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Shortage of Truck Drivers Continues to Push Up Pay

Trucker driving on a highway with pay chart

High demand for truck drivers continues to push up pay, benefits and bonuses across the nation. In fact, the U.S. has seen a truck driver shortage for the last 15 years, and it is only predicted to keep growing. For those seeking an adventurous career, now is a great time to seek a truck driving… Read more »

Inside the Cab with Driver Trainer Daniel Clark

Inside the Cab with Classic Carriers driver, Daniel Clark

Meet Daniel Clark, a 14-year veteran truck driver who works as a driver trainer at Classic Carriers. He joined the Classic Carriers team eight years ago.  As a driver trainer, Daniel works with new drivers fresh out of CDL school or those who need the required time on the road. He helps them gain the… Read more »

Trucking & COVID-19: Tips to Keep You Safe and Healthy on the Road

Man in semi truck wearing a face mask

Truck drivers are on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic as they keep supplies and goods moving while risking personal health traveling state-to-state. Now, more than ever, drivers need to be proactive in staying healthy. Tips to Help Avoid the Coronavirus, Flu & Other Viruses While on the Road Maintain Your Distance Limit close… Read more »

Inside the Cab with Adam Harding

Adam Harding with his Classic Carriers semi truck

Meet Adam Harding, a 17-year veteran truck driver. Adam joined the Classic Carriers team nearly three years ago and says “freedom” is the best part of being a truck driver. Adam’s Take on Being a Truck Driver What He Enjoys Most About Being a Truck Driver: Freedom Favorite Route: The Northwest for its beautiful scenery… Read more »

3 Tips to Stay Fit as a Truck Driver

Man walking around semi truck

It can be challenging to maintain an exercise routine when your career has you on the road regularly. However, it is possible! And physical activity is critical to helping truck drivers stay healthy and alert while also lowering stress levels. Use these three tips to creatively fit exercise into your life on the road. 1)… Read more »

[Video] OTA on the Air with Classic Carriers Owner Jim Subler: COVID and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Jim Subler and Tom Balzer

Gain insight into how the trucking industry has been affected by COVID-19 and what the future holds in a recent episode of OTA on the Air, featuring an interview with Jim Subler, owner of Classic Carriers and chairman of the Ohio Trucking Association (OTA) Board of Trustees. OTA on the Air, hosted by President &… Read more »

A Truck Driver’s Tips on How to Eat Healthy and Drive All Day

Healthy foods packed for lunch sitting on a table

Eating healthy consistently is a common challenge for many people, and even more so for truck drivers.  While on the road, they face additional obstacles such as the temptation of fast-food meals, oversized convenience store snacks and irregular schedules. In fact, long-haul truck drivers are twice as likely to be overweight compared to the adult working… Read more »

Top 10 Podcasts for Truck Drivers

Time to hit the road for the long haul! Along with your favorite music playlists and the radio, the latest trend taking over the cab is podcasts. Listening to podcasts can provide hours of entertainment and help fill your days even when truckin’ across I-90. With that being said, there are millions of podcasts to… Read more »