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August 14, 2019
Pre-trip Checklists for OTR Drivers: Ensuring Safety for You and Your Teammates

Planning and preparation are an important part of any trip. This is especially the case for OTR drivers carrying heavy and sometimes hazardous materials.   In addition to avoiding problems down the road, pre-trip checklists give drivers a systematic method to ensure their truck and all its connected systems are ready for a long haul. […]

August 8, 2019
Highlights Across the Country for Dynamic Drivers

Dynamic’s 48-state operating authority, which includes a strong presence in the Greater Midwest, Southwest, West Coast and Pacific Northwest, allows our drivers to see a lot of the United States. They get to view a lot of scenery many others don’t and visit unique attractions.   Whether you have a 10 break or a 34-hour […]

August 1, 2019
Six Tips for Staying Alert on a Long Haul

As an over-the-road driver, you’re used to long hauls. Sometimes you get to see new places, other days it’s the same old scenery. Either way, sometimes it can be tough to stay alert while driving a big rig for multiple hours per day.   Driving tired can be dangerous for you and others with whom […]

July 25, 2019
Company Drivers: Why You Should Read Your Orientation Handbook

If you’re one of those people who buy a new electronic gadget and throw away the instructions before reading them, you’re not alone. Who wants to spend 20 minutes reading paragraph after paragraph of technical terms and directions? If you’re an OTR driver, though, not reading your orientation handbook can have negative consequences.   A […]

July 18, 2019
Truckers Beware: the Spotted Lanternfly

If you’re like most people, you probably have never heard of a Spotted Lanternfly. It doesn’t sound dangerous, right? Wrong. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, a Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper native to China, India and Vietnam. It not only has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops but also trees. Although it […]

July 11, 2019
Dynamic Transit is Heading to Hazelwood

Small businesses make up an essential part of the United States economy. There are 30.2 million such businesses in this country, and they comprise almost half of the U.S.’ total employee workforce. Perhaps a bit surprising, these small businesses make up 99.9 percent of all the nation’s businesses. Establishing a small business is apparently easier […]

July 4, 2019
Freedom and Flexibility: The Life of an OTR Driver

The United States of America gained its independence from England on July 4, 1776. One year later, residents of Philadelphia celebrated that freedom in the city’s streets. However, most Independence Day observances didn’t commonly occur until after the War of 1812. As a democracy, the U.S. offers us a lot of freedoms. We can live […]

June 27, 2019
The Hunt for a Truck with A Manual Transmission

Driving with a newer vehicle comes with a lot of perks: more advanced technology, less wear and tear and (hopefully) fewer repairs. At Dynamic Transit, each and every one of our drivers is either in or soon will be in a 2018 or newer Peterbilt 389. We outfit each truck with TriPac auxiliary power units […]

June 20, 2019
Benefits of Having the Best Lanes in the Business

We recently gave you a list of five reasons to join Dynamic Transit and what it’s like as one of our over-the-road drivers. Our new, reliable equipment, updated technology and elite command center provide our drivers with the tools for success. Our family atmosphere makes us a place drivers want to work. Above all, we strive […]

June 6, 2019
The Case for Dashboard Cameras on the Truck

With all of the safety regulations and hours rules, it can really feel like Big Brother is breathing down the trucking industry’s neck. The idea of adding a dashboard camera to a truck is enough to push any easy-going truck driver into a frustrating debate. As we broach this topic, we can already hear the […]