Encroachment

By: Greg Huggins
Posted: Aug 12th 2020 8:09AM
Having gained the intestinal fortitude to interject oneself into another's affairs with the intent of encroaching on their patron, one can find themselves with a rueful countenance....

Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds Still Available for Expediters

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 15th 2020 11:26AM
If you're an expedite owner-operator, contract driver, or fleet owner, and you're experiencing a cash crunch from the impact of COVID-19 on your business, it's not too late to apply for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law in late March. But the funds could run out at any time. So, if you think you might qualify for the EIDL, you'll want ...

Are You an Effective Negotiator?

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 30th 2020 1:20PM
Before accepting a load, buying a new truck, or signing any contract for your expedite business, make sure that you're happy with the terms. But when presented with an unfair offer, how should you respond? Do you have the negotiation chops to arrive at a more favorable agreement? Try this quiz to find out. #1. True or false: Your voice has no significant impact on your ability to negotiate favorable terms. #2. Which is a more powerful tactic for winning people over to your po...

How to Use Social Media for Your Expedited Trucking Business in Turbulent Times

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 23rd 2020 1:19PM
Social media can be a powerful tool to connect with people, increase your exposure, and build your personal brand. But if you're not careful, what you say on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram can damage your reputation, hurt your business, and waste a ton of your time in the process. So, if you're an expedite owner-operator, driver, or fleet owner, how can you capitalize on the opportunities that social media offers to help grow your business while avoiding the pote...

The State of the Used Expediter Truck Market

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 16th 2020 1:14PM
Whether you're a driver looking to become an owner-operator, an owner pursuing the next step toward fleet ownership, or a fleet owner in growth mode, you can purchase a reliable used expediter straight trucks with relatively low miles - 250,000 to 500,000 miles - at a significantly lower cost than comparable new models. But with the freight slowdown in 2019 that has carried into early 2020, what has been the impact on the used expediter truck market? What does the market look...

Not going down without a fight

By: Jerome Atrick
Posted: Jun 8th 2020 8:15AM
This assault on the public by the "protesters" has gotten way out of hand....

Cow Patties

By: J.J.
Posted: May 27th 2020 8:02AM
All you mask wearing, afraid of your own shadow people that get their marching orders from the mainstream media, I have something to tell you, if your new religion comes from the gospel of 24 hour news, keep that follow the herd mentality to yourself....

Proceed with Caution: As Automakers Reopen, Uncertainty Remains

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: May 18th 2020 2:22PM
Most automakers plan to start reopening plants the week of May 18, which is good news for expedited trucking companies that have built a substantial share of their business providing just-in-time parts deliveries to those facilities. But uncertainty remains as to what expediters can realistically expect with how the plant reopenings will impact their business - at least, in the near term. For example... When will demand for vehicles get back to "normal"?In the latest jobs re...

Woofers and Yappers

By: Jerome Atrick
Posted: May 17th 2020 8:02AM
Isn't he cute? There are a lot of truckers who have dogs and cats with them on the road....

Anti Protest

By: A.D. Riverside
Posted: May 12th 2020 7:45AM
I've seen a lot of things in my driving career. Not much surprises me anymore....

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