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Southeast Regional Trucking Jobs

Are you looking for a regional trucking job in the southeast United States? The major benefits of regional trucking jobs are well documented: More time at home, a dependable schedule, familiar routes and dependable pay. But what other aspects should you look at? What is important to you? For example, what kind of products do you want to haul? Do you want to touch freight or not? Many truckers are looking for no-touch freight possibilities. No-touch freight tasks are commonly used by businesses...

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CVSA International Roadcheck Inspections to Focus on Wheel Ends

Commercial motor vehicle inspectors will be out in force May 17-19 across North America as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Roadcheck. This year's focus is on wheel ends. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour inspection and enforcement initiative where commercial vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conduct North American Standard Inspections of vehicles and drivers at weight or inspection stations, at designated fixed locations or as part of...

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Epes Regional Truck Driving Jobs Bring Balance to Your Life

Truck drivers transport products over the road daily and while the profession offers the chance to see much of a country, there are certain opportunities and roles for drivers that may better suit their individual needs. There are generally three types of truck drivers: local, regional, and over-the road with each one having its own advantages and challenges. In this blog, we are going to discuss what it takes to be a regional truck driver. A regional truck driver is designated to work in...

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Determining What Driving Opportunity is Right for You

It’s no secret that truck drivers are in extremely high demand. Whether you are seeking a dedicated trucking job or an over-the-road (OTR) position, opportunities are everywhere. But how do you know what position is best for you? As is the case with any job, a lot of it depends on what you are seeking from the job. You must consider schedule, working environment and obviously pay. This post will compare dedicated trucking and OTR opportunities. OTR will likely give you the broadest range...

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Changes to Qualcomm HOS

As you have probably heard and some of you have already experienced, so changes are coming to the HOS regulations regarding Electronic Logging Devices or "ELDs". Basically, as of 12/16/19 every truck is required to be equipped with an ELD that meets FMCSA technical standards.  Some of those technical standards are: Logging information regarding actual driving of the vehicle must be pulled directly from the vehicle engine ECM. Start of Trip (Driving) must be recorded beginning when the...

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Smart Fleet Champion

Once again, Epes Transport System has been awarded the prestigious 2018 North Carolina Smart Fleet Champion award, presented by North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, which is affiliated with the NC State University School of Engineering. With the focus of the entire trucking industry on reducing our carbon footprint, Epes is again being recognized at the highest achievement level in the State of North Carolina by one of the most forward-thinking clean fuel organizations in the...

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We Salute Our Veterans

“The Great War”…World War I, officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting had actually ceased some seven months earlier, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month…November 11, 1918. It is for that reason this particular date in our history became known as the end of “the war to end all wars” and maintained special significance for generations to come. With these words, “To us in...

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New Pay Increase

Epes Transport System invests nearly $3 million in new company driver pay package Carrier announces largest pay raise in its eight-decade history May 24, 2018 (Greensboro, NC) --Epes Transport System, Inc. of Greensboro, N.C., recently announced its largest pay increase in the company's 85+ year history. Nearly $3 million is being invested into compensation for company drivers effective June 3, 2018. "We appreciate the support our tremendous customer base has provided through rate...

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