Posts filed under: Trucking Tips

Throughout the United States, many carrier employees and owner-operators are ready to take the next step and launch their own trucking companies. They have the know-how and understanding of the industry, but starting a trucking company requires careful planning. There...
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Fuel expenses rank near the top of the biggest concerns for trucking companies of all sizes. The cost of fuel is a big part of every budget in the trucking industry, and prices can seemingly fluctuate overnight, making it difficult...
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In some regions of the United States, winter has already settled in with sharp drops in temperature, precipitation, and ice. While the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted warmer-than-usual temperatures throughout most of the country, Arctic Oscillation may...
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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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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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When your trucking business is thriving, it is natural to think about expanding. But don’t jump into it. Take the time to consider four important elements of a successful expansion. You Need a Strategic Plan   When you take the...
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It may seem like there are very few physical requirements of a truck driver, since much of the time is spent in a sitting position, driving down the road. However, there are some basic physical requirements which, if not met,...
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Truck drivers spend a great deal of time on the road, and after seeing pretty much the same sights for mile after mile, hour after hour, it can easily happen that a truck driver becomes hypnotized by the road. This of...
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Are you a new truck driver or hoping to break into the transportation industry?  Here are ten helpful success tips from experienced truck drivers who know this business. Befriend Your Dispatcher.Your dispatcher should be your new best friend.  Often, they...
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The demand for truck drivers is exploding across America these days, and it is estimated that over the next decade that more than six times the current 35,000 drivers will be needed, to haul freight from coast-to-coast and all destinations...
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