LTL Operations and Insurance

According to recent data, the parcel delivery industry is expected to grow by 9 percent annually to more than $340 billion globally by the year 2020. That big bump is highlighted by the state of the online shopping sector, including the push by websites like Amazon, eBay, and Wayfair, all working to change the way … Continue reading “LTL Operations and Insurance”

How to Recruit Truck Drivers During the Labor Shortage

The truck driver shortage has spread to the level of an epidemic in the United States as trucking companies are trying to find new ways to hire a new wave of drivers. Currently, about 51,000 drivers are still needed to fill empty driving roles, according to recent data. But with the trajectory of those statistics, … Continue reading “How to Recruit Truck Drivers During the Labor Shortage”

The Best Practices of Efficient Trucking Operations

Running a trucking company comes with its challenges, that much is true. But trucking operations owners can invest in a series of best practices to make daily operations smoother and more efficient. From keeping vehicles and drivers safe to saving money and looking out for your bottom line, emphasizing a focus on efficiency in your … Continue reading “The Best Practices of Efficient Trucking Operations”

Safety Tips for Trucking in Traffic

Trucking professionals have enough to worry about when it comes to transporting their shipment from location to location. Schedules need to be strict and time is of the essence, but safety shouldn’t be compromised because of a hurried driver. Besides being hasty, there are a number of things to consider when it comes to keeping … Continue reading “Safety Tips for Trucking in Traffic”

Why Every Trucker Should Have Roadside Assistance Coverage

Roadside assistance is an add-on type of insurance that some commercial truck drivers may not consider when looking for coverage. Having regular insurance on hand is a must, but budgeting for something like roadside assistance may not be at the top of a driver’s list. However, it’s important that drivers all around know the benefits … Continue reading “Why Every Trucker Should Have Roadside Assistance Coverage”

Tired Trucking: How to Combat Driver Fatigue

With the rise of e-commerce platforms like Amazon and a huge shift in how we as a society shop for and ship items, the trucking industry has seen a huge boom in activity in recent years. More than 15 million commercial trucks drive along American highways, transporting more than 70% of all goods in the … Continue reading “Tired Trucking: How to Combat Driver Fatigue”

When Do You Need Cargo Insurance?

Cargo ships and fleet vehicles have enough to worry about when it comes to logistics, but having to prepare for the unexpected is another layer of stress that needs to be kept at bay. Your goods need insurance, just like someone needs health insurance, so understanding the benefits of this coverage is important when transporting … Continue reading “When Do You Need Cargo Insurance?”

Brake Safety Week: How to Make Sure Your Brakes are Maintained and Working

Braking systems are one of the most important components of any semi vehicle on the road. A matter of safety and security for not only the truck’s driver and the cargo they’re carrying, having a well-maintained brake system should keep everyone else on the road safe. Brake failure is a common cause for accidents and … Continue reading “Brake Safety Week: How to Make Sure Your Brakes are Maintained and Working”

How Data-Driven Technology Could Change the Trucking Industry

Technology is increasingly changing the world around us and making innovative steps in virtually every industry including trucking. Long haul companies are seeing a growing dependency on digital technology affect their operations and having to reorganize the way they do business. With the advent of autonomous trucking and a threat of a driver shortage looming, … Continue reading “How Data-Driven Technology Could Change the Trucking Industry”

Why Pollution Coverage is Necessary for Trucking Operations

Trucking companies that invest in a standard truck insurance policy may find adequate coverage against liability claims related to accidents and cargo, but typically don’t have protection against claims related to pollution. It’s no secret that semi trucks emit more pollutants the average car on the highway and some trucking companies have suffered having this … Continue reading “Why Pollution Coverage is Necessary for Trucking Operations”