Getting Into Expedite

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 2nd 2023 8:00AM
So, you want to be an expediter, do you? The expedite industry has witnessed a recent infusion of renewed interest in driving opportunities, but driver training programs need additional resources and instructors to handle the influx of such folks who are eager to join the party. This has shown to prove consistent within both independent driver training schools and carriers that have their own training programs. What Exactly Does This Mean? Expedite carriers typically will wor...

The Latest on Truck Parking

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 25th 2023 8:00AM
During a visit to South Dakota, kicking off National Driver Appreciation Week, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with truckers and addressed their continued call for improved truck parking. The visit was intended to announce more than $80 million in funding to improve access to truck parking and advance highway safety nationwide. The funding is part of President Joe Biden's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and will help expand access to truc...


By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 30th 2023 3:19AM
***ANOTHER UPDATE*** The United Auto Workers union and Jeep maker Stellantis reached a tentative contract agreement this past Saturday. The deal, which still must be ratified by members, left only GM without an agreement with the union. Until today, that is. Details are still to come, but it's being reported that GM and the UAW have also reached a tentative deal that will effectively put to rest the coordinated strikes which began on September 15th. The Stellantis deal is sai...

Expediters: Think Twice Before Posting Video Footage on Social Media After an Accident!

By: Kelsea Eckert
Posted: Sep 15th 2023 7:30AM
Knowing what to post on your social media and when to post it is an essential piece of knowledge for Expediters. Why should you be cautious of posting information after an accident?...

Driver Appreciation Week 2023

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 8th 2023 8:00AM
A simple "thank you" will never be enough. I mean, what really can be said to the men and women who spend hours, days, weeks, and months away from their families while keeping America's gears grinding in a forward motion? This is Driver Appreciation Week, September 10th through the 16th. It's a week where we, as the transportation industry, aim to recognize the collective trucking and driving community as a way of saying thank you for the jobs they perform on our behalf. I'm ...

Brake Safety Week is Here!

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Aug 21st 2023 8:00AM
Safety in trucking should always be taken seriously. As a recruiter, I've spent years pouring over the driving backgrounds and Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) of many a commercial driver. This also includes the all-powerful Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), which details a driver's Out-of-Service (OOS) records among many other things. One of the easiest ways to determine if a driver would qualify to drive for a specific company is to dissect the PSP in an attempt to unders...

Secure Your Business: Shield Your Expedited Trucking Operation from Uninsured Motorists!

By: Kelsea Eckert
Posted: Aug 15th 2023 7:35AM
Engage in a detailed conversation with your commercial insurance agent to explore the multitude of options available to you-UMPD, UIMPD, UMBI, and UIMBI coverages should be at the forefront of your discussion....

Come Meet Our Exhibitors and Speakers!

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 17th 2023 8:00AM
The world thrives on connections and networking, and attending industry-specific events and expos is an excellent way to foster those connections. The 2023 Expedite Expo and Crossroads of America Trucking Shows are no different, in that they offer a golden opportunity for industry professionals and expediting enthusiasts to directly engage with all types of exhibiting companies and carriers. Entering its 22nd year, and being held July 21st and 22nd in Fort Wayne, Indiana, thi...


By: Greg Huggins
Posted: Jul 24th 2023 6:24AM
If you have signed a lease with a carrier, your ICOA (Independent Contractor Operating Agreement) spells out everything. Sure, there will be a lot of legal terms and phrases that you may not fully understand, but you can find their meanings online or by speaking with others in the industry....

2nd Monday or 4th Saturday

By: Greg Huggins
Posted: Jul 11th 2023 5:16AM
Monday, part 2 or 2nd Monday. I heard this from a customer on Tuesday a few weeks ago....

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