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 ...

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....

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