Summer Driving Tips

Everyone talks about the dangers of winter driving, but at Waller Truck Co. we know summer driving can be just as dangerous. During the warmest months of the year, drivers need to take different precautions. Let’s discuss a few. Pre-Trip Inspection Before you hit the road, there are a few vulnerable areas on your vehicle … Continued

Doug K: RDC Driver

When Doug K started out as a Waller driver, he had years of experience behind him. “I drove a dump truck early on,” Doug said, “And a factory for four or five years before that and decided that that just wasn’t me.” Working a traditional 9-5 job just wasn’t for Doug, so he turned to … Continued

Millennial Drivers

Millennials and Trucks There have been a slew of millennial-blaming blog posts written in recent years. These post accuse millennials of everything from killing chain restaurants to the diamond industry and preferring avocado toast over dedication to their jobs. Our own observations of millennials in the workforce imply, however, that these young employees aren’t lazy and … Continued

Welcome Aboard, May Drivers!

Adding to the Waller Family We’ve had a month of mayhem here at Waller, hiring all sorts of new faces! Our OTR, RDC, and city driving positions have new members, as well as our Lease Operator program. Here we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome these new drivers to the Waller family. OTR Drivers … Continued

2018 CVSA Roadcheck: Be Prepared!

International Roadcheck 2018 Summer’s on its way, and we all know what that means… it’s Roadcheck time. Are you prepared? June 5-7 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance International Roadcheck will begin, homing in on our absolute favorite part of the job: hours-of-service (HOS) compliance. With the new ELD mandate changing essential parts of the job, … Continued

Driving with a Furry Friend

Why You Should Drive with a Dog When you think about bringing your pet along with you on your next circuit, you probably think it’s just for company (or to keep Fido from going wild at home alone). But there’s so many more benefits to driving with a dog than just the company! Here are … Continued

Platinum Workplace Safety Award

Waller and Safety Waller Truck Co., Inc., was presented a Platinum award by Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2017 Workplace Safety Awards Program. Our Standard Isn’t New While it’s always an honor to receive recognition for what we do, the high safety standards that Waller fights for have been around for years. … Continued

Attractions in Excelsior Springs

WHAT TO DO? While we do our absolute best to keep drivers from waiting around, there’s still a lot to be said for hanging out around Excelsior Springs, especially if you’re having your truck serviced or are just driving through the area. Here are a few of our favorite hangouts. WATKINS WOOLEN MILL While an … Continued

2017 Trends Carrying Over to 2018

The ELD Mandate Old school truckers used to have a log book on the dash and one under the seat. This was a favorite way for some drivers to drive just a little bit longer to make the delivery on time or make it home a day earlier. This was before more and more companies … Continued

Be A Driver, Not Just A Number

Most drivers know that they have options when choosing a trucking job, including working at a large, national company or working at a smaller, local one. There are advantages and disadvantages to both size carriers, but Waller Truck focuses on making sure their drivers feel they are a part of the family. While all companies … Continued