Safely Driving At Night

As a truck driver, it's likely that you might spend some nights on the road, or at least past sunset. We know you're a great driver but there are some differences in driving after dark versus in the bright of day. There are extra precautions to traveling at night because your peripheral visions, depth perception, and color identification all worse after dark.  We thought we would put together a refresher list of a few tips to safely driving at night. ...

How Freight Brokerage Works

Investing in freight brokerage is an appealing option to many small and medium-sized business owners looking to get the most affordable rates on moving their freight. However, the specifics of the freight brokerage business can be lost on many of these same business owners. Questions like, “how does freight brokerage encourage competition,” and “what does a freight brokerage company do?” are usually fresh in the minds of those interested in securing a broker for themselves. Making sure you know the answers to such questions is your first step to getting the best rates possible for your next haul. ...

Delivering Your Load on Time

Consistently delivering loads on time is one of the biggest marks of a high-quality driver. Your dispatcher will be pleased with your reliability, and chances are they’ll trust you with more loads over time. Getting to your destination on time means that you’ll have more time to take new loads each week, which means more miles and more money. It’s not difficult to start arriving on or ahead of schedule, even if you’ve had problems in the past. Here are some tips to keep in mind when delivering your load. ...

Why do Weigh Stations Exist?

If you aren’t immersed in the trucking world, the purpose of highway-side weigh stations can be mysterious and obscure. Many motorists are happy to continue their road-trips without a clue as to how these stations protect the roads they drive on or the tax-rates that they pay for goods and services. For those of us who are interested in the purpose of weigh stations, we’ve compiled a list of services they provide and will walk through them one by one. Let’s get started. ...

Safety Tips for Long Haul Drivers

  As a licensed driver, you know all about how to stay safe while you’re on the road: don’t speed, drive defensively, and so on. But when it comes to trucking, there are a lot of other personal safety factors that don’t always cross your mind. Here are a few safety tips that you may not have thought about before. ...

Why You Should Outsource Your Trucking (to us!)

  Efficient transportation is a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace as many companies now serve customers across the country, not just in their hometown. However, just because you run a company successful enough that people a few states over are demanding your goods doesn’t mean you should handle a huge fleet in-house. Outsourcing the transportation processes to a third party logistics provider is more common than some shippers might think. Third-party trucking companies offer a suite of services, including refrigerated services, flatbed services, and more. ...

How to be a Commercial Truck Driver

  Are you looking for a profession that will offer great pay and benefits, as well as allow you to see exciting new parts of the country? Do you love turning on the radio and enjoying a long, relaxing drive? Are you the type of person who doesn’t ever want a boring old desk job? You should be a truck driver! Commercial truck driving can be a rewarding career, and becoming one doesn't often take much time. However, you do need to meet a few strict requirements before you can land a job. ...