Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

How Your Trucking Fleet Can Improve Its Fuel Economy

Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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Reducing fuel consumption is a must have for any trucking fleet to stay as economical as possible.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and other factors, gasoline and fuels, especially diesel fuels, have been going up in price recently. This is a hindrance to any trucking fleet since they are now more expensive to maintain and keep on the move. While truck manufacturing companies are hard at work trying to maintain the best fuel economy possible per truck to conserve money and the environment, much research and development have been put on hold due to the pandemic. And with not as many people on the road, it makes sense for gas prices to be at a premium for providers to keep up with the normally required profit to stay afloat. When looking for trucks to add to a trucking fleet, most fleet owners say that they look especially for trucks that have a good fuel economy. But what exactly can trucking fleets do as a whole to keep the fuel economy at its best rate? Read to find out.

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Consider These 5 Points Before You Pursue a Truck Driving Career

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

If you’re considering a truck driving career, you should be aware that it is not for everyone, while it is a great profession. There are often issues like long hours and loneliness that make it difficult for some people to adjust to the truck driving lifestyle. There are also plenty of misconceptions about the field that make people think that it is a better career choice for them than it is. Before you commit to a training program or career change, read these five points about truck driving.

Before you commit to a training program or career change into trucking, consider these five points about a truck driving career.

 

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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…)