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September 12, 2019
Dynamic Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week – 2019

This week, we honor the approximately 3.5 million drivers who move an estimated 70 percent of the United States’ freight. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly to ensure products are picked up and delivered across the country safely and on-time. To focus on the impact these drivers have on the United States and its economy, we’ve […]

September 4, 2019
Four Tips for Better Sleep in Your Truck

As an OTR driver, you spend a lot of time on the road. Even though you get to drive to and through a lot of interesting places and meet new people, the route can sometimes feel monotonous. This is especially true if you’re sleepy or fatigued.   Although the hours of service regulations you’re required […]

August 29, 2019
Five Misconceptions About OTR Drivers

If you’re reading this blog sitting on a couch or chair, chances are that product was delivered to a retailer by an OTR driver. Trucks move approximately 70 percent of the United States’ freight by weight and they’re driven by about 3.5 million drivers.   Like other professions, there are stereotypes about truckers that just […]

August 22, 2019
Back to School Safety Tips for OTR Drivers

As with most years, summer has passed quickly, and most children are back to school. It’s back to a busy routine – and busier roads in a lot of places. Though OTR drivers don’t pass through residential areas for much of their route, it’s an occasion that requires extra safety awareness. That’s why it’s a […]

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 […]