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TLD Logistics named one of the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For

Every year, CarriersEdge in partnership with Truckload Carriers Association publishes their list of the 20 best Fleets to Drive for in North America.  This list identifies for-hire carriers providing the best workplace experiences for their truck drivers. For the second year in a row, TLD Logistics has won the coveted award and recognition of being one of the 20 Best Fleets.  This takes into account our driver satisfaction, our excellent CDL driving schools, our state of the art fleet of [...]

Team Driving: The Dynamic Duo of Trucking

If you are interested in truck driving jobs or employment in the trucking industry, you should make yourself familiar with the option of team driving. When most think of truck driving, they think of one man, one truck and lots of road; however, that is not always the case.Team driving is a term for two people who alternate driving and managing hauls on the road. Team driving allows truck drivers to make longer routes without exceeding their hours of service carefully monitored by FMCSA (Federal [...]

3 Ways Mobile Technology Has Changed Truck Driving

If you are interested in becoming a truck driver, knowing how technology has improved the truck driver’s experience is something you should make note of. Mobile technology is a huge part of the world we live in today. Being a truck driver in the twentieth century, like most things, is a lot different than it used to be before technology began playing such a necessary role in our lives. There are three specific ways technology has improved the truck [...]

Truck Smarter, Not Harder

The most efficient way to boost fuel economy is to improve driver behavior. In order to do this, trucking companies can incentivize specific trucker behavior. In some instances, trucking companies opt to physically limit what goes on behind the wheel; thus, on-board technology was born. One way to save on the cost of fuel on the road is the use of road-speed “governors.” These governors are standard equipment when it comes to modern 18-wheelers and act as electronic engine controls [...]

Stay Awake, Stay Aware

Truck drivers know when applying for truck driving jobs that they are signing up for a life of erratic sleeping schedules. Most truck driving companies pay by how much work is accomplished (whether by mile, hour or percentage of the load payment); thus, staying awake and alert for extensive periods of time is an essential part of being a productive and safe truck driver. To help you keep your eyes and mind on the road, here are some tips [...]

Truck Drivers, The New Everyday Heroes

Many of us would like to turn a blind eye to the sex trafficking that occurs both in our area and around the world every day. However, whether we acknowledge the problem or not, it does exist. Recently, a new campaign called Truckers against Trafficking has been released that allows truck drivers to play an active and rather large role in the prevention of sex trafficking. The truck driving industry is one of the main “audiences” of sex trafficking and [...]

A Message on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving continues to play an increasing role in the number of crashes and fatalities on the road. We live in an era that constantly pulls our attention in various directions, and although we may feel that being born in this era has allowed us the ability to multi-task, the statistics prove otherwise. In 2016, three Tennessee Department of Transportation (TNDOT) workers were killed in work zone/incident response crashes. These men were struck and killed by passing motor vehicles. [...]

Life at the Wheel

Calling all truck drivers! Imagine getting in your days work with the windows down while singing along to your favorite radio station. Not to mention a work week where your biggest problem is the change of speed limit. We've all seen truck drivers cruising along down the highway to their unknown destination, but have you ever considered being in their seat? Be a truck driver and take the wheel of your life like never before, literally! Tap the breaks on [...]

4 steps to becoming a truck driver

How would you like to move out of your office cubicle job and get on the road to a new career with fantastic benefits. To get started, take a look at these four steps to help get you started working as a truck driver. Four steps? It's okay... it's not that bad! Trucking can be a seriously awesome job, but many people have a false negative stereotype of what the lifestyle is really like. If you're already considering a truck [...]

5 Reasons to become a truck driver

Driving a truck is a hard job no doubt, and as we all know, someone has to do it. Maybe that someone could be you? There is always a high demand for excellent truck drivers, and that demand is still growing so this is a great time to give some thought to becoming a truck driver. Should you get your CDL and make the leap? Here are five great reasons you might want to consider this. 1. Let's face it, [...]