5 Winter Tips for Professional CDL Drivers

Snow on Tanker Trailer

As Highway Transport professional tanker truck drivers know…this is the time of year when tanker drivers do everything in their power to prevent accidents. “Winter driving conditions will increase your stress level and just wear you out – don’t be afraid to call it a day.” advises Rick Lusby, Vice President of Safety and Quality. […]

Best Cities for Truck Drivers in the US

Freight truck on the road with mountains in the background

The chain of supply and demand is the backbone of every industry. Although transportation is the critical link in that chain, what really makes the whole thing “tick” are the people behind the wheel. Since we’re still years away from self-driving trucks (yeah, we’re looking at you, Elon!), it’s safe to assume that truck driver […]

Best Life Hacks for Truck Drivers

truck drivers carry extra toiletries

Driving a truck is a line of work that deserves every bit of respect. Truck drivers spend hours and hours being stuck in a small truck cabin, away from their family for weeks or sometimes even months. When you have that much time to spend only with yourself, not being able to do anything else […]

Growing in Geismar

Highway Transport Service Center in Geismar, Louisiana

Special Features of the New Highway Transport Service Center in Geismar, Louisiana • 6-bay maintenance shop • 4+ bay tank wash • two stories with excellent driver facilities • training center for our Gulf Coast area drivers • many offices • conference room • located on 25 acres with room for expansion     View […]

Summer Tips for Truckers

Highway Transport truck driver drinking water staying hydrated

The coronavirus pandemic has acted as a stark reminder of the importance of workplace safety. As the trucking industry never really takes a break, additional precautions have been put into place to protect truckers today. As the world is slowly opening up and many industries are starting up again, truckers are once more working in […]

The Mobility Impacts of COVID-19

A map with a mask and medicine spread across it.

To say that COVID-19 has had a big effect on travel is an understatement. From countries going into complete lockdown to worldwide business closing and sending workers home, the economic, travel and societal impacts of coronavirus pandemic are hard to qualify and quantify. So, to make at least some aspects of it clearer, we are […]

What Highway Transport Is Doing To Fight Coronavirus

America’s nearly 1.8 million long-haul truckers have become unsung heroes for the nation over the last few weeks as they find themselves at the forefront in the war against a devastating pandemic. Here at Highway Transport, we are doing everything in our power to ensure that our truckers remain safe and comfortable while performing their […]

The Benefits of Tanker Driving Jobs

Benefits of tanker truck jobs

When you look at your surroundings, almost every product or thing that you see has been delivered by a truck. From medicine to liquids, to chemicals and even water …it is all transported by tankers. Without hardworking tanker truck drivers, most of the important operations that are undertaken would not happen. This is because the […]

How Truck Drivers Stay Safe and Healthy During Winter

The air has turned crisp and cold and that means that winter time is upon us. Winter is a beautiful time of year with all the wonderful holidays and beautiful snow. But there are some other concerns that we have to contend with to make sure that we all have a safe and healthy winter […]

Drivers Activate Super Powers

Truckers Against Trafficking

  How did we begin 2020? Fiercely combating Human Trafficking with a mobile army of professional truck drivers. Highway Transport serves as a Gold Level sponsor of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). Highway Transport drivers are trained to spot the signs of human trafficking. Tip: This is the time of the year families head out to […]

4 Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

4 Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

As experienced truck drivers we all know the importance of driving safe and following the latest tips, trends and laws that are there to guide us to a safer experience. However, driving safely is way easier said than done on the road with all of the different situations that can come into play each day. […]

Tips for Eating Healthy on the Road

hot weather hacks

Life on the road can be quite the challenge when it comes to staying consistent with a healthy lifestyle. It’s easy to fall off track with all the tempting fast food options conveniently available at all times. Here are 3 quick tips to steer toward a road to healthy living that will drive towards your […]

Shop and Tank Wash Collaboration with Truck Drivers

Highway Transport Mechanic Jobs

Shop and tank wash plays a crucial role in making sure the Highway Transport fleet is one that arrives consistently on time, safe, and well-presented at delivery. Throughout the 70-year history of Highway Transport, mechanics who approached our company arrived well-versed in the engineering basics of the trade. They were capable of day-to-day repairs on […]

8 Ways for Truck Drivers to Reduce Stress

Here are 8 ways for truck drivers to reduce stress. Driving a truck is stressful. Driving a tanker truck adds another layer of complexity that many fellow truck drivers do not understand. Large numbers of people on the road, drivers not obeying the rules of the road and extreme temperatures…it can be a nightmare. These tips […]

Leave the Fireworks to the Experts

Leave the Fireworks to the Experts

Leave the fireworks to the experts. Here is a listing of Independence Day celebrations, displays, and events near each Highway Transport service center. Highway Transport Florence http://edgewoodky.gov/parksrecreation/4th-of-july-events-2/ Highway Transport Wyandotte Independence Day Parade 10:00 am https://festivalnet.com/39353/Wyandotte-Michigan/Parades/July-Fourth-Parade Highway Transport Knoxville Festival on the 4th https://www.visitknoxville.com/event/festival-on-the-4th/6185/ Highway Transport Joliet July 4th Independence Day Celebration http://jolietchamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/joliet-s-73rd-annual-july-4th-celebration-5607 Highway Transport […]

Seven Hot Weather Hacks for Truck Drivers

Spring is in the rear view mirror. Summer has officially arrived, and truck drivers need these hot weather hacks. When a summer heat wave hits, it can be detrimental to various jobs, but especially truck drivers. Luckily, there are several ways you can stay cool and beat the heat this summertime that aren’t as crazy […]

How to Avoid Road Rage in 2019

How Truck Drivers Can Avoid Road Rage

Over 13,000 cases of road rage are reported every year. Driver Story Magazine points out that this number is likely higher in real life, considering all the unreported cases. Truck drivers, who work to deliver freight safely and securely everyday, bear the brunt of this problem due to the challenges and complexities of driving large […]

Highway Transport Celebrates 70 Years!

Vintage 1968 Highway Transport Tanker Truck image

Highway Transport, is celebrating 70 years! Discover a rare glimpse of the heartbeat of “Highway” in a video. 75 new Mack Anthem trucks are being added to the fleet.  “Highway,” has become our nickname through the years; it is the way colleagues throughout the trucking world commonly refer to our company. Video Celebrating 70 Years […]

The Driver Condition

When recently speaking about the Rolling Strong Driver Wellness Program, Steve Kane, Rolling Strong President and former driver, said “There is a crisis in driver health. Forty-nine is the average age of a truck driver and sixty-one is the average life expectancy. This is a hard life they live.”  The statistics that state that this […]

Driver Compensation Upgrade

Highway Transport Truck Driver Compensation Upgrade

I am excited to announce three updates to our Highway Transport driver pay package. First, we are increasing all mileage scales by an average of 4.5%. Also, we are increasing hourly detention and loads below 150 miles rates by $1 per hour. This increase will be effective April 30th. Second, we are introducing a Per […]