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Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Hot Shot Tricks – Trailer Versatility is Key

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Hot Shot Tricks – Trailer Versatility is Key

As a hot shot hauler, trailer versatility is the name of the game when booking loads. I run with four trailers total — two enclosed and two flatbed trailers — because running with just one trailer limits the types of jobs you are able to haul. Here’s what I run with, depending…Read more

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – 3 Keys to Effective Maintenance

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself – 3 Keys to Effective Maintenance

Repairing things has always been a skill of mine. I’m a certified welder and built houses for 20 years in areas with huge snowfall. In other words, I had to work harder at making them stronger. Fixing things is an unavoidable task–at home and on the job.The same goes maintenance…Read more

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Operating Costs

Deep Thoughts with Roy Garber: 5 Ways to Reduce Your Operating Costs

The costs of being an owner/operator on the road can add up pretty quickly if you don’t know what you’re doing. I’ve been there; done that. Lucky for you, I’m going to share my 5 best ways to take that bottom line and stretch it as far as it will…Read more

Top 5 States to Drive Through as a Trucker

Top 5 States to Drive Through as a Trucker

Whether it’s amber waves of grain or purple mountain’s majesty, there’s plenty of natural beauty to see in the United States. Although a vast majority of it is separated by industry and highways, opportunities for sightseeing are still prevalent, even from the safety of your semi. If you’re pulling a…Read more

From the Battlefront to the Interstate: How Allowing Veterans to Waive the CDL Will Change Trucking

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To answer an incredible demand for truckers, President Obama has passed legislation that allows states to adopt laws that permit qualified military veterans to waive the CDL test. The CDL (commercial driver’s license) test ensures that drivers are familiar and capable with commercial trucks. Thirty-four states have followed through with…Read more