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0 admin •2019

7 Facts You Definitely Didn’t Know About the Trucking Industry

The trucking industry is worth an estimated 7 billion dollars! It's a huge, sprawling business. Without a doubt, there are some facts and pieces of information about the semi truck 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 are some fast facts of the trucking i...
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0 admin •2019

Why Some Say the Truck Driver Shortage Doesn’t Exist

If there are 1.8 million of drivers insisting there's a 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 new...
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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 is...
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0 admin •2019

Uber 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 ...
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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. Walma...
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