Can you believe that we are already in the latter half of 2018? Each year seems to fly by faster than the last and it is hard to keep up with the changes. Even as the trucking regulatory and technological landscape shifts beneath our feet, it is more important than ever that motor carriers keep … Read moreTop Concerns For Trucking Companies Going Into 2019
Some are beginning to openly wonder: Will soaring truck costs drive an increase in inflation? Consider the fundamentals behind this argument. We are currently operating in one of the tightest trucking markets in recent history. The overall increase in freight demand has been stoked by an expanding U.S. economy. The sharp increase in freight costs … Read moreWill Increased Freight Costs Drive Inflation?
Have you heard? The Trucking Alliance has come out calling for states to begin mandating intrastate ELD use. Also known as the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, the Trucking Alliance is known for taking interesting stands on particular issues. In this case, they are getting specific about what they think states should do regarding … Read moreELD Lessons Learned And Hour Of Service In The News
It is one of the hottest topics in trucking today: Autonomous and semi-autonomous big rigs. It has been a topic that has gone through a series of ups and down. One day pundits seem breathless about the potential then the next day it still appears many years off. No matter what side you come down … Read moreThe Latest Developments In Autonomous Trucking
State governments have been hard at work finding ways to invest in additional parking for truck drivers. Parking for truck drivers is an issue that is consistently at the top of everyone’s mind, yet it rarely gets enough attention as other issues – such as the ELD mandate and truck driver shortage. This is likely … Read moreTruck Parking Is Back In The Spotlight
With the truck driver shortage expected to swell to a net-negative 175,000 truck drivers by 2024, trucking companies have a lot at stake ensuring they are meeting goals, otherwise there simply might not be enough manpower to get our nation’s freight to where it needs to go. Also consider that the average replacement cost for … Read moreUsing Data To Enhance Truck Driver Incentive Programs
Everyone talks about the truck driver shortage, but how about the trailer shortage. There has been a huge surge in demand for Class 5 – 8 trucks, which then created a surge in trailer purchases. While OEMs who bring these products to market enjoy the benefits of a fatter bottom line and increased market share, … Read moreTrailer Shortages And Solar Panels Take Center Stage
There have been some pretty big movements in Washington D.C. as of late. With trucking advocacy organizations putting increasing pressure on Congress to address the Hours of Service issues in light of the new ELD mandate, it appears lawmakers might finally be spurred into action. This isn’t the only bill that has been introduced to … Read moreSay Hello To The HOURS Act
Whether you are looking to finance a new trucking company, finance equipment for your yard, or finance invoices, there are many money options available for owner-operators or others looking to become a part of – or expand – the trucking industry footprint. Owners of trucking companies understand how important it is to stay organized, keep … Read moreA Look At Financing Options For Trucking Companies
While switching your operation to biodiesel may seem daunting, it could be easier than you think. For motor carriers who are new to the fuel, time must be invested in learning the terminology and usage benefits of biodiesel. The first question is: What exactly is biodiesel in the first place? In short, biodiesel is an … Read moreWhat Are The Benefits Of Biodiesel for trucking companies?