Entries by Jeff Barker-Driver/Trainer

February 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]

Truck Talk

New truck technology is grabbing headlines in the trucking industry. Developments in ways to fuel and pilot big rigs are fun to follow. But when the rubber meets the road practicality is a primary consideration. Crete Carrier Corporation President and COO Tim Aschoff discussed the company’s approach to evaluating trucks and technology on a recent […]

Defrost Matters!

We have all been there. Whether it’s interior moisture fogging up the windows or a need to direct heat toward the windshield to help prevent snow and ice accumulation on the windshield, the defrost function in our truck’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system is very important for us to see clearly while we’re on […]

January 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]

Making the Most of Your Minutes

Every day a professional truck driver is on the road is a day defined by the clock. Federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules prescribe how much time a driver can spend doing his or her job every day. But HOS rules really boil down to minutes—660 minutes—the maximum amount of time a driver can be […]

December 2018 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a […]