Live-Load vs. Drop-And-Hook Trucking: Which Is Best?

Live-Load Vs. Drop-And-Hook Trucking - Which Is Best

Live-Load and Drop-and-Hook are the two basic truck-loading methods utilized within the trucking industry as it relates to cargo delivery. How loads are facilitated—which can include the time when drivers are not being paid while they are waiting on cargo to be loaded—is often a big factor for both drivers and fleet managers alike. Therefore,…

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What are Deadhead Miles in Trucking?

What Are Deadhead Miles in Trucking

What are Deadhead Miles? In the trucking industry, “deadhead miles” refer to miles driven without any cargo or freight. This can happen when a truck driver delivers a load to a destination and then has to return to the point of origin without any cargo. These types of miles can have a significant impact on…

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Stress Reducing Techniques for Truck Drivers

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Is truck driving stressful? Well, yes. After all, while truck driving is a rewarding and adventurous career, it can also get stressful at times. You can drive all over the country but also face many unpredictable factors. This means there are many stressful factors associated with the career overall. Thankfully, even though it can be…

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Winter Health Tips for Truck Drivers

Winter Health Tips for Truck Drivers

Staying healthy can be a challenge as the temperatures turn colder and winter sets in. As a truck driver who spends many hours on the roadway, this time of year can present even more challenges when it comes to maintaining your overall health. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk…

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Celebrating Barr-Nunn Transportation’s 40th Anniversary

Barr-Nunn Transportation's 40th Anniversary

October 19, 1982. The Beginning A driver himself, Robert Sturgeon purchased Manning Truck Lines and rebranded it as Sturgeon Truck Lines, Inc. With safety and on-time delivery as the company’s core values, and his 13-truck inventory, he was promptly contracted by Rail Flite to haul piggyback freight from Iowa to Omaha and Kansas City rail…

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What CDL Truck Drivers Should Know About Mountain Driving

What CDL Truck Drivers Should Know About Mountain Driving

Driving on mountainous roads is not easy for any driver. However, when you are operating a big rig truck, this can be even more challenging. Read on to learn more about the potential dangers of mountain driving and how to counteract these risks and stay safe, even on mountain roadways: Potential Dangers of Mountain Driving…

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What to Expect at Truck Driver Orientation

truck driver orientation

Beginning your career as a professional truck driver is an exciting venture. At this point, you have finished your CDL training and other licensing and are now preparing to onboard at your new job. For many trucking companies, the first step of your career path will be the truck driver orientation. Read on to learn…

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What is No-Touch Freight?

no-touch freight trucking

As a new truck driver, you will be deciding between no-touch and traditional freight driving jobs, or those you do not unload or load yourself. Consider the following information about no-touch freight for a better understanding of what this means within the trucking industry. What Does No-Touch Freight Mean? When a type of freight is…

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Barr-Nunn PTO: How Drivers Earn Paid Days Off

Barr-Nunn truck driver paid days off

No matter how much you love your job, there will come a time when you want to take some time away, travel, or spend time with family. In other words, you will want some paid days off to enjoy a much-needed and deserved vacation. If you are a truck driver for Barr-Nunn or considering becoming…

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What are Drop-and-Hook Trucking Jobs?

Barr-Nunn Transportation Truck showing Regional Truck Driver

Small and larger companies, as well as tractor-trailer owner-operators looking for ways to improve their freight processes, should consider a practice called drop-and-hook trucking. What is Drop-and-Hook Freight? In this case, company truck drivers or owner-operators are asked to drop off their trailer when they arrive at their destination rather than wait with it until…

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