Small trucking companies have great potential for growth this year. At the same time, they also can easily fall into the same traps as larger fleets, but faster. Making payroll, maintaining equipment, and keeping ample capital reserves for hiring are...
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Last month, the proposal for the Green New Deal was unveiled in Washington, DC. As a whole, the Green New Deal proposes an economic stimulus and incentive program to combat climate change. Contained in the official language are directives for...
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Fleet of all sizes are positioning themselves for growth in the upcoming months. Whether that means expanding facilities, acquiring additional vehicles, increasing recruitment efforts, or launching marketing campaigns to reach into new territories, the time is right for growth in...
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Detention time is a very old and ongoing issue in the trucking industry. In fact, the time spent waiting while shipments are loaded and unloaded ranks as one of the top problems frequently cited by truckers. Now, Uber Freight is...
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The idea of platooning has been tossed back and forth in the trucking industry for a few years now. Some saw it as a solution. Others saw it as a slippery slope to replacing the human element in the trucking...
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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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