When it comes to small freight – aka less than truckload shipping – the first name that comes to mind is YRC freight. An amalgamation of Yellow and Roadway Transportations, YRC freight has become the largest branch of the Kansas-based YRC Worldwide Inc.
Introduction truck driving is a great career it requires a lot of time and being able to stay away from home long periods. Trucking is a very well paying career you can take career of a family off your salary.
Throughout my high school career I always knew what I wanted to do. that was to become an airline pilot. With this dream in mind I had no way of paying for all of the certifications that go along with it. Then I was presented with the opportunity to go to Tri-County Technical Center(TCTC) for their commercial truck driving program. Now throughout the last semester I have obtained my Class B licence and working on my class A permit. That brings us to present day and my project. My project consists of learning about the inner workings of our detachable trailer at TCTC. When I say inner workings I mean, how to pre trip the trailer, how to load and unload, and attach and detach both sections. I will have a video in my slide show showing the the product
SEC 2-Book-Diesel mechanics need computer science technical/ shop. Personal skills -following instructions mechanical/manipulative.Work environment- Primarily indoors primarily one location must have high school diploma certification license recommended.
Some of the personal skills needed in the field of mechanics is active listening, time management, and attention to details. Some areas in which professional skills are necessary include: (1) mechanical, (2) engineering and technology, and (3) computers and electronics. On-line training is offered, as well as technical college classes, which teach skills in every area of engine repair including brakes, transmissions, and fuel injection. Some companies have a minimum requirement of a high school
Becoming a commercial truck driver is a dream for some people who want to get paid for exploring the country. Read on to learn how to break into the field of commercial truck driving.
An 80,000 pound commercial or owner operator truck can cause a lot of harm when it rolls away untended. Such accidents have demolished the sides of buildings, killed bystanders, and caused traffic accidents when rigs roll into busy highways. The potential for harm is even greater for trucks hauling hazardous materials.
Truck drivers are essential to this country’s economy. Truck driving is one of the only ways that this country has found to transport most of the goods we produce. There are many flaws in the other ways we transport goods. As the demand for supply goes up the demand for truck drivers will go up as well. Driving a tractor- trailer or a semi- trailer is a great career because of the job outlook, the work environment, and the benefits and compensation.
Insurance is the most important thing to have for both truck and trailer. Each truck has two types of insurances. The trucks are to be insured with an on-called load, or loaded and bob-tailed when not under a load. Today many accidents happen by four wheelers and trucks. An owner operator cannot drive without insurance; he/she must have this before getting licenses and permits. The truck must be insured at the minimum of $100,000 to be accepted.
However most employers like their employees to have some kind of postsecondary training (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). The kind of training that employers are looking for are either some kind of vocation school training or on the job training. Most employers want their diesel mechanics to also have an ASE certification (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The legislation now as of October has made it mandatory that anyone that does not have his or her CADC licenses, which is at the bachelors level, is now going to require individuals to qualify to new master level qualification of LADC for the state of Oklahoma. The state has also mandatory continuing education requirements for LADC and CADC for individuals to keep active with the licensure. Diana elaborated on some of these classes that the state sends out information on locations of these classes and the cost of each seminar and dates. There are also some online classes that you can take that are accredited for continuing education requirements for licensure.
A simple, but thorough, physical exam is required of truck drivers to ensure that they are healthy enough to perform their job. DOT trucker physicals are the key in getting a DOT medical card, which is required of all truckers.
While traveling down the busy Interstate 80 at 70 mph driving slightly over the speed limit in our large white Denali, my heart was beating as fast as the car was going. My mom’s heart matched mine. We didn’t quite know what we were getting ourselves into. It was a gloomy day as we progressed off the Interstate to Exit 224 where the Iowa 80 Truck stop is located in Walcott, Iowa. Little did I know my last meal without having to worry about my blood sugar, or injecting myself with an insulin shot or counting carbohydrates on everything I eat would be there, at that very unfamiliar truck stop.
We packed the U-Haul truck to the roof with all our treasures acquired over the last twenty years living at the sea shore. As we pulled out of the driveway to begin our journey to Texas, my wife Susan wiped a tear from her eye.
The Chevrolet trucks manufactured between 1955 and 1972 were among some of the most popular trucks that ever rolled out of Detroit. These trucks included classics like the Task Force Series that included those trucks during the Tri-Five years and the Action Line series of C/K trucks that added comfort and convenience to the truck line. No matter what year truck you are restoring, you want to make sure that you protect it with a truck cover. H&H Classic carries all the restoration parts and accessories you need for your truck.