Posts Tagged ‘trucking industry’

Driving Tips to Help Truck Drivers in Winter Weather

Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Driving Tips to Help Truck Drivers in Winter Weather

Here are some tips we have for truck drivers to help them safely drive through winter weather.

As temperatures drop, it becomes more difficult for truck drivers to navigate through the weather. There are many problems that truck drivers have to handle when temperatures get low enough. Poor visibility is a concern, and tire traction isn’t nearly as strong, among other issues.

Fortunately, you can apply certain safety measures to make sure you keep yourself as safe as possible when on the road. Here are some tips we have for truck drivers to help them safely drive through winter weather. (more…)

4 Goals That Truck Drivers Should Strive to Achieve

Friday, January 29th, 2021
Goals That Truck Drivers Should Have Evan Transportation

Like any professionals, truck drivers should want to do well and build a good reputation and business.

Like any professionals, truck drivers should want to do well and build a good reputation and business. You have to take responsibility for yourself and set goals for your improvement.  There are likely several goals or metrics that your trucking company wants you to meet. These possibly overlap with their goals, but if they don’t, you should undoubtedly add these to your list and try to achieve them for every delivery.

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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 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…)

The 4 Seasons of Trucking and Transportation

Friday, 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. (more…)

Impact of the ELD Mandate in the Trucking Industry

Friday, April 24th, 2020
Impact of the ELD Mandate in the Trucking Industry

Those within the trucking industry are feeling the effects of the ELD mandate, and it has impacted consumers as well.

ELDs, or Electronic Logging Devices, are meant to track truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) to ensure compliance with regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As of December 16, 2019, all carriers and drivers who apply to the ELD rule must use ELDs. The ELD mandate has been a subject of contention among those within the trucking industry. Carrier companies, law-makers, and truck drivers alike have their own opinions of the mandate. The new rule also impacts the various customers and consumers who rely on the trucking industry.  (more…)

Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Why Transportation Services and Employees are Essential

Transportation services and workers can’t slow down as they play a vital role in maintaining critical society infrastructures and supporting other essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Those working in trucking and transportation services are still reporting for work every day as millions of others are staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Transportation services and personnel have always been essential to the delivery of various goods and products, and the importance of this task has only become more pressing as our nation responds to the current public health crisis. Transportation and logistics workers continue to provide critical infrastructure services that keep us safe and comfortable, all the while supporting countless other essential workers at the frontlines battling the spread of COVID-19. (more…)

Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

Friday, February 7th, 2020
Intermodal Drayage in the Transportation Industry

Intermodal drayage is a big deal, especially here in the mid-Atlantic region.

Intermodal drayage plays a considerable role in this nation’s transportation industry. Most people do not realize the significance of drayage in managing supply chains, or the incredible logistics that go into facilitating drayage. As an intermodal drayage carrier, along with offering other trucking services, Evan Transportation can help with your drayage needs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Let’s further explore this specialty transportation service to understand it’s importance, and what we can anticipate in the future of intermodal drayage. (more…)

What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

Friday, December 27th, 2019
What’s Impacting The Trucking Industry in 2020?

E-commerce and fuel prices continue to play some big roles in the trucking industry.

The new year is quickly approaching, as are new trends in the trucking industry. Many aspects directly influence the performance of the sector as a whole. To understand what to expect from the trucking industry in 2020, here are some trends and topics that will influence trucking companies’ successes or pitfalls in the coming year. (more…)

3 Questions Answered About Dropped Trailer Service

Wednesday, 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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