Checklist: Can I Trust This Trucking Service?

September 25th, 2020
Checklist: Can I Trust This Trucking Service?

A shipper certainly isn’t short of options when looking for a carrier, so how can they know which carrier’s trucking service to trust?

Plenty of businesses depend on the right trucking service to make their company succeed and thrive. Therefore, there’s a lot of pressure for businesses to partner with a trustworthy and reputable trucking company that can provide the trucking service they need. A shipper certainly isn’t short of options when looking for a carrier, so how can they know which carrier’s trucking service to trust? If you’re looking for professionalism and dependability with your trucking service, then make sure the next carrier you work with meets these items on this checklist. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

September 18th, 2020
Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case.

The trucking industry sure doesn’t look like it used to. One area where that’s increasingly evident is the increased use of technology, like dash cameras being deployed by trucking companies. The use of dash cameras can impact so many different parts of trucking: your insurance, driver training, and overall safety. Deciding whether or not you should use dashboard cameras can be an expensive, challenging endeavor, though it isn’t a process without its benefits. More and more, drivers and trucking companies are using dash cameras, and it’s crucial to think about why that is the case. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

September 11th, 2020
Getting Certified for the Delivery of Hazardous Materials

Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay.

Completing the delivery of hazardous materials can be a significantly more dangerous job given the nature of the shipment and the operation of different vehicles. Therefore, the transportation industry has set up requirements for only certified truck drivers with special hazmat knowledge to fulfill these deliveries. Becoming a certified driver for the delivery of hazardous materials is not exceedingly challenging, and could set the driver up for a career with more opportunities and better pay. Here’s what you should know about the certification process in order to carry out safely and legally the delivery of hazardous materials. Read the rest of this entry »

Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

September 4th, 2020
Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

Both shippers and trucking companies can find ways to improve their operations with dropped trailers.

Both shippers and trucking companies can find ways to improve their operations with dropped trailers. The nature of dropped trailer service can cut down on time spent waiting for a shipment to be loaded or unloaded. Paired with some other transportation services, dropped trailers could increase delivery efficiency while alleviating some time-related pressure. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips to Make Your Trucking Cabin Feel More Like Home

August 28th, 2020
Tips to Make Your Trucking Cabin Feel More Like Home

What are some ways to bring the comforts of home with you in your trucking cabin?

When out on the road, the long drive and hours can make one feel homesick because of all the nights one spends away from home. Many trucking employees and drivers eventually find ways to make the separation from home and hobbies easier. Today we’ll discuss a few tips and tricks to make your trucking cabin feel more like home. Read the rest of this entry »

How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

August 21st, 2020
How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

Here are some tips trucking companies follow to manage their fleet and truck drivers during these times of uncertainty.

As a result of COVID-19, we know that the trucking industry has experienced major disruptions and may continue to do so throughout the upcoming seasons. Working in trucking and transportation can already be a stressful job under normal conditions, but now trucking companies are trying to cope during these uncertain times. Trucking companies need to help their fleet navigate this “new normal,” Some are rising to the occasion. Here are some tips trucking companies follow to manage their fleet and truck drivers during these times of uncertainty. Read the rest of this entry »

Instances of When Flatbed Service is Regularly Used

August 14th, 2020
Instances of When Flatbed Service is Regularly Used

Beyond the transportation industry, those in manufacturing, construction, and agriculture will, at some point, need flatbed service to conduct some aspect of their operations.

Flatbed service calls for a flatbed truck to transport loads that are either oversized or in unusual configurations. Beyond the transportation industry, those in manufacturing, construction, and agriculture will, at some point, need flatbed service to conduct some aspect of their operations. Whatever products you need hauling for your business, think about whether the load size or weight may make shipping with a trailer an unnecessary difficulty. Instead, consider using a flatbed service to move your load like so many others regularly do. Read the rest of this entry »

How Truck Drivers Navigate Stormy Road Conditions

August 7th, 2020
how to drive during stormy road conditions

Navigating stormy road conditions can become more manageable with these tips.

With all the talk of hurricane Isaias going around, many of us are concerned about our safety. For truck drivers, that means it’s a good time for a refresher on how truck drivers can best navigate those stormy roads. When you’re out on a long trip or just dealing with slick conditions, your safety can be put in real peril. Truckers don’t want to do anything less than a spectacular job, but they also want to make sure they’re safe while doing so. Even once Isaias passes, staying safe during stormy road conditions is always something to be aware of. Truck drivers should take these tips for navigating stormy road conditions to heart when they head out during circumstances that are less than ideal. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Selecting A Trailer Lease Service

July 31st, 2020
Tips for Selecting A Trailer Lease Service

The good news for small businesses is that a good trailer lease service can help you safely and timely deliver your products and supplies.

Whether they need one, five, or a larger fleet, tractor-trailers are the go-to option for many businesses and companies who need to move products or supplies. These items can be transported to warehouses, production facilities, or retailers. Today, this is a vital step in the economic process of the country. The good news for small businesses is that a good trailer lease service can help you safely and timely deliver your products and supplies. Read the rest of this entry »

The 4 Seasons of Trucking and Transportation

July 24th, 2020
The 4 Seasons of Trucking and Transportation

Like most other business and industry types, the trucking and transportation sector experience ebbs and flows of demand, categorized into seasons.

There’s no denying that the trucking and transportation industry provides their essential services year-round and that there’s always a supply and demand for these services. Like most other business and industry types, the trucking and transportation sector experience ebbs and flows of demand. These can be categorized into seasons. It’s worth noting these seasonal shifts and attributes because it affects demand for drivers, fuel cost, service rates, and much more. Despite the disruptive effects of COVID-19 on the industry this year, trucking and transportation work tend to follow these four seasonal trends. Read the rest of this entry »