Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

How To Build Strong Relationships Between Shippers and Trucking Companies

Friday, 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.  (more…)

How To Show Gratitude to Awesome Truck Drivers

Thursday, 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.  (more…)

Qualities to Look for in a Trucking Service Provider

Friday, 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. (more…)

Common Hours of Service Violations Truck Drivers Make

Friday, October 9th, 2020
Common Hours of Service Violations Truck Drivers Make

While the hours of service regulations aren’t too difficult to understand, truck drivers and the companies they work for can run into problems with keeping accurate logs of these hours, thus resulting in violations.

Hours of service (HOS) regulations are in place to keep drivers and others on the road safe. These rules dictate when and how long truck drivers can be on duty and driving for their carrier companies. While the hours of service regulations aren’t too difficult to understand, truck drivers and the companies they work for can run into problems with keeping accurate logs of these hours, thus resulting in violations. Further, these can seem like minor infractions at the time, but accruing several HOS violations reflects poorly on a trucking service. These are the most common violations truck drivers can make when it comes to abiding by their hours of service. (more…)

Why It’s Easier Than You Think to Eat Healthy While Trucking

Friday, October 2nd, 2020
Why It's Easier Than You Think to Eat Healthy While Trucking

When talking about long-distance trucking, healthy eating is one of those things that probably does not come to mind.

When talking about long-distance trucking, healthy eating is one of those things that probably does not come to mind. Between the long hours of sitting, cheap takeout or gas station snacks, or the preserved food required to make the journey, there doesn’t seem like many opportunities to choose healthy items. However, what if we told you there was a way to keep a healthy diet and eating habits despite the naysayers? There are several different methods to stick to healthy eating and to avoid unhealthy situations even when you have a long road ahead. (more…)

Checklist: Can I Trust This Trucking Service?

Friday, 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. (more…)

Why Do Trucking Companies Use Dash Cameras on Their Fleets?

Friday, 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. (more…)

Boosting Delivery Efficiency with Dropped Trailers

Friday, 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. (more…)

Tips to Make Your Trucking Cabin Feel More Like Home

Friday, 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. (more…)

How Trucking Companies Can Deal with Uncertain Times

Friday, 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. (more…)