The Future of Freight: Autonomous Trucks

Posted by Matt Ventura on Aug 17, 2021 9:10:33 AM

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Topics: Transportation Industry, Logistics Industry

What is a 3PL-Carrier Partnership?

Posted by Andrew Ackerman on Jul 29, 2019 12:12:02 PM

Partnerships can be defined as a mutually beneficial exchange of expertise between two organizations, and they are usually a good thing in the business world. Firms form partnerships in hopes of sharing knowledge and skills. In turn, this shared knowledge contributes to growth and success for both firms. Partnering with an organization who has expertise in an area that your business does not allows you to focus on your own strengths while still nurturing growth and expansion in other areas.

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Topics: 3PL

New Approach to Funding Highway Improvements Could Affect Trucking

Posted by Pete Ventura on Jul 22, 2019 10:57:17 AM

It’s not breaking news that infrastructure and highway improvements are on the federal administration’s agenda. Currently, federal fuel taxes are what fund most of the nation’s highway repairs. But some say that the current fuel tax doesn’t provide enough money to cover all needed improvements. To combat this issue, a higher fuel tax has been suggested to generate more funding for repairs. Opponents of a higher fuel tax say that tolling would be a better approach to funding highway improvements.

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Topics: Transportation Industry

New Jobs for the Trucking Industry?

Posted by James Steger on Jul 15, 2019 11:02:41 AM

In a previous blog post, we discussed how some in the transportation industry are hesitant about what automated technologies will mean for trucking jobs. Will they completely nix the need for truck drivers? While some truck drivers are worried that they may be out of a job in the future, others are excited about the potential changes such technologies will bring to the transportation industry, like new jobs.

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Topics: Transportation Industry

Traits of the Top Truck Drivers

Posted by Nate Staley on Jul 9, 2019 10:07:03 AM

This is going to get sappy for a second, but hang in there - it’ll be quick! We’re all unique individuals with our own talents and characteristics. There! I said it. While it may sound cliché, we can’t deny its truth. Although we're all unique individuals, when it comes to the traits and talents of the top truck drivers, we've found some commonalities.

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Topics: Transportation Industry

4 Things Small Carrier Companies Need to Do to Survive 2019's Freight Market

Posted by Roger Tuchfarber on Jul 1, 2019 10:30:09 AM

An article recently published by FreightWaves regarding the conditions carrier companies will face in 2019 may have smaller carrier companies worried about what their future holds. The freight market is currently characterized by terms like “driver shortage” and “capacity glut,” meaning some carriers are left with trucks that don’t have anything to transport.

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Topics: Transportation Industry, Economy

Stay Current on Economic Policy Changes to Keep Your Trucks Moving

Posted by Aaron Young on Jun 27, 2019 10:06:09 AM

We’re in the midst of tomato season! But for carriers who typically transport produce, the red, juicy fruit might not be as frequent of a passenger on your trucks this summer. Why? Much of it has to do with a new economic policy the U.S. has implemented regarding tomatoes from Mexico. 

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Topics: Economy

How Staying Networked Can Help You Prepare for Changes in the Economy

Posted by Pete Ventura on Jun 19, 2019 9:33:19 AM

The trade war between the United States and China is a hot topic. If the current U.S. administration ends up finalizing a tariff increase on Chinese imports, there could be a drastic change in the global economy. In fact, experts are predicting that there would be a $600 billion decrease in GDP within two years.

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Topics: Partnerships & Networking, Economy, Logistics Industry

Storms and Their Impact on the Transportation Industry

Posted by Nate Staley on Jun 12, 2019 10:17:25 AM

‘Tis the season for severe weather and storms. You likely are familiar with or have personally experienced power outages, flooding, or the wind and hail damage that storms can bring. But most people probably don’t think too much about the impact that these storms can have on the transportation industry. For those who work within the transportation industry, storms can present a major obstacle when it comes to getting work done.

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Topics: Transportation Industry

It's a Big Week in Transportation! What Can You Do to Prepare for CVSA Roadcheck Week 2019?

Posted by Roger Tuchfarber on Jun 3, 2019 3:10:00 PM

Calling all transportation professionals and carriers! It’s that time of the year again - the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual roadcheck inspection is set to begin on June 4th. For three days, inspectors will be out on the road randomly inspecting nearly 70,000 trucks and drivers. The probability of being stopped and inspected is high, so don’t be caught off guard! Here are some things you can do over the next few days to prepare for an inspection:

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Topics: Transportation Industry


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