Truck Driving in Florida

If your truck driving route takes you through the Sunshine State, you have plenty of options for sightseeing on your days off. From the Panhandle’s beaches to theme parks to Key West, there’s no shortage of warm-weather attractions in the US’s southern-most shutterstock 57015881 300x211 Truck Driving in Floridastate. It’s easy to reach many of these attractions thanks to their close proximity to the many truck stops in Florida. Here’s what you should check out:

Walt Disney World

Orlando is home to the famous Walt Disney World Resort. Located just off I-4, Disney World is the place where dreams come true. Families come for thrilling rides, live entertainment, character experiences, Animal Kingdom, the water park and much more. Even if you’re alone on your truck driving route, Disney World is a blast. You can enjoy adult-centered activities, such as spas, Cirque du Soleil, the EPSN Wide World of Sports and more.

South Beach Miami

Called SoBe by the locals, South Beach is a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach. If you love soaking up the sun, you can’t miss this hot spot! Still, there’s much more than fine white sands and colorful buildings to enjoy when you visit South Beach. Make sure you visit the galleries, shop at stores and boutiques, and dine at your favorite kind of restaurant, whether that’s casual beachside grub or gourmet cuisine.

Florida Keys and Key West

If you don’t have too much time to get away from your truck driving route, you might not make it all the way to Key West, a tiny two-by-four-mile island south of Florida. It’s a nearly three-hour drive from Florida City at Florida’s most southern tip to Key West when you travel by way of the Overseas Highway. If that’s too far, you can certainly make it to other Florida Keys; for instance, Key Largo is only 30 minutes from Florida City. There’s no shortage of tropical scenery, white sands and entertainment, no matter which of the Florida Keys you’re able to visit.

St. Augustine

Located on Florida’s east coast, St. Augustine is touted as the nation’s oldest city. Founded in 1565, the city’s rich heritage makes it one of a kind. During your visit, stroll down the narrow streets, visit a few museums and stop by landmarks such as Ponce de Leon’s “Fountain of Youth” or the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse. The city has plenty to offer for history buffs – and everyone else, for that matter.

Kennedy Space Center

Looking for an adventurous day trip while you’re taking a break from truck driving? Visit the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island. There, you’ll get to feel what it’s like to be launched into space, view the Atlantis shuttle and even eat lunch with an astronaut. If you’re a NASA fan, you can’t turn this opportunity down.

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Keeping Healthy with Common Sense

No one wants to get sick, especially when being ill means you can’t work and earn the money you need to support your family. With colder weather comes cold and flu season,shutterstock 41868745 300x252 Keeping Healthy with Common Sense which increases your chance of catching a bug. Fortunately, you can take precautions to stay healthy both while truck driving and enjoying time at home with your family. Here’s what you need to do:

Get a Flu Shot

A vaccine is the single most effective way to prevent catching the flu while truck driving. October to early November is the best time to receive your shot because it gives you protection over the entire flu season. Be aware that flu vaccines contain dead viruses that give your immune system a chance to build antibodies against those particular strains. The vaccine can’t make you sick, but it takes about two weeks to become fully effective.

Guard Against Germs

To prevent coming in contact with the flu or another illness while truck driving, follow these hygiene tips:

  • Wash your hands with warm soapy water after shaking hands, touching potentially contaminated surfaces and before eating.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands.
  • Carry hand sanitizer with you for when a sink isn’t available.
  • Carry disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces you’re about to touch.
  • Don’t share cutlery with a sick person.
  • Color code hand towels to prevent spreading germs between family members.
  • Wash towels and sheets more often during the flu season.

Jump Start Your Immune System

You have a better chance of fighting off infection or getting over an illness faster if your immune system is in good shape. Give it a boost with these tips:

  • Exercise at least four days a week.
  • Eat healthy, nutritious meals.
  • Get seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
  • Take multivitamins.
  • Quit smoking.

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Thank You to Our Veterans

shutterstock 125204504 300x200 Thank You to Our VeteransIt takes a special person to join the US Armed Forces. You joined, fit the criteria and served your country with honor and dignity. You made your family and friends proud and learned more about yourself as you sacrificed so much when your country needed you most.

