2014 was an important year for truckers. Here are some of the highlights that made truck driving a great career in 2014. 3. Pay Increased Significantly for Truck Drivers Many of the country’s largest retailers released ad campaigns in 2014 to advertise new compensation packages for skilled drivers. Wal-Mart was one of the larger advertisers, […]
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5. Great Pay Driver compensation is on as a steady increase as the demand for skilled drivers increases. Retailers and trucking companies are offering increasingly high bonuses, annual pay, and benefits packages to attract truckers to their fleet. Now is a great time to earn a salary that is significantly higher than the national average. […]
In an amazing feat of trucking technology, Daimler has released its Future Truck 2025, a truck that can drive itself while allowing its driver can be much more productive and safer behind the wheel. The truck is designed to constantly communicate with surrounding vehicles and objects to allow multiple vehicles to travel closely together. The […]
There are multiple CDL schools in Chicago, so how do you find the right one for you? When choosing a CDL school in Chicago, there are a few key factors that you should take into account: 1. Look at their track record. First and foremost, look at the track record of the school. How many […]
Elwood Higdem has a very important responsibility this year: transporting this year’s capitol Christmas tree from it’s harvesting point in Minnesota across the country to the nation’s capital: Washington D.C. According to Higdem, hauling this holiday icon has been “one of the best experiences of my life.” Higdem won’t be making the journey alone. His […]
New technology in trucking is often put towards improving equipment and process. Now, a new iPhone app is looking to put new technology into the hands, or should we say iPhones, of drivers. Cat Scale Co. has announced that its popular Weigh My Truck app is now available on iPhone and iPad. The app allows […]
5. Heavy Duty Trucking This content-rich, but ad-heavy blog offers a variety of posts regarding new trucking technology, news, equipment, fleet management, safety and compliance, driving, and maintenance. They offer award-winning articles written for executives of fleets from five trucks to thousands. They also offer a variety of content, including videos. 4. LifeAsATrucker.com This blog […]
In a significant increase, the trucking industry added 3,900 jobs in October 2014. Along with the jobs increase, the unemployment rate decreased to 5.8%, declining for the third consecutive month according to a Nov. 7th report from the Labor Department. This increase mirrors the recovery of the U.S. domestic economy, with an overall increase of […]
Wal-Mart, one of the countries’ largest retailer, has begun releasing radio ads in hopes of attracting drivers with a new compensation structure: Wal-Mart is offering qualified drivers with CDLs, like those obtainable through Progressive Truck Driving School, a $76,000 salary plus benefits. According to a Wal-Mart spokesperson, the company currently has 7,200 drivers, but needs […]
- The YWCA / Progressive Truck Driving School 2017 Graduating ClassMay 8, 2017 - 4:31 pm
For over 5 years, Progressive Truck Driving School and the YWCA have partnered to help train YWCA program participants to get their CDL license. The YWCA works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through advocacy and local programming, they create real change for women, families and communities. In 2017, the YWCA worked with […]
- 5 Surprising Trucking StatisticsApril 20, 2017 - 3:55 pm
Did you know? The trucking industry is responsible for hauling over 10.5 billion tons of cargo every year. The trucking industry collects over $650 billion dollars a year, which is 5% of America’s GDP. Over 3.4 million heavy duty trucks and 3.5 million truck drivers are necessary to haul all of the US cargo. The […]