TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL BLOG

Tips and Insights into the Truck Driving Industry

View any of the articles below to learn more about trucking career opportunities and how to prepare for an in-demand career in transportation.

  • white truck driving on road with text "the post-covid trucking industry"

    COVID has impacted every industry in America since last year. Corporations and small businesses alike are experiencing the effects of it and have all had to adapt in some way. The trucking industry was one of the first that had to do this. Without trucks delivering supplies, stores would have stayed empty longer, and medical […]

  • image of red semi driving on highway with words "tips for rookie truck drivers"

    If you just got your Class A CDL and are getting ready for the open road, there are many things you should know and be prepared for. It is important to be on top of things, so you are ready for whatever is thrown at you while driving. Here are some tips to help rookie […]

  • thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, pie, etc.

    This year the world has recognized the importance of truck drivers and making sure our shelves and aisles are stocked. While you are enjoying your Thanksgiving meal (safely), remember to give thanks to the truck drivers around you. Thanksgiving kicks off a hectic holiday season for truckers that adds to an already busy workload due […]

  • Text reads, 7 ways to stay entertained on the road with two picuttes below it. One showing a semi truck adn the other a man with headphones on listening to music

    Truck driving is a great career that comes with job stability, high income, and the opportunity to travel the country. Following your Class A CDL training, you will be more than ready to take on the open road. But that doesn’t mean you won’t get bored during those long shifts! Here are a few trucking […]

  • Red text reads what is hot shot trucking, surrounded by photos of trucks

    Hot shot truckers specialize in time-sensitive loads, usually for situations where failure to deliver items within a certain time period could cause problems within the company. The term “hot shot” comes from the Texas oilfields in the ’70s, where pickups delivered crucial parts to drilling operations as quickly as possible. It is quickly becoming a […]

  • georgia driving academy ribbon cutting ceremony

    Columbus Campus Ribbon Cutting August 19, 2020 – Georgia Driving Academy celebrated the opening of its new Columbus Campus located at 3625 Manchester Expy Suite C, Columbus, GA 31909  with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. During the ribbon-cutting, GDA President, Brad Barber, Stevens Transport – Vice President of Driver Resources, Angela Horowitz, Georgia State Representative, Richard […]

  • 3 white semi trucks parked on side of road

    As the world begins the challenging task of restoring economies that have been damaged by COVID-19 pandemic, truck drivers strive to keep the economic supply chain moving. Truck drivers are the lifeblood of the supply chain. They are the ones who move raw materials to and from manufacturing plants. They also distribute finished products to […]

  • A truck driving down the road.

    Congratulations are in order for GDA graduates, James Myrick and Jose Salinas! Both James and Jose were named as Steven’s Company Drivers of the month. We’re so proud of them and wish them the best with their careers at Stevens! James Myrick Runner-Up Company Driver James joined Stevens in September of 2019 and graduated from […]

  • A row of trucks lined up in the country.

    With the year 2020 fast approaching, questions are being raised about the future of the trucking industry. From the look of things stand, the future is definitely bright. Here are some of the positive trucking trends that are continuing to be witnessed. 1. Rising Consumer Demands According to research, 2020’s consumer demands will rise up […]

  • A road in a snowy landscape.

    Winter driving poses a number of unique hazards for many truck drivers. Increased snow and ice, slipperier roads, and shorter days can all combine to make your drive more difficult than before. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to create a safer journey. 1. Slow down. When you’re on a deadline, it’s tempting […]