By capitalizing on leveling fuel prices with a fuel card, optimal tires and effective route planning, truckers can stay ahead of trends.

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When the 2022 fuel surge hit, many truckers struggled to get by with diesel prices escalating to $6/gallon. Many truckers have expressed fear that another surge may be on the horizon, but what story do diesel trends tell?   Diesel Prices in 2023 The last two years have taken truckers on a rollercoaster ride of… Read more »

AI trucking

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Though the robot takeover hasn’t happened yet, small business owners are finding their own worlds dominated by AI. AI trucking is no exception. With all the chatter about autonomous trucking and AI-assisted driver monitoring, it can be difficult for everyday trucking companies to know how they can use AI trucking in practical ways. Here are… Read more »

Strategic cargo theft can be discrete, but every crime has its signs. It only takes one attentive carrier to potentially stop a crime.

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Since 2014, Kentucky has averaged 1.6 strategic cargo theft incidences per year. Since August 1, 2023, the Kentucky State Police Department (KSPD) has reported 12 strategic cargo theft incidents. This enormous spike is causing significant alarm for locals and nationals alike. As cargo theft continues to be a primary issue of interest for the trucking… Read more »

Is rubber on the roadside a retread? After investigation, UMTRI concluded that there is no correlation between roadside debris and retreads.

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It’s a tale that’s been handed down from generation to generation: Beware of retreads. The roads are littered with the remains of an inexpensive but unreliable tire option for fleets. But is this actually true? It’s tempting to imagine that a casing with a new tread may be somewhat frail in comparison to a regular… Read more »

Value-based selling is a strategy that can be very effective and can help you to build strong relationships with prospects.

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V alue-based selling is a sales strategy where the worth of your solution to a prospect’s pain points takes center stage. Taking the personalized approach to address how the product relieves pain points rather than selling based on price or the general benefits or features of a product or service can help your client see… Read more »

As Driver Appreciation Week approaches on September 10 – 16, many prominent companies will be celebrating drivers in unique ways.

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As Driver Appreciation Week approaches on September 10 – 16, many of the industry’s most prominent companies will be celebrating drivers in unique ways. Whether a newcomer to the industry or a proven vet, Driver Appreciation Week comes with many excellent benefits for drivers; however, many truckers may need to learn how to seize them…. Read more »

JP is a learning and development specialist. Check out his Team Member Spotlight to learn more about his passion for helping others grow.

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In the grand pursuit of happiness, some people will spend their whole life chasing. On the other hand, there are people, like JP, who are enthralled to be running. Mesmerized by the blurred view, they’ll point out the beauty of the route, astonished that such goodness is all around them. Run alongside them for too… Read more »

Everybody makes mistakes. Some mistakes just happen to cost thousands of dollars. Here are some of the costliest mistakes for truckers.

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Everybody makes mistakes. Some mistakes just happen to cost thousands of dollars. Many truckers scrounge to avoid fast food, count pennies at the pump, and do everything in their power to trim their bottom line. Though it’s good to be mindful of the little things, few truckers realize that most of their potential savings could… Read more »

For truckers, the holidays can be a wonderful time of year—if you’re prepared. Start planning for the holiday season now with these tips.

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The holiday season seems to come earlier and earlier every year. While some may complain about seeing Rudolph during back-to-school week, wise truckers are getting ahead of the holiday rush. Though it may seem early, prepping for peak season now can be the difference between a holly-jolly last quarter and a long, long winter. Here… Read more »

To be prepared for the week ahead, here’s the skinny on Brake Safety Week 2023. The CVSA is checking brake lining and pad compliance.

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All gas and no brakes can make for a deadly combination in trucking. To help carriers maintain the health of their brakes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is hosting its annual Brake Safety Week. For many carriers, this week is an excellent opportunity to tune up their brakes. To be prepared for the week ahead,… Read more »