Begin Your Truck Driving Career Today! Road Warriors Wanted in Oklahoma City, OK and Elsewhere in the U.S.

It takes a special breed of driver to want to accept the challenges of meeting deadlines, deal with traffic, and ever-changing rules. The problem is there aren’t enough of them in Oklahoma City, OK and other locations that Bay & Bay Transportation serves across the United States.

While the Marines have always looked for a few good men (and women, in keeping with the times), the trucking industry is doing the same. Retailers are in a squeeze over shipping demands and the transportation industry can’t keep up.

The latest numbers from the American Trucking Associations suggest there could be a shortage of around 50,000 truck drivers across the country. This impact will be felt in the bottom lines of businesses and consumers alike.

Amazon recently boosted the fee for its Prime membership by $20 dollars per/year. Part of the hike is being blamed on rising shipping costs. Demand to move freight is also high when you figure that about 70 percent of what’s delivered to homes and stores arrives by truck.

While recruiters are busy trying to attract drivers in Oklahoma City and elsewhere, there are other factors to consider. The trucking lifestyle isn’t exactly attractive to women, drivers put in long hours and often end up sleeping in their rigs, many young drivers are hard to insure, and new electronic monitoring is also restricting the number of hours a driver can work on an average day.

The ATA predicts there’s a need for nearly 900,000 more drivers over the next decade to keep up with growth, demand, and expected retirements. If the current trends continue, companies and consumers alike will likely be stuck with the trickle-down effects of the current driver shortage.

Bay & Bay Transportation isn’t alone as it works to keep a growing list of customers satisfied with on-time deliveries. It comes down to finding experienced pros who have a bit of “road warrior” in them. Along with competitive pay and benefits, Bay & Bay has opportunities for those who prefer being a company driver, an independent operator, or would like to take advantage of our lease purchase program.

Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the right stuff, call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team in the Oklahoma City area and dozens of other places we deliver nationwide.

Summer Holiday Driving Trips for Your Over-the-Road Drivers in Dallas, TX

Driving can be stressful, especially during the summer holidays when others are rushing to visit family, finish errands, or frantically hurrying to get to their relaxing vacation getaways. You suddenly find yourself surrounded by people who might not care about your safety or even their own safety. If you own a business and have a fleet of over-the-road drivers who make regular trips to and from Dallas, TX, you know better than anyone how important it is to drive carefully. You know your drivers could suffer an injury or your products might get damaged. With that in mind, we hope the tips below will help you keep everything in line and keep everyone safe. Have questions? Call Bay & Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026.

 

Pay Attention to Other Drivers

When you’re sitting in your truck (aka your own little world) for hours on end, it’s easy to forget there are other drivers around you – drivers who may not be paying attention. If you don’t want to get into any accidents, be aware of your surroundings. Is somebody next to you swerving or trying to get around you? Are there any pedestrians in the road? Did you miss a stop sign?

 

Take Rest Breaks

Some truck driving experts think rest breaks aren’t necessary. You’ve been sitting for hours, what do you have to rest from? Actually, when you drive tired, you put everybody in danger. It’s okay to stop to nap or just take a breather.

 

Follow the Rules of the Road

Pay attention to speed limits and warning signs. If a sign tells you not to do something, heed what it says. Use your turn signals, pay close attention to the vehicles around you, and know your limitations.

 

Find Reliable Over-the-Road Drivers

Call Bay & Bay Transportation of Dallas, TX, and learn about our over-the-road drivers and what they can do for you. Our number is (888) 801-3026.

Truckers Will Encounter Plenty of Orange This Summer on Roads Around Minneapolis, MN

The old joke about seasons in Minnesota is being mostly confirmed as true this summer in Minneapolis, MN.

As most drivers know, there’s winter and then there’s road construction season. Truckers are sure to find a greater level of frustration especially if they plan to travel Interstate 35 West through Minneapolis.

