15 06, 2018

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

By |2018-06-15T10:52:15-04:00June 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 |2019-02-01T12:55:45-04:00May 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 |2018-03-30T09:24:07-04:00March 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 |2018-03-02T09:14:17-04:00March 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, [...]

22 02, 2018

Why Tractor-Trailer Advertising Rocks!

By |2018-02-22T08:43:00-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

Okay, you got me, tractor-trailer graphics is one of the largest components of our business, so of course, we’re going to tell you tractor-trailer advertising rocks. But the statement is easy to defend because well, you see, tractor-trailer advertising does rock. Reasons Tractor-Trailer Advertising Rocks Tractor Trailers are Huge The standard class 8 tractor-trailer is [...]

5 01, 2018

Today’s Tractor-trailer Cockpit Looks More Like a Starship than a Truck 

By |2017-12-30T06:44:53-04:00January 5th, 2018|Trucking & Logistics|

Have you seen a recent tractor-trailer cockpit? If you’re like me and it’s been a few years, you might be surprised. Modern tractor-trailers do a lot more than deliver goods; they promote safety, are ergonomically designed, and proactively support safety, maintenance, and repair. The modern truck driver does a lot more than turn the wheel [...]

17 11, 2017

What the ATA American Trucking Trends Report Means to All Americans

By |2017-11-17T09:56:23-04:00November 17th, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

On August 14th ATA (American Trucking Associations) published the 2017 edition of ATA Trucking Trends. ATA has released American Trucking Trends for several years. The 2017 publication covers American trucking statistics for all of 2016. The Numbers Trucks shipped 70% of America’s freight, which accounted for 10.42 billion tons of freight or more than 70% [...]

24 10, 2017

Understanding Freight Classification

By |2017-10-24T13:19:40-04:00October 24th, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

Anytime you ship by carrier you deal with weight classes, but do you know what they are and how freight classification works? Freight classes have been formulated to standardize shipping fees across America. The NMFTA (National Motor Freight Traffic Association) classifies shipments into 18 categories. 18 Freight Classes Class Name Cost Notes, Examples Weight Range [...]