How to Know When You Should Accept a Load (and When You Shouldn't)

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 18th 2020 10:39AM
Bestselling author John C. Maxwell put it best when he said, "Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you." In this spirit, perhaps you could also say: If you're a driver in expedited trucking, every load choice you make makes your career. But what can you do to more consistently choose the right loads that put your business on the road to long-term financial success? I recently spoke with Frank Rebelo, an owner-operator with his wife Stephanie, and a par...

Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Expedite Business

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 28th 2020 12:19PM
As the political season ramps up, chances are your Facebook feed has become more of a source of stress and anxiety than it is a useful resource to help you learn, grow, and build your business. If that's the case for you, consider spending more time on LinkedIn. While there are occasional political posts, the vast majority of LinkedIn content is centered around business and career topics and conversations. Here are a couple of ways you can use the platform to grow your knowl...

Skill Stacking: How to Make the Most of Your Downtime

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 19th 2020 1:00PM
As an expediter, you can't always control how long you'll sit between loads. But one thing you can control is what you do with that time you're having to sit. So, how can you get the most out of your downtime to increase your value-and your income? Try building your "skill stack." What's a Skill Stack?Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist, coined the term "skill stack" in his bestselling book, "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life." H...

4 Keys to Owner Operator Truck Insurance YouTube & Cheat Sheet

By: Shelly Benisch, TRS, CIC
Posted: Oct 19th 2020 10:53AM
Quickly understand the 4 Keys to Owner Operator Truck Insurance with this easy YouTube cartoon and handy Cheat sheet....

California's Ban on Gas and Diesel Vehicles-and How It Will Impact Expedited Trucking

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 1st 2020 12:22PM
In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that his state would ban the sale of new light-duty gasoline and diesel vehicles, effective in 2035. And by 2045, new medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold in California must also be zero-emissions. So, what does this news mean for expedited trucking? First, by 2035, you would not be able to purchase a new Sprinter-style high-roof cargo van with an internal combustion engine in California. New vans will be all-electric-with ba...

An Open Letter to Expediters

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 22nd 2020 1:43PM
President John F. Kennedy put it best when he said, "We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." And that's exactly what I want to do today - to thank all of you in the expedited trucking community for the impact you've made on my life and career since 2014 when I first got to know you as a writer for EO. After all, we recently celebrated "Driver Appreciation Week," which is a great way to spotlight how vital truckers are to making our ...

What's the Outlook for Expedited Trucking for the Rest of 2020?

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 8th 2020 3:44PM
When John Elliot, chief executive officer for expedite carrier Load One LLC, and I had a conversation about the state of the expedited trucking market back in early March, so much was in flux. The COVID-19 pandemic led the U.S. to shut off travel from China and Europe. Several states were beginning to issue stay-at-home orders, except for essential workers. And automotive plants were about to close. Today, nearly five months later, the economy has been reopening in phases, bu...

How to Know Who You Can Trust

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Aug 31st 2020 9:03AM
You're a fleet owner about to hire a new team. Can you trust them to take good care of your equipment-and your customers? You're a driver looking to work for a fleet owner. Can you trust that this owner will have your back, pay you the right amount at the right time, and not blindside you with unexpected expenses? You're an owner-operator about to sign with a new carrier. Can you trust that the recruiter has your best interests in mind? Whatever role you serve in the expedite...

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 ...

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