A 239-million-dollar renovation of I-35W is underway and frequent closures and orange barricades are sure to be the norm, rather than the exception while drivers try to navigate the city.

While federal efforts to get a nationwide infrastructure plan passed and paid for appears to be hopelessly stalled, Minnesota is dedicating a little more than a billion dollars to state road and bridge projects that could stretch across the entire year.

The repaving of roads, repairs, replacement of structures, and even painting is an effort to maintain the state’s 12,000-mile network of interstates and state highways. The improvements are mostly funded by transportation taxes and federal aid. While Minnesota is using bonding to boost funding over the next 4 years, lawmakers still haven’t figured out how they’ll make up a large gap in those dollars, which will hit hard in 2022.

It’s a business issue and a safety concern for Bay & Bay Transportation of Minneapolis. On time and incident-free deliveries depend on consistent road conditions and excellent drivers. We’re always looking for experienced operators who know how to safely navigate any conditions, including those created by crews making crucial upgrades to Minnesota roads.

Safety is one of the major reasons why Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the right stuff, call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team in the Minneapolis area and other parts of the country.

Striking a Balance and Fighting Burnout as a Nashville, TN Truck Driver

Exhaustion is a truck driver killer. Luckily this isn’t necessarily literal, but it’s still serious. Getting burned-out is a common issue for long-term truck drivers, but it’s only really a problem in the absence of proper self-care. For prospective Nashville, TN truck drivers and long-term professionals alike, here are some things Bay and Bay Transportation recommends you do to fight burnout before it catches up to you.

 

There’s more to truck driver exhaustion than needing an extra nap in the afternoon. Real burnout is a deep-seated feeling of listlessness that you can’t quite combat. It’s often a combination of physical tiredness and mental strain that hits all at once. Truck drivers may find themselves lingering at stops and avoiding getting back on the road because truck driving has lost its charm as a lifestyle, feels monotonous, or even too varied. The point is it strikes differently in different types of truck drivers, but the effect is the same. Burnout is around the corner.

 

Truck driving is all about proper scheduling. You need to schedule your trips, sleep, breaks, and eating habits in a way that won’t be a detriment to your effectiveness as a truck driver or your health as a human being. Often, truck driver burnout hits when one of these is out of balance. You may not be getting enough sleep, you might be overclocking your hours, or maybe you feel like you haven’t had a good meal in a while and it’s all catching up.

 

This type of burnout isn’t limited to truck driving. Pretty much every type of job has its own form of burnout. The solution is the same across the board; make your health your number one priority. If you’ve been overclocking, knock it off and get the sleep you require. If you’ve been eating on the go, pack some balanced, varied lunches to get things moving again. If you have vacation time coming up, use it. Truck driving burnout may be common, but it doesn’t have to be inevitable. With proper scheduling and a little self-awareness, you can prevent it before it even really begins.

 

No matter how you go about it, the first step to avoiding burnout is liking where you work. If you’re a prospective truck driver in the Nashville, TN area and interested in professional truck driving, or if you’re a veteran driver who is looking to get back into the lifestyle, contact Bay and Bay Transportation at (888) 801-3026 or visit our website here for additional information.

How to Prep Your Business for Summer and Why You Should Hire Our Over the Road Drivers in Cincinnati, OH

Summer is almost here! For many people in Cincinnati, OH, the summer season brings trips to the beach, picnics, and family vacations. For business owners summer brings new opportunities for attracting customers and growing their brand, but it’s not enough to put a few festive items in your store or tweak your stationary. Aside from hiring over the road drivers from Bay & Bay Transportation, you need to look into the additional tips we’ve provided below. Should you have any questions or need help, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re always happy to lend a hand.

 

Take a Close Look at Your Online Presence

 

What are you doing online? When summer hits Ohio, parents and children, because they suddenly have more free time, spend more time on social media and websites. You need to take advantage of this! Are you posting on social media as much as you should be? Is your website attractive and up to date? Are there any broken links anywhere? Do people know where and how to find you? If you don’t have time to take care of these important tasks yourself, hire an expert. Once you have everything ready and set up, be consistent and stay active so people won’t lose interest.

