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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6 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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1 Aug 02

Many new trucking companies close their doors within the first year of operation. Why? There are a few of the common mistakes that I’ve seen owner-operators and small carriers make, and as a result I’ve seen a huge number of them close their doors before their first anniversary.

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25 Jul 27

If you feel like you’re wasting too many hours at the docks, you’re not alone. DAT surveyed 257 carriers and owner-operators, and 63% of them told us that the average amount of time they spend waiting for a shipper to get them loaded or unloaded is more than 3 hours.

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2 May 25

Loads have been easy to find in Houston for most of the year, but they usually don't pay great. Here's one way to get around that.

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