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Higher Paying Freight: Challenges and Opportunities
March 28, 2017 | by Hannah Marcom

Forming a trucking company, getting a truck, and booking loads is how money is made in the trucking industry. It sounds easy, but there is a lot to consider when trying to figure out what kind of loads you want … Continued


Guide to MATS 2017
March 15, 2017 | by Erika Nieman

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is a sight to behold. MATS is known as the “largest annual trucking event in the world” and attracts thousands of people every year. If you’re planning to be in Louisville, Kentucky March 23-25, we … Continued

Is the Trucking Business Profitable?
March 6, 2017 | by Hannah Marcom

It all depends on how you run your business. Owning a trucking business means that your operational costs as well as your profits come from how many miles are spent out on the road. According to the American Transportation Research … Continued

Motor Vehicle Accident Tips for your Trucking Company
February 21, 2017 | by Sarah Schimpff

When 250 million motorists share the road with five million truck and bus drivers, a motor vehicle crash can happen to any trucking company. This post will give you tips to create a motor vehicle safety program, educate you on … Continued

Trucking Industry News Update 2/16/17
February 16, 2017 | by Sarah Schimpff

Almost 56,000 American Bridges are Structurally Deficient Nearly 56,000 American bridges are considered structurally deficient, according to a report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. Read more from Transport Topics and FleetOwner. Diesel Prices Trend Up Slightly The … Continued

What To Do When You Have a Freight Claim
February 14, 2017 | by Hannah Marcom

When your job involves moving goods from point A to point B with countless hands touching that freight in between, it’s just a matter of when, not if, you are going to have a freight claim filed against you. So … Continued

Trucking Industry News Update 2/10/17
February 10, 2017 | by Sarah Schimpff

Senator Fischer Presents Highway Funding Proposal Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced a legislative proposal titled Build USA Infrastructure Act, to fund and strengthen roads, bridges, and highways. Read more from The Trucker and Transport Topics. Freight Index Ties Record High … Continued

Trucking Industry News Update 2/2/17
February 2, 2017 | by Sarah Schimpff

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation The Senate confirmed Elaine Chao to be the next Secretary of Transportation in a 93-6 vote. Read more from Land Line Magazine and American Trucker. President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling … Continued

How Electronic Logbooks Can Save You Time and Money
January 31, 2017 | by Sarah Schimpff

Are You Ready for the ELD Mandate? We put together this white paper, “How ELDs Can Help You: Stay Compliant, Save Money & Save Time”, to help you understand and learn how to comply with the ELD Mandate. Find out: If you’re … Continued

Tips for New Truck Drivers
January 30, 2017 | by Sarah Schimpff

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

What to Expect as a New Entrant

What to Expect as a New Entrant
Learn what to expect as a new entrant in our Guide to Running Your Trucking Company During the First Year.

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