How to Compare Refrigerated Trucking Companies – National vs. Local Carriers

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Businesses who ship food or any other kind of temperature-controlled product know it’s crucial to find a reliable refrigerated trucking company to haul its goods. Evaluating reefer trucking companies can be a challenge, as they vary from large, national corporations to smaller, regional or family-owned companies. Learn how to compare the differences to help you… Read more »



How Much Do Truck Drivers Make in Ohio?

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The average annual pay for a truck driver in Ohio is $47,814, according to a December 2021 article by ZipRecruiter. Ohio ranks 22nd out of 50 states in average trucker salaries, which falls in line with the cost of living in Ohio compared to other states. How Much Can a Truck Driver Make? Experience is… Read more »



Winter Weather Driving Tips for Truckers

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Blustery winter weather is never fun for drivers, and especially truck drivers. Roads can become dangerous and even impassable when covered with snow, ice and/or blowing snow. If you are a truck driver, you know conditions can change quickly. Your route can go from clear skies to a winter weather warning in less than an… Read more »



Fitness Apps Perfect for Truckers

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It’s common knowledge that the life of a long-haul trucker can be an unhealthy one – but it doesn’t have to be. Today, there are many tools – such as mobile apps – for truckers looking to manage their health and fitness from the road.  The way you spend your time has a big impact… Read more »



Employee Spotlight: Cory Timmerman

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Classic Carriers employee Cory Timmerman was recently honored by Darke County Economic Development as one of its Top 20 Under 20 winners. The 20 Under 20 Awards originated as a way to recognize students, educators and businesses who are powering the development of the next generation of workers in our region. Award nominees need to… Read more »



Classic Carriers Increases Truck Driver Bonuses and Per Diem Pay

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Classic Carriers Increases Truck Driver Bonuses and Per Diem Pay Classic Carriers is excited to announce increased sign-on bonuses and increased per diem pay for our truck drivers. Truck Driver Bonuses From now through Oct. 31, 2021, there is an $8,000 sign-on bonus for drivers with two or more years of experience. The bonus applies… Read more »



Healthy Meal Prep for Long-Haul Truck Drivers

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You’re on the road. You’re hungry. You want to be healthy, but your long-haul schedule and the ease and convenience of the fast-food places along our highways and byways is just too tempting.  Turns out you’re not alone. According to the CDC, long-haul truck drivers are more likely to develop health issues due to their… Read more »



Quick Guide to CDL Training at Classic: What you Need to Know

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To become a commercial truck driver, you first need to get a CDL, or commercial driver’s license. This requirement can seem daunting to those just starting out on their career journey, but it doesn’t have to be.  At Classic Carriers, we offer a comprehensive CDL training program that is designed to get you qualified and… Read more »



Top 3 Cold Chain Management Risks and How to Prevent Them

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The vulnerabilities in our supply chains have been top of mind due to pandemic disruptions, leaving many U.S.-based companies with international supply chains scrambling to adjust their practices and engage new vendors. Cold chain management has been especially vulnerable, as it contains additional risks that must be addressed and mitigated. Cold chains can fail at… Read more »



How to Choose a Cold Chain Logistics Company

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For companies producing goods that need consistent refrigeration at all times, logistics management requires high attention to detail and superior coordination to ensure the goods hit their final destination at the right temperature. That’s why it’s so important to choose a cold chain logistics company that is reliable, efficient and resourceful. What is Cold Chain… Read more »