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...

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....


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...

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