Expedite Owner-Operator Advice on Choosing (and Using) Dash Cams

By: Sean M. L:yden - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 14th 2019 9:01AM
As a commercial truck driver, you're a target. If your truck is involved in a collision, you can bank on the fact that the finger of blame will be pointed at you, unless you can prove otherwise. That's where dash cams come in. "As independent contractors or small business owners, I think dash cams are a must," says Jason Hutchens, an owner-operator who, with his wife Heather, shares advice on all things expediting on The Crafty Trucker Youtube channel. "The way people drive t...

COLEMAN MACH 8 BLOWER FAN REPLACEMENT

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Oct 4th 2019 7:21PM
Our blower fan broke on our Coleman Mach 8 rooftop AC. We were able to find a replacement part and Jason shows you how easy it was to repair. The Coleman Model# we have is: 47224A879...

Getting Your Amazon Packages When You're on the Road

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 30th 2019 9:33AM
You're an expediter with an Amazon Prime account because you like the product selection, cost savings, and convenience. But how do you get packages delivered to you while you're away from home for weeks at a time? Amazon offers a service to solve this challenge that folks in the expedite industry are just beginning to notice-and use: Amazon Hub Lockers. In fact, YouTubers Jerry McCallister and Don Clute with Expediter Boogie (watch video) and Heather and Jason Hutchens with T...

How to Navigate a Cash-Flow Crunch

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 23rd 2019 1:03PM
A union strike that shuts down several automotive plants. Trade wars that create economic uncertainty. A drone attack in Saudi Arabia that drives up global oil prices. These are just a few recent events outside of your control that may be impacting your business as an expediter. So, how do you respond when your business starts taking a hit? Focus on what you can control-cash management. Ideally, you will have built up a large enough emergency fund to weather most economic st...

WE'RE SELLING OUR TRUCK

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Sep 20th 2019 6:11PM
We are selling our truck! For more info or questions please email us at [email protected] SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY PLEASE ...

5 Workforce Trends Impacting the Driver Shortage (and What to Do About It)

By: Sean M. Lyden - Steff Writer
Posted: Sep 17th 2019 11:23AM
The driver shortage is the most critical issue in the trucking industry, with driver retention taking the third spot, according to the American Trucking Research Institute's (ATRI) most recent survey. Tim Hindes, CEO at Stay Metrics, cited this study during his talk on "Driver Retention: Engage, Reward, and Keep Your Best Driver" at Expedite Expo 2019 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in July. "[ATRI] asks every year: 'What's keeping you up at night? What are the most critical things yo...

Proposed Rule Changes for Hours-of-Service: What's Your Opinion?

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 9th 2019 10:07AM
Improved safety. Greater flexibility. Increased productivity. These are the key reasons why the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published proposed changes to hours of service (HOS) rules. "We listened directly to the concerns of drivers for rules that are safer and have more flexibility-and we have acted. We encourage everyone to review and comment on this proposal," FMCSA Administrator Raymond P. Martinez said ...

PROTECT YOUR CDL

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Sep 6th 2019 8:03PM
Whether you already hold a CDL or are planning to obtain one it's very important to know you are held to a higher standard as a professional driver....

3 Success Tips from Top Expedite YouTubers

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 3rd 2019 12:00PM
Imagine you could be in the same room with the expedited trucking industry's most popular YouTubers and ask them questions to get real-world advice on how to start and grow your business. That's precisely what attendees got to experience in the "Q&A with Successful Expedite Drivers" session at Expedite Expo 2019 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in July. The panelists included: The Trucking Couple: Frank and Stephanie Rebelo, who were also finalists for Expediter of the Year The Cr...

DO YOU NEED A LLC

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Aug 30th 2019 8:04PM
We are often asked about getting a llc when getting into expediting. This is what we've learned and our thoughts about getting a llc. Always consult with a tax professional on business matters....

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