The Biggest Reasons Why Truck Drivers Quit

The trucking industry is in the middle of big upheaval. With the advent of sophisticated technology, such as autonomous trucks and a focus on data, truck drivers are finding their roles changing at a rapid rate. In fact, the industry is already in the middle of huge changes in the turnover of trucking professionals creating … Continue reading “The Biggest Reasons Why Truck Drivers Quit”

The Best Things for Truck Drivers to Do on Their Breaks

It’s not surprising to say that truck drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel and feel the effects of long hauls and time away from home. Some spend up to 80 hours a week hauling freight from here to there by getting up early to beat the sun and get a head start … Continue reading “The Best Things for Truck Drivers to Do on Their Breaks”

What Additional Coverages Do Couriers Need?

On-demand food and package delivery has seen a huge rise in engagement in the last couple of years, with options like Amazon Prime, Uber Eats and GrubHub taking over space on the phones of consumers. While this is great for people who want their orders delivered on time, this is causing those companies to find … Continue reading “What Additional Coverages Do Couriers Need?”

Update: The NLRB Returns to its Independent Contractor Standard

On January 25, the National Labor Relations Board returned to its long-standing independent-contractor standard, which reaffirms the Board’s adherence to the traditional common-law test. The main rollout from this is that the Board described clearly the significance that entrepreneurial opportunity has in its determination of independent-contractor status. The Obama-era standard decided whether workers are employees … Continue reading “Update: The NLRB Returns to its Independent Contractor Standard”

What Owner-Operators Need to Know About Truck Insurance

The road to becoming an owner-operator of your own semi-truck, heading up your own fleet operations, can be long and arduous. Years of driving for someone else’s fleet and dealing with long hauls and unfavorable scheduling have finally paid off and it’s time to be your own boss. But while you may be excited to … Continue reading “What Owner-Operators Need to Know About Truck Insurance”

Trucking News: What’s the Status on Owner-Operators in California?

Currently there are competing bills in California state legislature that are aiming to address an April 2018 ruling by the state’s Supreme Court that has threatened the traditional owner-operator model within the state. The bills are pointing to trucking groups wanting to upend years of law used to decide if a worker is an employee … Continue reading “Trucking News: What’s the Status on Owner-Operators in California?”

How Trucking Operations Can Protect Their Drivers’ Mental Health

While it’s important for trucking professionals to do their job well, including getting every haul to its destination on time and taking care of their payload to the utmost, it’s also important for drivers to take care of their self, just like how trucking companies can take care of their operations with truck insurance. Driving … Continue reading “How Trucking Operations Can Protect Their Drivers’ Mental Health”

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”