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0 admin •2019

Is Amazon Undercutting the Entire Trucking industry?

Amazon Vs the Trucking Industry   Free two-day shipping was just turned into free one-day shipping. It seems almost too good to be true, but it is what Amazon Prime is offering its members.   While they were unveiling their new speedy shipping, Amazon discreetly unveiled their freight brokerage platform. You can see the new service at freight.amazon.com. They advertise that you can “[t]ap into the scale of Amazon as we extend our carrier network to give you the best-in-class ...
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News, Semi Trucks
0 Tom Mcdearmid •2019

Hot Topics in Trucking [2019]

If you want to get ahead in the trucking game, you have to know the ins and outs of the industry. As an owner-operator, you especially need to keep your head in the game with the news of hot topics. That way, you can always be creating a strategy for your business. Of course, there’s no shortage of hot topics out there. Here’s just a few to keep you up to date when it comes to your field. Truck Driver Parking Owner-operators might already be aware that semi-truck parking is difficult. T...
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Business, News
0 admin •2019

Semi Truck Fleets Are Getting Better Fuel Efficiency

Semi Trucks and Fuel Efficiency Gas prices. There are few things that can make you groan as much as passing by a gas station and seeing that high price tag on gas. If you run a semi truck or are looking to finance one, the same goes for you, but double. Big Rigs aren't known for their fuel efficiency.    Just a decade ago, truckers didn’t have to put much thought into mpgs. Now, technology has come an extremely long way. Fleets focused on fuel economy are not only here, but they’re a...
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0 admin •2019

7 Biggest Trucking Industry Trends For 2019

Are the current trends in the trucking industry going to change the way that you do business? Whether you like it or not, it probably will. Pausing between your day to day operations to study the current semi truck industry trends will make your day to day operations more smooth. When you’re ahead of the trends in the transportation industry, you can focus on growing your business instead of having to play catch-up.  Top Trucking Industry Updates of  2019 While speaking at a recent NationLease...
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1 admin •2019

The Trucking Industry: 7 Facts You Definitely Didn’t Know

Trucking Facts: What You Don't Know The trucking industry is worth an estimated 7 billion dollars! It's a huge, sprawling business. Without a doubt, there are some pieces of information and trucking facts about the industry that you haven't heard yet.   The United States is extremely dependent on the trucking industry; the truck drivers around the world keep the industry alive and well. Additionally, trucking is the lifeline for almost three-quarters of all American goods. So what ar...
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0 admin •2019

Some Say the Truck Driver Shortage Doesn’t Exist

If there are 1.8 million drivers insisting there's a truck driver shortage, it would be easily taken as fact. But what about the truck drivers looking at their huge force and saying, what shortage?   But if you’ve been listening to the news, everyone else is saying that the truck driver shortage in America is extensive. Warning bells have been going off in the industry for years. The American Trucking Association says that America is short 50,000 truck drivers and by 2026, 898,000 ...
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Business, News
3 admin •2019

The Trucking Industry is Trying to Attract Unconventional Drivers

You’ve heard the news: the trucking industry is growing low on drivers. With life-long truckers nearing retiring age, the drivers in the field are starting to dwindle.    Not only that, young people aren’t stepping up to replace the jobs of the retirees. Even with huge bumps in salary offered to them, the long hours of driving just don’t seem attractive to young talent in the emerging workforce. And the overall need for truckers, with more and more goods getting produced, the demand i...
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0 admin •2019

Uber Freight Vs. A Billion Dollar Trucking Problem

In what world do Uber and freight trucking go together in the same sentence? This one, Uber Freight. In late 2016, Uber officially announced that it was breaking into the trucking game. The Uber Freight platform allows drivers to find loads and drop them off. It basically matches carriers with shippers and streamlines a process that was much less flexible in the past. So, What’s the Billion Dollar Problem? Often, when truck drivers have to pick up their shipments at warehouses, they have t...
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0 admin •2019

Trucking Forecasts in 2019: What to Expect

The new year has arrived and 2019 is upon us. With an eventful year behind us, it’s safe to say that the upcoming twelve months have a lot in store. What does that mean for your business in the trucking industry? Here are the Trucking Forecasts in 2o19. Stay on top of the trends. That way, you can prepare for whatever the next year might throw your way. Trucking Forecasts in 2019 As technology improves, the way that goods are transported changes. That much has been known for decades. But as te...
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0 admin •2018

Cleaner Truck Initiative: What does it mean for drivers?

EPA? Cleaner Truck Initiative? Pollution? Through all the new policies and voices, truck drivers and individuals in the transportation industry are feeling the strain of new regulations on their equipment. Poor air quality from traffic can take a toll on the health and wellness of everyone. Currently, pollution from heavy duty trucks is just one issue to keep an eye on. On November 13th, the Environmental Protection Agency launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) in attempts to better air...
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0 admin •2018

How Tesla’s Electric Semi is Affecting the Industry

You know Tesla as the sleek electric cars you see zipping around on the freeways. You know they’re state of the art, all-electric, and sometimes have doors that open upwards - falcon-wing doors. What you probably don’t think of when you think of Tesla is electric semi trucks. But Tesla has indeed rolled out all-electric semi-trucks. Maybe it shouldn’t seem surprising, what with their innovative products like desktop superchargers, plans for underground tunnels, and of course, their cars. Walm...
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