Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Right for Your Business? (Part 1)

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Right for Your Business? (Part 1)
This article is the first of a two-part series on choosing the right load payment terms for your trucking business. Regardless of fleet size, if you own or manage a trucking company you know steady cash flow is the key to maintaining operations. How can you avoid waiting long periods to be paid for your Read More

Best Practices for Seamless LTL Holiday Shipping

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Best Practices for Seamless LTL Holiday Shipping
Businesses that experience increased shipping volume during the winter holidays often look to less-than-truckload (LTL) services as a solution to move smaller quantity shipments across North America. Rather than sending all customer orders individually via parcel – which can become very cost-prohibitive – businesses should consider sourcing an LTL carrier. LTL is also optimal for Read More

The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers

November 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers
Beginning December 18, 2017, most U.S. motor carriers will be required to comply with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. While the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance won’t begin placing trucks out of service for violating the regulation until after April 1, 2018, compliance with the regulation is still important for the safety of the motoring public. Read More

2017 End-of-Year Carrier Survey

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on 2017 End-of-Year Carrier Survey
As we enter the final months of 2017, the commercial trucking industry is facing some of its most impactful issues that will begin to affect the industry at the end of the year and into 2018. We want to know what you think about them. After all, who better to assess the state of the industry than those Read More

Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Market

November 3, 2017 Comments Off on Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Market
Authored by David Keefauver, SVP of Dedicated Contract Services Operations A driver shortage has been lingering over the supply chain industry for many years. The average driver age is rising, regulations are changing, drivers are accepting non-transportation job offers, and driving jobs aren’t easily backfilled. When combined with the recent capacity crunch, the need for Read More

Cargo Theft Prevention: How to Prepare

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Cargo Theft Prevention: How to Prepare
The good news regarding cargo theft in 2016, (if there is good news about cargo theft), is the 7.7% drop in the number of reported cases compared to 2015. However, the value of these thefts rose 13.3% since 2015, according to CargoNet. At an average cost of $207,000 per incident in 2016, cargo theft poses a serious risk to carriers, particularly Read More