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Top 5 Stories of 2016

by Erika Nieman | December 30, 2016

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It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost over. This year, the trucking industry prepared for the upcoming ELD mandate, struggled with falling diesel prices, saw Donald Trump win the Presidential election, and followed the first freight delivery by a self-driving truck.

We monitored these stories in our weekly Trucking Industry Update and kept you informed with blog posts on all things trucking this year. Here are our top stories you enjoyed most in 2016.

1. Freight Brokers vs. Freight Forwarders: What’s The Difference?

Knowing what type of company you’re working with helps you understand how your freight is protected. In this post, we shared the differences between the two and how it can affect you.

2. What’s the Difference between the URS and UCR?

Trucking regulations are constantly changing, so we consider it our job to keep you in the know. The FMCSA rolled out its new Unified Registration System (URS) late last year, leading to some confusion between it and the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR). This post cleared that up.

3. International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

IFTA taxes can be a big headache for truckers. In this quick video, Reghan Orman, the head of our Startup Program made it easy to understand what IFTA is, how IFTA taxes are calculated, and when they’re due.

4. Everything You Need to Know About the DOT New Entrant Safety Audit

If you’re thinking about starting a trucking company, you’ll need to schedule your New Entrant Safety Audit. In this article, we went over the basics of what it is and how to prepare.

5. How to Prep for a Level 1 DOT Inspection

Truck drivers won’t be able to escape DOT inspections anytime soon, but hopefully this post gave you good tips to help you prepare and make your inspection quick and easy.

Bonus Feature7 Steps to Starting a Successful Trucking Company

If you’ve thought about getting your authority, let 2017 be your year. This post will give you easy tips you can use to set your trucking company up for success.

Thanks to everyone who read our posts, shared our content, and connected with us on Facebook or Twitter in 2016. We hope you’ll subscribe to our blog to get all the great stories we have planned for you in 2017!




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about Erika Nieman

Erika Nieman
Erika is the Online Marketing Manager at Apex. With a background in journalism, she loves learning about people, data, and trends in the trucking industry. She loves creating content and experiences that will help truckers and trucking companies grow and thrive. When she’s not behind a computer in the office, you’ll probably find her at many of the truck shows Apex attends or reading a good book.