29 11, 2018

3 Steps to Retaining Truck Drivers and How the Driver Shortage Affects Us All   

By |2018-11-29T14:18:14+00:00November 29th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

Is retaining truck drivers all that important? It’s no secret there’s a shortage of drivers in the trucking industry, but how bad is it? “The truck-driver shortfall swelled to a record 296,311 in the second quarter of this year, according to FTR Transportation Intelligence. The change was swift: In the fourth quarter of 2015, less [...]

4 10, 2018

Under 21-year-old Drivers Could Help the Truck Driver Shortage

By |2018-10-04T11:53:37+00:00October 4th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

There’s a truck driver shortage in America and it ain’t getting any better. We’ve written about the shortage since 2014, What to do About the truck Driver Shortage. We’ve asked Why Aren't There More Women Truck Drivers, and we've wondered How the Millennial Generation Will Impact the Trucking Industry. However, we've never considered if under 21-year-old drivers [...]

6 09, 2018

Here’s What the Future of Trucking Could Look Like

By |2018-09-06T12:25:10+00:00September 6th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

We’ve written about what the future tractor-trailer might look like, The Tractor-Trailer of the Future, and whether the truck driver of tomorrow will even drive a truck, Will the Truck Driver of the Future Drive a Truck? However, there’s a lot more to consider about the future of trucking than trucks and drivers. Will Trucks [...]

2 08, 2018

FAQ:  Do I need a Liftgate on My Truck?

By |2018-08-02T08:46:18+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

That’s a good question; does your truck or trailer need a liftgate? It depends on what you transport and where it’s shipped, for example: How Much Do Your Deliveries Weigh? Most shipments weighing less than 150 pounds will lift from the back of the bed to the ground. If a package weighs more than 150 [...]

15 06, 2018

Is Class 1 or Class 8 at Top of the Trucking Class?

By |2018-06-15T10:52:15+00:00June 15th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

I’ve never driven a truck larger than class 6. I think. It might have been class 5. Wait, did it weigh 26,000 pounds or 26,001? I’m not sure and it doesn’t matter. Because what does matter is that you know the different classes, and how they affect interstate and government regulations. For example, your community [...]

16 05, 2018

7 Trucking Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

By |2018-05-16T10:39:57+00:00May 16th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

Most of us, self-included, take trucking for granted, and that’s a mistake. Without trucking, we’d all be in a world of hurt. According to Forbes Custom, “Trucking is the driving force behind all companies’ worldwide supply chains, moving nearly everything consumed in this country. Nearly 80% of U.S. communities receive their goods exclusively by truck. Virtually [...]

30 03, 2018

Why Aren’t there More Women Truck Drivers?

By |2018-03-30T09:24:07+00:00March 30th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

According to this CDL Career Now article Women in Trucking, women makeup 47 % of the overall workforce in the United States. Yet females account for less than 6 % of the truck drivers in America and fewer than 15% of all jobs in the trucking industry. In an industry painfully short of drivers why [...]

2 03, 2018

Is Road Rage Killing You?

By |2018-03-02T09:14:17+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

Whenever I mention road rage, regardless the demographic I’m speaking with, a high percentage of the group admit to road rage even sharing stories, and occasionally defending their behavior. Before you think I‘m being holier than thou, I also suffer from road rage. Yes, I said suffer, because road rage doesn’t help anybody. It’s destructive, [...]