Riata Trucking – Using Every Tool To Succeed

Riata Trucking Using Every Tool To Succeed   Adrian Rodriguez’s reason for starting his company was simple – he wanted to be paid for his work. The company he originally leased with did not pay him consistently, so Adrian decided to cut out the middleman and go out on his own. [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|business, culture, Factoring|Comments Off on Riata Trucking – Using Every Tool To Succeed

Freight Broker or Dispatcher: What is the Difference?

Freight Broker or Dispatcher What is the Difference? When it comes to finding freight, carriers have several options. Load boards, freight brokers, and dispatchers dominate the industry. If you do not have time to search through the load boards yourself then you are probably thinking of using a freight [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|business, Factoring, Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on Freight Broker or Dispatcher: What is the Difference?

Leading by Example in the Trucking Industry

Leading by Example in the Trucking Industry Big Shaw Trucking John Shaw had big dreams when he started his company, Big Shaw Trucking, in 2014. “He told me he was going to grow his business so he could get out of his truck,” says Crystal, his TAFS Sales Representative. [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|business, culture|Comments Off on Leading by Example in the Trucking Industry

Waiting to Purchase an ELD will Hurt Your Business

Waiting to Purchase an ELD Will Hurt Your Business As you know, the ELD mandate will start December 18. That is less than 2 months away. There is no more time for a Hail Mary and the nominated head of the FMCSA is not going to stop the mandate. [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|business|Comments Off on Waiting to Purchase an ELD will Hurt Your Business

ELDs Protect Truck Drivers

ELDs Protect Truck Drivers Debunking ELD Myths The Hours of Service rules (HOS) came into existence in 1937 with the purpose of helping to prevent driver fatigue. Over the years, policies changed the distribution of the day’s drive time, but the core drive limits – 60/70 hours in 7/8 [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|business|Comments Off on ELDs Protect Truck Drivers

How to Start a Trucking Company – Calculating Your Operating Cost

How to Start a Trucking Company Calculating Your Operating Cost It is a good time to be a truck driver; freight rates are on the rise and keep climbing higher! You are probably starting to think about expanding your business, but before you do, you should stop and calculate [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|business, Starting a Trucking Company|Comments Off on How to Start a Trucking Company – Calculating Your Operating Cost

Strong Relationships Create Success – J & J Hernandez, INC. and TAFS

Strong Relationships Create Success J & J Hernandez, INC. and TAFS At TAFS, we are changing how people view freight factoring. We are not just a financial institution. We are people helping people in the trucking industry succeed. By offering our clients quality, personal relationships, we can make a [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|business, culture, Factoring|Comments Off on Strong Relationships Create Success – J & J Hernandez, INC. and TAFS

Tips on Accepting FEMA Loads

Tips on Accepting FEMA Loads After a natural disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) calls on the trucking industry to help haul loads to relief sites. “These loads tend to come with higher rates, but pay attention to the details,” says DJ Crocker, TAFS Director of Risk Management, [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|business|Comments Off on Tips on Accepting FEMA Loads

Hurricane Harvey isn’t a Match for Mr. Pap Logistics

Hurricane Harvey isn’t a Match for Mr. Pap Logistics The best aspect of the trucking industry is its people. We are a close-knit community. If you need help, there is always someone to give you a hand. Mr. Pap Logistics is a shining example of trucking’s nobility. Even when [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|business, culture, Factoring|Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey isn’t a Match for Mr. Pap Logistics

America Runs on Trucking

America Runs on Trucking The trucking industry is the heart of modern America and truck drivers are the life’s-blood keeping America going. Truck drivers, like you, traverse every corner of the continent, hauling everything from oil to toothpaste. You supply hospitals with medicine. You deliver produce to grocery stores. [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|business, culture|Comments Off on America Runs on Trucking