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Truck Insurance Savings Tips

July 30, 2019

Insurance is costly, for everyone, especially truck drivers. The trucking industry is risky, therefore it’s important to have proper insurance coverage on your trucks. Additionally, if you own a trucking business, then that should be insured also. While insurance is a necessary requirement, it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. We’ve compiled a […]

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The Problems with an Aging Trucker Workforce

June 25, 2019

Trucking is a tough line of work. In fact, it’s got a wide range of problems associated with it. However, these problems are usually associated with safety issues out on the open road. Still, there is another problem that isn’t being discussed enough. This problem has to do with the future of trucking, and it […]

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Third party insurance

Hike in 3rd Party Insurance Set to Hit Indian Freight Industry

May 22, 2019

It looks like the truck industry is in for a rude awakening in India. A proposed hike in third party motor insurance alongside a near certain rise in diesel prices are soon expected to hit the Indian freight industry. No doubt this is a double dose of bad news. Here’s how the situation lays out. […]

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Tesla’s Semi to Leave Truckers in the Dust?

April 15, 2019

Tesla soon plans to release their self-driving electric Semi truck. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the truck back in 2017. The vehicle is being hailed as the change the trucking industry needs. The question is, what does this mean for our nation’s truck drivers? Driver Shortage Currently, the trucking industry is suffering from a shortage […]

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california drivers

California Truckers May Soon Enjoy Full-Time Employment!

March 19, 2019

The California Trucking Association was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The association’s appeal requested that thousands of drivers were reclassified as full-time employees. This affected “private owner-operators” of freight hauling companies. These workers in transportation do not receive minimum wage, overtime pay or reimbursement for business expenses. Recently, Swift Transportation reimbursed many […]

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3PLs and parcel carriers

How Amazon is Winning the Delivery Game: 3PLs and Parcel Carriers Face Competition

February 1, 2019

E-commerce is the world in which Amazon shines. But, the huge corporation also impacts other areas of the trucking industry. For example, parcel carriers, less-than-truckload carriers, and third-party logistics markets. And, not surprisingly, Amazon is growing. Recently, Armstrong & Associates came out with a report with some logistics and predictions about the industry with Amazon […]

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trucking industry

Big Changes with the Big Rigs – Trucking Industry Changes

January 3, 2019

Most Americans see big rigs driving down major highways. But, not all Americans understand the behind-the-scenes of the trucking industry. And now, especially, the trucking industry is evolving and changing. As technology moves forward and the industry recovers from the recent recession… there are new things on the horizon. So, what will the trucking industry […]

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Tesla Boosting Deliveries by Buying Trucking Companies

December 7, 2018

Elon Musk was formerly using railways to deliver Tesla models to the East Coast. He claims that by buying trucking businesses he can further develop his car delivery services and speed up the shipment process by at least a month. Most recently the issue came alive on Twitter when the Tesla Incorporated chief executive officer […]

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Truck

Build Successful Trucking Business with These Useful Tips

November 16, 2018

Are you planning to start your own trucking business?   If such an important and challenging idea came to your mind, you rather pursue it, despite all the difficulties you are about to face.   No one claims it’s easy. But with the right steps you can make it work.   In this blog post […]

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ELD Mandate

Truck Drivers Protest Electronic Logging Devices

December 6, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Ala. — Monday morning, trucking company owners and drivers got together in Jackson County to protest congressionally mandated Electronic Logging Devices, set to go into effect in a few days. The devices sync with a vehicle engine to automatically record data like driving time, location information, and miles. Information from the Federal Motor Carrier […]

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Bloodhound’s 1,000 MPH SSC Completes First Test Run

November 10, 2017

A British car that is predicted to smash through the world and built to go 1000 mph has completed its first open tests. The Bloodhound SSC has been intended to achieve 1,000mph and is something like a car combined with a fighter jet. But its first outing was a little less spectacular – though only […]

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The Trucking Industry Welcomes Tesla…. And Billions in Revenue?

April 21, 2017

A high-tech Tesla semi-truck, just by taking a small step could accumulate billions in revenue towards the country’s trucking industry.   While the Model 3 ins still in the works, the entry of Tesla into the electric autonomous semi-truck market is not surprising and actually makes sense.   The automaker’s anticipated entry into semis could also […]

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Is Leasing A Truck Worth It? Let’s Find Out!

March 31, 2017

The average profit margin of  the trucking industry is about 3%. Which means that on average, a lease driver or owner operator who is doing well will make about 3% more than a driver who drives for a company.   That also means that a ton of lease drivers and owner operators are either making the […]

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Can Truck Drivers Carry A Gun On The Road?

January 13, 2017

Gun laws are a big controversy in our nation. A lot of people are against gun laws while most, support them. For a trucker, many dangers can be presented while on the road. Do you know if you can or cannot carry? The occupation most times requires many state lines to be crossed. With every […]

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Buying a New Semi Truck? Here Are Some Tips.

November 18, 2016

Are you looking to buy a new Semi- Truck? There are certain factors that need to be taken into consideration. There is a big difference between buying a car and buying a semi-truck. They are built to last a different amount of time and have different purposes. Sure, the basics remain the same choose a […]

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Lytx Announces New Video Platform For Trucking

September 30, 2016

A new video telematics platform for trucking industry was announced by DriveCam maker Lytx on Sept 29.   According to Lytx, the new platform connects to the DriveCam platform and provides complimentary features, including Unysin’s always-on video for tracking and monitoring field operations and fleet and using DriveCam’s exception-based video for collision prevention.   The […]

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Volvo Trucks Ordered Off The Road

September 15, 2016

The US Department of Transportation has ordered some Volvo trucks out of service stating they are unsafe after a notice issued by the company. Only the trucks that are yet to be repaired are ordered off the road. A recall has been announced by the North American division of Volvo Trucks for some 2016-2017 VNL, […]

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