Trucking Safety Tip of the Month: Cargo Theft

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In 2016, there were 1,614 incidents of cargo theft, heavy commercial vehicle theft, and supply chain fraud in the United States. This month’s Trucking Safety Tip of the Month post aims to educate the trucking community on the pervasiveness of cargo theft and how to prevent it. 5 Steps Toward Preventing Cargo Theft According to […]

Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry 2017

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On October 23rd, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) published the results of the 2017 Top Industry Issues survey. ATRI developed the “Top Ten” list using a formula assigning quantitative values to respondents’ rankings of issues facing the industry. The report presents the findings of the 2017 annual survey, […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 2016 Trucking Industry Contributions

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Today marks the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) 2017. While it’s quite hard to fathom everything truck drivers do for our country, this post is going to try to illustrate the trucking industry’s impact on our economy. 2016 Trucking Statistics The American Trucking Association released its ATA American Trucking Trends 2017 in mid-August. […]

How to Avoid a Buyer Scam in the Trucking Industry

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For those operating under their own authority, purchasing trucking equipment is arguably one of the most frustrating and exciting aspects of being a driver. While buying new is oftentimes preferable, it’s not an option for everyone. We live in the age of buy/sell, where many turn to sites like Craigslist to find pre-owned items at a discounted […]

Transportation Industry 2017 – Political Outlook

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With the new year came a new president. President Trump took office on January 20th and is part of an administration that is sure to see some major changes unfold in the transportation sector over the next four years. Here are a few ways lives may be impacted by politics when it comes to transportation, especially in […]

Transportation Industry in 2017 – Rules and Regulations

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The end of 2016 was a tad hectic when it came to following updates on the various rules and regulations impacting the transportation industry. We witnessed the passing of the Entry-Level Minimum Training Requirements and Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse final rules, while the Overtime rule was blocked. Rules and regulations impacting the trucking industry will continue […]

10 Steps to Becoming an Owner Operator

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For the last year, our Becoming an Owner Operator series aimed to help those interested in becoming an owner operator navigate the ins and outs of the trucking industry. Here are our 10 steps to becoming an owner operator: Step #1 Evaluate Your Personal Considerations Whether you’re an individual considering a career that allows you to […]

Top 4 Trends Driving Vocational Truck Design in 2016

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With 2016 dwindling down, let’s take a look at the four vocational truck design trends that took the market by storm this past year. #1 Automatics make their move Manufacturers have focused on maximizing driver comfort and minimizing fatigue to attract younger drivers to the trucking industry. The younger generations want to drive in a […]