Now you’re home and looking for a job to help you transition back into civilian life. The country will thank you on this Veterans Day for all you have done for us. This important holiday has a unique and rich history you may not know about.

The holiday was originally created in 1938 to honor Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The legislation at that time honored the veterans from this war alone.

However, in 1954, once World War II and the Korean War had both ended, Congress amended the Act of 1938 based on a recommendation from veterans’ service organizations: the word “Armistice” would be replaced with “Veterans” to honor all US servicemen and women from every war ever fought. The legislation passed that year and from then on, November 11 became known as Veterans Day.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill went into effect. This changed the date of certain holidays to ensure federal employees received a three-day weekend. Holidays such as Memorial Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day were all moved to Mondays. Under this bill, Veterans Day changed to the last Monday in October. However, many states did not agree with this change and continued to celebrate the holiday on November 11 while others observed the first Veterans Day under the Uniforms Holiday Bill on October 25, 1971.

After the confusion, President Gerald Ford signed a law in 1975 that returned Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, effective in 1978. Since this final legislation was passed, Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11 each year.

Despite all the changes, the spirit of Veterans Day remains the same: celebrate the service of veterans from all eras and all wars. With all your sacrifices, you deserve the chance to transition back into civilian life without jumping through hoops. That’s why truck driving jobs could be the perfect answer for you. Many of the qualities and skills that helped you succeed in the Armed Forces are the same ones that could make you perfect for today’s trucking driving jobs.

If you’re looking for a smooth transition to civilian life, look no further than Jiggy Jobs. For more information about how veterans can secure truck driving jobs, please visit the Jiggy Jobs website. Then, learn what truck drivers are saying by finding us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Carrier of the Month – Mesilla Valley Transportation

Each month, Jiggy Jobs proudly features a different Carrier of the Month to introduce you to some of the best trucking companies out there. Whether you’re interested in changing the company you drive for or want to enter the truck driving industry for the first time, you should consider Mesilla Valley Transportation as a possibility.

About Mesilla Valley Transportation

This Carrier of the Month is one of the largest locally-owned transportation providers in New Mexico and western Texas. In 1981, the company began hauling primarily refrigerated goods for clients in the Southwest. Its growth over the past three decades now allows Mesilla Valley Transportation to provide time-sensitive transportation services between major manufacturing areas across the U.S. and Canada.

Benefits of Driving for Mesilla Valley Transportation

If you’re looking for a new or first-time truck driving opportunity, Mesilla Valley Transportation could offer exactly what you’re looking for. The top benefits of driving for this Carrier of the Month include:

  • Access to late model equipment and driving lanes.
  • First-class bonus programs, including a chance for the drivers with the best fuel mileage to win a new car once a quarter.
  • The chance to receive a $25,000 bonus as Driver of the Year.
  • Continual changes based on driver feedback to ensure the best possible benefits for drivers.

Life at Mesilla Valley Transportation

Drivers at Mesilla Valley Transportation take pride in their company. Their high level of loyalty and enthusiasm is clear in everything they do. The tightly knit, family-oriented atmosphere of this Carrier of the Month makes it easy for truck drivers to love the company and their jobs. This video conveys what life is like at Mesilla Valley Transportation very well.

Mesilla Valley Transportation Receives U.S. EPA 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award

Mesilla Valley Transportation was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Carrier of the Month – Mesilla Valley Transportation

Mesilla Valley Transportation was one of 44 carriers to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3000 Partners.  The carrier Excellence Awardees were honored at American Trucking Associations Annual Management Conference & Exhibition held in San Diego, California on October 7, 2014.

For a new truck driving career with a company that really cares, check out Mesilla Valley Transportation’s current driver opportunities. You can also take a look at their company profile on the Jiggy Jobs website. Then, to learn more about what truck drivers are saying, find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Trucking in New Mexico

One of the biggest benefits of truck driving is traveling all over the country. You have the chance to see sites during an average workweek that most employees have to take time off to visit. New Mexico is one of these scenic destinations.

