Simplifying Less Than Truckload: Accessorial Charges

January 17, 2017 Comments Off on Simplifying Less Than Truckload: Accessorial Charges
Shipping freight using less than truckload (LTL) service can be difficult to navigate, especially for shippers new to the transportation and logistics industry. Shipping LTL involves many more factors than shipping truckload (TL) . One of the most important factors of LTL shipping is the accessorial. What is an accessorial? An accessorial is any additional service provided Read More

What You Need to Know About On-The-Road Telemedicine Consultations

January 16, 2017 Comments Off on What You Need to Know About On-The-Road Telemedicine Consultations
Adequate access to healthcare on the road is a big challenge for truckers trying to stay healthy. With a driving schedule that often requires being on the road several hours per day, six days a week, getting to the doctor can be a difficult task. Thanks to the expansion of high-speed internet, telemedicine is now more Read More

Ending Human Trafficking – How Can You Get Involved?

January 11, 2017 Comments Off on Ending Human Trafficking – How Can You Get Involved?
Since 2010, January 11 has been recognized as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Those in the transportation and logistics industry can have a huge impact on ending this abuse. Post your stories and questions with the tag #HumanTraffickingAwarnessDay. “As the eyes and ears of our nation’s highways, are in a unique position to make a difference and close Read More

5 Money-Saving Tips for Small and Mid-sized Trucking Companies

January 10, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Money-Saving Tips for Small and Mid-sized Trucking Companies
If you run a small to mid-sized  trucking company, you know tight margins and increasing expenses can put the health of your business at risk. While margins fluctuate with capacity, expenses can be controlled for the most part. Here are five ways you can save money and maximize your fleet’s earning potential. Eliminate the fax machine. Fax Read More

The Impact of Mexico’s Energy Reforms on Shipping Costs

January 9, 2017 Comments Off on The Impact of Mexico’s Energy Reforms on Shipping Costs
For those who utilize Mexico cross-border shipping, a big change is coming this year that could introduce new elements of risk in the form of cost variability. Recent energy reform in Mexico is essentially ending state oil company Pemex’s 75-year monopoly over the entire supply chain – from crude oil to retail fuel sales. This Read More

Filling the Learning Gap: Online Training for Commercial Truckers

January 5, 2017 Comments Off on Filling the Learning Gap: Online Training for Commercial Truckers
On the surface, commercial trucking doesn’t seem like an academically rigorous industry. But consider the wide range of skills needed to plan and deliver a single load: pricing, scheduling, fuel management, route planning, safety inspection, compliance, equipment maintenance, document management, expense reporting, financial management…you get the idea. Furthermore, owner-operators or owners of small trucking companies may be doing all these things Read More

Impacts of the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

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On December 2, 2016, the FMCSA released its final rule on the creation of a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will become operational on January 6, 2020. Drivers, carriers, medical review officers, substance abuse professionals, and state licensing agencies must comply with new reporting requirements by this date. Below is a summary of the rule Read More

Using J.B. Hunt Carrier Services to Reduce Expenses

January 2, 2017 Comments Off on Using J.B. Hunt Carrier Services to Reduce Expenses
Reducing expenses and managing cash flow are key components to maintaining a healthy financial outlook for small and mid-size businesses. This is especially important to the commercial trucking industry. Up-front expenses for things such as fuel, tolls, and maintenance costs are the norm. And while large companies can hire extra staff to take care of office operations, owner-operators Read More

Speak Up! Take the 2017 J.B. Hunt Carrier Technology Survey

December 30, 2016 Comments Off on Speak Up! Take the 2017 J.B. Hunt Carrier Technology Survey
Think back 10 years ago to 2007. Most of us had cell phones – and we used them to make phone calls. If we texted, we used an alphanumeric keypad (think 1=A). Mobile apps were just becoming a “thing.” Fast forward to 2017. If our phone rings, we probably won’t answer it unless we know who is Read More

10 Healthy Truck Stop Snacks To Try in 2017

December 29, 2016 Comments Off on 10 Healthy Truck Stop Snacks To Try in 2017
Each year millions of people make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves and their health. Eating a better diet is one that is commonly made…and commonly broken – usually within a few weeks. Everyone starts with the best of intentions. But changing unhealthy habits means making long-term lifestyle changes. It is challenging, particularly for truck drivers, when Read More