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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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

truck driver referrals

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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How To Become an Efficient Team Truck Driver

Barr-Nunn truck

Truck drivers are in higher demand than ever, but many drivers who get their commercial driver’s license (CDL) prefer shorter drives rather than long hauls. Yet, many businesses still rely on people driving across the country to get their products where they need to be. This is, of course, where team truck drivers come in.…

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