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Killer Mexican Food That’s Worth the Wait!

“I had their unearthly mole. You have to try it. I cried a little it was so good,” confessed a trucker – and TBS client – who prefers to remain nameless . . . but not hungry. Welcome to Red Iguana Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah – “worth the drive and more,” according to Read More…

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It’s Always Time for Factoring at TBS!

In a fast-paced, ever-changing world, time won’t stop for the trucking business. In fact, time often seems to fly when it comes to meeting your bottom line. Don’t get ticked off! No need for alarm! Factor your invoices with TBS and get timely, tailor-made, same-day payments. Don’t settle for time-consuming or second-hand alternatives. The sign Read More…

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Advice for Unrealistic Delivery Times

A trucker posted the following in a Reddit (1/25/178) feed [edited]: Any advice for a company driver who is dispatched a delivery where the appointment times aren’t realistic when you do the math? I called my dispatch twice yesterday and explained to them that there was no way I could make this delivery the next Read More…

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 3.7% Last Year

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 3.7% overall in 2017 compared to the year before, marking its largest annual gain since 2013 (truckinginfo.com,1/23/18). While it was up overall, the index stumbled toward the end of the year, falling 5.7% in December. The index equalled 142.9, down from Read More…

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Keep Those Wheels Turning at the Derailed Diner!

This is a love story.A love story that started with a vision scrawled on the back of a napkin. A love story about a journey on “dirt roads, railroad tracks and asphalt highways that throughout our history, moved Americans from Point A to Point B”*. . . and to the Derailed Diner.   The story Read More…

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Hauled Anything This Weird?

A trucker posted the following in a Reddit (12/1717) feed [edited]:   What is the weirdest load you’ve ever hauled?   Following are some of the responses [edited]:   A load of flashlights from Austin to LA.   Know a guy who hauled the monopoly cups for McDonalds, and somewhere in the truck was a Read More…

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Require Tractor-Trailers Be Equipped with Underride Guards

A bipartisan and bicameral group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday announced intentions to introduce a bill in Congress to require tractor-trailers to be equipped with so-called side underride guards, intended to protect car occupants in crashes in which the car slides under the trailer (Overdrive.com 12/13/17). The bill would also require the U.S. DOT to Read More…

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Five Most Congested Cities Cost Fleets $1.7B Annually

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and San Jose are the five most traffic-congested cities in the U.S., according to TomTom Telematics research (Overdrive.com 12/15/17). The congestion in these cities costs local businesses and trucking fleets $1.7 billion per year or $7.71 million daily in productivity, based on 2016 data from California, New York Read More…