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How to Get Trucking Contracts

How to Get Trucking Contracts Here we will be discussing tips for how truck drivers can go about getting trucking contracts which you may also hear referred to as Rate Confirmations or “Rate Cons”. There are also long term contracts that mean continuous business. For a trucking company, getting paying [...]

By |2020-09-02T14:51:34-05:00July 21st, 2020|Starting a Trucking Company, Trucking Business Tips, Using a Load Board|Comments Off on How to Get Trucking Contracts

Freight Claim Management: How to Handle A Freight Claim

Freight Claims Management: How to Handle A Freight Claim Have you ever dealt with a freight claim? Here we will be discussing just what a freight claim is and what you should do if you find yourself in this situation. Freight claims are an unpleasant reality in the trucking [...]

By |2020-09-02T15:03:58-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on Freight Claim Management: How to Handle A Freight Claim

Freight Broker or Dispatcher

Freight Broker vs. Dispatcher What is the Difference? When it comes to finding freight in the trucking industry, motor carriers have several options. Load boards, freight brokers, and dispatchers dominate the industry. If you do not have time to search through [...]

By |2020-08-20T21:35:02-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on Freight Broker or Dispatcher

How to Find FEMA Loads

How to Find FEMA Loads After a natural disaster comes the need for disaster relief, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other government agencies call on the trucking industry to help haul loads to relief sites. These loads are referred to as FEMA loads and are essentially government [...]

By |2020-09-02T15:06:50-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on How to Find FEMA Loads

The Best Trucking Apps

The Best Apps for Truckers Top 12 Trucking Apps to Make Your Life Easier On the Road When you think about future trucking technology do you think about mobile apps? You should! Let’s check out some awesome trucker apps! You have probably heard the phrase “there is an [...]

By |2020-08-23T23:09:43-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on The Best Trucking Apps

How to Find a Freight Broker

How to Find a Freight Broker Not every freight broker business has the right set up for you but it can be hard to find your own freight while also delivering the loads. To be successful In the trucking industry you need to know the basics of how to find [...]

By |2020-08-20T10:25:31-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on How to Find a Freight Broker

What is a Detention Fee? And How to Determine Yours

What is a Detention Fee? And How to Determine Yours Have you wondered what a demurrage & detention rate is in the trucking industry? Here we will be diving in to learn more about just that. Every industry has common terms they use that may puzzle newcomers and the [...]

By |2020-09-01T16:40:06-05:00July 21st, 2020|Starting a Trucking Company, Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on What is a Detention Fee? And How to Determine Yours

What is an APU on a Truck?

What is an APU on a Truck? Have you heard of a truck APU or auxiliary power unit such as the popular Tripac unit from Thermo King? If not, you have come to the right place. This is money saving information that every trucker needs. If you have, we will [...]

By |2020-09-01T20:57:23-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on What is an APU on a Truck?

Top Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

Top Winter Driving Tips Summer can just never seem to stay long enough. With that, the winter months are always approaching with inclement weather on the horizon. Operating an 80,000lb truck can be a difficult task as is much less maneuvering your rig on the snow packed roads. One [...]

By |2020-07-22T16:56:59-05:00July 21st, 2020|Trucking Business Tips|Comments Off on Top Winter Driving Tips for Truckers