While the trucking industry is making strides to diagnose and combat conditions like diabetes and sleep apnea, there are still a number of physical and repetitive stress injuries linked to driving for long hours on the road. Nearly 50 percent...
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Truckers are spending more time in detention, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Drivers have been experiencing more delays during pickup and delivery compared to previous years. However, the data on detention times may be skewed due to last...
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Whether they are routine checks, spot checks, or something else, highway patrol stops can potentially ruin a trucker’s day. Highway patrol stops can cause truckers to lose time and mileage, place them out of service, or worse. So how can...
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As Washington moves forward with plans to relax hours of service regulation for drivers, concerns about trucker safety are rising. The ATA is pushing for a balance between trucker safety and flexibility, but the latest round of concerns includes more...
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We have been hearing the word “recession” come up quite a bit for the past few months. If you read three different news sources, you are going to come away with three different answers about whether or not the trucking...
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For the past few years, the trucking industry had the benefit of flexible credit standards. As the economy recovered from the Great Recession of 2008, lenders saw the importance of the trucking industry and the revenue generated by trucking companies...
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We are used to hearing about scams targeting the elderly, and even scams involving getting people’s credit card numbers by pretending to be computer technicians. However, the latest scam comes in the form of a DOT email and targets truckers...
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Every trucking company needs capital to maintain and grow operations. In the trucking industry, fleet owners rely on loans for everything from working capital, to smooth out uneven revenue cycles, and to expand their companies. However, freight factoring can also...
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A few months back, there was talk in Washington, DC about relaxing the HOS rules set by the FMCSA. Initially designed with an emphasis on safety and efficiency, the HOS rules that went hand-in-hand with the ELD mandate in December...
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Last year, the mad dash by shippers to move products and materials from overseas and across the border ended with the trucking industry generating roughly $100 billion more than previous years. While 2019 saw a big wind-down compared to the...
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