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Trucking Braces for Fallout From GM Plant Closings

GM’s assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, is set to close in 2019. (General Motors) The decision by General Motors to cease production at five of its factories in the United States and Canada will have consequences for trucking companies that … Continue reading

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Efficient Shipping During the Busy Holiday Season

We all know that Santa’s sleigh is the most efficient way to deliver freight but of course that can’t happen but once a year. On a serious note, the holidays are a busy time of year for shipping freight and … Continue reading

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From the data world, trucking forecasts and trends for 2019

One trucking analyst expects industrial technology to be a strong performer in 2019, but construction to be weaker than it’s been. It won’t be long before year-end informed opinions and wild guesses appear. In the meantime, here’s an early jump … Continue reading

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Reduce the Cost of Shipping Freight with These Strategies

There is an assumption when it comes to shipping freight and costs associated with it that prices are set in stone and there really isn’t anything you can do to change it.  Just because your company has always shipped in … Continue reading

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Trucker health: a growing crisis – Part 1

Despite awareness and changes at truck stops, critics say industry leaders are not doing enough. Siphiwe Baleka was once a champion swimmer for Yale University, who just barely missed out on qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team.  Being physically fit … Continue reading

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More Trucking Deaths May Be Caused by Drivers Racing the Clock

Deaths from large truck crashes reached their highest level in 29 years in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (Photo: Flickr) Truckers racing to beat the federal rule requiring a rest break after driving for eight hours … Continue reading

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Shipping companies want Congress to increase shipping truck size

© Greg Nash The shipping industry is pushing Congress to increase the size of some shipping trucks, which could affect the nation’s highways, consumers and e-commerce. Shipping companies like FedEx, UPS and Amazon say allowing so-called twin 33s, a configuration that … Continue reading

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The inevitable mobile communication in trucking

As the technological era continues to grow, so does the trucking industry. Drivers and fleet managers are embracing the normality of smartphone and tablet devices, making them commonplace in their day-to-day life. Growing pains are inevitable, however, and Kevin Frey, … Continue reading

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Different Types of Freight Shipping Options

Freight is shipped by a variety of different modes of transport from trucks to airplanes, boats to vans, and everything in between.  In large cities shipments can even be found transported via bicycle carrier.  When it comes to shipping freight … Continue reading

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Let’s celebrate those who supply our lives and strengthen the economy

 (iStock) While your Labor Day weekend may have been stocked with food, refreshments, barbeque grills, beach toys and lots of other fun items, truck drivers across America made that happen. They were busy traveling and making deliveries door-to-door and then … Continue reading

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