Want to Hire Better Drivers? Look for These Five Qualities

Truck drivers take care of many key responsibilities for a company, and you can never hire drivers that are just too good at their job. Of course, hiring good drivers isn’t easy. There’s no magic formula to making the perfect hire. There are, however, a few qualities that are common to high-quality candidates. Below are… Read more »

Different Types of Jobs You Can Get With Your CDL License

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If you like driving large vehicles on the open road and you have a clean driving record, a career as a commercial driver may be for you. These jobs typically require earning a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Long-haul truck drivers are most commonly associated with a CDL. According to the Truck Driver Institute, these drivers… Read more »

How to Build Your Confidence Before Going Into Your Next Interview

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  When you walk into a job interview, you know you’re up against other candidates, and your chances of success largely hinge on your performance. Given these stakes, it’s perfectly natural to feel anxious before a job interview. Unfortunately, normal nervousness about a job interview can be seen as a lack of confidence in the… Read more »

5 Simple Steps to Roadway Safety During Wet Weather

  They say April showers bring May flowers, whatever the case, Spring’s beautiful flowers are often proceeded by wet weather. Wet weather can create hazardous conditions on the roadway. Below are 5 simple steps to roadway safety during wet weather. Every year, an average of 5,748,000 vehicle crashes occur in the U.S., according to data… Read more »

Women in Trucking

We are always happy to hear exciting news about women in trucking. NSC would like to extend a warm congratulates to Andra Rush, winner of the Women in Trucking Association’s 2017 Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award. Andra has been honored extensively for her innovative job creation and manufacturing ingenuity. Rush is chair and CEO of… Read more »

“Keep the Shiny Side Up and the Muddy Side Down”

“Keep the shiny side up and the muddy side down,” is an old trucker saying that means in dry or sloppy weather, drivers kept trucks upright and on or near the roadway. It doesn’t mean a truck never got away from me. That happened in the wee hours of a late winter morning, when heavy snow and… Read more »

Michigan Approves New Legislation to Raise Speed Limits on Roadways

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has signed new legislation that could eventually increase speed limits on certain roadways and also includes an increase from 60 to 65 mph for commercial trucks. The bills, HBs 4423-2227, will allow the speed limit to be raised to 75 mph on 600 miles of freeways and up to 65… Read more »

A Message from the CEO 

Last year was a challenging but remarkable year for all of us here at NSC. During our 16 years in business there is one thing that we have come to count on, our business is predictably unpredictable.  There are so many outside forces that drive our success; the economy, energy prices, military spending cycles, world… Read more »

Why Trucking is a Safe Bet for Military Veterans

Safety isn’t just a buzzword in the trucking industry — it’s a lifestyle. It has to be, for a reason more than familiar to military veterans: neglecting safety comes with consequences. Fortunately, veterans transitioning into trucking will find a familiar and enduring commitment to safety. The statistics prove it. According to the American Trucking Association,… Read more »

Top Tips for Choosing a Truck Driver Staffing Firm

Companies in the market for a reliable firm to manage their truck driver staffing are looking for a way to save money and hassle. One thing they aren’t looking for is extra headaches because they chose an inferior staffing company. With their reputation on the line every time a truck bearing their name is on… Read more »