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Trucking for Newbies: Roadside Inspections September 8 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

Roadside inspections are a regular part of trucking, even for newbies! They can be intimidating if you don’t feel confident. We put together a few resources to help prepare you for that next inspection so you can shine!

Roadside inspections are a regular part of trucking, even for newbies! They can be intimidating if you don’t feel confident. We put together a few resources to help prepare you for that next inspection so you can shine!

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What Do You Need for a DOT Inspection: Level 1, 2, and 3? September 8 2020

Post by: Carrie Anderson

Whether you are a seasoned driver or a newbie to the business, inspections can still throw you for a loop. Be prepared by checking out this list of what to expect from each stage of inspection. Remember, a Level 3 DOT inspection is the most basic and a Level 1 DOT inspection is the most involved. 

Whether you are a seasoned driver or a newbie to the business, inspections can still throw you for a loop. Be prepared by checking out this list of what to expect from each stage of inspection. Remember, a Level 3 DOT inspection is the most basic and a Level 1 DOT inspection is the most involved. 

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9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Trucker May 29 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking
 
At K & J Trucking we love trucking. But there is one thing we have learned in over 40 years of business, trucking is NOT for everyone. If you're trying to decide if truck driving is for you, we have a list of 10 questions everyone should ask themselves before considering a trucking career.  
 
At K & J Trucking we love trucking. But there is one thing we have learned in over 40 years of business, trucking is NOT for everyone. If you're trying to decide if truck driving is for you, we have a list of 10 questions everyone should ask themselves before considering a trucking career.  
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Trucking for Newbies: What Are Lumpers? January 8 2020

Post by: K&J Trucking

Lumpers. To be honest, if you didn't grow up in trucking it sounds like a made-up word. When you get into the refrigerated trucking industry like K & J, you will encounter lumpers on a daily basis; yet it is a word virtually foreign to those outside the industry. Today we will cover all your questions about lumpers: who they are, why they exist, who pays them, and who hires them.

Lumpers. To be honest, if you didn't grow up in trucking it sounds like a made-up word. When you get into the refrigerated trucking industry like K & J, you will encounter lumpers on a daily basis; yet it is a word virtually foreign to those outside the industry. Today we will cover all your questions about lumpers: who they are, why they exist, who pays them, and who hires them.

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Trucking for Newbies: Getting Started with Diesel Fuel Additives September 24 2019

Post by: Brian Stern

For those who are new to trucking or didn't grow up working on engines, the concept of fuel additives can be a confusing one. And it is certainly not something covered in most trucking schools. We turned to Brian Stern, Director of Sales for Stern Oil Company who is our local oils and lubricant supplier so he could explain some of the basics of fuel additives: why they are important and the purpose they serve.

For those who are new to trucking or didn't grow up working on engines, the concept of fuel additives can be a confusing one. And it is certainly not something covered in most trucking schools. We turned to Brian Stern, Director of Sales for Stern Oil Company who is our local oils and lubricant supplier so he could explain some of the basics of fuel additives: why they are important and the purpose they serve.

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How Does the FMCSA Make Rules in Trucking September 10 2019

Post by: K&J Trucking

Many drivers, and most people who work in trucking, have no idea how rules like hours of service or the ELD mandate are made by the FMCSA. We have a passion to change that because we believe that having this knowledge is vital to our livelihoods. We've divided this article into two parts. The first part is a quick overview and the second is a deeper dive into the process. 

We encourage you to read both and share this information with others in the trucking industry. 

Many drivers, and most people who work in trucking, have no idea how rules like hours of service or the ELD mandate are made by the FMCSA. We have a passion to change that because we believe that having this knowledge is vital to our livelihoods. We've divided this article into two parts. The first part is a quick overview and the second is a deeper dive into the process. 

We encourage you to read both and share this information with others in the trucking industry. 

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