 

Add  Expert Over the Road Drivers to Your Crew

 

If you don’t have a physical store location or have transportation needs, Bay & Bay Transportation can help you get your items from point A to point B. With our years of experience, modern fleet of equipment, and highly-professional, loyal, and reliable over the road drivers, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. You don’t have to worry about the hiring or training process – we take care of that for you.

 

Call Bay & Bay Transportation of Cincinnati, OH at (888) 801-3026 today to learn about our over the road drivers and what we can do to assist you and your business.

Your First Year as a Professional Truck Driver in Albany, NY

 

Becoming a career truck driver is a process. Drivers need the initiative to get started, training to cover the basics, willingness to keep going, and the consistency to do it all over again every day. The experienced truck drivers at Bay and Bay Transportation know that people of all types and backgrounds can handle the job, but that doesn’t mean everyone here in Albany, NY is cut out for it. The first year of trucking can be difficult for truck drivers who don’t understand their own limits. If you’re a new driver we recommend sticking with it for a year before deciding if being a truck driver is the right lifestyle for you.

 

If you’re interested in long-term professional truck driving, start out by taking it slow. This is true both literally and figuratively. You may feel like you have to cram as many high-speed hours of driving in as you can every day, but that’s a good way to get yourself in trouble by running out of energy…or running into someone. Keeping a steady pace in everything you do is important in professional truck driving, but pushing beyond safe limits for yourself and your rig won’t help anyone.

 

Though consistency is key, truck drivers also need to be flexible. Many people go into professional truck driving with a lot of misconceptions about the nature of the work and expecting every day to be the same is a common mistake. Routes will change, co-workers will change, trucks will change, so you should too.  Truck drivers have a great opportunity to grow and evolve with the job. Take every opportunity to roll with the punches, and by the end of your first year you’ll be ready to take on the trucking world.

 

And, possibly most importantly, focus on the details, but don’t sweat the small stuff. This may seem like contrary advice, but there’s a difference between being detail oriented and being nit-picky. As you get started you’ll likely be working with different people and personalities. Listen to their advice, but if you don’t get along, don’t base your whole experience on those interactions. Let things go and be willing to build your own experience.

 

For incoming Albany, NY truck drivers ready for their first year of professional truck driving, contact us here at Bay and Bay Transportation for information on new driving opportunities at (888) 801-3026, or visit our website for additional details.

Truckers Urged to Take Care During Summer’s Heat in Houston, TX

Hot temperatures, hot trucks, and hot cargo. It’s a simmering problem in Houston, TX and in most locations across the country, but Bay & Bay Transportation’s truckers knows there are ways to weather summer’s heat.

It pays to be good to yourself because temperatures in your cab can rise nearly 30 degrees in 20 minutes depending on the time of the day. Be sure to check your air conditioner unit on a regular basis because it will be working overtime. Not only will it mean comfort while you’re driving, but a hot bunk is hard to sleep in.

A rig runs on good rubber and summer’s swelter will put a premium on proper tire pressure. Checking your inflation levels with a tire gauge is a must. Over or underinflated tires can lead to troubles like lower fuel economy, uneven wear, and reduced tread life. Excessive summer heat and friction can leave tires extra vulnerable to road debris—and it increases the danger of punctures or failure.

Trailer tires can also become the victims of neglect. They don’t always get the same scrutiny that the treads on a tractor might enjoy. It might be a good idea to schedule regular inspections during the summer months.

We’ve already talked about the importance of staying cool. It’s recommended that you maintain a good 50/50 mix in your radiator throughout the year. Proper engine and transmission temperatures can help prevent electrical system failures during hot weather.

