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Healthiest Companies in America
Two and 12 – those numbers have a nice ring to them. We are so proud of two and 12. This is the second year Apex Capital is named one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health. That means we take the health and wellness of our employees very seriously. What about the 12? Well, this is the 12th year that Apex is named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas. We call it our lucky dozen. That honor is quite special because it’s all about our employees. Sarah King, Apex’s Health and Wellbeing Manager, offered some thoughts about the Healthiest Companies in America award. Apex was one of only 151 companies in the United States to earn this award in 2018. That number went down from 184 companies in 2017, when Apex first won. And Shelley Goodrum, Apex’s Chief Human Resources Officer, has watched Apex grow through the years and she’s pleased to know that the Best Companies to Work for in Texas honor reflects keeping all employees happy during that growth.
June 24, 2019
CDL
Are you ready to get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)? Trucking provides job security, good pay, good benefits, and great career opportunity. Trucking is a fast-growing industry. Eighty percent of all goods are moved by trucks, and the industry is looking to have a 21% increase by 2020. The median salary of a driver is about $67,000 annually and truck drivers often make more than some college graduates with only a fraction of the tuition and time spent in school. Truck driving school and CDL programs usually take about 7 weeks, which is great news for anyone who wants a trucking career and doesn’t want to spend 4 years in school to get there.
June 17, 2019
Trucking Contracts
We all know what a contract is – a legally binding piece of paper that says I will give you this and you will give me that. We both sign on the dotted line and we’re locked in. But trucking contracts aren’t that cut and dry. In the trucking industry, contracts aren’t always the standard kind. In trucking there are essentially three types of contracts – verbal agreement, paper or digital, and non-compete or non-solicitation.
June 10, 2019
Tweener Freight
Tweener loads minimize deadheading and can make an OTR run even more profitable. That’s exactly when a tweener load becomes a nice, extra money-making idea. That’s also why tweener freight and tweener load are phrases we’re hearing more now in the trucking industry.
May 22, 2019
International Roadcheck
t’s May. That means spring is in full swing, from fresh flowers to strong storms. It also means that June is around the corner and so is the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck. Are you ready? This year’s Roadcheck is June 4-6, a 72-hour blitz of commercial motor vehicle inspectors conducting inspections on commercial vehicles and drivers throughout North America.
May 7, 2019
bbb accreditation
The Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, remains the standard bearer organization for advancing marketplace trust. The non-profit BBB, which consists of 106 independently incorporated local chapters in the United States and Canada, makes it its mission to accredit businesses that meet and maintain a set of eight standards. What does BBB accreditation mean? The BBB accreditation process is essentially them putting their stamp of approval on a business based on their specific criteria. Why does it matter? Because it lets your potential customers know that your trucking company will be a trustworthy business partner. Think of it as a glowing business green light.
April 30, 2019
Four States with Additional Registration Requirements for Truckers
Truckers that plan to haul through Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, or Oregon are required to have specific weight distance permits. Trucks hauling heavy loads across America’s highways causes wear and tear on roads – it’s a fact. To counterbalance…
April 24, 2019
Hours of Service
During the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on hours of service has officially been filed with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for approval. Secretary Chao’s announcement at MATS was a big deal, but it’s hard to understand what it all means. We’re no experts when it comes to government regulation processes and we bet you aren’t either. That’s why we’re going to explain what you can expect to see before HOS changes are finalized.
April 17, 2019
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

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