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The trucking industry has an age problem. While much of the focus in recent years has been on autonomous trucking and other technologies that could threaten the long-term viability of the industry, a troubling demographic trend has largely flown under the radar. In what the American Transportation Research Institute describes as a looming “driver cliff,”…
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Trucking is one of the largest industries in the United States, with more than 3.5 million active drivers and approximately 8.7 million people employed altogether. Despite the massive numbers, however, the trucking industry is facing a labor shortage that is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years. One important reason for this shortage? While…
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UPDATE: After being delayed for months, the Driver Training rule was put into effect June 6th. In the flurry of activity that surrounded President Trump’s first 100 days in office, an executive order was signed that directed all Executive branch departments to freeze any pending regulatory action to allow for a review by the new…
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In the transportation industry, there are few things worse than being idle. As the saying goes, there is no earning when the wheels aren’t turning. That’s especially true when it comes to truck drivers, who too often find themselves detained for hours at pick-up or destination points while their freight is loaded or unloaded. This…
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For many businesses, invoicing is viewed as a rather perfunctory action. An invoice is often given little thought or importance, and that’s a recipe for trouble. As a factoring company who processes thousands of invoices a month, we know how critical a properly constructed invoice is to the health of your business. If you want…
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September 22, 2017

ARE ELD’S GOOD FOR TRUCKING?

To some, it’s a vital and necessary step to improve safety and compliance in the trucking industry. To others, it’s an unnecessary regulatory burden that will drive up costs for little to no benefit. No matter the perspective, one thing is clear: the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandate requiring the use of electronic…
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It’s been an interesting time in the trucking industry of late. The recent mandate requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) in most commercial motor carriers, which finally went into effect in December after protracted efforts to block or delay its passage, has already begun to impact the industry. Fleet owners, drivers, shippers and…
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At this point, it is no secret to anyone that the United States is currently experiencing an economic boom. Employment figures continue to be exceptional, consumer confidence is higher than it’s been in years, and as a result freight volumes are on pace to be the highest they have been in a decade. Persistent driver…
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When it comes to essential skills for trucking, trip planning is almost as important as knowing how to drive your truck. Taking the time to make a detailed plan about your days driving will more than pay you back for the time invested. Proper trip planning will help you drive more efficiently, safely, and save…