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When fuel prices increase retail prices for everything from food to clothing to electronics increase as well. There are many factors that impact the price of fuel costs for moving freight in America. Inflation Inflation is a factor that impacts the cost of moving freight. Inflation may apply directly to fuel costs but will also […]

An online freight-matching marketplace,has announced the release of a new rate platform called Rate Analysis. Rate Analysis is a cloud-based app that helps truck carriers use market data, combined with their rate history, to quickly make data-based decisions on their shipping rates. Truckstop.com uses paid-rate data from their own system as well as third-party partnerships […]

In recent years the transportation industry has struggled to fill a substantial number of job openings with qualified drivers. As existing drivers age and begin to retire, companies are looking to hire younger drivers to maintain their fleets. Trucking, unlike most industries, has a higher number of employees over the age of 65 than employees 24 and […]

Dial-A-Truck (DAT) Solutions recently conducted a survey of 257 truck carriers and 50 freight brokers to gain insights into the issue of driver detention. Of the carriers surveyed, 84% reported that detention is one of the top 5 problems affecting their business. To contrast that finding, only 24% of the freight brokers that responded found […]

The Department of Labor released a new report in August that examines the dangers of being a truck driver. The report, “Truck Driver Job-Related Injuries in Overdrive,” included the shocking statistic that 1 in every 6 American workers who die on the job is a truck driver. Driving a truck professionally is risky in ways you […]

No one is more aware of the importance of durability and keeping costs down when it comes to replacement tires than commercial drivers or fleet owners. Retreads can save up to 50% off the cost of a new tire; retreads keep more money in the pockets of commercial truck owners. Despite the myths surrounding retreads, […]

Clean-air mandates that were imposed by the federal government in 2007 and 2010 are proving to create challenges for truck maintenance technicians. North American heavy-duty trucks have installed diesel particulate filters, or DPFs, and selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, which have become the standard over the past decade. These clean-air systems have been shown to […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently cited news sources reporting over 1,500 explosions in the past several years caused by Electronic Smoking Devices. These include e-cigarettes, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems. Exposure of sensitive, flammable, or combustible materials to these devices can (and has) caused severe injury to large numbers […]

As freight growth slows and an oversupply of shipping capacity develops, it’s having a mounting effect on profitability for large and small carriers. While an as yet undetermined number of small carriers teeter on the brink of insolvency, larger carriers are cutting their fleet size in an effort to cut costs and protect equipment utilization. […]

Cargo theft is on the rise as a result of the summer holidays. With labor day drawing closer (and many holidays thereafter), it’s time to focus on the issue. Weekend thefts already make up nearly half of reported cargo thefts, and holiday thefts are 40% higher than thefts that occur on non-holiday weekends. Last year, […]