How to Get Michelin Semi Truck Tires at a Special Price

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  From 2021 to 2023, tire prices have increased 21.4%… and they’re rising.   Image courtesy of DOT-ready.com. Demand and inflation have propelled tire prices to crushing heights for carriers nationwide. As truckers seek to cope, many have scoured the market for pricing solutions on credible tire brands. Fortunately, the ECS tire program provides competitive… Read more »

How to Make Your Truck More Fuel-Efficient

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Taking the initial steps to make a truck fuel efficient can be taxing, but the enormous costs saved can be worth it.

As fuel prices gradually climb again, many carriers seek to outpace trends by cutting fuel costs. Fuel cards are the best way to save at the pump (just check out this article to see why ), but optimizing your truck for fuel efficiency is another fantastic way to save on your most significant expense. Here’s… Read more »

How to Not Run Up Your Fuel Bill in the Cold Weather

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You might already know that the cold can send chills down your wallet when paying for fuel… but do you know how much the cold weather affects fuel? The US Department of Energy has concluded the following on fuel efficiency in cold weather: In gasoline-powered vehicles, most can expect to sustain a 10% to 20%… Read more »

Will Cargo Theft Continue to Rise in 2024?

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To better protect themselves from cargo theft, truckers must understand why cargo theft has seen such a drastic spike.

One day after the new year, cargo thieves ravaged Memphis with a slew of thefts, including an armed robbery of a FedEx delivery truck. Tragically, experts are anticipating this kickoff is on par for 2024. “[Cargo theft] continues to trend upward, and there are no signs whatsoever that it’s going to slow down anytime soon,”… Read more »

Winter Weather Outlook for 2024

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As winter takes the US by storm many carriers are interested in knowing if they should expect more severe weather in the coming months.

As winter takes the US by storm(s) for the first few weeks of January, many carriers are interested in knowing if they should expect severe weather throughout the winter of 2023-2024. The NOAA provides helpful forecasts to help determine what can be expected in the winter months. Though these forecasts are instructive, weather can be… Read more »

Should You Buy a New Truck in 2024?

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Should you buy a new truck in 2024? This week's Carrier Connection outlines some considerations for carriers when expanding their fleet.

To buy or not to buy, that is the question for most truckers in 2024. With such an overcapacity of trucks and trailers in the current market, many carriers have hesitated to expand their fleet—but is this hesitation justified? Despite a saturated market, there are some conditions in a buyer’s favor. Here are some of… Read more »

How to Make Tires Last Longer

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If all tires are spendy, semi-truck tires might as well be gold. No trucker can escape the considerable cost of semi-truck tires, but wise carriers can make the very most of the ones they have and get their money’s worth. To help you trim costs and stay safe, here’s how to make your tires last… Read more »

Top Opportunities to Save in 2024

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2024 brings a year of tremendous opportunities to save, but only for those carriers that are capitalizing on its trends.

Though many indicators of the trucking industry are showing some promise, including fuel, demand, and other market vitals, others have anticipated more tepid results. Ultimately, the jury is still out as to the trucking industry for 2024. With the future of the market still uncertain, there are some notable trends that truckers can capitalize on… Read more »

Freight Theft at a High: Guide to Theft Prevention

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As freight theft continues to increase, carriers should practice preventative measures to mitigate their risk of becoming victims.

In Q3 of 2023, CargoNet reported that freight thieves had stolen over $31.1 million in shipments. Based on the median US income, that’s enough to sustain more than 400 families for a year. Unfortunately, Q3 represented an alarming trend for freight theft. As freight theft continues to increase, carriers should practice preventative measures to mitigate… Read more »

How Truckers are Spending the Holidays

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How Truckers Are Spending the Holidays

Happy holidays, truckers! According to a survey of over 500 truckers, 84% plan to take on additional work during the holidays. 27% of those drivers planned to take on 26-50% more work. As the supply chain ramps up to keep pace with the holiday rush, truckers make the magic happen. As noble as their work… Read more »