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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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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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Summer's Road Diary - Conquering Food Choices July 9 2017

Post by: Summer Jakopak

Hello! I'm Summer Jakopak and I'm a driver for K & J Trucking. I've  committed to try and lose weight over the next few months and K & J asked me to blog about my efforts to lose weight while on the road. Here is the first installment!

Hello! I'm Summer Jakopak and I'm a driver for K & J Trucking. I've  committed to try and lose weight over the next few months and K & J asked me to blog about my efforts to lose weight while on the road. Here is the first installment!

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5 Steps for Optimizing Refrigerated Trailer Performance June 15 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

It is no secret that well-optimized reefers have rising profit margins. It costs more to run a refrigerated trailer, and customers pay more for reefer transport. If you can figure out the formula to optimize reefer performance and minimize your cost, you too can increase your profit margins! Read on for our 5 helpful steps! 

It is no secret that well-optimized reefers have rising profit margins. It costs more to run a refrigerated trailer, and customers pay more for reefer transport. If you can figure out the formula to optimize reefer performance and minimize your cost, you too can increase your profit margins! Read on for our 5 helpful steps! 

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Trucker Taxes: 5 Deductions That You DO NOT Want to Forget February 23 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

As the saying goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Tax season is upon us, and at K&J Trucking we want to make sure you are prepared so we asked resident expert in trucker taxes, tax preparer Tara Thompson, for her expertise. Here are five common deductions that all OTR drivers should be taking on their taxes. 

As the saying goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Tax season is upon us, and at K&J Trucking we want to make sure you are prepared so we asked resident expert in trucker taxes, tax preparer Tara Thompson, for her expertise. Here are five common deductions that all OTR drivers should be taking on their taxes. 

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Video - AutoSock: A Snow Chain Alternative December 7 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

If you've been in the trucking world for long, you probably dread the onset of winter and the need for snow chains. Thankfully there is a great snow chain alternative out there. AutoSock is a tire cover made of tough fabric that increases traction on snowy and icy roads. It is so easy, a one-handed man can do it. But don't take our word for it... hear it from the One-Armed Bandit, Joe Gum!

If you've been in the trucking world for long, you probably dread the onset of winter and the need for snow chains. Thankfully there is a great snow chain alternative out there. AutoSock is a tire cover made of tough fabric that increases traction on snowy and icy roads. It is so easy, a one-handed man can do it. But don't take our word for it... hear it from the One-Armed Bandit, Joe Gum!

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Video: How To Fix a Frozen Drum Brake on Your Big Rig December 5 2016

Post by: K&J Trucking

Winter is upon us and temperatures are dropping. Don't let the winter weather sideline you with a frozen drum brake on your big rig. K&J's Lou Charette, shop foreman of our Sioux Falls trucking office demonstrates the proper technique for fixing a frozen drum brake in the video below. 

Winter is upon us and temperatures are dropping. Don't let the winter weather sideline you with a frozen drum brake on your big rig. K&J's Lou Charette, shop foreman of our Sioux Falls trucking office demonstrates the proper technique for fixing a frozen drum brake in the video below. 

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