Roughly 90 percent of the trucking companies in the United States have 10 trucks or fewer. Many of those small trucking companies are able to service areas that larger carriers do not. However, making the connection between smaller carriers and...
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The current climate in the trucking industry is experiencing pressures from tariffs, technology, legislation, and gaps in the workforce. While trucking rates have seen an increase over the past months, despite doom and gloom analysts, online shopping has been making...
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Tariffs have impacted international trade, and the uncertainty among shippers may cause a ripple effect for LTL carriers. Instead of the crunch time shippers and LTL carriers experienced last year, things are slowing down. The trucking industry, on average, is...
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The threat of tariffs that created last year’s crunch for the trucking industry and drove up trucking rates seems to have normalized. Unfortunately, the normalization means rates are back to what they were two years ago, due to a “rubberband...
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2019 is shaping up to be an odd year for the trucking industry. On one side of the scale, the trucking industry is experiencing slower movement from manufacturers and retailers, which is compounded by looming tariffs. On the other end,...
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Back in December of 2017, the trucking industry switched to electronic logging devices. Those trucks with Automatic OnBoard Recording Devices (AOBRD) we grandfathered into the legislation and given an extension to install ELDs by the end of 2019. In late...
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Last year saw a rise in small trucking companies across the United States. Small trucking companies play a very integral part in supply chains by taking some of the burden off of large carriers during seasonal crunches, as well as...
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A little while back we told you about the upcoming USDOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a massive database containing the records of drivers which will allow carriers to see if truckers have been flagged for substance abuse. The Drug...
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We are no a month into hurricane season, and the projections for 2019 are much higher and more severe than we initially thought. As truckers are busy hauling everything from livestock to produce, manufactured goods, construction supplies, and raw materials,...
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Small trucking companies bridge the gap between large fleets and customers. Small trucking companies are able to offer last mile services and adapt to the rise of e-commerce, plus they are able to take on part of the burden during...
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