owner operator you don't just buy a truck, you buy a business. And when you own a business you have to stay organized. Here are some business organization suggestions for all owner operators.

 

When you buy a truck and become an owner operator you don't just buy a truck, you buy a business. And when you own a business you have to stay organized. Here are some business organization suggestions for all owner operators.

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7 Habits of a Highly Successful Owner Operator September 15 2016

Post by: Michelle Koch

The first rule of success in any area is to listen to successful people in your field and imitate them. With that in mind, we compiled these seven habits from a very successful owner operator who has been in trucking for over 50 years. While he still trucks two thirds of the year he also takes time to relax with his wife. They have been very successful and are able to do extensive world travel because of the practices outlined below.  
The first rule of success in any area is to listen to successful people in your field and imitate them. With that in mind, we compiled these seven habits from a very successful owner operator who has been in trucking for over 50 years. While he still trucks two thirds of the year he also takes time to relax with his wife. They have been very successful and are able to do extensive world travel because of the practices outlined below.  
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Trucker Month: Celebrating Owner Operators and Company Drivers August 31 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

Being a trucker can sometimes feel like a thankless job. But we know the country runs on truckers. On this last day of Trucker Month, we want to celebrate you! 

Being a trucker can sometimes feel like a thankless job. But we know the country runs on truckers. On this last day of Trucker Month, we want to celebrate you! 

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Are You Parking Wrong? 8 Tips for Trucking Jobs July 30 2016

Post by: Jennifer Raddatz

 

Parking a truck is difficult. Spots are hard to come by and you are manuvering a huge and expensive piece of equipment. Even the most seasoned owner operators can benefit from a refresher. Are you following these safety suggestions when you park? Check out these eight tips for safely parking as an owner operator. 

 

Parking a truck is difficult. Spots are hard to come by and you are manuvering a huge and expensive piece of equipment. Even the most seasoned owner operators can benefit from a refresher. Are you following these safety suggestions when you park? Check out these eight tips for safely parking as an owner operator. 

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6 Tips for Bringing Pets on Trucking Jobs July 14 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

It is estimated that between 40-60% of truckers have pets that they bring with them on the road either full or part-time. With that many dogs and cats (and other pets too) on the road, here are some tips to keep your pet happy and healthy while out on trucking jobs.

It is estimated that between 40-60% of truckers have pets that they bring with them on the road either full or part-time. With that many dogs and cats (and other pets too) on the road, here are some tips to keep your pet happy and healthy while out on trucking jobs.

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The Unexpected Benefits of Bringing Your Pet On Trucking Jobs July 12 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

Many drivers bring their pets with them on trucking jobs, but there are some unexpected benefits to bringing your furry co-pilot along. So the next time a non-trucker scoffs at you bringing your pet to work every day, laugh and pass them this list. 

Many drivers bring their pets with them on trucking jobs, but there are some unexpected benefits to bringing your furry co-pilot along. So the next time a non-trucker scoffs at you bringing your pet to work every day, laugh and pass them this list. 

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5 Things to Know When Picking a Trucking Company June 17 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

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If you've been in the trucking world very long you already know that there is a lot to consider before signing on the dotted line with a company. Here are five things you should know before you pick a trucking company.  

If you've been in the trucking world very long you already know that there is a lot to consider before signing on the dotted line with a company. Here are five things you should know before you pick a trucking company.  

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