Truck Driving Tips: How to Avoid Mistakes When Turning Around

semi-truck turning around

When it comes to truck driving, one of the most crucial skills to master is turning around safely and efficiently. Making mistakes during a turn can lead to accidents, damage to the vehicle, and potential harm to others on the road. In this article, we will discuss the importance of proper turning techniques, common mistakes…

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Benefits of Being a Company Truck Driver

Company Truck Driver

Truck driving is an important industry that plays a crucial role in the economy. With the continued growth and expansion of the industry, there are more job opportunities than ever before for truck drivers. Two of the most popular career paths in the industry are being a company truck driver and an owner-operator truck driver.…

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What Drivers Should Look For In a Trucking Company

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If you’ve recently received your CDL or you’re an experienced driver looking for a new opportunity and are now ready to apply for trucking jobs, you might be wondering how to choose the right trucking company for you. Every truck driver has different preferences when it comes to choosing an employer, but there are some…

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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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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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Husband and Wife Truck Driving Teams

Husband and Wife Truck Driving Team for Barr-Nunn Transportation

There are many benefits of being a truck driver for a living. It’s a way to see the nation and hit the open road, and it presents a host of exciting challenges and fun situations. Of course, to be fair, it also can come with some drawbacks, such as loneliness, boredom, and fatigue from being…

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How Barr-Nunn’s Truck Driver Referral Program Leads the Industry

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A driver referral program allows you as a truck driver to play an active role in building up the trucking company for which you are working. It also can help you earn some notable benefits as well as you get the word out about why others should consider becoming drivers for said company. It’s no…

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Tips for How to Balance Truck Driving and Family Life

Tips for Balancing Truck Driving and Family Life

Truck driving can be an exciting way to make a living and see the country, simultaneously. Unfortunately, due to the demands of the industry, being gone for days, weeks, or months at a time is likely for a truck driver. This can negatively impact family life for the entire family unit. Thankfully, the following tips…

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