Mar 09

Social media is a new successful form of driver recruiting. Its heighten popularity within the transportation industry is only increasing over time. Why? Because truckers are spending more time on Facebook and Twitter as a social connection when they are on the road. What do you do if you’re looking to recruit drivers via social media?

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Feb 22

Although carriers are hoping to increase workplace safety and productivity, it's not unheard of for a driver to try to cheat a drug test, which leaves trucking companies vulnerable to increased risk

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Jan 25

Last year, we saw a lot of positive trends for freight. Here's a look at the 10 markets that had the most loads posted for vans, reefers, and flatbeds in 2016.

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1 Jan 16

If you’ve been thinking about getting your own trucking authority, there's no time like the present. There’s the “seize the day” angle, of course, but there's another good reason to start now. We’re about to hit the slow season for freight, so you have more time for paperwork.

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Jan 04

One of the most common ways that trucking companies get extra cash flow is through freight factoring. Instead of waiting however many days it’ll take for a broker to pay for the load you hauled, you sell the invoice to the factoring company, for immediate cash.

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1 Dec 14

As a DAT TruckersEdge subscriber, you already had access to the most loads in the trucking industry. That number’s gotten a lot bigger recently. DAT and Getloaded have combined to create by far the biggest load board in the industry

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Nov 16

The top states for Christmas trees are Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Virginia, and North Carolina. If you look at the Hot Market Map for flatbed, you can see that Christmas tree shipments are well underway in those first four states.

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1 Sep 27

Tire breakdowns represent 25% of all breakdowns for over-the-road trucking. That leads to messed up delivery schedules and the loss of driving hours, plus the safety concern for the driver stranded on the side of the interstate.

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Sep 07

Most lanes pay better in one direction than they do in the other, but Chicago to Minneapolis is one of those lanes that can flip directions in the fall, when you can make more money heading from Minneapolis to Chicago.

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20 Aug 15

Running hot shots is one of the easier ways to start your own trucking company. Seeking out small-truck loads or LTL (less than truckload) loads has a lot of pros and cons, but one of the most confusing things about the business is figuring out what rate you should charge.

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