Safety Tips for Truck Driving in Foggy Conditions
We understand that driving in foggy conditions can be daunting for many truck drivers, especially those who are not used to them. It’s essential to be prepared and know what to do to stay safe on the road. In this article, we will provide you with comprehensive tips on how to drive in fog, ensuring…Read More
Tips for New Regional Truck Drivers
If you’re a new regional truck driver, then welcome to the industry! You’re joining a group of professionals who play a vital role in keeping our economy moving by transporting goods to different parts of the country. Driving a truck can be a challenging job, but it can also be rewarding. However, to make the…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
Stress Reducing Techniques for Truck Drivers
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…Read More
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…Read More
Celebrating 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…Read More
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…Read More
What to Expect at 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…Read More
What is No-Touch Freight?
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…Read More