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DOT Week 2021: What you should know about blitz week this May

Posted by Josh Porwoll on Apr 14, 2021 9:50:46 AM

If you’re a shipper wondering how this year’s round of Commercial Vehicle Safety Administration (CVSA) International roadchecks will impact your freight, you’re in the right place. Every year at this time,..

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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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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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How Does Trailer Type Impact Freight Shipping Costs?

Posted by Scott Kunkel on Mar 11, 2021 1:57:11 PM

If you ship equipment that requires specialized trailers, it can be hard to remember which trailer type makes the most sense for you from both a cost and safety standpoint. After all, the equipment you’re..

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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 Heavy Haul Shipping Requires Additional Equipment, Expertise and Planning

Posted by Ben Delong on Oct 6, 2020 9:24:00 AM

If you're shipping large items that can't legally fit within the dimensions of a standard dry van or open-deck flatbed, and you anticipate your shipments weighing more than 55,000 pounds each, then you need..

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The Intricacies of Route Planning in Oversized Shipping Explained

Posted by Joanna Jungels & Leah Kuechle on Sep 8, 2020 8:10:08 AM

Shipping heavy items from point A to point B is always more complex than it appears. Behind every successful oversized shipping project, you’ll find dozens of shipping and transportation professionals..

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