Retreads are a safe, reliable, and convenient for your fleet. Here are five ways that retreads can save you money.

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It’s time to separate fact from friction: Do retreads save you all that much? The resounding answer is yes. Retreads are a safe, reliable, and convenient way for your fleet to save on one of your most significant expenses. Here are five ways that retreads cut your tire costs.   Lower Initial Cost One of… Read more »

Outsourcing your supply chain management can help save time, money, and your sanity. Here is why I would outsource my supply chain.

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Being a small business owner is a little like plate spinning. With a pole on each arm, leg, elbow, chin, and straight on your eye, the key is to keep your focus riveted on one plate at a time. You can spend a lifetime perfecting the skill of plate-spinning. Or you can just recruit another… Read more »

Aside from the obvious peace of mind that supply chain visibility makes possible, there are several benefits that visibility can bring.

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Have you ever tried to assemble a puzzle with your eyes closed? As absurd as this scenario may seem, you may as well be hopelessly clawing at the pieces of a supply chain puzzle without supply chain visibility. Supply chain visibility allows shippers to track goods at each stage of the shipping process. Aside from… Read more »

fuel card fraud

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If you were robbed every 1 in 10 times you fueled up, you may start to feel a little panicky at the pump. Shockingly, some sources estimate that fleets lose 5-10% of their fuel every year to fuel card fraud. For many businesses, fuel card fraud is large enough to seriously stall operations. To prevent… Read more »

Nick came to England Logistics in 2019 as a load planner. He was promoted to account manager in January of 2021.

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Did you know that if you and your friends were asked to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar, the average of your guesses would likely be the correct amount? This phenomenon is called the wisdom of the crowds in psychology. Nick understands the underlying mechanics of this principle. With an absolute obsession… Read more »

Like freight, crime comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Learn about the different varieties of freight crime and how to identify them.

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Cargo theft is up 41% in 2023 and continues to rise. Like freight, crime comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Though cargo theft is an alarming threat to carrier safety, freight crime is not confined to theft. Learn about the different varieties of freight crime and how to identify them below.   Cargo… Read more »

Not only has the average trucker changed over the years, but so have perceptions about the profession. This blog discusses those changes.

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“Trucking ain’t what it used to be.” Is this true? People tend to think that world was a better place when they were younger. In fact, this mentality is so common that it has a name: declinism. Simply put, declinism is the human tendency to see the future pessimistically and the past favorably. Of course,… Read more »

Nurturing client relationships that are strong and meaningful is essential to continued growth and client retention.

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Nurturing client relationships that are strong and meaningful is essential to continued growth and client retention. The effort you put into getting to know clients and catering to their long-term goals is integral to your overall relationship. Consider each client’s position in the sales cycle, their unique needs and pain points, the value you can… Read more »

To prevent a mid-summer mechanical breakdown, feel free to print this summer trucking maintenance checklist.

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Can you imagine running a marathon in the heat with no water, no breaks, and no help? The idea seems so silly—but when summer comes around, truckers subject their rigs to the same kind of torment when they don’t conduct summer maintenance. Summer heat can speed up several varieties of wear and tear on your… Read more »

Operation Safe Driver Week will be from July 9-15. The CVSA designates this week to raise awareness for safe-driving habits.

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Seasoned truckers know that the Commercial Safety Vehicle Alliance is the driving force behind safety in trucking. The CVSA has deemed July 9-15 as Operation Safe Driver Week to promote its mission to keep truckers safe.   What is Operation Safe Driver Week? Operation Safe Driver Week is an annual effort to raise awareness for… Read more »