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Steer Right On In!

Participating or witnessing a livestock auction can work up an appetite, particularly if the auction lasts five hours and features the sale of 5,000 cows. Perhaps that’s why the Texhoma Livestock Auction in 2001 began to sell cattle just down the hall from the Texhoma Livestock Café – a restaurant that first opened in the Read More…

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Factoring with TBS Has Its Perks!

Weary of the daily work grind? Have a latte on your mind about meeting your bottom line? Avoid strong and heated debates about your business expenses by factoring your invoices with TBS. We’ll provide tailor-made, same-day payments when you deliver your loads by whatever, beans, necessary. And our customer service is brew-tiful. So stop your Read More…

energy

Best Energy Boost?

A trucker posted the following in a Reddit (11/5/17) feed [edited]: Besides coffee, what else give you that energy boost (be nice!)? Following are some of the responses [edited]: Opening both windows while on the highway and blasting music. It helps keep me up while driving at night when I start feeling tired. The best Read More…

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UPS to Retrofit Class 8 Trucks with Collision-Mitigation Technology

UPS has announced that it is equipping more than 5,700 of its existing Class 8 tractors with advanced collision mitigation technology that can alert drivers to moving and stationary objects around the vehicle truckinginfo.com (11/2/17). This will result in more than 60% of UPS’s Class 8 tractor fleet, more than 11,000 vehicles, being equipped with Read More…

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Tesla Trucking Ahead with Nov. 16 Semi Reveal

According to Fox News (11/6/17), Tesla has reconfirmed plans to take the wraps off of its first semi-truck in California on November 16, and has revealed a little more of what the all-electric hauler looks like. An invite to the event includes a new teaser image of the side of the truck, where you can Read More…

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Tailgating May Soon Be Perfectly Normal – and Safe

Ever look to the next lane and see two 18-wheelers roar past at 70 mph with just 10 yards between them?  Think that’s dangerously close? In this high-tech age, that may no longer be true. In fact, it might be just the opposite, and it might even end up saving you money. According to the Read More…

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Dottie’s One Helluva Mother Trucker!

Chances are that Dottie never took the Mother Trucker Challenge at the restaurant named in her honor. But then again, she wouldn’t have to because her name alone is known and beloved by thousands of truckers who run America’s infamous Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri. Dottie’s Family Restaurant, part of the Midwest Petroleum Truck Plaza, Read More…

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Knock on the TBS Door!

Having trouble getting a “handle” on your bottom line? Your success could very well “hinge” on getting cash fast. Why not “open” your business to factoring from TBS! “Woodn’t” it be better to get tailor-made, same-day payments when you deliver your loads? And our customer service is anything but one-dimensional. In fact, we see our Read More…

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What Do You Do with A Truck with a Roll-up Door?

A trucker posted the following in a Reddit (10/17/17) feed [edited]: I’m brand new to the trucking world and have my own authority and truck and trailer. I finally got all the pieces together and today started searching for loads. After unexpectedly filling out over a dozen carrier applications, I thought I was ready. This Read More…

Market Swings in Truckers’ Favor

  According to overdriveonline.com (10/16/17) shippers are expecting big rate increases as the market swings in the favor of truckers.   As noted by the red line here, DAT’s Freight Index shows soaring freight activity on the spot market in September compared to recent years. Shippers fear “double-digit” (by percentage), rate increases in the coming Read More…