Blog for Truckers

Freight Forwarder vs. Freight Broker

They may sound the same but a freight forwarder and a freight broker serve different purposes. The logistics industry is made up of many key players to ensure that freight gets to its endpoint on time and in flawless condition. While the process of moving freight involves many steps, it is important to know the … Read More

Spot Market Rates in Trucking

Spot market rates in the trucking industry have become more popular in recent years. Owner-operators and freight brokers are becoming more interested in turning to spot market rates for work when it is convenient. These rates alter up and down by the day depending on the climate of the market. Defining Spot Market Rates in … Read More

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9 Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs

Working as a truck driver has a lot of benefits, but one that often goes unnoticed is the variety of work one can do with a CDL. There are several different types of truck driving jobs that veer away from what many consider a traditional truck driver to be. Truck Driving Job Categories Dry Van … Read More

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Trucking with a Cat – What You Should Know

Life on the road gets lonely, that’s a proven fact. If you’re a trucker looking to potentially bring a furry friend along on your drives, consider getting a cat! Trucking with cats can be simple and rewarding if it’s done right, but if you are planning on bringing your kitty along, it would be a … Read More

APU Weight Exemption Guide

APU Weight Exemptions by State APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) make it possible for truck drivers to remain comfortable while they’re parked and reduce fuel usage. For example, APUs can be used to power heat and A/C, a mini-refrigerator, a television, a hot plate or coffee maker. It’s helpful for truckers because they can still be … Read More

Pros and Cons of Leasing a Semi-Truck

Are you in the transportation industry and thinking about leasing a commercial truck instead of buying one? Weigh the pros and cons of leasing instead of buying before you decide what is right for you, personally. Perhaps, you would also like to invest in a ELD Device, you can check out The 10 Best ELD … Read More

Why are truckers so important?

What Would Happen If Trucks Stopped

Trucking is the beating heart of the U.S. economy. Truck drivers deliver 10 billion tons of every commodity consumed and transport over 671 billion dollars’ worth of goods every year. In fact, 70 percent of all freight moved in the U.S. ranging from the food industry to healthcare is done by trucks. Many people may … Read More

Dealing with homesickness as a truck driver

How to Battle Homesickness on the Road

A truck driver’s life sounds like a country song: open roads, working hard, deadlines to meet, lone soul getting it done. The reality is that while trucking is a great career, it often comes with long days away from home. Even the most seasoned truck driver will feel pangs of homesickness from time to time. … Read More

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