5 Must-Listen Audiobooks on Building Habits to Succeed in 2020 and for the Long Haul

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Mar 18th 2020 3:28PM
Where do you want to take your business this year? In what areas do you want to improve in your personal and professional life? Whether you're a driver, owner-operator, or fleet owner, you have specific things in mind you'd love to achieve in 2020. The question is: Will you follow through? After all, most of us abandon our New Year's resolutions by February. So, how can you defy the odds and maintain the discipline you need to keep working toward your goals throughout the nex...

From Corona to Virus

By: Greg Huggins
Posted: Mar 15th 2020 3:58PM
It may surprise some people to find out that Corona is a product of German immigrants. Yep, that "Mexican" beer is German, sort of....

FIXING & MOVING AN AIRLINE FITTING

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Mar 6th 2020 6:21PM
We had an airline fitting break because it was in a bad area so we fixed and repositioned it....

How Professionalism Can Help You Grow Your Expedite Business

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Mar 2nd 2020 9:39AM
A common misconception, especially among newbie expedite owner-operators, is that it's the carrier's job to market them effectively and keep them busy. These owner-operators see themselves strictly as drivers, not salespeople or marketers. So, they don't consider the image they project to customers. But when freight begins to slow, these owner-operators don't understand why they're sitting while other trucks seem to be moving and getting good loads. They point the finger at t...

SO YOU WANT TO DRIVE A TRUCK LIKE OURS

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 28th 2020 5:59PM
We get asked a lot how to get into expediting and be able to get into a truck like ours....

Watch this Spot!

By: Dave Schaller - NACFE.org
Posted: Feb 27th 2020 10:12AM
Coming Soon! The latest in fuel efficiency by Dave Schaller....

The Latest Developments in All-Electric Vans

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 24th 2020 11:09AM
Will battery-electric vans take the expedited trucking world by storm any time soon? Perhaps not in the near term-say, the next three to five years or so. After all, the current vehicle range (between charges) in most of today's electric van models is about 150 miles, which is still too short for most expedite applications. But as battery technology continues to advance, offering longer range capabilities at lower costs, we could start seeing the economic advantage tilt towar...

CUSTOM FIRE EXTINGUISHER BRACKET

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 21st 2020 6:15PM
We wanted a better solution for mounting our fire extinguisher in the cab of the truck. Jason came up with a way to make a custom bracket that turned out perfect....

How to Tell You're Ready for Truck Ownership

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 17th 2020 1:25PM
The expedited trucking business can be lucrative for owner-operators. But it takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the business to succeed for the long haul as a truck owner. How can you tell if you're ready for truck ownership before you take the plunge? Use the 3 "M's" as your guide. #1. MissionWhy do you want to purchase a truck for expediting? Is it because you've driven for a fleet owner for a while, learned the business, gotten advice from successful ow...

EXPEDITER CUSTOM TRUCK BUILD | Why It Takes So Long

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 14th 2020 6:32PM
A lot goes into designing & building a custom expediter truck. It can be a lengthily process. From start to finish our new truck took almost a year to build....

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