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Behind The Wheel With CRST Dedicated

Life on the road is both a career and a lifestyle.

From mountains to oceans to the store down the street, CRST Dedicated drivers can see it all.

Our Behind The Wheel blog brings you information about topics affecting dedicated drivers as well as the trucking industry as a whole.

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Pursuing a career in trucking is a big decision. Is truck driving the right job for you? There are tons of trucking jobs available for aspiring drivers right now – but trucking isn’t a career for everyone. Truck driving is more than a career, in some respects, it’s a lifestyle. Consider what a day in […]

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Automated truck driving in the trucking industry has been a hot topic over the last few years. Some say the technology will help truckers do their jobs in a safer, more efficient manner. Others worry it will rule out truck drivers entirely, making their jobs obsolete. So, here’s some helpful insight we gathered about automation […]

Summer driving

This summer has been a real scorcher all across the nation, leading to droughts and record-breaking temperatures. You may think winter is the only season that presents safety concerns for truckers, but summer comes with its own set of challenges when you’re on the road. From avoiding summer road construction to simply staying hydrated; here […]

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People tend to look at truck driving as a male-dominated industry, and statistically, it is. Only approximately 6.6 percent of truckers are female. However, the tides are turning in trucking. Since 2010, the number of professional female truckers has risen 68 percent. Women are an untapped labor force in the trucking industry, but in order […]

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Team truck driving is a popular option for older couples Thousands of older men and women enter the trucking industry every year. In fact, the average age of an American truck driver is around 50 years old. It’s fairly common for people in their 50s and 60s to get their CDL and start driving. Many […]

Have you been considering shifting gears in your career? If so, you’re not alone. Opportunities abound for older truck drivers. Recent studies have shown that the pandemic has influenced many people to think about making a big life change. But, if you’re an older worker, maybe you’re worried that it’s too late to make a […]

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Have you ever considered a dedicated trucking job? You may have heard about the consistent hours or good benefits and want to give it a try. Well, here’s a little insight on what it’s like to be a dedicated truck driver. First off, let’s talk about the job. Dedicated truck drivers haul freight for one […]

Trucking is a viable career path for many women. In fact, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the American Trucking Association said the trucking industry saw a 68 percent increase in the number of female drivers from 2010 to 2018. Trucking comes with all sorts of great opportunities for women. According to a […]

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Keeping up with high demand while taking care of yourself when trucking during a pandemic. There’s no denying truck drivers have been on the front lines during the pandemic, delivering essential goods from food and medical supplies to home goods — yep, even toilet paper. Throughout the past year, there have been ebbs and flows […]

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Technology for truck drivers has changed and drastically transformed many industries over the last few decades — the trucking industry is no exception. CB radios used to be a trucker’s go-to tech tool on the road, but that was then and this is now. Here’s a look at a few of the tech developments that […]