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Jessica Mitacek

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Truck Driver Shortage Inspired Teacher to Spend His Summer OTR September 24 2021

Post by: Jessica Mitacek

Dave Dein teaches at one of the first high school truck driving programs in the country in Patterson, California. In Dein’s course, students learn the basics of driving large commercial trucks and can even use a simulator to help them practice how to handle problems that can occur on the road. But last summer he got out of the classroom and into the truck to help with a severe driver shortage.

Dave Dein teaches at one of the first high school truck driving programs in the country in Patterson, California. In Dein’s course, students learn the basics of driving large commercial trucks and can even use a simulator to help them practice how to handle problems that can occur on the road. But last summer he got out of the classroom and into the truck to help with a severe driver shortage.

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Becoming an Owner-Operator: Financing Your First Truck September 17 2021

Post by: Jessica Mitacek

So you have decided to take the next step forward in your trucking career and become an owner-operator, congratulations! One of the first things you may be thinking about is how to go about getting your own truck. This can be both exciting and intimidating. You should take your time to find the right make, model, and specs to fit your needs, but also determine the right way to pay for it. It is essential to find a truck that fits your needs right now, even if it doesn’t have all of your wants. Staying within your budget at this stage is key to your long-term success.

So you have decided to take the next step forward in your trucking career and become an owner-operator, congratulations! One of the first things you may be thinking about is how to go about getting your own truck. This can be both exciting and intimidating. You should take your time to find the right make, model, and specs to fit your needs, but also determine the right way to pay for it. It is essential to find a truck that fits your needs right now, even if it doesn’t have all of your wants. Staying within your budget at this stage is key to your long-term success.

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11 Things I Learned OTR: A Trucker Wife’s Perspective August 20 2021

Post by: Jessica Mitacek

Jean Gum, wife of K & J owner operator Joe, didn't expect to be shocked by much when she went out on the road with her husband. Joe has been driving for nine years and has always shared a lot of stories with her. But after spending three days and two nights out with him last year, Jean got to see what life on the road was like first hand, and there were a few things that she was surprised to learn.

Jean Gum, wife of K & J owner operator Joe, didn't expect to be shocked by much when she went out on the road with her husband. Joe has been driving for nine years and has always shared a lot of stories with her. But after spending three days and two nights out with him last year, Jean got to see what life on the road was like first hand, and there were a few things that she was surprised to learn.

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