The Solar Advantage

By: Bob Caffee
Posted: Jun 20th 2022 4:00AM
After three years of having a Merlin Solar system on our truck, I can say for sure I am impressed....

If You're Not Learnin'. You're Not Earnin'

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 13th 2022 8:00AM
With the 2022 Expedite Expo only weeks away, it's high time to discuss some of the more intricate and educational goings on that will be taking place in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 15th and 16th. Every year, major players in the expedite game come to the Expo to share their knowledge and help educate the newbies and grizzled vets in the ways of hot shot trucking. This year will be no different. Check out the list of speakers, contributors and round-table guests who will be j...

Expediting Entertainment

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 3rd 2022 8:00AM
"If the check cashes, I'm good with it," says longtime V3 Transportation driver and owner operator, Tommy Owens. And he's been cashing in regularly since becoming the counted-on professional driver of some of the most heavily attended live concerts over the past five years or so. Bringing His Best for the Bands Tommy has hauled equipment and goods for some pretty heavy hitters in the entertainment industry. From KISS and Guns N' Roses to J.Lo (Jennifer Lopez) and Bad Bunny, T...

Small Company Making Big Waves

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: May 25th 2022 8:00AM
Pinnacle Freight Brokers, a small woman/minority-owned company out of Raleigh, North Carolina, has a solution that is bound to perk the eyes and ears of the shipping industry, while potentially ruffling a few feathers along the way. But sometimes causing a stir is the sure-fire way to not only make your mark in this industry, but also to inject some much-needed positivity into the veins of the transportation landscape. Crystal Mwaura, CEO of Pinnacle Freight Brokers, a compan...

Asleep at the wheel

Posted: May 15th 2022 4:22AM
Never take a nap in the front seat of your truck...

What is Expedite and Why Choose This Profession?

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: May 20th 2022 8:00AM
Expedite freight has been classified as time-sensitive material, which is certainly true from a purely logistical standpoint. However, to think of it in terms a lifelong long hauler might need to have it explained is a little more complicated than that. The Driver's Perspective Hurry up and wait. This phrase is perhaps the best way to describe the nature of the load that awaits the driver who's anxious to keep their wheels turning. The prevailing mentality has always been tha...

Not So Fast: speed limiters are on the docket (again)

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: May 13th 2022 8:00AM
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stated that it will once again attempt to mandate speed limiters for heavy trucks and other commercial motor vehicles. While the topic is currently in its opening discussion phase, the initial groundwork for such a mandate originally took root in a proposal from 2016. That proposal barely saw the light of day. 2016 Revisited The 2016 proposed rule was jointly issued by FMCSA and the National Highway Traffic Saf...

Expedite Expo: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: May 11th 2022 8:00AM
Take this as totally unsolicited advice from someone who has, on multiple occasions, enjoyed what the Expedite Expo brings to the table. Not only in the world of expedite, but for the entire transportation society as a whole. Trust me, you want and need to be a part of this annual summertime trucking shindig! My first experience at the Expedite Expo trips all the way back to 2008, when my recruiting career was in its infancy. But the Expo had already been going strong for the...

A Swing and a Drive!

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: May 4th 2022 8:00AM
Finally, it appears as though someone is willing to step up to the plate and take a healthy cut on behalf of the American trucker. On April 14th, U.S. Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan introduced legislation for commercial drivers called the Guaranteeing Overtime for Truckers Act. Whether this swing is going to connect, remains to be seen. However, if solid contact is made, this act could turn into a homerun for truck drivers across the country. Where's the Protection? Since 1938, ...

Regulators: Mount Up

By: Brandon Scott - Staff Writer
Posted: Apr 29th 2022 8:00AM
Just when you thought the gap-widening driver shortage can't get any more difficult to maneuver, the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) rules quietly went into nationwide effect back on February 7th of this year. Making what was once a simple obligation, for many carriers, to fully train and onboard their newly hired commercial drivers, a now fully regulated and flat-out legally licensed procedure. For some, the new entry-level driver training rules will seem like a petty...

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