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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 |2021-06-25T13:19:59-05:00July 21st, 2020|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on Top Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

How to Negotiate Freight Rates (8 Tips for Success)

How to Negotiate Freight Rates (8 Tips for Success) You found a load on a load board that meets your business requirements, but are you getting the best rates for your bottom line on that truckload? Don’t settle for a base rate and be willing to do some contract [...]

By |2021-03-10T15:12:21-06:00July 21st, 2020|Finding Freight|Comments Off on How to Negotiate Freight Rates (8 Tips for Success)

Tips for Reading a Load Board

Tips for Reading a Load Board Truck load boards are a crucial tool for any trucking company to get the loads they need for a successful business in the trucking industry. However, just knowing what a load board is not enough for you to make it as owner-operators. You [...]

By |2021-06-28T11:21:48-05:00July 21st, 2020|Finding Freight|Comments Off on Tips for Reading a Load Board

How to Calculate Trucking Cost Per Mile

How to Calculate Trucking Operating Cost Per Mile What is Operating Cost? Here we will be taking an in-depth look at calculating your cost per mile in the trucking business. Knowing the financial side of your business is crucial to being successful in the industry and turning a [...]

By |2021-06-25T13:11:05-05:00July 21st, 2020|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on How to Calculate Trucking Cost Per Mile

The Best Trucking Podcasts [Updated 2020]

The Best Trucking Podcasts [Updated 2020] They say the best things in life are free. Although that might not always be the case there IS one free resource you might be missing out on: Podcasts! Great podcasts are a must-have staple for any truck driver on the road. On topics [...]

By |2021-01-20T22:23:57-06:00July 21st, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on The Best Trucking Podcasts [Updated 2020]

Hours of Service – Scourge of the Trucking Industry

Scourge of the Trucking Industry Hours of Service The ELD Mandate is a source of contention within the trucking industry. As Phase 1 came to a close, industry segments petitioned the FMCSA for exemptions from the mandatory electronic logging device (ELD) installments.  Some achieved a 5-year victory; some won [...]

By |2020-11-09T14:18:50-06:00July 21st, 2020|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on Hours of Service – Scourge of the Trucking Industry

Everything You Need to Know About TWIC Cards

Everything You Need to Know About TWIC Cards A large portion of America’s imported and exported goods move through maritime ports. Whether the cargo is coming or going, it falls on truck drivers to get freight where it needs to go. However, ports have very strict security measures when [...]

By |2022-07-21T08:08:22-05:00July 21st, 2020|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About TWIC Cards

Get Fit Over the Road

Get Fit Over the Road Making fitness a priority when you’re on the road can feel like a challenge. Between driving long hours and minimum breaks, it can seem daunting to commit to a new health regimen. But as we enter into a new year, maybe it’s time to make [...]

By |2020-11-09T16:39:59-06:00December 31st, 2019|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on Get Fit Over the Road

Three Questions that Owner Operators Need to Ask About Trucking Insurance

Three Questions that Owner Operators Need to Ask About Trucking Insurance Insurance is a necessity to any operating trucking company. Without it, you cannot be on the road making a profit for your business. That is why it’s essential to be knowledgeable on everything from how to budget for your [...]

By |2020-11-12T13:58:29-06:00May 14th, 2019|Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on Three Questions that Owner Operators Need to Ask About Trucking Insurance

Top 3 Reasons a Fuel Card Can Help Your Trucking Business

Top 3 Reasons A Fuel Card Can Help Your Trucking Business Owning a fuel card as an owner-operator can benefit your trucking company in a variety of ways. Cut costs on fuel, easily load advances to cards for your drivers to use, or even get a line of credit [...]

By |2020-11-09T16:50:48-06:00March 27th, 2019|Tips for Drivers|Comments Off on Top 3 Reasons a Fuel Card Can Help Your Trucking Business
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