CUSTOM FIRE EXTINGUISHER BRACKET

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 21st 2020 6:15PM
We wanted a better solution for mounting our fire extinguisher in the cab of the truck. Jason came up with a way to make a custom bracket that turned out perfect....

How to Tell You're Ready for Truck Ownership

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 17th 2020 1:25PM
The expedited trucking business can be lucrative for owner-operators. But it takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the business to succeed for the long haul as a truck owner. How can you tell if you're ready for truck ownership before you take the plunge? Use the 3 "M's" as your guide. #1. MissionWhy do you want to purchase a truck for expediting? Is it because you've driven for a fleet owner for a while, learned the business, gotten advice from successful ow...

EXPEDITER CUSTOM TRUCK BUILD | Why It Takes So Long

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 14th 2020 6:32PM
A lot goes into designing & building a custom expediter truck. It can be a lengthily process. From start to finish our new truck took almost a year to build....

7-Point Checklist for Choosing an Expedite Carrier in Today's Market

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 10th 2020 9:46AM
The trucking industry, including the expedite market, has endured a tumultuous several months as several high-profile and smaller carriers have shut their doors. So, if you're an owner-operator or fleet owner, it's more important than ever to align yourself with a carrier that best fits your business-and is built to weather the storms. What should you look for in a carrier? Here is a seven-point checklist to help you cover your bases. 1. Does the carrier accept the type of ve...

2019 FREIGHTLINER CASCADIA WITH A 120 INCH CUSTOM AA SLEEPER

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 8th 2020 1:59PM
We are so excited to finally share a tour of our new 2019 Freightliner Cascadia with a 120" custom AA sleeper....

Shhh Someone is Sleeping

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Posted: Feb 1st 2020 5:31AM
Ways to stay quiet when your partner is sleeping...

LIVE FROM THE CRAFTY CONDO

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Jan 25th 2020 11:17PM
Our first video in the new truck!...

Expedited Trucking 2020: The State of the Industry

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 27th 2020 9:03AM
For many in the expedited trucking industry, 2019 brought strong headwinds and a lot of economic pain and uncertainty, despite continued records highs in the stock market. So, can we expect the headwinds to die down any time soon? Or, are there still storms ahead that we need to watch for? EO spoke with John Elliott, chief executive officer for Load One LLC, and Jeff Curry, chief executive officer for Premium Transportation Logistics, asking them to peer into their crystal ba...

What's New in Class 8 Trucks for Expediters in 2020

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 13th 2020 1:46PM
As an expedite owner-operator or fleet owner who runs straight trucks or tractors for your business, you might be looking into purchasing new vehicles this year. So, what's new in heavy-duty trucks for 2020? What will you see in terms of new technologies, available options, and standard offerings that could impact your fuel efficiency, maintenance costs, and safety? Here are the trucks with notable changes for 2020 to give you an idea of what to expect. FreightlinerFreightlin...

The 7 Habits of Highly Profitable (and Sought-After) Expedite Drivers

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 6th 2020 12:16PM
You've decided to drive for a fleet owner to help you explore whether you want to become an owner-operator or fleet owner down the road eventually. But, in the meantime, you want to make as much money as possible in your role as a driver. And typically, that means joining forces with a top-notch fleet owner who has the business savvy to keep you busy earning income. So, how do you become the type of driver that the best fleet owners want to have driving their trucks-and set y...

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