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Heavy Haul Trucking: How does freight weight impact trailer type?

Posted by Kyle Jensen on Jun 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The trucking industry is exciting. The trucks are big, the trailers are long and the freight can get reaaaal heavy.

Beyond that, there's a ton to learn and even those who’ve worked in this industry for..

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Freight Shipments Fail

Posted by Cory Link on May 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Your freight shipment failed again. Your truck didn’t show up, your freight didn’t make it on time, and your relationship with your customer is struggling. Every time you ask your transportation partner why..

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What Are the Hours of Service (HOS) For Truck Drivers?

Posted by Sean Glenz on Apr 12, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The trucking industry is dangerous. 48,000 pounds of fabricated steel flying down the highway at 65 miles per hour simply can’t go unmonitored. As such, there are systems in place to make sure that the..

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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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Trucking Terminology: A Glossary of Common Shipping Terms

Posted by Cory Link on Apr 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

You’ve probably realized that the trucking industry is brimming with unique jargon. This can make starting in this industry, or working with it from the outside, overwhelming. The wide variety of terms and..

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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..

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What is Digital Freight Matching? [Definition + Common Problems]

Posted by Troy Heyne on Mar 23, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Finding trucks to pull your freight in the current market is continuing to prove difficult. That’s forcing you to get more creative in the way you find capacity for a reasonable price. 

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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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What You Need to Know About Seasonal Load Restrictions This Spring

Posted by Leah Kuechle on Feb 4, 2021 9:30:00 AM

As someone who's responsible for shipping and logistics, you know plenty of factors can impact your ability to transport goods from point A to point B. For example, you know that, during the treacherous..

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Why Do Line-Haul Rates Vary and How Can You Get More Cost Control?

Posted by Eric Metso on Nov 9, 2020 2:17:34 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what your freight prices are going to be to ship from point A to point B, every time? If only it were that simple. Let’s break down why the answer to “how much will this..

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