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Driver Shortage May Impact Earnings of Trucking Companies

According to the Wall Street Journal (10/16/17), analysts expect rising driver pay and storm disruptions to eat into what would otherwise be stronger third-quarter results for truckload carriers. The freight market has picked up as manufacturing activity expands and retailers restock inventories in advance of the holiday season. For-hire truck tonnage jumped 8.2% in August compared with the Read More…

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Trump Addresses Truckers About Tax Reform

On October 11, President Donald Trump took to the trucking industry to stump for his plan to reform the U.S. tax system, telling a crowd made up of fleet managers and truck drivers that his tax reform framework would put more money in the pockets of U.S. workers and be a boon for the U.S. Read More…

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Women in Trucking Introduces Girl Scout Transportation Patch

In October of 2014, eighty four young girls gathered at Olive Harvey School in Chicago, Illinois for the first Girl Scout Transportation event. These girls heard from a (female) Navistar Engineer who talked about designing trucks to better accommodate women. They also were given the opportunity to meet two female professional drivers and to climb into Read More…

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Driver Turnover Spikes

While the driver turnover rate has been down in the last few years, it’s just seen a significant double-digit bump according to a new report released by the American Trucking Association (thetruckersreport.com 9/22/17). Driver turnover is an indicator of the strength of the freight economy, but the ATA also claims that it is a sign Read More…

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Fall for TBS Factoring!

This autumn, are you finding holes in your bottom line that you can’t fix even with a pumpkin patch? Why not leaf, er, leave your worries with TBS factoring? We offer tailor-made, same-day payments when you deliver your loads. Before you know it, you’ll be raking in piles of profits.  And our customer service is Read More…

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Privacy or Money?

A trucker in a Reddit feed (9/25/17) wonders [edited]: I have the opportunity to ditch my apartment and use a family members’ address to bank basically everything. I can’t decide if not having my own apartment would be worth it or not. Sure it would be nice to bank some extra money, aggressively pay off Read More…

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Futuristic Concept Tractor-Trailor Set for 2018 Test Run

Shell’s futuristic concept tractor-trailer, dubbed the Starship Initiative, is on track to be completed within the coming months and could perform a cross-country efficiency test run as early as the first quarter of 2018 (overdriveonline.com 9/21/17). The rig, which is being built by AirFlow Truck Company, aims to combine already-existing technologies to create the most Read More…

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Fuel Efficiency Improves in Cross-Country, Long-Haul Test

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) “Run on Less” initiative – a cross-country long-haul fuel efficiency demonstration – achieved a cumulative average of 10.1 mpg during 99 days of driving, the agency announced Sunday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta (overdriveonline 9/25/17). The results exceeded the original 9 mpg goal Read More…

New TBS Factoring Service Workplace Puts Imagination in the Driver’s Seat

On Thursday, September 28, TBS Factoring Service will cut the ribbon on its new 52,000-square foot headquarters in Oklahoma City, a workplace designed to make work fun. “Everybody works extremely hard here,” says TBS President Jennifer Fogg, “but there’s no reason we can’t have fun doing it. A lot of workplaces are, frankly boring. We Read More…

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Oklahoma City Mayor Proclaims September 28 TBS Factoring Service Day

To mark the opening of the new 52,000-square foot corporate headquarters of TBS, the mayor of Oklahoma City – Mick Cornett – has proclaimed September 28, TBS Factoring Service Day. Citing the goal of Oklahoma City to create new job opportunities for OKC residents, Mayor Cornett highlighted several contributions TBS has made to OKC.  Among Read More…