16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation

November 22, 2016 Comments Off on 16 Red Flag Compliance Violations That Could Trigger an Investigation
Everyone has heard the phrase “That’s a red flag.” It usually means one thing: Avoid at all costs! Red flags in the trucking industry include sixteen CSA violations. While all violations should be avoided, these severe violations each carry a full 10 points assigned to the offending driver’s personal commercial driving record and the related carrier’s SMS data. Current Read More

Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Gaining Traction: The Basics of CSA Tire Regulations
Maintaining safe tires is integral to your safety and the safety of others on the road. Throughout the year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) performs roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Drivers and freight carrier companies must stay up to date on CSA regulations so vehicles pass inspections and keep moving. Below is a summary of the CSA regulations your truck Read More

Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver

November 18, 2016 Comments Off on Living with Diabetes: Tips for Managing Your Condition as a Truck Driver
After being diagnosed with type 1 (TD1) or type 2 (TD2) diabetes, it can be difficult to know what to do next – especially for truck drivers. Managing diabetes may seem difficult and confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re willing to make a few lifestyle changes, diabetes doesn’t have to be a huge disruption to your life. In Read More

What is LTL Shipping? Frequently Asked Questions about Less Than Truckload

November 17, 2016 2
1. What are the basic differences in LTL shipments versus other modes of transport? Less Than Truckload, or LTL, shipments are those usually weighing more than 100 pounds. They are too heavy to be transported by a small parcel carrier, but not large enough to require a full truckload. LTL shipping consolidates freight shipments and Read More

Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Best for Your Trucking Company? (Part 2)

November 17, 2016 Comments Off on Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Best for Your Trucking Company? (Part 2)
This article is the second in a two-part series about choosing the best load payment terms for your trucking business. Are you considering using load factoring for faster payment processing? Ask these important questions before signing a contract with a factoring agent. Questions for the Factoring Agent: Are factoring services provided on a recourse or non-recourse Read More

Become a Quitter During the 2016 Great American Smokeout

November 16, 2016 Comments Off on Become a Quitter During the 2016 Great American Smokeout
Everyone has heard it when the going gets tough: “Don’t be a quitter!” But on November 17, 2016, everyone who smokes should become just that: a Quitter. It’s time to quit smoking as part of the 2016 Great American Smokeout. The annual event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Why You Should Be A Read More

Aging Infrastructure Report Card: Does Your State Make the Grade?

November 15, 2016 1
Every day, millions of truck drivers crisscross the continental United States on our 47,000-mile interstate highway system. America’s interstates have spurred massive economic growth. And they have held up well considering they serve a population that has grown by 91 percent since they were originally built. But at 60 years-old, our highway system shows signs Read More

Utilizing Best Practices for Faster Load Payment Processing

November 14, 2016 Comments Off on Utilizing Best Practices for Faster Load Payment Processing
Whether your fleet is large or small, technology and processes that create efficiency can help grow your business and maximize earnings. Read more below about our recommended best practices for payment processing to keep your drivers and trucks moving. Choosing Payment Options and Terms One of the most important decisions you will make for your company’s profitability is Read More

Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs

November 11, 2016 Comments Off on Diabetes 101: Knowing the Types, Symptoms and Impact on CDLs
November is American Diabetes Month, and according to the 2014 National Survey of Long Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury, commercial truck drivers face a 50% higher prevalence of diabetes than the national average. The results are not surprising. The commercial trucker’s lifestyle tends to limit healthy food choices and provides little opportunity for physical activity. Read More

National Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts For Drivers with Military Service

November 10, 2016 Comments Off on National Veterans Day Restaurant Discounts For Drivers with Military Service
In the United States, October through January is “holiday season.” And while Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas get most of the fanfare, one of the most meaningful national holidays – Veterans Day – is not to be overlooked in its significance. Originally known as Armistice Day when it began in 1919, Veterans Day occurs every November Read More