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Everything You Need to Know About ISO Containers

Everything You Need to Know About ISO Containers Did you know that there are different types of ISO containers? If you're a truck driver or commercial driver, it's important to know about the different types of ISO shipping containers and what they're used for. This way you'll be able [...]

By |2022-09-19T16:23:15-05:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About ISO Containers

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule?

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule? HTS Codes: Examples and How to Read Them HTS codes are assigned to goods based on their classification within the world customs organization (WCO). There are thousands of potential classifications within the harmonized commodity description and coding system. Each one has its own [...]

By |2022-09-19T16:12:07-05:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule?

How to Prevent Driver Fatigue

How to Prevent Driver Fatigue Commercial trucking is a demanding profession that requires long hours on the road. As a result, driver fatigue is a major concern that can impact your reaction time, decision-making ability, as well as many other important factors. There are several things that drivers can [...]

By |2022-09-19T16:03:24-05:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Prevent Driver Fatigue

Headhaul vs. Backhaul Shipping: Understanding the Differences

Headhaul vs. Backhaul Shipping: Understanding the Differences Have you run into the terms “headhaul” and “backhaul” as a truck driver? If you are newer to the freight industry, there is a good chance that you are not familiar with these terms and their meanings. In some cases, a driver [...]

By |2022-09-19T10:55:39-05:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Headhaul vs. Backhaul Shipping: Understanding the Differences

What Are Freight Lanes?

What Are Freight Lanes? A freight lane, also known as a carrier lane, is any route a carrier covers on a regular schedule. Freight lanes are also known as shipping lanes or trucking lanes. These lanes are often used by freight brokers and will connect multiple cities or transport [...]

By |2022-07-12T09:25:56-05:00July 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Are Freight Lanes?

What is Tare Weight in Trucking?

What is Tare Weight in Trucking? Have you heard of the term “tare weight” in trucking? This is something you will want to learn about if you are in the process of starting a trucking company. Here, we will be diving into just what the term tare weight means [...]

By |2022-07-12T09:16:21-05:00July 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Tare Weight in Trucking?

What Are Electronic Onboard Recorders?

What Are Electronic Onboard Recorders? Have you heard of an electronic onboard recorder? For truckers in the United States, you will probably know the term ELD used by the department of transportation. The ELD is now what is required by law to be used in the United States. Previous [...]

By |2022-07-12T09:11:11-05:00July 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Are Electronic Onboard Recorders?

How to Perfect Your Freight Invoices

How to Perfect Your Freight Invoices In this industry, invoicing results in lots of paperwork, and good paperwork is king. It will keep you better organized, help you project a more professional appearance to clients, and believe it or not, can even help get you paid faster. In this [...]

By |2022-06-06T16:06:34-05:00June 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Perfect Your Freight Invoices

How to Find Hot Shot Loads

How to Find Hotshot Loads Running a hotshot trucking company can prove to be a very lucrative side of the trucking business. However, same as running a trucking business in the traditional manner, you need to have a steady stream of business to keep yourself profitable and your business [...]

By |2022-06-06T15:21:55-05:00June 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Find Hot Shot Loads

What is Deadhead Trucking?

What is Deadhead Trucking? Deadhead trucking is the act of driving an empty truck load at any point either from the point of origin or on the return trip. This does not matter if you are hauling a dry van with empty pallets or an empty flatbed trailer. Empty [...]

By |2022-06-06T14:57:00-05:00June 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Deadhead Trucking?
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