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Focus on the Benefits of Your Trucking Job

Focus on the Benefits of Your Trucking Job Truck-driver-in-cab

Have you ever been with a bunch of friends talking about your job and find that one person isn’t as excited as you are, they can quickly take the conversation from a fairly positive one to a negative one in a hurry. Before you know it everyone hates their job even if they work for […]

A Good Mentor Stays With You for Life

A Good Mentor Stays With You for Life Truck-Driver-Putting-Gloves-On

We are talking mentorship this month at the TTSAO and our last article we introduced that mentorship is a program that should happen fairly naturally to be effective. The right mentorship can be a game changer in your career and although it can be hard to put together it can stay with you for a […]

Mentorship-Apply It Naturally

Mentorship-Apply It Naturally Magic of Mentorship event

Before the pandemic mentorship was a hot topic in transportation. Carriers were creating mentorship programs and drivers were being paired up like a team sport. Then the pandemic hit and no one was allowed within six feet of another person and mentor programs seemed to fizzle out into nothing. As we ease out of the […]

It’s Crazy How Much Money They Give Your for Training

It’s Crazy How Much Money They Give Your for Training Heavy Equipment Picture

As I was teaching a class the other day the topic switched to training and finding jobs. One student said, “It’s crazy how much money they give you for training!” His program allotted him $24,000 for his heavy equipment course and said they allow up to $28,000 within The Second Careers Program. “I was amazed […]

Learn Your Pre-Trip Inspections One Piece at a Time

Learn Your Pre-Trip Inspections One Piece at a Time Truck World

One of my favourite Johnny Cash Songs is One Piece at a Time. If you know the song you know that the character in the song steals parts from his employer to build a custom Cadillac. Now I am not suggesting you steal anything but this could be a great way learning how to do […]

Do You Have a Strategy for Attending Events as a New Truck Driver

Do You Have a Strategy for Attending Events as a New Truck Driver Job Fair Image

I was amazed as I attended another job fair in our local area. Working and talking with vendors it was apparent that many drivers in the room were as we say, “Kicking tires” as they walked around looking at tables asking if they had jobs available. It is very easy to find a job in […]

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