Trucking Numbers to Know to Increase Profits

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The trucking industry is full of competition and carrier businesses come in all different sizes. However, by managing key company staff and resources, carriers may impact how much growth they experience. Get Organized. There’s a lot more to running a successful trucking business than driving. Therefore, a range of different numbers should be considered when… Read more »

Taking Advantage of Loyalty Programs

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Take Advantage of Loyalty Programs Truck drivers are hardworking, busy, and constantly on the move. With each mile driven, the truck uses fuel, and the driver is far away from the conveniences of home—meals, showers, and more. If you are a truck driver and you aren’t using loyalty programs at popular fueling stations, you’re basically… Read more »

How to Save Time with Preventative Maintenance

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Preventative maintenance can be a lifesaver for carriers. If you’re in the trucking industry, then you know how precious time is. Whether you’re the manager of a fleet of trucks or the owner-operator of a single vehicle, you understand that deadlines must be met to satisfy the client and get paid. Of course, unexpected events… Read more »

How to Reduce the Cost of Truck Tolls

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  In June of 2021, Connecticut state lawmakers passed a bill that will impose a tax of up to 17.5 cents per mile on trucks that use their roads. The legislation is set to go into effect on or after January 1, 2023. Four other states currently levy vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) fees on trucks. This is… Read more »

Drivers are Essential and Other Stone Cold Facts

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A turn of the wheel, engagement of the clutch and the trademark air horn. Truckers are as American as it comes. Ever since former President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, the pathway to interconnected America went from idea to horsepower-driven reality. With advances in semi-truck technology moving throughout the 20th Century… Read more »

The Why Factor

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As a carrier, you want to get paid as soon as possible. You want to get paid to help your business move forward. Unfortunately, this isn’t an instant payment industry. It could be several weeks or over a month before the money from successfully delivered freight comes in. How much can happen with your business… Read more »

Preventing Friction: Brake Safety Week

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It’s Brake Safety Week 2021. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week runs from September 22-28th. During this annual event, drivers across the nation are reminded about the importance of stopping to considering the importance of their brake systems. Inspections on trucks are a big deal. A grade of less than 43.5% on… Read more »

Are Retreads Right for You?

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The cost of replacing tires on a tractor-trailer can be expensive. If your company budget doesn’t allow for spending thousands of dollars on new tires, retreads are a great option. More than ever retreads are widely available as a cost-effective solution for carriers wanting to get great tires for their fleet on a budget. However,… Read more »

5 Ways to Grow Your Trucking Company

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The trucking business is very lucrative with the amount of freight in transport every day. However, it is also incredibly competitive given the many trucking companies that are already established. If you are an up-and-coming trucking company owner, competing with these big fish may seem like a challenge. You don’t have to worry; these five… Read more »