Top Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

September 19th, 2019
5 Considerations for Delivering Oversized Loads

Are you aware of the extra precautions that go into delivering oversized loads?

Shipping wide or oversized loads presents its own particular set of challenges in the trucking industry. These challenges are similar to the ones associated with following typical trucking loading regulations or safety precautions on the road. However, like the shipments oversized trucks carry, some of these challenges are widened.

Tractors, bulldozers, large construction materials, and manufactured homes are just a couple of examples of oversized shipments. For transporting these shipments, even a more specialized flatbed service won’t always be enough. There are special regulations to follow and permits needed to move loads this large.

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4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

September 12th, 2019
4 Trucking Truths About Flatbed Service

Flatbed service is a special type of trucking. Here are 4 truths about it.

Flatbed service is different than your typical trailer-hauling type trucking. With flatbed shipping, the freight is not enclosed in a dry van or temperature-controlled trailer. The freight is neither loaded or unloaded from docks. Instead, the goods are typically taken to its designated site and can be unloaded from all angles of the flatbed. You usually see flatbeds transporting oversized construction materials, machinery, or vehicles like cars.

Flatbed hauling entails some special considerations in the trucking industry. Let’s take a look at some of the truths about flatbed service.

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3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

September 4th, 2019
3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

Here’s the low-down on dropped trailer service.

Like several other lines of work, the trucking industry is full of jargon. We already know about the importance of trucking in the United States, so it makes sense to inform the average person on trucking terminology that may be useful to them and, more importantly, their business. Truckers know what a dropped trailer is, and trucking companies might be trying to sell their dropped trailer services to a shipper. What does that mean for you? Here are three questions we’ve answered about dropped trailers to tell you what you need to know.

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A Short Guide to Long Haul Trucking

August 30th, 2019
A Short Guide to (Surviving) Long Haul Trucking

Here’s our guide to making those long haul trips. What are some of your tips?

When you’re on the road for a long haul trucking job, it can usually go one of two ways; either you’re prepared and have a great comfortable time, or you’re miserable. Working long hauls can be grueling, but they’re necessary for the industry, and when prepared, they can even be fun. If you follow a few tricks, you’ll be able to take on the long haul trucking trips with nothing to fear! 

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Trucking Services Using Technology for Safety and Savings

August 21st, 2019
Adding trucking technology to trucking companies' fleets improves safety, saves money, and saves time.

Trucking services stay safe and stay competitive with modern technology.

While some trucking technology isn’t new and immensely groundbreaking, these innovations are helping trucking companies maintain safety and savings. Trucking services have added certain trucking tech for multiple good reasons. Some additions in the past few months or years have been for trucking service regulatory reasons. Others just make sense to keep the trucker, truck, and cargo safe.

Today we compiled a list of pretty standard trucking technology you would find in most fleets today. These add-ons help trucking companies improve their overall logistics. Trucking services can be made more accurate, faster, and safer in the process. Further, adding these technology to your fleet can keep your trucking service competitive.

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5 Reasons Why Truck Driving School Can Be Worth It

August 14th, 2019
Truck Driving

Is truck driving school worth it for you? Find out what some of the big benefits may be of getting your trucking education.

When it comes time to make a change in your life, the decision can be a stressful one, especially when that decision has long-term consequences impacting your future. Deciding on an educational path that leads to a career, while a stressful decision, is often a good one if the career is solid. Many people who consider getting a CDL to become a truck driver worry that it is not a good career choice. The truth is that going to truck driving school and obtaining a CDL is a good choice and provides many benefits. 

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5 Desert Driving Tips For Truck Drivers

August 8th, 2019
Learn about five desert driving tips for truck drivers.

Learn about five desert driving tips for truck drivers.

North America has four major deserts: the Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan, and Sonoran. Driving through these deserts as a trucker can be dangerous, and it’s crucial to be as prepared as possible. Continue reading for five important desert driving tips that all truck drivers should know before driving through the Southwest states. Read the rest of this entry »

How Truck Drivers Can Protect Their Cargo And Avoid Theft

August 2nd, 2019
Learn how truck drivers can protect their cargo and avoid theft while on the road.

Learn how truck drivers can protect their cargo and avoid theft while on the road.

Theft is a huge concern in the trucking industry, and all truckers need to look after their cargo and know how to avoid theft while remaining safe. Continue reading for a few tips on how truckers can protect their cargo and prevent theft while on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Things To Know Before Beginning CDL Training

July 25th, 2019
Check out three important things to know before beginning CDL training.

Check out three important things to know before beginning CDL training.

Before starting a career in trucking, there are many things that new drivers need to know. CDL training is a crucial part of becoming a trucker, and while obtaining a CDL won’t result in automatically getting hired, it’s important to attend a paid CDL training program. Continue reading for three things new truckers should know before beginning CDL training. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Mountain Driving Tips All Truckers Should Know

July 19th, 2019
Check out these four essential mountain driving tips that all truckers should know.

Check out these four essential mountain driving tips that all truckers should know.

Mountain driving can be challenging for truck drivers, especially for rookies who have never experienced it before. It is crucial to know all about the basic safety rules before attempting mountain driving to remain as safe as possible. Continue reading for a few critical mountain driving tips that all truckers should know! Read the rest of this entry »