Nicknamed the Land of Enchantment, the state has something for everyone: mountains in the north and west, high plains in the east and white sands in the south. The next time your truck driving route takes you through New Mexico, be sure to stop at a few of the state’s top tourist attractions.

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The world-famous white sand dunes are located in White Sands National Monument, just west of Holloman Air Force Base along I-70 in southern New Mexico. The entire area is breathtaking, with its natural beauty stretching across the largest gypsum sand dune fields in the world. Take off your shoes and explore the dunes up close and personal. Stick around long enough to see the wonder of white sands reflecting the moonlight. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

Carlsbad Caverns

Situated in the heart of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, these limestone caves are some of the deepest in the United States. The national park is southwest of Carlsbad, New Mexico off of I-180. A tour through the fourth-largest cave system in the country is an unforgettable experience. A visit here is definitely worth your time if you’re truck driving in the area.

Roswell

Located 80 miles north of Carlsbad Caverns is the city of Roswell, New Mexico. With a paranormal history that includes UFO crash landings and alien sightings, Roswell has been a popular tourist spot since a UFO supposedly crashed here in 1947. It’s definitely worth dropping in to the popular Alien Zone Area 51 to take some alien selfies.

Bandelier National Monument

This beautiful historic area is a short drive from Los Alamos in north-central New Mexico. The site features fascinating tribal cliff dwellings and one of the most beautiful landscapes you have ever seen. You’ll marvel at the lush Ponderosa pine forest, wide range of plant and animal life, breathtaking mountains and canyons that surround the location as far as the eye can see.

Billy the Kid Museum

This Fort Sumner-based museum details the fascinating life of Billy the Kid. Around 60,000 pieces relating to the infamous Old West outlaw are on display here, including his chaps, rifle and even locks of his hair. Gun and classic car enthusiasts will appreciate the section devoted to showcasing more than 150 firearms and cars ranging from 1940s fire trucks to 1950s muscle cars.

With many New Mexico truck stops in the vicinity of these sites, it’s easy to stop at your favorite location for half a day of sightseeing before you get back on your route. For more useful ­truck driving information, please visit the Jiggy Jobs website. Then, learn what truck drivers are saying by finding us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Winter Driving Safety

As the weather turns nasty, road conditions deteriorate. However, just because the roads get bad doesn’t mean ­truck driving stops. Store shelves still need to be stocked, and goods still need to reach their destinations on time.shutterstock 166586726 300x200 Winter Driving Safety

To ensure you’ll stay safe while out making deliveries, prepare your truck for winter weather now, so you’ll be ready when the first big storm of the season hits. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Keep Up with Weather Forecasts

If possible, avoid routes where bad weather is in the forecast. Keep your fleet up-to-date with deteriorating weather conditions at your location, and alert your dispatcher if you decide that ­truck driving is too dangerous. Tell him or her if you need to pull over and wait out the storm. Also, communicate bad weather to the drivers around you, so they remain alert of changing conditions as well.

Check your Chains

It’s been a while since you’ve used them – are they still in good working order? Practice installing the chains on your tires this fall so you’ll be ready when you actually need them.

Keep a Winter Breakdown Survival Kit in Your Truck

The best tip for making it through a blizzard is to stop ­truck driving and pull over. Stock your truck with these items that you’ll need to wait out the storm:

  • Heavy coat, gloves, hat, scarf, blankets and a sleeping bag to help you stay warm without idling the engine
  • Battery-operated radio, flashlight and spare batteries for both
  • Non-perishable food such as energy bars, granola, nuts and beef jerky
  • Lots of water bottles
  • Cell phone charger and an extra battery
  • Shovel, road salt and sand for dislodging a stuck truck
  • First aid kit and basic medicines
  • Flares, reflectors, a whistle and fluorescent distress flag to signal for help
  • Booster cables, ice scraper and pocket knife
  • A good book to help pass the time

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Is a Truck Driving Job the Right Fit For You?

