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Keep Truckers Connected

The life of a trucker isn’t an easy one. There are long hours, long distances, long waits, and long periods of loneliness. What’s especially hard is being away from family for days, weeks, and sometimes even months. That separation can put an emotional and psychological strain on anybody behind the wheel of a big rig.

There are, however, convenient solutions to keep truckers connected to their families, their communities, and their world. You guessed it, this is where technology comes in. We’re going to explore the personal, life-affirming side of cell phones, video chat, emails, texts, apps, and social media. Yet this isn’t necessarily about all that electronic gadgetry. This is more about how important it is to use it to stay connected while you’re on the road.

April 9, 2019
Trucking Industry
In the last 20 years, the trucking industry has welcomed an influx of women, Hispanics, Indian-Americans, Eastern Europeans, and other minorities that have steadily transformed the trucking industry landscape. We also have organizations representing that diversity such as Women in Trucking (WIT), Laredo Motor Carriers Association (LMCA), and North American Punjabi Trucking Association (NAPTA).
March 7, 2019
Apex Startup Program
Our latest Lunch & Learn event, dubbed “Learn How to Start Your Trucking Company,” was held January 25, 2019 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Arlington. Our Apex Startup Program team was in attendance providing valuable information and answering questions about the complex process of starting a trucking company.
February 4, 2019
Top Stories of 2018
Here we are again. It’s December and we’re busy preparing for 2019. 2018 was a busy year in the trucking industry. We saw the ELD requirement and enforcement period come into effect. Freight rates and fuel prices fluctuated. Natural disasters…
December 10, 2018
Social media for the trucking company
Social media can be so many things. Social media is where you can be entertained with funny memes or cat videos, how you stay connected to family and friends, or where you get your news. You can love or hate…
December 5, 2018
Trucking Songs
Trucking Songs Bring Smiles and Positive Attitudes Music keeps us moving. It gives us wheels – emotionally, psychologically, and physically. A team of scientists conducting research at the University of Missouri confirmed that music can boost your mood. When you…
October 30, 2018
Common Carrier
The FMCSA Removes Registration Distinction Between Common and Contract Carrier Recently, common carrier authority and contract carrier authority were two separate types of operating authorities. Each authority costs you $300. That means if you wanted both you had to cough…
October 22, 2018
Build a Freight Bill
Most trucking company owners start out with one truck and a dream. They’ve spent their years in the trucking industry driving a truck and are over-the-road hauling experts. However, operating your own business is a completely different challenge and requires…
October 3, 2018
Budgeting Success Practice
10 Budgeting Best Practices of Successful Trucking Businesses Owning a trucking business can be challenging. So much so in fact, that only 15% of newly formed trucking companies make it to their second year of operation, according to Avondale Partners….
September 24, 2018
What’s the Difference Between a Freight Broker and a Freight Forwarder? Should trucking companies know the difference between a freight forwarder and a freight broker? You might think the answer is no if you’re getting paid, but that’s the exact…
August 16, 2018