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    What’s Causing the Truck Driver Salary Increase? [And How It Benefits You]

    Posted by Joe Goering on Apr 8, 2021 9:40:00 AM

    It's been tough balancing the increased shipping costs lately. Yet, it seems like you keep reading about another trucking company increasing pay for their drivers.

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    How Many Miles is a Truck Driver Allowed to Drive in One Day?

    Posted by Andrew Beckmann on Mar 29, 2021 8:45:00 AM

    We’ve all been there before. Out of nowhere, someone needs something from you last minute. So it’s up to you to get your inventories picked up and delivered as fast as possible. But what’s a realistic..

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    Accessorial Charges 101: Defining Trucking Industry Surcharges

    Posted by Mike Zarns on Mar 5, 2021 9:30:00 AM

    If you've ever received an itemized quote from your transportation provider, you've probably come across a few surcharges you've never heard of. Like any trade, there are a lot of industry-specific terms..

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    How Does Freight Seasonality Impact Shipping Costs?

    Posted by Mike Lochner on Jan 18, 2021 9:05:34 AM

    Whether or not you, as a shipper, move goods that have changing demand depending on the season, you are affected by those that do. Before getting into the why, let’s define seasonality and talk through a..

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    How the Truck Driver Shortage Is Impacting Shipping Capacity

    Posted by Ben Delong on Jan 5, 2021 9:59:53 AM

    Without truck drivers, your supply chain — and everyone else’s — would come to a screeching halt. Not only are they a critical component in moving shipments from one point to the next, but their expertise..

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    How to Forecast Your Transportation Costs Going into 2021

    Posted by Paul Pfeiffer on Dec 18, 2020 2:59:59 PM

    This time of the year, many of us are trying to plan ahead to next year. For shippers, that means figuring out your transportation expenses — which will be even more challenging than usual this year. Please..

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    What's Affecting Shipping Capacity and Rates This Unusual Retail Peak Season?

    Posted by Ben Spurgin on Nov 18, 2020 9:35:00 AM

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the transportation industry in various ways over the past nine months, forcing shippers and carriers into some challenging scenarios. And as we enter retail peak season,..

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