As of the end of last year, truck tonnage rose to the largest annual gain in two decades. A deeper dive into this record high allowed analysts to gain more insight on suspected trends in the trucking industry and the...
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The demands placed on the trucking industry last year opened the doors for smaller carriers to carve out a larger market share for themselves. Smaller carriers worked with shippers to haul loads along irregular routes and even offset some of...
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The current driver shortage is not breaking news by any means. The trucking industry warned shippers that trends and conditions could lead to a shortage years ago. Many thought it was a strategy to give carriers more control in negotiations....
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Trucks are constantly undergoing changes in design. Better engines, less wind drag, improved wheel bases – these are all things designed to make trucks perform better without hindering the experience of the driver. Now there is a new motion to...
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With a strong economic climate and a market that favors the trucking industry, more truckers are becoming independent owner-operators. This shift is allowing owner-operators to take more control of their careers and earn money at rates the industry hasn’t seen...
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The trucking industry saw turnover drop by more than ten percent at the end of a very robust peak season. Even if trends for 2019 have yet to be established, this is one number everyone is happy to see declining....
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Safety is an ongoing focus within the trucking industry. While there are always outside circumstances that can prevent a 100% safety record for the industry, there are ways in which drivers and fleet owners can further improve safety without getting...
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  Late last month, The US Transportation Department rules that California’s regulations on truckers were too strict. While many may not like the Federal guidelines for hours of service, the ruling sets precedent to prevent other states from restricting the...
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Last year saw major growth in the trucking industry. Agreements with shippers gave trucking companies more leverage, and demand for capacity trucks for large shipments provided revenue for many fleets to act on plans for growth in 2019. However, the...
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In an ideal setting, shippers and carriers would understand their symbiotic relationship and work together to keep supply chains running efficiently. However, this past year showed that driver availability and the demand for capacity caused confusion and tension. Trucks were...
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