Top Blogs of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018
by Erika Nieman | December 28, 2017
This is one of my favorite times of year, but not for the reasons you might guess. Even though I love being able to eat too many cookies and give presents to family and friends, what I cherish most about the end of a year is looking forward to the new one.
Recently, we learned that we were selected as one of the Top 100 Trucking Blogs by Feedspot. We were thrilled when we came in at number 24!
We started the Apex blog in 2012 with a couple of goals in mind. First and foremost, we want to provide valuable information to the trucking industry and especially the small trucking companies we work with. In our business, we’re only successful if our clients are successful. Our team works hard to identify issues and topics that will be important or meaningful.
In the last five years we’ve published over 500 articles on all things trucking. We’ve written about new trucking regulations, truck shows, tips to run a trucking business, and even some of the best trucking movies ever! Being named a top trucking blog reminds us that our core mission is to publish news and information you can use to run and grow your trucking company.
As I look back at the most popular blog posts we published in 2017, I see an audience that is trying to start, grow, and manage successful trucking companies. With all the changes happening in the trucking industry, we hope that we’re a voice you trust. Here are the top 5 blog posts of 2017.
Up for discussion here is not whether the trucking industry as a whole is profitable, but how do you make sure your trucking company is profitable? Knowledge is power and the more information you have, the better decisions you can make. We listed a few key pieces of information you should have.
With ELDs being such a hot topic this year, we did a lot of research on them and wrote this white paper you can download for free. We understand that it’s a hassle to have to switch, but we found a lot of ways ELDs can save you time and money in the long run.
The number of women in the trucking industry continues to grow. Many women see trucking as a way to be in control of their own future. We talked to one inspiring woman who owns her own trucking company about her experience.
This is a topic that is close to our hearts. We get a lot of questions about budgeting, profit and loss statements, and how to make sure your financials are healthy. These are some of the basics, and we hope it gives you a place to start!
One more about that little thing that dominated the trucking industry this year. In the weeks and months leading up to the deadline, truckers and trucking companies were trying to figure out if they qualified for an exemption. To make a long story short, the ELD rule applies to most commercial motor vehicle drivers, but there are a few exceptions.
A Sneak Peek Ahead
With 2017 about to be in the books, what are we planning for 2018? This year, we’re going to dive deeper into the ins-and-outs of running trucking companies. We’re talking to successful entrepreneurs about how they did it and what you can do to follow in their footsteps. We’re going to examine issues that impact how you run your business every day, from finding freight and using technology to save time to the regulation changes that are sure to happen.