It’s true – truck driving jobs aren’t for everyone. It takes a certain personality to thrive as an over-the-road truck driver. However, if you would describe yourself as a free spirit,Regional Trucking Jobs 300x206 Is a Truck Driving Job the Right Fit For You? someone who is self-motivated and self-accountable, being a professional truck driver could be the best job you’ve ever had.

If you’re seriously considering applying for truck driving jobs in your area, consider the many benefits that await you once you hit the road as a professional truck driver:

  • Change of pace from a regular office job: Your friends working 9-to-5 jobs wish they could enjoy the fresh air more, but they’re stuck in a little cubicle all day. The scenic pictures they hang on the wall to decorate their space are the kinds of sites you get to see in person every day as a truck driver. The cab is your office, and the ever-changing scenes outside your rolled-down windows put pinned-up snapshots to shame.
  • Getting paid to be a tourist: All your friends pine for their chance to travel the country, but as a truck driver, your entire job is to be a tourist. During your breaks, you have the chance to see the sights in that particular area before moving on to your next destination.
  • Greater flexibility: Traditional jobs require you to be at the office from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Truck driving jobs – and owner-operators in particular – have incredible flexibility when it comes to making their own hours and determining their own pay.
  • Job security: The surplus of workers found in a variety of industries result in poor job security and stressful layoffs. The trucking industry is a whole different story. With many long-time employees from the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age, there’s actually a serious driver shortage right now. By applying for a job, you get your pick of which carrier you want to work for as they each vie for your talent behind the wheel.
  • Exceptional earning potential: Motor carriers reward excellent performance with bonuses on a regular basis. All you must do is exceed expectations, and you can expect your earning potential to soar. Owner-operators have a literally unlimited earning potential, since they receive higher pay per mile and can take on as much freight as they want.

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Top 5 Ways for Truck Drivers to Save Money

Learning how to save money is important. You need to pay your bills and still have some tips for truck drivers 225x300 Top 5 Ways for Truck Drivers to Save Moneymoney reserved for emergencies. But, saving money is easier said than done. Here are the top five ways for truck drivers to save money while on the road.

1. Make Your Own Food

Eating greasy, deep-fried, truck stop food is not only unhealthy, but it’s also expensive. People generally agree that fast food is cheap, but it adds up if you eat it every day. For instance, if you stop at the drive-thru twice a day and spend $6 per meal, that’s $12 per day on food. Multiply that by seven days, and you spend $84 a week just on lunch and dinner.

The easiest way to combat this high cost – and the unsightly increase to your waistline – is to shop at the grocery store and make your own food in the cab. Keep sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, yogurt, cheese and pasta salad in your cooler for days at a time. There are plenty of non-refrigerated options, too, such as granola bars, cereal, crackers, chips and bagels. For a hot meal, invest in a slow cooker, rice cooker or steamer for your cab. A good thermos keeps soup and coffee hot as well.

2. Use Free Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi hotspots are more abundant than ever. When you stop for the night, check the Wi-Fi availability. This tactic helps prevent you from racking up data on your cellular plan. At the very least, you avoid paying overage fees, and you might even be able to downgrade your plan to less data per month, which saves you even more.

3. Sign Up for a Truck Stop Rewards Card

Truck stops make it easy for truck drivers to get loyalty cards. These save you money at the pump as well as inside where you may qualify for a free drink after purchasing 50 gallons of diesel fuel. Truck stops are a great place to frequent, even without a loyalty card. Truck drivers often have access to laundry services, barbers, showers and entertainment.

4. Use Automatic Bill Pay

It’s easy to forget about bills while you’re out on the road, so make it easy on yourself by setting up automatic bill pay. It only takes a few minutes, and most banks and utility companies offer this service for free. You’ll never have to deal with late fees again.

5. Keep Track of Your Receipts

Everything from meals to fuel to tolls goes toward your monthly budget. To help you keep track, hold on to receipts from every purchase. Then, log them by hand or on your computer to see exactly how much you’re spending. Try to cut back, and track your progress next month to see if you spent less.

