Week after week, month after month, Carrier Connection strives to provide truckers with information they’ll actually use.

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Week after week, month after month, Carrier Connection strives to provide truckers with information they’ll actually use. Covering industry events, trucking lifestyle, and business expansion tips, each article is crafted to help truckers succeed. Carrier Connection has grown over the years to an audience of over 60,000 truckers. To celebrate the growth of Carrier Connection,… Read more »

Organization, communication and freight management are all important and technology provides tools for these to enhance client relationships.

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Building client relationships is essential to a successful business which means it is vital to have the right tools for the job. Technology can help get you equipped to serve your clients with tools geared toward organization, communication, and freight management all at your fingertips. Using these resources can help you to increase efficiency and… Read more »

In August, the CVSA conducted 18,875 commercial motor vehicle inspections for Brake Safety Week. The CVSA brake check results are telling

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In August, the CVSA conducted 18,875 commercial motor vehicle inspections for Brake Safety Week. The results are telling. This year’s emphasis was on brake lining and pad compliance. Inspectors made a careful evaluation of the following defects: Missing or contaminated parts Air leaks Air brake depressurizing Spring brake malfunctions …and more. After a week of… Read more »

Many truckers miss out on deductions related to tires. Here is what you need to know about tax deductions on tires in 2023.

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Trucking has some major perks: The freedom, the views, and the tax deductions, to name a few. Fortunately for truckers on a budget, most everyday trucking expenses, including tires, are tax deductible. Many truckers are aware that deductions can be made on their tire spending. Still, many haulers miss out on deductions related to tire… Read more »

When considering whether automation or human client service is superior, it’s important to consider the strengths of each.

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As technology and AI continue on their conquest of world domination, many consumers have experienced fantastic benefits—and some frustrations. It’s nice to have chatbots provide instant answers to common questions, but you would hate to see Carly, who has never even once messed up your quintuple-shot espresso from Starbucks, be replaced by a robot. When… Read more »

Winter tires have been saving lives ever since they were introduced, but only some carriers know that winter tires can also save you money.

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It’s no secret that winter tires are much safer during snowy months, but did you know that Germany even made them mandatory in 2005 for their overwhelming benefits? In the three years following the mandate, injuries from collisions dropped over 50%! Winter tires have been saving lives ever since they were introduced, but only some… Read more »

Welcoming new clients is the first step to building a strong business relationship. First impressions can mean everything.

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Welcoming new clients is the first step to building a strong business relationship. First impressions can mean everything and set the tone for how you will work together in the future. In order to put your best foot forward, here are some tips to help you get started.   Welcoming Communication The first communication you… Read more »

Austin exemplifies our culture by looking for opportunities to grow. Learn more about him and our culture in his team member spotlight!

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The hall of fame for self-promotion is a crowded one. Often through force or sheer noise, these individuals dedicate their lives to themselves. Despite the intensity of their efforts, many of these leaders discover a sad truth: The more interested a leader is in their own individual success, the less inclined their team will be… Read more »

3PLs can save your company tremendous time through load coordination and optimizing LTL routes in your supply chain for greater efficiency.

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If you ship products requiring less-than-truckload (LTL) or refrigerated solutions, you’ve likely felt overwhelmed about sending your goods to clients. After all, shipments of this nature depend on your ability to: Secure carriers with the proper capacity and technology to move your product Coordinate complex routes with multiple stopping-points Establish relationships with retailers Coordinate shipment… Read more »

trucker ghost stories

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Between small cities and isolated towns are miles and miles of open road. Traversing remote forests, lonely mountains, and backcountry fields, the road carves through these liminal spaces for only a few passengers. Of those who pioneer these forgotten paths, nearly all are truckers. When the time is right and the road intrudes on those… Read more »