Becoming an Owner Operator: Invoice Factoring 101

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This week’s post aims to explain the benefit of factoring to an owner operator’s operation. Unfortunately, it only pertains to those who have chosen to operate under their own authority. However, it never hurts to take a read, especially if obtaining your own authority may be in your future. What is Factoring? According to the Business Dictionary, […]

ATRI Releases Findings on Fleet Fuel Economy and Usage

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On Monday, October 17, 2016, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the results from its investigation into fleet fuel economy and fuel usage. Nearly 100 fleet managers provided their views on current and future trends in fuel-saving technologies, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of alternatives fuels. These fleets operate just over 114,500 […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Load Boards

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Last month’s Becoming an Owner Operator blog post explained the advantages and disadvantages of being on a master insurance policy. This week’s post will discuss load boards. Load Board Flashback. Before the new age of technology, load boards were physical screens found in truck stops. These screens displayed a seemingly endless scroll of available loads, along with […]

Prepare for Operation Safe Driver Week 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will be during the week of October 16-22, 2016. The week is dedicated to spotlighting unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger vehicle drivers. 2015 Operation Safe Driver Week Results In 2015, law enforcement officers pulled over 21,012 CMV drivers and […]

Becoming an Owner Operator: Master Insurance Policy

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Our last Becoming an Owner Operator post discussed the different trucking insurance coverages an owner operator needs. These differ depending on whether s/he decides to lease onto a motor carrier or operate under his or her own authority. This post is for those who have leased onto a motor carrier and are exploring their insurance options. It […]

Prepare for CVSA’s Brake Safety Week 2016

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week will be during the week of September 11-17, 2016. Law enforcement officers across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses. They will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations. 2015 Brake Safety Week Results In 2015, out-of-service (OOS) violations […]

Protecting Your Storage Tank System from Flooding

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In the month of July, Minnesota experienced some serious rainfall. So much, in fact, that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued a notice on how to prevent water from entering a storage tank system. Tips to Prevent Water from Entering Storage Tank System Ensure tank fill caps are in good condition. Water can easily leak […]

Charity Spotlight: The Truckers Missing Child Project

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The Truckers Missing Child Project was started on Facebook by truck driver Dugal Trimble in 2012. Today, the page has nearly 6,700 likes and the twitter account (@TruckinActivism) has around 4,200 followers. When asked why he began The Truckers Missing Child Project in an interview with Truck News, Trimble explained, “I thought there needed to be some […]