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Carrier of the Month – Super Service, LLC

Super Service, LLC is Jiggy Jobs’ Carrier of the Month for September. This freight network offers opportunities for all types of drivers. Both regional hauling and dedicated trucking routes are available.

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Super Service offers trucking jobs for professional Class A CDL holders. With plenty of options available, many truck drivers find exactly what they’re looking for from this Carrier of the Month.

  • Student drivers: Recent CDL school graduates can enjoy paid training from Super Service equipped with a tuition reimbursement program, one-on-one behind-the-wheel training and a company truck at the end of the program. Recent graduates need at least six months of experience before joining Super Service where the starting rate for students is $0.31 per mile.
  • Company drivers: Quality, late-model company trucks get professional drivers on the road in style. Solo drivers can expect paid orientation, flexible home time and great pay starting at up to $0.43 per mile.
  • Team drivers: Experienced teams can enjoy running dedicated routes. The new pay package offers teams $0.46 per mile. With HazMat and performance bonuses, pay is up to $0.49 per mile. Some routes even offer weekly home time.
  • Owner operators: Independent contractors looking for work can find it here. Super Service ensures stable, quality freight at $0.93 per mile to keep owner operator incomes steady. This Carrier of the Month offers freight in 20 to 25 states, 100 percent fuel surcharge paid and great fuel discounts.

Great Benefits for Great Drivers

Super Service looks to hire professional, safety-focused drivers. As a reward for all their hard work, Super Service offers excellent incentives to drivers. These include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Flexible home time
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Sign-on bonus ($1,000 for students; $2,500 for company drivers and owner operators; and $10,000 for teams)
  • Referral program ($2,000 total after the referral has been with Super Service for one year)
  • New pay raise for all drivers as of September 1, 2014
  • Great opportunities for military veterans
  • Pay raises after six months for students and after one year for experienced drivers

If this Carrier of the Month seems like a good fit for you, please visit the Jiggy Jobs website or apply for a trucking job with Super Service. Then, learn more about what truck drivers are asking by finding Jiggy Jobs on Facebook and Twitter.

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Top Ways Trucking Impacts the Job Market

The trucking industry is about more than just driving a truck. Thousands of jobs are needed to support even a single truck driving down the road. Consider a few careers that exist as a result of trucking jobs.shutterstock 215873752 300x300 Top Ways Trucking Impacts the Job Market

  • Truck design researchers: The need to build more efficient, aerodynamic big rigs has opened up an entire job market. Truck builders research the best designs and put it all together to provide fleets with trucks that consume less fuel over the same number of miles.
  • Engine builders: More powerful yet more fuel efficient engines keep the trucking industry driving forward.
  • Tire manufacturers: Research goes into creating the best tread, and then manufacturers produce many tires solely for trucking company buyers.
  • Truck driver support and mechanics: Truck drivers need someone to call for support if bad weather stops them from making a delivery on time. Then, many mechanics have jobs because trucks require maintenance just like any other vehicle.
  • Truck stop employees: Without the need for truck stops with specialized services just for truck drivers, these employees would be out of a job.
  • Lubricant, oil and other truck product manufacturers: Trucking companies are substantial buyers of lubricant and oil, helping to keep these manufacturers in business.
  • Dock and terminal workers: Intermodal truck drivers rely on dockworkers to make the transition from boat to truck as smooth as possible. Terminal workers handle truck parts imported from other countries.
  • Software developers: Trucking companies are just like other businesses; they need specialized software to keep workflow moving smoothly.
  • On-the-road breakdown service providers: Big rigs are just as prone to breaking down on the side of the road as passenger vehicles. Specialized emergency service providers have a job because of the trucking industry.
  • Aftermarket parts and accessories manufacturers: From satellite radios and new speakers to custom decals and all-weather floor mats, aftermarket accessories manufacturers have an entire niche geared toward buyers with trucking jobs.

It’s clear that many industries are connected to trucking, and they would certainly dissolve if trucking jobs no longer existed. To get involved in a stable industry that only continues to move forward, please visit the Jiggy Jobs website. Then, learn more about what truck drivers are saying by finding us on Facebook and Twitter.

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