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Avoid Truck Stop Damage

Avoid Truck Stop Damage

Our Top 8 Tips To Keep Your Truck Safe At Truck Stops To most truck drivers out on the road, seeing a truck stop is like a breath of fresh air after a long day. Truck stops give drivers a chance to relax, refuel, get some rest, stretch their legs, clean up, and get some food. A truck stop is also a place one could incur damage to their vehicle if you don’t take proactive measures. 8 Tips for flatbed truck drivers to keep your truck safe 1. Pick long-term neighbors The easiest way for truck drivers to avoid damage to their trucks is to pick good neighbors. ...

Posted Dec 29 2021

10 Must-Have Truck Driving Tools

10 Must-Have Truck Driving Tools

10 tools for the flatbed truck driver As a flatbed truck driver, you aren’t expected to be a mechanic; however, having some tools on hand in an emergency situation can save you from a lot of headaches. There are many easy repairs that you can make to save critical time you would otherwise spend waiting for emergency maintenance. Whether you're a brand-new driver or an experienced professional, knowing what tools to have can make the difference. We’ve put together our top 10 must-have truck driving tools to keep in your vehicle. :12}} 1. ...

Posted Dec 08 2021

Women in Trucking

Women in Trucking

The Transportation Industry - an Opportunity for Women Many jobs are available in the trucking industry. With the demand for moving freight continuing to rise, tenured drivers retiring, and a decrease in job applications, this is the perfect time to consider a job at PGT Trucking. Opportunities are available for both flatbed truck drivers and supporting positions. Why Become a Truck Driver? Regardless of the state of the U.S. economy, we will always be relied on to deliver goods to their destination. Truck driving is an essential service and that ensures ...

Posted Nov 29 2021

First Year Truck Driver Tips

First Year Truck Driver Tips

Your First Year as a New Truck Driver (What to Expect) There has never been a better time to get your CDL-A license and start a lucrative career in truck driving. The need for truck drivers is at an all time high, due in part to the explosive growth of e-commerce, and this demand has accelerated during the pandemic. See: “Wanted: 80,000 truck drivers to help fix the supply chain” There is no doubt about it: Truck drivers are highly sought-after! How much can I expect to make as a company flatbed driver? PGT Trucking pays a percentage of every ...

Posted Nov 01 2021

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

PGT Trucking Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month Every year, from September 15 to October 15, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. As we wrap up the month, take some time to focus on the Hispanic community and the growing diversity within the trucking industry. We are a nation that was established on multiculturalism and diversity, and these remain core parts of the American ideal. The trucking industry has seen a massive spike in demand for their ...

Posted Oct 15 2021

Percentage Pay Guide for Truck Drivers (2021)

Percentage Pay Guide for Truck Drivers (2021)

Percentage Pay Guide for Truck Drivers (2021) Your guide for percentage pay truck driving jobs Here at PGT Trucking, we feel strongly that the percentage pay model is the most beneficial way to pay drivers. The majority of PGT Trucking company fleet averages 27% of the line haul revenue! We pride ourselves on a transparent, fair pay system, and PGT drivers know what their pay will be for each load, every time one is assigned. Percentage Pay vs Mileage Pay Percentage Pay lets you make MORE money when freight rates are up With Percentage Pay, drivers make ...

Posted Oct 04 2021

PGT Trucking Appreciates Our Drivers!

PGT Trucking Appreciates Our Drivers!

PGT Trucking Appreciates Our Drivers! This year, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 12-18, 2021. It is more important than ever to show respect for professional truck drivers, who have always played a critical role in our economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, professional truck drivers stepped up to the plate. They have helped keep the economy moving, despite facing unprecedented obstacles. Truck ...

Posted Sep 13 2021

Top 3 Benefits of Percentage Pay

Top 3 Benefits of Percentage Pay

How would you prefer to be paid? Higher of course; but that question was rhetorical. For typical over-the-road drivers or owner/operators, the two most common methods are either mileage pay, or percentage pay. So what’s the difference? Consider this example: A customer needs a commodity hauled 1,236 miles and will pay $2,900 for the load to be moved. Mileage Pay is simply what it implies. You are paid a certain dollar amount per mile that you drive. For example, if you are paid 56 cents per mile and you drive 1,236 miles, your pay would look like ...

Posted Feb 01 2021