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....

I ain't given in now

By: J.J.
Posted: Apr 20th 2020 8:30AM
What in the Sam Hill is all the truck drivers complaining about?...

How Expediters Can Effectively Navigate Cash Challenges in Today's Market

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Apr 21st 2020 10:54AM
In the early weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, many expediters have been staying busy. But after the initial panic buying and need for urgent deliveries slow down, will you have enough cash to get through a potential lull? Or if, God forbid, you test positive for the coronavirus and need to self-quarantine, unable to earn revenue for the next two to three weeks, what's your cash strategy to keep your business afloat? As of this writing, no one knows when the U.S. economy will ful...

The Expediter's Guide to the $2-Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Apr 8th 2020 1:20PM
The two-trillion-dollar "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" (or the "CARES Act") was signed into law on March 27, 2020. Now it's time to unpack it. What provisions in the COVID-19 stimulus bill apply to you as an expedite owner-operator, driver, fleet owner, trucking carrier-or whatever your role is in the industry? Here's a list of 10 key provisions in the bill-5 for individuals and 5 for businesses-with links to the original sources to help you sort through...

Impacts of COVID-19 on Expedited Trucking

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Mar 23rd 2020 1:33PM
As of this writing, the COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus) pandemic has ground much of the U.S.-and global-economy to a halt. Several states have issued full lock-down orders, causing most businesses to close except those deemed as essential services, such as healthcare facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, and transportation companies. Many restaurants are still open but only for take-out or delivery. And last week, most automakers announced plant shutdowns for the f...

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