Safe Driving Tips

Safe Driving Tips

At the start of each year, we in the trucking industry start to notice more and more hazards on the roadway when commuting from one location to the next. Whether it be in climate weather, construction work, poor vehicle maintenance, congested highways and byways, or reckless motorist there are always new elements coming into play to on our daily travels. These scenarios provide an excellent platform to review some quick safety tips we have found for commercial drivers to help navigate this...

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Tis The Season

Tis The Season

Tis The Season... Happy Holidays Everyone!!! During the holidays we all get into that great spirit of community and giving that brings us all together as one and helps to remind us all to be thankful of the things that we have in our lives. We show thanks for our joys and our triumphs, for our comforts and our needs met. We gather close the ones we love and reflect on the years past and look forward to the years ahead with renewed hope of a new tomorrow. While doing this we also need to be...

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Why Do Drivers Leave a Company

Why Do Drivers Leave a Company

In my past year of recruiting drivers I have discovered through interviewing drivers the reasons why drivers leave a company to drive for another company. In this ultra-competitive market to hire qualified drivers it is well known there is a shortage of drivers and qualified drivers donít have to look very far to find new driving position. In many cases they can leave a job one day and get hired the next day with another company. You would think money is the main motivation to leave a...

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Healthy Habits For A Truck Driver

Healthy Habits For A Truck Driver

In the world of a truck driver getting the load there on time and safely is one of the most important things that they do. Drivers take pride in driving and what they do, that's why there are called professional drivers. But in the process of doing there job on a daily basis they will encounter numerous challenges like the weather, traffic, breakdowns, getting lost and let's not forget the good old hours of service. But like a champion the driver handles all these challenges and get the job...

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Trainee .....Prepare Yourself for the Challenge

Trainee .....Prepare Yourself for the Challenge

Here at Epes Transport we have many approved Truck Driving Schools that you can get your start as a professional truck driver. The information is located on our website the schools that are available to you. Before you move forward in deciding to become a professional driver, you have to do a gut check and decide if this lifestyle for you and conducive to your home life and will your family be the support channel for you while you are out on the road. This is not a JOB.....it is a lifestyle...

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Finding Your Center as a Driver

Finding Your Center as a Driver

In my experience in listening and meeting prospective drivers, I was able to determine that driving a truck is a stressful as anything out there. Typically a driver has 70 hours in an 8 day work schedule where he is allowed to drive for 11 hours in a 14 hour work day with a mandatory 10 hour rest period. Ultimately, it is a long work schedule. Then add to the madness driving in congested traffic, gps giving wrong directions causing you to turn in a tight area and the list goes on. There are...

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Top Achievers in the Referral Progam- Just ask how its done?

Top Achievers in the Referral Progam- Just ask how its done?

The referral program is the best thing in the trucking industry since CB radio's. This program provides the driver the opportunity make more money, gives the recruiting department more productivity and it saves money on the rising cost of marketing and advertisment. Many of our drivers are TOP ACHIEVERS in the referral program because they know success is not finding just one driver, they are motivated to find as many drivers as they possibly can (CAN YOU HEAR ME HELLO!!!). It's all about...

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Post-9/11 GI Bill | On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training

Post-9/11 GI Bill | On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training

Epes Transport is appreciative and thankful to the men and women in uniform who diligently served our country and protect our freedom. Your unselfish generosity, representing only 1% of the population, to protect the many is a testament to your Warrior Ethos, values, integrity, selfless service, discipline, courage and leadership. You have sacrifice much and now its time to do our part standing by our veterans. As a proud veteran myself, I am absolutely pleased to that Epes Transport...

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Start a Business as an Owner-Operator

Start a Business as an Owner-Operator

There are several factors to consider when deciding to become an owner-operator. Many truck drivers are content working for a company and having a guaranteed paycheck every month. Others have dreams of owning their own rig and living the entrepreneurial lifestyle that goes along with being an owner operator. If you fall into the latter category, here are a few things to assess before embarking on your new journey. Personal Life: If you are in good health, enjoy being on the road and have...

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How are Drivers Rewarded for Trucking Safety?

How are Drivers Rewarded for Trucking Safety?

EPES Transport System, Inc. rewards our drivers for trucking safety with quarterly bonuses as a token of our appreciation. Letís face it; we all know the road can get rough sometimes. Everything from heavy traffic to inclement weather can really put your training to the testóespecially when hauling a heavy load. Britt Colley, president of EPES Carriers, appreciates the efforts of the companyís drivers. ďAs a result of your commitment our highways are the safest they have ever been,Ē he...

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Questions to ask Before Choosing a Trucking Company

Questions to ask Before Choosing a Trucking Company

Truck driving is a rewarding profession, particularly if you find a trucking company that best suits your needs and will help you reach your career goals. You donít want to be hundreds of miles from home and realize youíve chosen a company that doesnít have your back. Asking the right questions can greatly increase the likelihood you will choose a company that will give you everything you need to have a long and prosperous trucking career. Here are some questions to consider: What is...

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What Are Company Drivers Saying about EPES?

What Are Company Drivers Saying about EPES?

EPES Transport System, Inc. believes in recognizing our company drivers for outstanding service. We truly care about our drivers and their families, which is why we are proud to offer weekly home time, driver recognition, and paid vacation and holidays, as well a highly regarded benefits package. Working for EPES, our drivers reap the benefits of our 80-plus years of experience, and they know that weíve got their back on and off the road. Hereís what one of our drivers has to say about...

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Professional OTR Driver Jobs Defined

Professional OTR Driver Jobs Defined

The career of a professional OTR driver is different than most. Over-the-road driving is more than just a job; itís a lifestyle. Traveling across the country enables drivers to see places and sights most 9-to5ers can only read about. The road can take a toll on family life, but the money sure can lift the burden of financial stress from loved ones and make home time much more enjoyable. Most professional OTR drivers like to head out with the light. A typical workday is 14 hours long, of...

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