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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.

Have you been considering shifting gears in your career? If so, you’re not alone. 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 major career shift. Don’t count yourself […]

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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 […]

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Taking care of your health is incredibly important, however, when you’re a truck driver spending hours on the road; it may seem easier said than done. Don’t get discouraged. There are many ways truckers can stay healthy while on the road. At CRST Dedicated, we’re here to help our drivers as much as possible, which is […]

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CRST strongly supports women who want to take on a trucking career. CRST feels that trucking is a viable career path for women.

Team driving involves two truckers working together, taking turns driving the same truck. Team driver jobs usually involve a longer haul that’s more time-sensitive. What would be difficult for a single driver can be accomplished by a team, with one driver sleeping while the other is driving. As part of a team, the amount of […]

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Truck driving isn’t your typical 9 to 5; trucking is a lifestyle. Here are answers to a few common questions you may have if you’re considering a truck driving career: What does a typical day look like? The time truckers dedicate to a typical workday is a big part of the truck driving lifestyle. Long-haul […]

You’ve dusted off your truck driver resume and have started looking for a job on the open road or are considering another trucking opportunity. What are your prospects in the coming year? Very good! The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the trucking industry to experience up to 21% growth through 2020. With the stage set […]