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Trucking Industry News Update 5/22/17

Stuck in Traffic Costly for the Trucking Industry Time is money, especially for the trucking industry. In 2015, congestion on our national highway system cost the trucking industry $63.4 billion, according to just-released findings by the American Transportation Research Institute. … Continued

Tips for New Truck Drivers

If you’re thinking of becoming a truck driver, now is a great time. According to the American Trucking Association, the for-hire trucking industry is facing a shortage of roughly 48,000 truck drivers to haul up to 70% of our nation’s … Continued

Trucking Industry News Update 1/12/17

Here are the biggest headlines in the trucking news this week. Foxx Releases Beyond Traffic 2045 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx released the final Beyond Traffic 2045 report highlighting the country’s transportation challenges over the next three decades. Read more … Continued

Trucking Industry News Update 1/6/17

Diesel Prices Continue to Climb The average retail diesel price increased 4.6 cents to $2.586 per gallon, the highest price since August 17, 2015, according to the Department of Energy. Read more from American Trucker and Transport Topics. Amazon Files … Continued

The Road Less Traveled

Tips for Truck Drivers on Unfamiliar Roads Getting to explore new cities and towns as you drive across the country is one of the perks of being a long haul truck driver. But even trucking pros can get lost and … Continued

Apex Talks Freight Factoring with iTruck Radio

Have you ever wondered why factoring is so prevalent in the trucking industry? Have you considered what makes an ideal freight factoring customer? Are you curious what government regulations could change the way truckers do business? Apex Capital’s Sales and … Continued

Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Truck driving in winter weather can be especially challenging. It can take a truck 3-12 times the distance to stop on winter roads versus dry roads. Thankfully, you can prevent accidents by checking that your truck is working properly before you … Continued

Trucking Initiatives for Military Veterans

The values and discipline instilled in our nation’s servicemen and women prepares them to have strong careers, especially in trucking. Recently, the FMCSA has made it easier for veterans to get into the trucking industry by simplifying the process to … Continued

What is the International Registration Plan (IRP)?

If you’re starting your own trucking company, you’re probably overwhelmed and a little confused with the registration and licensing processes, including the International Registration Plan (IRP). Let us explain what it is and how you can register, so you can … Continued

How to Be an Eco-Friendly Truck Driver

“O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain…” –America The Beautiful, Katharine Lee Bates. Arguably one of the best parts of being a truck driver is getting to see beautiful scenery while you’re hauling on our nation’s highways. … Continued