How To Build Strong Relationships Between Shippers and Trucking Companies

January 8th, 2021
How To Build Strong Relationships Between Shippers and Trucking Companies

When it comes to trucking companies, building strong relationships with shippers is integral to their success.

When it comes to trucking companies, building strong relationships with shippers is integral to their success. In fact, as a trucking business, understanding what shipping companies are looking for and how to best communicate with them can make all the difference in how you are able to get all the jobs done regularly. The reality is, improving your relationship with trucking companies and shippers can ultimately provide a united front that ensures things are moving forward in a reasonable manner and time frame. Here are some helpful and useful tips to help strengthen your relationship between shippers and trucking companies.  Read the rest of this entry »

How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

December 31st, 2020
How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

Here are some great things you can do to offer your support to truck drivers.

Truck drivers keep America moving. This year has proven many old adages true, especially this one. Without hard-working truck drivers, there would have been even more shortages than we’ve seen throughout this pandemic. They continue to work tirelessly to transport goods across the country and throughout the cities to keep stores stocked when we needed it the most. Like many professions that have selflessly served the nation through this, awesome truck drivers deserve thanks and recognition. Here are some great things you can do to offer your support.  Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Ways to Improve Semi-Truck Fuel Efficiency

December 25th, 2020
Simple Ways to Improve Semi-Truck Fuel Efficiency

If you’re looking for simple ways to improve the fuel efficiency of your rig, read on!

When you’re an owner-operator, you know that the price of diesel is one of the driving forces that determine your profit margin. When prices are up, your profits take a hit, and good fuel economy practices can be a saving grace. When prices are down, those same practices just expand your profit margin. If you’re looking for simple ways to improve the fuel efficiency of your rig, read on! Read the rest of this entry »

Winterizing Your Truck Fleet for Mid-Atlantic Winters

December 18th, 2020
Winterizing Your Truck Fleet for Mid-Atlantic Winters

Winter can be one of the most challenging times of the year for even experienced truck drivers and even worse for any ill-prepared truck fleet.

Many truckers would agree, the weather and environment can sometimes be the worst adversary to face on the road. The nasty weather conditions and road conditions can wreak havoc on your truck fleet and their many routes. The most extreme and difficult to work with conditions usually occur during the winter. Winter can be one of the most challenging times of the year for even experienced truck drivers and even worse for any ill-prepared truck fleet. As snow, sleet, and ice totals mount, a trucker’s ability to drive safely decreases substantially. All the vehicles in your truck fleet need to be prepared to drive on routes that get a lot of icy, snowy precipitation during the winter months. Read the rest of this entry »

These Simple Steps Can Help Truck Drivers Avoid an Accident

December 11th, 2020
These Simple Steps Can Help Truck Drivers Avoid an Accident

It’s important not to forget how truck drivers can best avoid accidents when they’re driving.

Truck drivers are trained to do their jobs and do them well, but there’s never any harm in brushing up on some tips to help avoid an accident. As much as safety is always urged, it can be easy to forget some of the fundamentals when you’re thinking about everything else that matters. Your mind may be focused on getting the job done efficiently, staying healthy and happy on the road, and more. It’s important not to forget how truck drivers can best avoid accidents when they’re driving. Read the rest of this entry »

How Truckers Can Handle Both Sides of Road Rage

December 4th, 2020
How Truckers Can Handle Both Sides of Road Rage

Truckers can keep a few things in mind if they ever start to feel mounting frustration or sense hostility from other drivers to overcome road rage before it gets worse.

Any driver who has been on the road for any amount of time can tell you that road rage is a very real thing. Truckers can sometimes find themselves in a position where they are angry at other drivers, or they are receiving that negativity from others. Either way, these can turn into dangerous situations that need to be diffused by keeping those emotions in check. Truckers can keep a few things in mind if they ever start to feel mounting frustration or sense hostility from other drivers to overcome road rage before it gets worse. Read the rest of this entry »

Qualities to Look for in a Trucking Service Provider

November 20th, 2020
Qualities to Look for in a Trucking Service Provider

Finding a trucking service provider to work with is an important aspect of running your business.

Finding a trucking service provider to work with is an important aspect of running your business. Whom you choose to partner with holds a significant role in your business’s supply chain distribution. To pick wisely, there are a few qualities you should keep in mind when looking for a trucking service provider you can depend on. If the trucking service provider seems to demonstrate these characteristics, you’re very likely going to have a successful experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Ways to Eliminate Distracted Truck Driving

November 13th, 2020
Ways to Eliminate Distracted Truck Driving

These precautions and preparations keep the focus on truck driving and less on the unimportant factors.

Of all the ways to practice safe truck driving, keeping one’s focus on the road and away from distractions should be a given. Yet, there will always be things that will try to divert the driver’s attention away from the road. When, not if, these distractions do come up, the driver faces unnecessary obstacles that can get in the way of safe truck driving. However, one can take a few steps before and during truck driving to eliminate as many distractions from the job at hand as possible. These precautions and preparations keep the focus on truck driving and less on the unimportant factors. Read the rest of this entry »

What To Think Over Before Team Truck Driving

November 6th, 2020
What To Think Over Before Team Truck Driving

Before you decide to sign up for team truck driving, here are a few factors to consider.

Trucking is often one of the lonelier careers and lifestyles to pursue. For some, it’s a wonderful aspect to enjoy so much privacy and independence. On the other hand, some drivers can have a hard time with so much silence and solidarity on the road. There are different ways to combat the loneliness aspect of trucking, and one of them is to consider team truck driving. When drivers make their deliveries with a partner, there are a couple of benefits to such an arrangement. Before you decide to sign up for team truck driving, here are a few factors to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

October 30th, 2020
What Can Semi-Truck Drivers Do To Keep Pedestrians Safe?

Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle.

When people are out on the road, everyone owes everyone some extent of responsibility to keep us all safe. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists should have the sense to keep themselves and others safe, as do semi-truck drivers. Eventually, semi-truck drivers will find themselves in close quarters with pedestrians in high-traffic places, like in a city or town. Pedestrians and cyclists should be but aren’t always careful, so there are some strategies semi-truck drivers can follow to keep others as safe as possible around their vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »