An Inside Look at Weigh Stations

New drivers or anyone interested in becoming a trucker should have some understanding of what a weigh station is and what it means. Weigh stations are checkpoints located throughout the country. The stations are designed to monitor the weight of larger vehicles and make sure they don&
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Nathan Harper

Nathan has over 15 years experience in transportation and 5 years with Beacon. Nathan is responsible for the recruitment of new drivers.
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Hailey McLemore

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How to Stay Safe While Driving Long Distances

Truck driving is one of the most crucial jobs in the U.S. Truckers deliver goods, bridging the gap between businesses and their consumers. Often, drivers spend quite a bit of time on the road, and since their main goal is to deliver goods across the country it can feel like they are r
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If the Trucking Industry Stopped

The American economy stretches across the continent, and the trucking industry serves as a vital link between domestic and foreign trade. They move tons of freight from many locations and markets serving consumers with goods produced both at home and abroad. Without the efforts of tru
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What to Look for in a Dispatcher

The trucking industry is a complex machine that has many working parts. A truck dispatcher is at the center of the action with the critical job of helping truck drivers concentrate on delivery loads while fielding requests from customers. Each day presents a new set of challenges, and
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Portland Roadside Inspection – 10/26/2016

The Tennessee Trucking Association in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Safety conducts several roadside inspections across the State of Tennessee each year. Each roadside offers the best educational experience a company can have regarding how roadside inspections are condu
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Safety Award

At the annual Tennessee Trucking Association Convention held Sept. 11-13, 2016, Beacon Transport, LLC was awarded 1st place 2016 Fleet Safety Award in their class of truckload, for hire, 3,000,001-7,000,000 miles. Beacon Transport, LLC was also awarded 2016 Grand Champion Fleet Safety
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Samsung’s Safety Truck Lights the Road Ahead

The future is here and Samsung is illuminating the way! Earlier this year, Samsung officially announced the release of their first prototype, the Samsung Safety Truck, to be used on the open roads of Argentina. The Samsung Safety Truck revolutionizes truck driving, as well as truck dr
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How to Find a Trucking Mentor

In years past, much of the knowledge and skills involved in truck driving could not be learned from reading a manual or sitting in a classroom. These tricks of the trade came from “old hands,” seasoned truck drivers who, after years of experience behind the wheel, were willing to pass
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