Expediter of the Year 2019: Introducing the Top 3 Finalists

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 3rd 2019 9:56AM
The three finalists have been selected. So...who will be the next Expediter of the Year? The winner will be announced at Expedite Expo, the only trade show in the world geared exclusively to the expedite trucking industry, which runs July 19 and 20 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. (Registration is free. Go to https://www.expediteexpo.com/2019/.) The purpose of the Expediter of the Year award is to recognize those hard-working, professional, an...


By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: May 24th 2019 6:08PM
As truck drivers we are not able to drive for as many hours as we want. There are regulations in place that dictate how many hours we can work called Hours Of Service....

The Robot Trucks are Coming! (Or, Are They?)

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: May 20th 2019 2:17PM
Ever wonder why there hasn't been as much talk lately about how self-driving trucks are "right around the corner," poised to eliminate four-million trucker jobs in the U.S.? I was wondering the same thing. So, I tested my hypothesis. If you ever want to put your finger on the pulse of specific trends, go to Google News. Then search the topic you're interested in, and there you have it: the latest headlines on that topic. My search: "self-driving trucks eliminate trucking jobs...

KETO FROSTY | Cooking In A Truck

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: May 17th 2019 7:26PM
This is an easy Keto/Low Carb dessert that tastes like a Wendy's Frosty....

Daimler Trucks CEO: The Future of Trucking is Electric

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: May 13th 2019 1:31PM
During his keynote at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif., Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)-which owns Freightliner-declared that the future of commercial vehicles would be battery electric. "The road to emissions-free transportation is going to be driven with battery-electric vehicles. I believe the future is electric," says Neilson. DTNA says that near-zero-emissions natural gas medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are currently available an...


By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: May 10th 2019 7:49PM
The majority of the time the loads we haul are very small. We often get asked why those loads aren't flown overnight or are we able to pick up multiple loads. Here are the answers to those questions. ...

Truck Stops Are Greedy Corporations

By: Greg Huggins
Posted: May 4th 2019 8:47PM
Truck stops are greedy corporations. Truck stops should give me parking for buying their fuel. Did the truck stops forget those of us who got them to where they are today?...


By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: May 3rd 2019 9:05PM
We are able to cook almost anything in our truck but know there are a lot of truck drivers who don't have the space in their trucks we have or don't want to cook & want some easy Keto options while out on the road. We are going to show you what Keto / low carb options you can find at truck stops. In this video we check out a Flying J....

The Pursuit of Freedom on the Road: David Manley

By: Sean M. Lyden
Posted: May 6th 2019 12:32PM
If your goal is to become an expedite owner-operator, most wise folks in the industry will advise you to first drive for a fleet owner for at least six months or so. This way, you can test the waters and learn the business without taking a significant risk. And that's the advice mentors had shared with David Manley, a former maintenance technician for two decades with Frito Lay. Says Manley, "I'm like, 'Nah. I've had a boss my entire life. I want to do this on my terms. How h...


By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Apr 26th 2019 6:32PM
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