Summer is also a challenging time for truckers with rigs with refrigerated trailers. It’s a good idea to inspect them on a regular basis so they run properly.

While we all seem to worry about dead batteries in the winter months, summer can be just as brutal. You can blame it on higher temps under the hood and greater demand on additional technology.

Bay & Bay Transportation is urging its drivers to take precautions, travel safe, and stay cool this summer. Bay & Bay is rewarding truckers with pay increases and competitive benefits packages. We’ve also got great local opportunities in Houston and OTR positions available nationwide.

Learn more and find out why Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the right stuff, call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team in the Houston area and other parts of country.

 

 

 

Why You Should Hire Over the Road Drivers from Bay & Bay Transportation in San Antonio, TX

When you run a business, you know you have to push for growth in order to succeed. You can’t sit back and wait for things to happen, especially when it comes to hiring new over the road drivers. You don’t have to look far to find experienced and professional truck driving experts. Bay & Bay Transportation has a team of highly trained over the road drivers to meet all of your transportation needs. See how we can help your San Antonio, TX, business grow with reliable transportation services today!

You Get Reliable Over the Road Drivers

You might think it would be easier to reach out to your community for over the road drivers, but there are hidden dangers in this. You can’t guarantee the drivers are experienced, properly trained, and capable of handling your unique job. This means lost time and lost money. At Bay & Bay Transportation, we’re proud of our rigorous selection process. We hire only the best, so all you have to do is call us, sit back, and relax. We take care of the rest!

You Have More Options

If you have cold items that need to stay in a refrigerated environment while they’re being transported to stores, we can help you with that. If you need somebody to assist with project management, we can step in and do that, too. Our talented logistical team will coordinate all of your shipments to ensure everything ships on time and moves smoothly. Bay & Bay Transportation won’t leave you hanging. We’re happy to do what we do, and we want to make sure you’re happy, too. When it comes to over the road drivers, we can’t be beat.

Call Bay & Bay Transportation of San Antonio, TX, today to learn about our over the road drivers and what they can do for you. The number is (888) 801-3026.

 

Are Weary Truck Drivers Willing to Pay to Park this Summer in Minneapolis, MN?

If there’s a greater shortage of something other than professional truck drivers, it might just be a good place to park a rig at the end of a long day in Minneapolis, MN.

 

As most haulers know, when it’s time to get off the road, the options to find a safe place to park are limited and getting even more scarce by the day.

 

The Electronic Logging law is placing strict hours of service on truckers and creating an even greater space crunch at truck stops in the Minneapolis area and across the country.

 

At least one of the bigger truck stop chains is offering a solution to truck drivers for a price. Pilot Flying J is offering a phone app and something they call Prime Parking. It’s a way to reserve or guarantee you’ll have a spot to park at the end of a day.

 

But, like most things, the convenience comes at a price. A recent search of the truck stop’s web site turned up parking spots for sale at its locations around the Twin Cities and across the border in Wisconsin and South Dakota. The asking price ranged from 12 to 15 dollars a night for semis, bobtails, and RVs.

 

Whether haulers are really interested in paying to park is anyone’s guess. While there are several “free” spots at each truck stop, there’s no guarantee about their availability. It’s that need as the hours of service tick away, the unproductive time spent looking for a place, and the allure of a guaranteed spot that’s something drivers may have to think about.

 

The state of Minnesota and other surrounding states are rolling out a sensor system at their rest stops that will alert truck drivers via roadside signs about open spots. While the idea clearly has benefits and should help, location and the clock trump other considerations when attempting to plan some downtime.

 

Bay & Bay Transportation of Minneapolis tries to help truck drivers maintain the balance needed in order to be safe and successful. That means keeping an eye on hours and potential places to park along the many routes we travel nationwide.

 

Safety is one of the major reasons why Bay & Bay is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the right stuff, call (888) 801-3026 or visit our web page for more information about how you can join our growing team in the Minneapolis area and other parts of the country.