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Company Truck Driver Pay Surges

Per-mile pay for company truck drivers surged in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same quarter a year ago, according to data from the National Transportation Institute (overdriveonline.com 6/12/18). Some fleets (6.25% — mostly midsize to large carriers), increased driver pay by 7 to 11 cents a mile compared to 2017’s first three months. Another Read More…

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Top 10 Best-Selling Trucking Books Part 2 – The Top Five

Every year, Alibris.com — an online store that sells new books, used books, out-of-print books, rare books and other media through an online network of independent booksellers – releases its Top Ten list of best-selling trucking books. Following are #’s 5 through 1 (reverse order): #5 – 10 Steps to Owning Your Own Trucking Business Read More…

Overcoming Language Barriers in Trucking

  A trucker asked, “What are the language barriers you faced/witnessed in the trucking industry?” (Reddit – 5/16/18) Following are some of the edited responses: English is my primary language so I’m at a serious disadvantage when it comes to important trucker stuff, like buying lunch, buying fuel, talking to a warehouse monkey, explaining to Read More…

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Top 10 Best-Selling Trucking Books Part 1 – The Bottom Five

Every year, Alibris.com — an online store that sells new books, used books, out-of-print books, rare books and other media through an online network of independent booksellers – releases its Top Ten list of best-selling trucking books. Following are #’s 10 through 5 (reverse order): #10 – A Thousand Miles from Nowhere: Trucking Two Continents Read More…

Keep Your Bottom Line in Shape with TBS!

We know that exercising budget discipline can be exhausting heart work and leave you with weighty monthly bills that can drag down your business. Why not pump up your bottom line by factoring with a proven workout partner, TBS! We offer timely, tailor-made, same-day payments plus award-winning customer service so your business never misses a Read More…

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Quote for the Road

“All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health.” — Reba McEntire

Lose Weight On the Road!

  A hazmat hauler identified as jorihe84 posted “Before” and “After” photos of himself to demonstrate that truckers can indeed lose weight on the road with minimal effort (Reddit — 4/12/18). How did the trucker lose 145 pounds? “Basic calorie counting, cutting out sugars and greasy foods, and a simple 30-minute walk around the truckstop.” Read More…

Six Strategies to Owner-Operator Success

  “Trucking is risky business,” writes American Trucker reporter, Tim Brady (4/20/19): Equipment is expensive to acquire and maintain; revenue is elusive (here one day; gone to a cheaper hauler the next); and the liability risk is astronomical, with drivers constantly one vehicle away from a lawsuit eleven hours a day. Plus, anyone with a Read More…

Say “Truck Off!” to Fraud Part 3 – Double Brokering Theft

  In Part 2 of our “Say ‘Truck Off’ to Fraud” series, we revealed how thieves are employing cyber tactics to steal fuel advances. In this third – and final – part, we take a closer look at double-brokering theft – a common fraud problem where thieves manipulate online load boards and accept payment for Read More…

30-Minute Break Exemption Granted to Some Tanker Drivers

As of April 9, 2018, some tank drivers are exempt from taking a federally required 30-minute break when they work beyond 12 hours. Truckersnews [4/9/18] reports that the FMCSA granted the exemption to tanker drivers who normally operate under the 100-mile short-haul hours of service. According to the Truckers News Staff: The FMCSA says these drivers Read More…

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